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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tomorrow is the last day of school for the 2013-2014 school year in our K-1 All-Stars!!  It has been an amazing and extraordinary year!  I am so astonished all that we’ve covered and learned in such a short amount of time!

This week, to celebrate our year, we picked some of our favorite activities from this year (it was very hard to narrow it down) and revisited some of them.  We did some of our favorite math and literacy centers from this year, we had more apple cider, went outside and found items that either came from living or not living things, sorted books by the author’s purpose, used our sequencing cards, reread the “Peanut Butter Jelly” story, made sight word necklaces, and did our ordinal numbers Halloween Themed matching game.

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It has been such a wild ride this year!  From starting out in a brand new building, having movie nights, capture the flag tournaments, to being battle of the books champions in 1st grade.

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I have loved every step of it and I will miss my 1st graders quite a bit.  Yes they will be right next door in 2/3 but it won’t be the same.  This will be the last update from me for while.  I will be heading to Texas to visit parents and then California for vacation.  As the next school year gets closer I will revamp the site with a new schedule and a new plan for upcoming year!  So this is so long from the K-1 Al-Stars!  See you in the fall!

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Last week we celebrated our last reading buddies.  Since we had a year long of Dr. Seuss we had our last reading buddies with our K/1 class reading our Dr. Seuss books to the 2/3 graders to show how far we’ve come over this year!

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Also as one last art activity both K/1 and 2/3 classes made hand prints with tempera to show their mother’s how small their hands used to be when they were little.  The students also wrote a little thank-you note to their moms, thanking them for being their mom!

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I realize this is a little late but we’ve been busy with end of school year activities that it’s been hard to find time to update.

Last weekend was Mother’s Day so we celebrated by writing WOW MOM books.  We practiced understanding the main idea “My Mom is a Special Person” and writing the details to support why our mother’s were special.  After we planned out our book we wrote them in the books that said mom when they were closed, but WOW when they opened!

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As one of our last units in K-1 this year we have been studying the differences between the city and the country.  We read “City Kid, Country Kid” an informative text as well as “Town Mouse, Country Mouse”.  We filled out a venn diagram filling out text to text comparisons between the two stories.

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Then we wrote a persuasive piece about why which is better, the city or the country.  We also created an art piece depicting which place we believed is better.

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We also made character comparisons between the Country mouse and city mouse and wrote about how their life was different from their friends’ life.

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To finish off our spring unit we read The Grouchy Ladybug.  Since both Kindergarten and 1st Grade have been learning about time, we created a book on “Telling Time with the Grouchy Ladybug”, and made a sequence poster that showed what animals the grouchy ladybug wanted to fight at what time.  We also made ladybug paper plates with fact family story problems.

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