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Wow! Lots of help in reading!

I can't believe that we had so many people willing to listen to us read on Thursday!  With our support staff and community members every student had an adult to work with them!   

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Science Discovery!

In science, the students had fun making a top that would actually work.  They discovered that it worked better when the circular piece was closer to the top.  They also figured out that the clay had an important function, . . .

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Science experiment

For science the students had to try to build as tall of a structure as possible with 10 Dixie cups.  Once they achieved this goal, they had to try to think of different structures to build . . .

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Mrs Nelson's Letter Clusters Video

Letter Cluster Video  

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First grade news!

 The first graders have been very busy this week.   We went to a program sponsored by the Geneva Arts Council on Monday.  The students learned about the history of the symbols of our Nebraska flag through original . . .

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Writing Workshop

The first grade students work very hard during our writing workshop.  They use circle maps to draw and / or write their ideas down prior to writing.  This week they are working on writing about each member of their . . .

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More volunteers!

We have more volunteers to listen to our students read!  Pictured are Frances Hinrichs (top) and Camella Walters. (bottom)  With their help the children will be able to be monitored very closely so that they . . .

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Grandparents in our community!

Grandma Iris Wagers and Grandpa Larry Carlson have graciously donated their time to listen to our class read.  Students have the opportunity to have a caring adult listen to them read and give help when needed. . . .

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IXL

We use our I-Pads to practice our math skills on IXL.  This app complements our Math Connects program well so the students can have extra practice on the new skills presented in class.  The students can access . . .

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Morning corner

The students use their marker boards during our morning corner for writing their number words,  days of the week, drawing out story problems, figuring out coin amounts, etc.  This keeps the students engaged in what they are . . .

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Book it program

Parents, The Book-It program will run from September through April.  The students are to read as much as they can throughout the month and write how many minutes that they read each day on the calendar.  The goal for . . .

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First full week of school

The students have been working a lot with their letters and sounds by using letter tiles.  They put their tiles in alphabetical order, say the letters backwards, and then the sounds of each letter.  They also . . .

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Field trip 2017

The Shickley first and second graders went to the Hastings Museum at the end of the school year.  They saw a 3D I-Max show entitled “Pandas” as well as a planetarium show called “Little Star that . . .

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Rounding to the nearest 10!

The students are using their 100's strips to estimate to the nearest 10 and then add 2 numbers.  Example:  17 + 23 =  20 + 20

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Some more summer ideas!

Parents:   Throughout the summer your child should practice writing and the following items:   Days of the week Colors (11 of them) Months   They also need to practice counting to 100 by . . .

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Sound Cards

                  Parents:  Your child has been diligently learning these . . .

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Spelling words (Bonus)

Bonus again words! Here are some words that your child can practice throughout the summer! Halloween rough storm cloud morning should warm proud very frown once country told pull sold brother know . . .

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Summer ideas!

What Can I Do in the Summer?   Read, read, and read some more !  I can overemphasize how important it is for your child to read every day for at least 15-20 minutes.  Take part in the Scholastic Summer . . .

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Foster Grandparent Program

The Blue Valley Community Action hosted their annual Foster Grandparent Recognition Luncheon in Beatrice on April 21th.  Grandma Nancy Hanouw was recognized for over 7 years of service to Shickley Public School.   She . . .

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Problem Solving

  The students were using unifix cubes to solve math problems.  Some of the problems were quite difficult for a first grader, but they managed to figure them out with the help of manipulatives.  Our . . .

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Evaporation, condensation, precipitation!

If you need to smile today, find the YouTube song entitled "Water Cycle Song" and ask them to sing along!  They have learned the whole song and actions while learning about evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. . . .

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Working with money

The students are working hard on figuring out money word problems using IXL.  The questions are challenging and require them to use critical thinking skills.  The problems can change what they are asking each time so . . .

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We love reading!!

We are so thrilled when 'Grandma' Iris joins us for independent reading time!  Her help is invaluable and greatly appreciated.  She helps to provide the 1:1 support that students needs to thrive in . . .

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Venn Diagram

  The students works in groups to fill out their Venn Diagram, which compared and contrasted the lives of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.    

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Valentine's cards

The first graders worked hard on their Valentine card to their parents  It said, "I love you to pieces."  They enjoyed gluing tissue paper inside the heart and then writing anything that they wanted inside of it. 

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Peer teaching

The first graders are doing the actions for digraph sh.  Shhhh like in shell. Qu  like in queen.  They are putting a crown on their head. Here are the actions for -ck.  /k/ like in duck. . . .

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Math measurement and 100th day projects

The first graders were challenged with measuring items using a nonstandard unit.   Here's our creative 100th day projects!

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Cards for the nursing home

The students are making two cards each to take to the nursing home in Geneva on Monday.  There are 50 students from kindergarten through fourth grade so each student needs to make two cards to total 100 cards.  This is just . . .

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Salt water density experiment

Eli reminded me that it was time to have another experiment so we used raw eggs and 2 cups of plain water.  We hypothesized that the eggs would sink when we put them in the water.  Then I added 1/3 cup of salt to one cup and . . .

