Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Math Stations

We have been working REALLY hard in math!  Here are a few pictures from our Math Stations.
Practicing writing our numbers to 100

Under the Bowl (Finding missing addends)

Roll and Color (Working on adding 1 to any number...fluently!)

Ordering Numbers 
Math Stations are "games" that help us review and practice our math skills.  We spend about 15 minutes on these daily.
Ms. Gilbert

Monday, September 23, 2013

Open House FUN!

Thank you to the families who made it to our Open House last week.  I hope you enjoyed seeing our classroom and what we have been working on so far in first grade!

Congratulations Julia for winning the giant tootsie roll by guessing the closest number to the tootsie rolls in our Guessing Jar!  There were 81.  (We had a great time counting them on Friday.  We learned it is easier to count large numbers of objects by putting them into groups of 10.)

If you weren't able to come to Open House, here are a few pictures of what we had displayed.

Fall Math Stories
Sun Catcher Apples

There are 11 ways to make 10!

Our Family Glyph Houses

Ms. Gilbert

Sunday, September 15, 2013

See You Soon

Join us at Open House this Thursday night!  (We will meet in the cafeteria at 6:00p.m.) We made apples and family houses last week.  We can't wait to show you!

Monday is the 20th day of school.  Oh, I bet we have a special visitor!  Any guesses who it will be?
Ms. Gilbert

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Daily 5

Here are a few pictures from Daily 5!  We are up to 12 minutes for Read to Self.  (Ask your first grader how we have been building our stamina.)

We made it to 5 minutes at Read to Someone Monday.  It was our FIRST day for this!  We were so excited and proud!

This explains why we need some more comfy furniture!  If you know/work for/have a business that helps out in our community, feel free to pass along our Donor's Choose project by clicking the link below.  We are half way to getting our project funded!  Any little bit helps!
Or share this with them:  http://www.donorschoose.org/project/firsties-need-furniturethe-comfy-ki/1051047/
Ms. Gilbert

Friday, September 6, 2013

Firsties Need Furniture!

Have you heard about Daily 5?  First graders are talking about it, that is for sure.  Ask your first grader about building their stamina and how many minutes they made it to today.
All first grade reading groups are working on Read to Self.  Some are even beginning the second phase, Read to Someone.  We need your help!  We need to be comfy when we read.  Check out our Donor's Choose project by clicking on the picture below.  We are halfway to getting new furniture for our classroom.  Any little bit helps...$1, $5, $20....or more!

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Gilbert

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Zero the Hero

Friday was our 10th day of school.  Since 10 is such an important number, we had a special delivery!  Zero the Hero sent us a package!  (Ella got to be our special helper since her birthday was just a few days away!)
The box said "To Ms. Gilbert's Monkeys"

There was a balloon tied to the special helper he brought us!

A treat shaped like ZERO's

A letter from the REAL Zero the Hero!

He also brought us a cape! 
Can you predict the next time Zero the Hero will visit again?  Leave a comment below with your prediction!
Ms. Gilbert

Monday, September 2, 2013

Welcome to First Grade!

Welcome to our class blog!  I will be posting pictures, activities, information and important announcements on here often.  This will be for our homeroom as well as my reading group.  Please share this web address with friends and family.  You can become a follower over on the left side and get email alerts when something new is posted! I LOVE when families leave comments.

We started our day with some Jitter Juice to help our jitters go away!  Most agreed that it was very yummy!

I am looking forward to spending this year with my 18 lovely new friends!  Be sure to become a follower and leave comments!

Here are our First Day of School pictures!

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Ms. Gilbert