Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lots of News and Lots of Pictures!

I have a lot to share with you!  Sorry for the lack of blogs this past week, but I have been B.U.S.Y!  First I want to welcome Zealand and Trenton to our class!  We are now up to 19 friends.
Second, Interims went home on Thursday.  Please sign and return them to school next week.
Third, I want to thank all of you who came to Open House!  Here are our family pictures:

For those of you who could not make it, here are some pictures of what we shared with our families:
Our hallway was lined with Pete the Cat!

Close up picture of Pete!  We LOVE Pete the Cat!!!!

Fall Apple Story

Fall Tree Paintings.
Thank You Ms. Cathy for coming in to help us with this!

Fall Leaf Story

Who Lives in our House Glyph
Parents had to use the "key" to figure out which house was ours!

Guessing Jar....the most popular spot in our classroom during Open House!  Families got to
make a guess about how many tootsie rolls were in the jar.  
On Thursday we put our guesses in order from least to greatest.  Then we counted the
tootsie rolls by making groups of 10.  There were 50 exactly!  (That is the first time
that has happened in my 9 years of doing this!)

Mae and Brittany both guessed correctly and each got a GIANT tootsie roll!  
Zero the Hero also visited last week!  Vanessa was our Terrific Kid, so she got to be his helper and wear the cape for the day!

Finally here are a few pictures of our reading centers last week. My reading group is doing so great with centers!  On Monday Ms. Stratton along with 5 other teachers and administrators walked in with flowers, cameras and an award during centers.  The students were so actively engaged that they looked up for a second then got back to work!  Wow, wow, wow!  I was very proud of them!
At Technology students practice words with our phonics pattern rule of the week in an App, then email their results to me!

Independent Work

Independent Reading

Independent Reading

Word Work.  These girls are "writing the room".  This week it was looking at pictures and writing the plurals.

More Technology!  Reading a nonfiction story all about animals.

Wow that was  a lot to share!  I am glad so many of you are enjoying our blog.  We had over 300 views last month.  I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for you to leave us comments!
Miss Gilbert


  1. Those were great. Thank you for sharing! You can see how much fun they have in your class while learning. What you do is fantastic! You have a great and creative class.

  2. Wow! Those pictures make me want to visit first grade again! What fun! Maybe I will see them in a couple of weeks!