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

The students have been learning about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and how he influenced the lives of millions of people.  We learned that he changed the laws and people's views by using words and not fists.  They . . .

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Writing about Christmas

The first graders used the Highlighter Method to help them organize their thoughts into a sequential story about their Christmas break.  They used a green highlighter for the topic and conclusion.  A yellow highlighter was . . .

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Stained glass windows

The first graders were excited to make stained glass windows on the last school day of 2016!

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FFA and the first graders

The first graders were very excited to show the high school FFA students what they collected for Blue Valley Community Action!

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Donations!

Can you believe that our students were able to collect so many donations to Blue Valley Community Action?  Some of the other classrooms ( K-4 ) also helped bring in new and used clothing.  The first graders were very . . .

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

The Shickley first graders have been very busy this week!  In phonics, I taught the students when to use the -dge and -tch in words and the students read soft g and c words, such as cent and gem.  In reading the focus has been on . . .

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Turkeys!

We made our own turkeys to celebrate Thanksgiving!  They really enjoyed this project!  We read a couple of stories this week that explained why we celebrate Thanksgiving.  We also wrote an acrostic poem for the word . . .

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One of Our Favorite Times in the Day!

Th The first grade students love using IXL to reinforce their math skills.  They have been working on counting quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies by using hundreds charts.  Sometimes they have to use 2 charts just to figure . . .

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Morning corner

The first graders love being the helper of the day as they get a chance to teach and guide the other students during our morning math corner.  They ask questions and tell the students what to write on their boards.  The . . .

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Dictionary work

The students have been working on their dictionary skills by finding the page number of some Halloween words.  They are learning the importance of using the guide words to help them locate words.  This worksheet was done . . .

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Halloween costumes

The students were very excited to go on their Halloween parade to the businesses.  A total of 85 preschool through 6th grade students walked in the parade and received all sorts of candy and fun trinkets.  Thank you to all of . . .

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Studying hard!

The students are diligently working on the "enrich' math papers designed to challenge their thinking process.  We are learning about collecting data and interpreting tables and graphs.  In phonics they have . . .

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Grandma Nancy Hanouw

The K-4 th grade has an ‘angel’ who has graciously agreed to be our Foster Grandparent for another year.  Her name is Grandma  Nancy Hanouw and the students absolutely love having her in the classrooms.  She . . .

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Writing workshop

Successful students know how to write well.  Writer's workshop prepares the students by teaching them how and what to write about.  They learn that editing their stories is a huge part of writing.  In the first grade . . .

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Building towers and using IXL

The students used 10 Dixie cups to see how high they could build a tower for their science experiment.  They had to think of new ways to build for each trial.  The children also organized the steps that . . .

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Microscopes

The students were thrilled to have a chance to use the high school microscopes to see muscles, bones, and cartilage.  They were even more excited to have a chance to tour the science lab and see a large . . .

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Tornado experiment

Our tornado experiment was a huge hit!  Caution:  They may want to try this at home!

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Discovery!

The first grade students enjoyed using their own hand lens and magnifying glass to discover all of the veins and marks on their leaf.  Our budding scientists discussed and drew what they observed using their senses. . . .

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ABC sorting

The first graders are learning the difference between vowels and consonants.  They are putting their letter tiles in alphabetical order.  One trick they are using is to point to each letter and then find it with the . . .

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Bonus Words!

Bonus Words Click the link above for a list of the bonus words for the year!

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What Can I Do in the Summer?

What Can I Do in the Summer?   Read, read, and read some more !  I can overemphasize how important it is for your child to read every day for at least 15-20 minutes.  Take part in the Scholastic Summer . . .

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Summer words and phonics cards

Treasures Word List                             . . .

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Water cycle

The students have been learning about the water cycle in science.  I use YouTube videos quite a bit to teach concepts in any content area.  The kids absolutely love the Water Cycle song and have developed actions to help them learn . . .

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Elephant toothpaste

We made elephant toothpaste from hydrogen peroxide, food coloring, yeast, water, and dish soap!  The students were excited to watch it explode!

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Home Page

Candi Nelson 1st grade       Phone: Email: Candi Nelson  

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Science experiments

    The students used Dixie cups to discover how they could stack the cups the highest.  Working in small groups, the students were encouraged to think creatively.  They also made tornadoes using large plastic pop . . .

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Summer Activities 2014

Treasures Word List                                 nothing along instead . . .

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Math popper

Parents, Another great math website to try!     http://funschool.kaboose.com/formula-fusion/carnival/index.html

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Math fact game

www. harcourtschool .com/ activity / thats_a_fact / english _ K _ 3 .html Parents:  Use this link to help your child practice the math facts!

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About Candi Nelson

SHICKLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT #54 SHICKLEY, NEBRASKA   Name: Candi Nelson: ”1 st grade Email Address:  cnelson@longhornpower.org College(s) Attended:  Nebraska . . .

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