Our special person of the week lives in a big white house with orange shutters with his dad, his mom,his sister, his Papaw and Nana. He has dogs named Eddie and Sampson. He also has fish. He has a snapping turtle and a bearded dragon. His favorite color is black because it is on his skateboard. His favorite subject is Gym because they play sports. His favorite TV show is ‘Star Wars the Clone Wars’, and his favorite book is Star Wars. He likes to eat spaghetti. He likes to wrestle and play baseball. He feels happy when he skateboards. When he grows up he wants to be a professional skateboarder and do lots of tricks. If he could go anywhere in the world, he would go to Florida because he has never gone there before. He feels the best thing about him is that he is a pretty good skateboarder and he is funny. He feels he is special because his family and friends love him, and he loves his family and friends.
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Howard County Sheriff's Department came to our school to talk with the first grade classes and present a program entitled "911 for Kids". They helped the children learn how to identify emergency situations and how to call for help if it is needed. They played a quiz game in which the children had to decide if it was a situation to call 911 or not. Everyone received a plastic school tools holder, a pencil, an eraser, a sticker to wear, and an emergency sticker for their phone. We learned how important it is to know our address and telephone number in case there is an actual emergency.
The Howard County Recycling center gave a presentation to the first grade classes called "Trash to Treat". They showed us the 'recycle' symbol and taught us to look on the bottom of plastic objects for that symbol. If we see the symbol on plastic or glass, we should recycle it. We should also recycle any paper products. They taught us the 4 R's for reclycling. Re-use, reduce, re-think, and recycle. They taught us about landfills, and then we made our own landfill that we could eat. It had a plastic liner (fruit gummy roll), gravel (cocoa puffs), and trash (vanilla pudding). We sealed it with a vanilla wafer cookie, and then put grass on the top (green sprinkles). We learned that we need to take care of our Earth... and that we should consider every day as Earth Day!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Our person of the week lives in a big blue house with a white porch and a backyard that has a bunch of sticks. His family includes his mom, his step-dad, his two sisters, and his dad. His dog’s name is Shady Bear. His cats’ names are Shadow, Travis, and Neelix. He also has four fish. His favorite color is green because green is the color of grass and it hides creatures. His favorite subject is Gym because it is fun and he can play Snowball. His favorite TV show is ‘Sponge Bob, Square Pants’, and his favorite book is Venus. He likes to eat fruit. He likes to play his DS, play with his sisters and be outside. He feels happy when he is nice to other people. When he grows up, he wants to be a mechanic because he can fix his mom’s car and motorcycles, and work with his hands. If he could go anywhere in the world, he would go to Florida to see Grandma Cindy because it is hot there and cold here. He feels he is special because he is a helpful person. He feels the best thing about him is he is healthy. He feels he is a good student, he is strong, and he listens when he is told to do something.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Our class had a pretend McDonald's center this week. The children had to count out the exact change in order to buy a hamburger, french fries, and drink. Then we traded the money down to the smallest amount of coins. If they could count it correctly they got to 'buy' the treat. The hamburger was really two vanilla wafers with a chocolate cookie inside. Red and Yellow icing were the catsup and mustard. (Several children said they didn't like mustard. They just liked plain hamburgers.) The french fries were potato sticks. The food was delicious. The center was a fun way to emphasize the importance of learning how to count money.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Our Distance Learning fieldtrip to see Captain Cosmic from the Brownsburg Challenger learning center in Brownsburg, Indiana was really fun. We had studied about the planets and our Solar System. Each child researched information about a planet. Captain Cosmic asked us questions and then taught us more information. What a fun way to learn.
Our Special person lives in a green house with his mom's boyfriend, his Mommy, and sometimes with his Dad, brother and sister. He has a dog named Eli. He also has fish. His favorite color is red. His favorite subject is gym because it is fun. His favorite TV show is ‘Sponge Bob Square Pants’ and his favorite book is The Cat in the Hat. He likes to eat chicken nuggets. He likes to ride his bike. He feels happy when his cousin comes over. When he grows up, he wants to be a Fireman because he wants to help people. If he could go anywhere in the world, he would go to Las Vegas, Nevada because his cousins moved there. He feels the best thing about him is that he is friendly. He feels he is special because he is a great kid.
We had Space Camp during Learning Centers this week. We rotated through 5 stations that were set up to help us learn various concepts about Space. We blew up balloons and taped them to a straw on a string and shot the balloon to the moon to learn about the rocket's thrust of energy and power. We put nuts and bolts together under water while wearing gloves to demonstrate how it feels to perform tasks while experiencing weightlessness in Space. We tossed marshmallows in the air and tried to catch them to show the lack of gravity. We also threw a bean bag through a hoop in order to show how the astronauts must guide the shuttle where it is supposed to be. At one center the children experienced what would happen in an emergency. Unfortunately, many of the children made the shuttle self-destruct! (We are glad this is just pretend!) The children made paper airplanes and tried to land them on a mat to show how the shuttle must land in a specific area. Lots of Learning! Lots of fun!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Our person of the week lives in a white and yellowish house that looks like a tall building with his mom, his dad and his sister. He also has two brothers who come to visit them. He has a dog named Bear. He also has fish. His favorite color is green because he likes green apples. His favorite subject is gym because they play Snowball. His favorite TV show is ‘Johnny Test’, and his favorite book is Green Eggs and Ham. He likes to eat corndogs. He likes to ride his bike. He feels happy when his dad plays with him. When he grows up he wants to be a Puppy Pound guy because he wants to give people puppies. If he could go anywhere in the world, he would go to his grandpa and grandma’s in Michigan because they have lots of toys in their basement. He feels the best thing about him is that he can ride on his bike. He feels he is special because he has a mom and dad.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
We had a fun last day of school before Spring Break. We finished our sparkle eggs and made a bunny basket to hold them. We made finger puppets and learned an Easter poem to go along with the puppets. Mrs. Stites provided candy and eggs so the children could enjoy a fun candy and egg hunt in the room. We had a great day. Now we will enjoy a whole week off for Spring Break!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Our person of the week lives in a house that is stone on the outside with her mom, her dad, and her sister. She has a dog named Maggie and a cat named Kit Kat. Her favorite colors are blue and green because the sky is blue and the grass is green. Her favorite subject is Gym because she gets to play volleyball. Her favorite TV show is ‘iCarly’ and her favorite book is Hotel for Dogs- Friday’s Tale. She likes to eat Reese Cups. She likes to swim, likes to play Mario Kart on her DS. She also likes to ride her bike and her mom’s skateboard. She feels happy when she plays outside. When she grows up, she wants to be a veterinarian because she can take care of animals. She feels she is special because she is always happy. She thinks the best thing about her is that she is a good kid and a lot of fun to be around.
These four children finished writing to 1000 at our Learning Centers this week. Our class is making very good progress, and we are hoping that each child will make it to 1000. Now these children will begin higher-order thinking math problems to make their brains grow even more! What an accomplishment. We are proud of them.