There were cheers when we got to use this really BIG paper to help us make maps of our classroom.
Nothing makes a teacher’s heart sing like a group of students reading together. I took these pictures during our most recent trip to the school library.
We have a lot of Elise Gravel books in our classroom, and the students love them.
Yesterday, we used Elise Gravel’s book I Want a Monster to help us to draw monsters. The students were so pleased with their results that they wished they could show them to her. Because I know that Elise Gravel is on Twitter, I suggested that the students tweet her their pictures. So we did.
And to the student’s delight, right at the end of our school day, she tweeted every one of the students back! “Best end of the day ever” they all said.
The children are having a blast skating! I’ve been impressed by how hard they are trying and by how uncomplaining they are about sore feet and falling down. Just look at these smiles.
As part of our study about how people lived in the past, we made our own butter out of cream. We shook the cream…
…and shook it a lot more…
…until it finally became butter. Yum!
Putting on and taking off our snow clothes consumes a significant amount of time in our classroom. This week, we decided to challenge ourselves to see how fast we can do it if we really try. Can you beat our time?
The students have learned a LOT of things so far in grade one, but there are still lots of things they want to learn. Check out their tweets.