Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Summer!

As always, the school year seems to have flown by.  It feels like just yesterday we were all meeting for the first time!  Now, here I am sending 19 readers, authors, actors, scientists, mathematicians, artists, and thinkers on to YES for second grade.  Thank you, families, for your endless support- it is such a huge part of what made the year a successful one for all of these sweet little people.  I feel very lucky to be part of the Yarmouth community and even luckier to have been the Ice Owls' teacher this year.  Happy summer!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Mrs. Wolinsky, Mr. Gross,  and some middle school students designed a Breakout EDU for first graders!  On Friday the Ice Owls found all the clues and solved all the puzzles before the timer ran out!

We celebrated Mr. Urban and presented him with some special gifts as a way to say thank you for all the time he has spent in our classroom this year!
Thank you for joining us for our big portfolio celebrations on Thursday and Friday!  The students were overjoyed at the opportunity to share their first grade learning with you in the classroom!

The students have finished designing and creating the sets for their plays next week!  We hope you can join us on Tuesday at 11:30 for the big show!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Here are some snaps of our busy week!

The horseshoe crabs came to visit!

We learned about the invasive European Green Crab and its impact on the local clam population from some local high school scientists. Then we helped them by designing some ways to fix the problem!

We created masks for our readers theatre plays!

We did some planting in the raised beds on our playground!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy Kids Healthy Kids taught us about bicycle safety this week!
We started working on our reader's theatre plays!
The Ice Owls created a shared poem about a favorite part of the school day!

We spent time in Royal River Park writing nature poetry!
We learned about whales, sharks, and jellyfish this week!
Students used Skratch Jr. to create sea creature videos with facts they've been learning in science!
We celebrated ACES day with lots of exercise!

Please remind your children to spend some time reading their homework books each day!

Friday, May 26, 2017

We had Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day on Monday!  Students shared their chosen poems with each other throughout the school day.
Our classroom poetree has started to grow!  Students observe the nature right outside our classroom, and write short lines of poetry on leaves to add to our tree.
We used our heart maps this week to help us create poetry!
Musicians from 317 Main came to teach first graders about string instruments!
We've started our ocean murals in science.  Each day we learn about a new sea creature and add it to our mural.  Here are some questions we ask before we add anything new to our murals:
-How big is it?
-Does it have to breath air?
-Does it live close to shore or deep in the ocean?
-What does it eat?

On Friday we visited Eartha as part of our mapping unit!