Monday, May 19, 2014

Jumpathon!

Thanks to all the families that donated to the jumpathon! Our class raised over $60! The students not only had fun jumping but they enjoyed all the details the first graders put into organizing the event and knowing they were giving back to the community!
Our class jumped for 5 minutes!! :)
The first graders created signs to cheer for all the jumpers!
Mrs. Pasternak's class cheered the class on!

Here is a video clip of the jumpathon--

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Crazy Hair Day/Earth Day Symposium

May looks to be a fun month with all the different spirit days! We had crazy hair day this past Friday and the kids looked absolutely adorable! Here are some photos of the students with their crazy hair--

In writing, we are in the midst of our how to writing unit were students are writing their own how to make, how to do and how to go's.
Read B.W's how to do a jumping jack--
E.W teaches us how to ride a bicycle--
S.F knows how to feed the fish--
K.Z teaches us how to turn on the computer--
L.O writes about how to ice skate--
G.Y wrote about how to kick a ball
For Studio in the School, our life sized portraits are coming along---
Today was our Earth Day Symposium. Ms. Sandner worked really hard on putting everything together and the kids had a lot of fun learning about different ways they could help our planet. It was also a great way for our school to come together to educate others. One class put together a Save Tigers project and another showed how you can reuse old crayons and turn it into something new and cool. Our class worked on composting. Our compost bin was on display and we created posters to share our knowledge of composting with everyone else.
E.W and J.Z play with the compost bin
Our class created these composting posters!
Earth Day projects!

We helped to till the soil
And to water the plants
Ms. Sandner teaches us about pollution
Our students coloring with the reused crayons
Spin the Recycling Wheel!
Students checking their answers on the board
One of the third grade classes fundraised to save the tigers
E.V donated money for the cause!
Ms. Navarro's class created a rainbow mobile with water bottles
More Earth Day projects
Be sure to check out the rest of this week's Health and Wellness week's events! Today, they had family zumba!
Zumba!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 14th - Family Dinner Night
Friday, May 16th - Run around TALES

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Happy May!

It seems that the spring weather is settling in! It's so exciting to have such warm weather! This month is an exciting one! Last weekend, I went to Buffalo, NY to celebrate Ms. Cruse's wedding! Congrats to her!
I got to visit Niagara Falls

For writing, we started writing how to's! To begin, we looked at different kinds of how-to's!
To help students write a how to, we call made pizza together so we all had a shared how-to experience!

The Earth Day Symposium is coming up and our class will be sharing our knowledge of composting with the rest of the school! We explored the compost bin and during language through play, the compost bin is open for students to play with!
A red wiggler worm eats through a celery scrap
Ms. Belinda has been working with the students on starting their life-sized portraits. The students worked on creating the details for their faces.

This month, our class is also hatching duck eggs!!! In about a month, (fingers crossed) we hope to have some duckling friends!