Monday, February 22, 2016


Thank you to Little Sprouts Dental for visiting on Friday! They taught the class about foods that are healthy and not healthy for teeth. We also learned about brushing and flossing. 

Here are some 1st Graders dressed as "teeth" with "food" stuck in between them.
We learned how to get them clean!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Our 100th Day of School

Wednesday was our 100th day of First Grade. We celebrated by incorporating the number 100 in our learning throughout the day.

We started the day by hunting for number stickers hidden all over the room.

When we colored the numbers in on a number grid, something appeared...

... the number 100!
Our next challenge was to read 100 books, as a class.

Each time we finished a book, we recorded it on a chart.
We ended up surpassing our goal!

Our list of 106 books we read on the 100th day!
We did some special writing about the number 100.

We make cereal necklaces to explore ways to make 100, especially 10 groups of 10 or 20 groups of 5.

Just for fun, we used an aging app to see what we might look like when we are 100. Our laughter might have been heard all over the school! These brave students gave me permission to share their "old" pictures.

We had a fun day, and we are excited about the learning yet to come. 

Monday, February 8, 2016


We brought our collections to school to kick off a new unit in Writing Workshop. We will be writing reviews. In these pictures, you see students ranking the items in their collections and sharing reasons an item is the "best." We practiced talking lots about our items. Next, we will be writing lots about them.

Speaking of collections... The Tooth Fairy has plenty of teeth to collect from our class. Check out these brand-new matching smiles!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Give Us Liberty!

Today we learned about why we celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day. Here you can see King George of England taking taxes from the Americans. The Declaration of Independence is in the back. We learned that John Hancock was the first to sign it, and he signed it large enough that King George could read it without his glasses!
These Americans don't look happy! The Declaration of Independence marked our country's birthday,
 but Americans had to fight for freedom.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

More Science Fun

We hiked in the woods to gather plant materials. Then we added water and let it sit overnight to make "tea." It wasn't for drinking, but it was fun to compare the different colors made from different plant materials.

We also designed experiments to answer the question: "Is toothpaste a solid or a liquid?"
Here is our list of experiment ideas.

Squeezing out some toothpaste...

We tried all of our ideas.

Ask the 1st Graders about the results!
We love science! We will be moving into a social studies unit next, which will be fun too, but we can't wait until the next science unit comes around!