The first grade students enjoyed making a lava lamp out of oil, water, food coloring, and a denture cleaner. They were amazed that vinegar could errode the shell of an egg. We also made colored swirls in milk by add . . .
The students have learned a lot about Abe Lincoln and George Washington. They will be comparing and contrasting their lives this week by using a Venn diagram. The pictures below are just some of the wonderful . . .
The students have been writing Valentine's Day poems with a partner. They have enjoyed making them as silly as they can be. We have written 17 pages so far for our . . .
The students have been learning many things about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They have learned about the Civil War and what events happened as a result of the war. All of . . .
The students were excited that they collected so many items for Blue Valley! We have been focusing on helping other people and how fortunate we are to have a loving and caring family to support us. The second . . .
The students worked hard making their stained glass windows out of plastic wrap and tin foil. They were very proud of how gorgeous they turned out! We also made poinsettias yesterday, which . . .
The students are learning how to find words in a dictionary by using the guide words. They worked very well together and were able to combine their knowledge to find which page number each . . .
Here are just a few of the wonderful helpers who come to listen to us read! If you see them in the community, please thank them for their generosity of time as they are truly making a difference . . .
Thank you to the moms who provided us with healthy treats, drinks, plates, and napkins for our Halloween party! The students had a wonderful time trick-or-treating at the local businesses. There were about 90 . . .
In science we are learning about light using our new Science Dimensions series. We made a prism using a clear glass measuring cup, water, and bright light. They learned how light can help us see things in the dark and how . . .
Some of the students need additional practice on saying the next number after the one presented. To make this a more enjoyable experience, the students pair up and walk through several obstacle courses around the . . .
Mrs. Nolt often comes in to help us learn how to read during independent reading time. Here she is helping Baylor understand how to use the Accelerated Reading app on the I-Pad. (First . . .
The students have been learning how to use Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast things. Here, they discussed with their partner how they were the same and different from each other.
Part of first grade is learning how to be an independent and self-motivated learner. In order for the students to learn these valuable life-long skills, I teach the students how to teach each other. We also learn how . . .
The students earned a popcorn party by working together and demonstrating proper classroom behavior! While eating their treat the children watched educational videos that correlated with what I am teaching in reading and / or . . .
The students finished their math and then worked on the NEW i-pads! They were very excited to see that they were larger and easier to use! We are learning how to read, write, and spell number words to . . .
The first graders had a wonderful day, which started out by listening to a motivational speaker, Demoine Adams, at Davenport. Mr. Adams, a former Husker football player, inspired the . . .
The students had a blast at the Hastings Museum! They learned about sea monsters of Nebraska, watched a planetarium show called "The Little Star that Could", dug fossils, learned all about how Kool-Aid was . . .
We are making "I Am Special" books for each other! They have to write a note to each other stating why each friend is extra special. They have to get it 'approved' by Mrs. Nelson and then . . .
What Can I Do in the Summer? Read, read, and read some more! I can’t overemphasize how important it is for your child to read every day for at least 15-20 minutes! It will make a huge . . .
Sound cards (Make flash cards--put answer on back) Front Back (answers for you) . . .
IMG_2662.MOV Here is a very short video of the students doing their brain break! Our independent reading time lasts for 30 minutes so the students are ready to let their brains relax after that. We . . .
In math the first graders are learning about 2-D and 3-D shapes as well as vertexes, edges, and faces. In order to figure out how many faces are in each shape, they spread out in the room . . .
The students are tested every 5 days on the Wonders Reading content. In order to truly assess what they each know, we use student carrels. These are wonderful as they keep distractions down to a minimum. When they are . . .
The students worked in pairs to compare and contrast the lives of George Washington and Abe Lincoln. They were able to collaborate and discuss their thoughts and then figure out what to write on the Venn . . .
The students had a blast at our Valentine's Day party! We ate our delicious treats and drank our juice box. Thank you to all of the parents who . . .
The first graders made our Valentine holders today. We used paper sacks to cut out 2 heart shapes. Then we stapled them together, which was difficult for many of the students. They also paper punched the edges so that . . .
Here are some additional ideas that you child could do during the summer. Have your child do IXL on a device or computer. They know their username and password. Practice counting to 120 by ones. Count by . . .