Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Month in Review

Ugh!  It seems like whenever I get around to posting I am apologizing about how long it has been since I updated last.  Well, over a month is way, way too long.  We have been so busy this last month and I have been taking pictures, but the time to post has been challenging. 

I am going to update the last month starting with them most recent activities:

We have been working on keeping up with our reading towards the end of the school year.  We are currently in week three.  Each week students that bring back 4 baseballs with a title of book and one sentence about that book on the back will earn a prize on Fridays.  They will get to run the bases and then get a treat for turning in all four baseballs.  At the end of next week we will be ending with a celebration of hot dogs and chips!  Yum!

Here are our North Baseball players that came to read with us today!  The players were wonderful and the students were SOOOOOOOO excited!  I do have pictures of the players reading to the kids, but I am choosing not to post the pictures due to the visibility of their faces.
  North is the defending state champion so if you would like to go watch here is their remaining games: Tuesday, May 22 v. EC Memorial, 6pm start time at Carson Park and Friday, May 25 v. Altoona High School at Altoona Hobbs Field on Spooner Ave.  This game will start at 5pm.

Matt Wilhelm

Matt Wilhelm visited our school again as part of a rewards for such a successful fundraising last fall.  He is very entertaining and the kids talked about him the rest of the day. 

3D Shape Unit

Students chose a 3D shape and had to describe the shape according to their properties. 

I loved this idea!  The students chose a shape and glued it to the paper under the bag of clues.  They had to describe the shape to see if their classmates could guess the shape. 

When they opened the bag they saw the answer! 

Earth Day

Earth Day has come and gone, but we wanted to show how we can have a helping hand to keep our Earth clean! 

Here is an Earth Day promise by one of the students.  I love the picture of him throwing the garbage into the trash!  Great Detail!  Thank you to Cara Carroll from The First Grade Parade for this idea : )

Here is our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle anchor chart we used before writing our Earth Day promises.

Well, this was a quick snapshot of all the fun activities we have done this past month.  We also had baseball math centers and currently working on fraction math centers.  The end of the school year is winding down . . . . . . .   Summer will be here before we know it!

Take Care,

Mrs. Parker

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