Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday News

Dear Families,

We worked pretty hard this week. 

1st graders have been learning about measuring in math.  We traced our feet and used them to measure objects.  Then we measured the same objects with standard feet.  We all had a great time in math.

2nd graders got to use the iPads again this week.  We had fun and we played My Math App.  We had to do subtraction or addition facts.  We also took a math test that had subtraction and graphs.

We had several kids in our class who earned lunch passes this week.  You get a lunch pass when you are quiet during lunch and raise your hand to ask the lunch teacher a question.  Kids also need to focus on eating their food.  When the lights are off, voices go off.  On Friday, kids who earned the lunch pass get to each with Mrs. Coloutti. 

Have a good weekend!

Mrs. Smith's Class

Monday, December 3, 2012

Book Orders

Just a reminder that book orders are due tomorrow.  You can find the link to Scholastic Bookclubs under "Sites for Parents."  Our class code is LB42C.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday News

Dear Families,

We had a really, really good week.  We write in our journals every morning.  We like coming to school because we get to see our friends.   We always have an amazing lunch.

In  1st grade math we have been learning how to solve math problems.  We went to Mrs. Cook's class to learn how to solve problems with her class.  We solved problems about gingerbread men, frogs, and bug legs.  Today we had a math test.  We think we did amazing!

In 2nd grade math we get to use iPads every Thursday.  We think it is awesome!  We got to play a game that had addition and subtraction.  The iPad timed us while we wrote down the answers to the problems.  Ms. Houck says we worked on math fluency.  Today we learned to play a new game called Dollar-Rummy.

This week we also started new reading homework.  We are working on sight words to help our reading.  In art, we made snowmen and snow ladies.  We began a new writing project today.  We had to write about what we would do if we lived in a snow globe.  What would you do if you lived in a snow globe?  Leave a comment to tell us.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Mrs. Smith's 1st and 2nd Graders

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sesame Street: Will.i.am Sings "What I Am"



This has become one of our favorite songs and we sing it just about every morning.  This seems to help us get out days started on a positive note.  The students really get into the motions as well as the words.  Of course, we each have our own favorite Sesame Street character, though Oscar the Grouch seems to have quite the fan base in our room!

Welcome!

Families, welcome to our new classroom blog.  The students and I have created this blog with the hopes of keeping you up to date with what is happening in our classroom.  The students and I will continually update the blog with posts about what we are learning, photos of activities we have done, YouTube videos that have become a staple in the classroom, our favorite websites, and much more.  Make sure to check back often and leave us a note.  We would love to hear from you too!
~ Mrs. Smith