Thursday, December 12, 2013

Delicious Shapes

Today we wrapped up our solid shapes unit by sorting some delicious treats! The kids did great seeing the shapes and then did even better eating the shapes!

We also welcomed a new friend Jason! We are very glad to have him with us!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Shape Monsters

This week we have been learning about plane shapes and today we created shape monsters! After they made their monsters they wrote several sentences describing the shapes they used. They turned out so cute....I mean scary ;)

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Scarecrows on Guard

Today we read There was an Old Lady who Swallowed Some Leaves. She swallows all the parts needed to make a scarecrow. Afterwards we created our own scarecrows! This was a good activity to practice good listening skills!

Gianna's on the left and Angelo's on the right
We also practiced writing numbers in expanded form. Then we placed our number cards of sweet treats in order from smallest to largest which was a good skill to practice.

Reminder...Wednesday is the big 1st grade feast! Please send in either fruits, veggies, cheese, or juice!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Place Value Rotations

As we wrap up basic place value this week we did rotations using school supplies! Each station had a group of objects (pencils, popsicle sticks, links, etc). First the students had to make groups of tens and ones. Then they had to record on their sheet those numbers and come up with the total amount. They did a great job creating the groups of ten and counting them!

 We have worked really hard this week on working as a group and working together. There may be a few arguments here and there but we are doing much better to become cooperatives groups!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rainbows & Pigs

Today during math while working on place value, the students did rotations using colors of the rainbow. At each colored station they were to show a number using place value pictures, the tens and ones in the number, and the number in expanded form.

During reading Mrs. Perry came to visit while we read three stories and tried to determine the author's purpose. We read The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, Pigs, and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. The kids had a trifold to check off the traits the three books had. Then we built this chart to show our learning. 

We also read At Home in the Ocean and each group completed a poster showing that this story is meant to inform us.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Up to Speed

Well we have been in school for 66 days now! In those 66 days a lot has happened! I mentioned back in July that Miss Szabo would be starting the year while I was still on maternity leave. Well Mrs. Ayers also taught for a few weeks when Miss Szabo got a job at Garden City. I have been back since fall break and I really think the kids have adjusted pretty well!

My first week back we went to Eagle Creek and learned a lot about Indiana insects and animals. 

We have spent a lot of time working on addition and subtraction.

This week we started working on place value. 

Today we read three books to determine the author's purpose for writing.

That pretty much brings us up to date now! I hope to be back to blogging more often now that I have settled into a normal routine! Be sure to check back often!

Friday, July 26, 2013

New School Year!

The 2013-2014 school year is quickly approaching! Many have already heard that I will not be starting the school year. However I want to let everyone know that I will be there in October! As much as I am excited for the new year and to meet my new students I will be spending just a few more weeks with my new little man, Parker who is 3 and a half months old!

Miss Szabo will be starting the year and is very excited to meet all the new first graders! Here is a copy of the supply list so your child will be ready on the first day of school!

Here's to a good year! I can't wait to meet you!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mrs. Reed's Newest Star Student

I hope everyone had a great Spring Break and is adjusting to the substitute while I am gone! Well obviously the reason I am gone is so I can meet this precious guy!

Parker Jameson Reed was born on April 16th. He was 7 pounds 12 ounces and 21 inches long.

I can't wait for the kids to meet this little bundle of love!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Back to School!

Today was the students’ first day back from winter break. It was great to see the after what felt forever! We also had a really great day! Everyone was on green and we didn’t waste any time remembering procedures. I hope we continue having such good days!

This week is only four days so we are going to be working hard on our spelling words as well as our word wall words. This week’s spelling list is somewhat hard. We are working on verbs with ed and ing endings. Make sure you help your child pay attention to which words double the final consonant. Not all of them do! The word wall words are all review words but we chose them because they are the ones students have struggled with the most.

We got so much done today that I saved a fun activity for the end of the day! I found out what I will be having in April and I made it into a little prediction activity! First the students chose either the word boy or girl and colored it. They also colored a baby. They glued their word on a class chart to show how they all voted. Then they glued their baby on a page and wrote three predictions. The guessed the gender, hair color, and eye color.

Most of the kids picked their own gender but as it turns out, we're having a boy!

Over the winter break I had a small party with my family and friends to reveal our baby’s gender. Feel free to watch the video below: