On Wednesday May 11, 2016 all first grade classes will be traveling to the Smithsonian National Zoo located in Washington D.C.! Students will be investigating different animals, their traits, and their habitats! Please remember to pack a lunch and to wear comfortable shoes!
On Wednesday April 20, 2016 all first grade classes will be traveling to the United States Botanic Garden located in Washington D.C.! Students will be investigating basic plant needs, plant parts, and their functions. Students will also get to observe different habitats and how plants adapt to their environments.
Today we had the opportunity to meet and speak with many different people from our community! We learned about their careers and how they achieved their goals. We learned about a Psychologist, Public Educator, Marine, a ROTC Cadet, Yoga Instructor, an Author, an Illustrator, and a Counselor! We asked a lot of questions and thought about what we want to be when we grow up!
Please enjoy these pictures from some of our guest speakers!
Today we welcomed the beginning of Spring with our First Grade Spring Fling! Students were able to choose two of their favorite Spring activities to participate in! Students chose to play soccer, play sidewalk games, have a dance party, use their imagination to build structures using various manipulatives, watch a movie, make bird feeders, and plant seeds! We all enjoyed the beautiful weather!
Don't forget... Spring Break is March 21-March 25
Below are Sight Word Flash Cards that you can download and practice with your student! These words are called 'sight words' because many of them cannot be sounded out and they need to be learned by sight. Once your student can read all of the words in the set confidently and automatically, they have mastered them and can move on to the next set!
Not sure of a word yourself?! That's OK! There are any great apps out there to help everyone learn new words! Try downloading Sight Words List- Learn to Read Flash Cards and Games or Sight Words Flash Cards!
In honor of Read Across America Week, tomorrow is dress like your favorite story book character day! Come in dressed as your favorite character!
Please leave all masks and toy weapons at home!