Sunday, 23 November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Friday was a day of thanksgiving. We started with watching the kindergarten Pow Wow and then enjoyed a morning of Thanksgiving centers. Finally we welcomed our families for a Thanksgiving feast. What a wonderful day!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


This week we celebrated with an Awards Ceremony in our classroom. We were so excited that so many parents were able to attend. We began the morning by showing our parents the "All About Me" reports that we have just finished! Then it was onto the awards. Enjoy the memories below (thanks to Tiffany's mom for the pictures!)

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Our Playground

What do you remember about your days in elementary school? The playground, of course! Enjoy these memories caught by Tiffany's mom!

Sunday, 16 November 2008


Last week students were introduced to the idea of recycling. Look for the new green recycling bin in our classroom. On one side we will be recycling plastic (like those "will be with us in a million years" plastic grocery bags), and on the other we will be recycing paper (imagine how much paper we can recycle in a school!) As first grade teacher, Haley Alvarado, talked about reasons why we need to recycle in a first grade assembly, children learned that plastic grocery bags that get into the ocean look a lot like jellyfish and often are eaten by mistake and choke some of our sea animal friends! Make sure to ask your child what they rememebr about the assembly. We would love to hear your comments about the recycling that you do at home or if and how your recycling first grader's habits change as we continue this project in the classroom. Go green!