Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Apple Day

Last week was a review week for reading, so we focused on apples! We learned all about the life cycle of an apple and also an apple tree. We made tissue paper trees to show the changes the apple trr goes through during each season. I forgot to take a picture of the students' trees but this is what they look like.
We also learned about the parts of an apple and even painted a picture of one!

Then on Friday the students brought in their own apple to eat! We had a variety of apples to show off!

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[caption id="attachment_1261" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="One Red and Green Apple"][/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_1259" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Yellow Apples"][/caption]
The kids loved their apples!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Patriot Day

This past Tuesday was Patriot Day, in rememberance of September 11th. As a class we read the book, The Man who Walked Between Two Towers. This is a really good book because it gives children some background knowledge about the Twin Towers and NYC. This is really important because as you know, your child was born after this terrible tragedy. We discussed in very simple terms why we remember this day and the servicemen and women that we give our respect to. We also made an American flag to wear during silent dismissal.


One sweet spot for Patriot Day was during recess when we got to the playground to find this little cutie:

This little kitten wanted to play with the first graders so badly! He ran towards the playground several times before I finally decided to catch him and take him to Mr. Coapstick. In case you don't know, I have two cats myself and love kittens! So I just couldn't leave it out in the wild! We kept it in our classroom (in a contained crate) until the end of the day. Mrs. States took him home and is currently looking for a home for him. Our class named him Boo because he is black and reminded them of Halloween!