Sunday, February 23, 2014

Reading Counts Award Winners

Congratulations G'ierra and Ocean for earning the first Reading Counts Awards this year in first grade!
Way to go! Keep up the reading!
Ms. Gilbert

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  Our class is sooooo sweet and kind!  I loved hearing the "thank you's" and other kind words when we exchanged Valentines on Friday.  Here are a few pictures!

Some of us chose to make Valentine Cards for senior citizens at "Sr's Are Us" during Level Time last week.  They made us Valentines as well!

Ms. Gilbert

Monday, February 17, 2014

President's Day

Do you know how tall Abraham Lincoln was?  He was 6'4" tall.  We thought that was REALLY tall.  Then we got to see how tall he really was and compare ourselves to him with a life-size Abe Lincoln poster!  If he was wearing his tall hat, he would have to duck to get into our classroom.

That is only one of the many facts we discovered about Honest Abe as we have been learning about why we celebrate President's Day.   First graders, want to earn a bonus jump?  TEACH your parent something YOU learned about Abe Lincoln.   Parents,  leave a comment below telling me what your child taught you.  You can earn bonus jumps through Friday!
Ms. Gilbert

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Blue Springs Field Trip

We had a great field trip to see the manatees at Blue Springs.  It was cold and windy but thankfully the rain stopped as our bus pulled into the parking lot!  Even though there were only a few manatee in the springs, we LOVED seeing the gentle giants, especially the momma and her calf.  We also saw an alligator and lots of fish!
I am looking forward to our next field trip!
Ms. Gilbert

Sunday, February 2, 2014

100th Day Fun!

We had a busy day on Friday celebrating the 100th day of school.  Here are our pictures!

Want to earn a bonus jump?
First Graders- teach your parents what we learned during the penny and nickel weight activity on Friday.  Parents- leave a comment below telling us what your first grader taught you!

We have a busy week ahead.  Our field trip to Blue Springs is on Thursday. Be sure to do your homework this week so you are ready!
Ms. Gilbert