Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fill someone's bucket!

Today we talked a lot about making sure that we think about what we are going to say before we say it.  Sometimes we say things to others that hurt their feelings and once those words have been spoken there is no way to take them back.  We can always apologize, but those words have been put out there.  Sometimes we put our "garbage" onto other people.  We have talked about how to "brush of the garbage" and move on.  We also read a book called Fill A Bucket.  By saying nice things, doing kind things, or showing we care we can fill other people's buckets with good feelings as well as our own.  I am asking the crickets what are some things they could do to fill a friend's bucket?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First Graders Are Amazing

This week has been full of interesting winter weather.  As January creeps by I am thinking about how much these first graders have grown and how much they have learned.  They are all very excited active learners and I am very proud to have them in my classroom.  I am hoping that they too are proud of themselves, so I am asking the crickets to blog about what accomplishments or skills they are proud of.
Learning makes us feel good!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Matter, Matter, It's Everywhere!

The past week has been filled with science.  We have been talking about how everything in the world is made up of matter.  We have also learned about three states of matter: liquids, solids, and gasses.  We have done many experiments with gasses which we all have enjoyed!  This week our wordle of the week was all about liquids.  Liquids can be poured, and take on the shape of the container they are in.  I am asking my crickets to blog about their favorite liquids and why they are their favorite!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Welcome 2012!

Welcome to a brand new year!  I am so happy to be back at school after a very busy break.  The Crickets have come back to school with lots to tell me about their vacation.  We have started to talk about WOW words during writers workshop and have begun making our specialist books.  It is so nice to see all of the Crickets hard at work.  I am asking the Crickets to blog about what they did over the holiday break.