I'm back after a long absence from blogger! Here are few important dates coming up..
This week, Thursday, May 3 will be our First Grade Spring Music performance! Attire for the kids should be performance attire!
It begins promptly at 6:00 p.m., so we are asking that the children please be at school no later than 5:45.
Children will go to their own classrooms by 5:45, and their teachers will meet them there! Parents and visitors should proceed directly to the cafetorium to find a seat!
Remember, the parking lot can fill up quickly and seats in the cafetorium get filled fast.
Here's some things we've been up to....
As we finished our reading and writing units, focusing on opinion/persuasive writing, and book reviews, each child focused on one book he or she had read and enjoyed, and wrote a book review attempting to use persuasive language to encourage others to read the same book!
When we were finished, and with the help of our technology integrator, Mr. Charltray, we recorded the book reviews in the Green Screen room at the Creation Station!!
Above are two friends working on their recording with Mr. Charltray. We have a little more work to do, and then our book reviews will be shared with you!
While two friends at a time worked in the Green Screen room, the rest of us studied the "Weather", which is our new science unit of study. At the completion of this work, we earned a printed Certificate, demonstrating our learning!
Right after we returned from Spring break, we celebrated Earth Day by doing our part to help our home, planet Earth. We donned gloves, and worked in teams scouring our playground for trash. Great work, teams!
More Earth Day clean up! Remember, EVERY DAY is Earth Day!
"Motion" was the topic of our most recent science study. Hands on activities and discoveries including making 'spinners' (above and below), zoomers, twirly birds and airplanes!
Not sure if this video, demonstrating the motion of the Twirly Birds, will replay on our blog, but here we are testing our creations!
Our entire school heard, as a read aloud, Charlotte's Web, by E.B.White. Above is a scene from a play presented by Pond Cove staff, depicting a scene from the book.
And, above is a photo of author Melissa Sweet. She wrote the book, Some Writer!, which is about the author of Charlotte's Web, E.B.White.