Friday, October 25, 2013


During our theme time, children have been exploring magnetism! We are using the process of inquiry to predict, plan, record, experiment and reflect on our scientific observations. Children asked questions about magnets and experimented with water, paper and plastic. Today, we made "magnet art", using magnets to create colorful paintings!

Making Shapes

Mrs. Magida's class and our class worked together creating perfect triangle pictures during a special math time with Mrs. Abele-Austin, our math coordinator and our librarian Mrs. Daigle. After reading a story called "The Perfect Square", children snipped, punched and colored to create pictures out of their "perfect triangle"!

In our second math unit, students are exploring shapes in a variety of ways.  Children are working on composing and decomposing 2-D shapes and focusing on making shapes from smaller shapes.  They are also learning to describe, sort and classify shapes, distinguishing the attributes of different shapes.

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Pumpkin Patch

We had so much fun at Grenier's farm!  Mr. Grenier  brought us out into his pumpkin fields where we saw a variety of pumpkins, large and small, some eaten by animals like deer or raccoon and we were able to pick out a small pumpkin to bring home. We were also invited to walk through his corn filed, which was like a giant maze of cornstalks! The Grenier's gave us giant cookies and delicious cider. A big thank you for a wonderful afternoon at the farm!

Friday, October 11, 2013

10 Apples Up On Top

First graders are continuing their fluency practice on their math facts up to 10. We loved reading this silly story and then creating our own Apples Up On Top pictures!