Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Veteran's Day

The first grade students want to thank our veterans for their service! On Friday they wrote letters to local veterans to do just that!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Solids and Liquids

This week our students have been investigating the properties of solids and liquids! When we began, the difference between the two was pretty unclear:

The students had many questions about what types of things were solids or liquids, so we set out to learn more!

In the end, students were able to identify many more properties. (And also had a lot of fun!)

Newsletter, Week 11

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Using the Clever Portal

We recently switched over at school to access all of our programs through the clever portal. This is awesome for us, because students no longer have individual log-ins for everything they use. However, it changes how you can access these sites from home. 

Under Important Links and Math and Literacy Sites, I've included a link to the Clever Portal. If you click on it, you can log in using your student's google account. I will send home instructions on your google username and password.

I will also be sending home clever portal digital ID cards. If you hold up the card in your webcam, the portal will automatically sign you in. The students do this every day and should be able to show you at home! Let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Principals, Police Officers, EMTs, Oh My!

We had an exciting week in first grade with many visitors! First, Mrs. Millham joined our class for one whole session of Math to watch the students thinking and working together. Next, we had a very exciting visit from Mrs. E-C's daughter, Libby, and her friend and co-worker Megan. They both work for Colchester Rescue, and brought the ambulance to the school! The kids learned about the job of an EMT, saw the tools they used, asked questions about their work, and even got to go inside the ambulance for a tour! Lastly, we had a visit from Officer Mellen today, in which he talked about being a police officer, showed the students the tools he carries, and answered questions about his job. Thank you so much to all of our community helpers for making our community unit meaningful!