Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dot Day

Yesterday, Fuller Meadow celebrated International Dot Day inspired by Peter Reynold's book, The Dot. Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. Polka dots, creative dots and even dot socks were everywhere! Check out all the dots in room 116.
The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a reluctant student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to "make her mark". After staring at her paper with no ideas for drawing, the little girl angrily jabs at the paper and says, "There!" Then, this one little dot marks the beginning of this girl's journey to find confidence and courage in her work.

First grade students were given the same challenge today-to make their mark in the world. In order to practice the themes of Dot Day, with a little help from Dr. Carreiro, we did our very 1st Breakout EDU of the school year. Students were split into two teams to work together to solve clues and unlock locks in order to break into the box. During the Breakout EDU, Klipfel & Kids were problem solving, using critical thinking and working on their communication skills. 

Once groups finally broke into the box, they found stylus pens and used them to go make their digital marks. We then read the story and listened to the adorable Dot Song (listen above).
Check out the dots we created by clicking below:
To end our dot-tastic day, 1st graders collaborated to make our mark together and headed to the giant dot on our hot top.
We encourage you to make your mark and see where it takes you...
1st Grade Dot

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Open House

Normally, Klipfel & Kids looks like this...

Tonight, Klipfel & Kids looked like this...

It was a pleasure meeting all of you at Open House. The boys and girls will love seeing your picture, names on the Smartboard and reading your notes. Oh and of course they will be so surprised that you helped earn them some Klipfel Kash. Thank you for your continual support from home during this school year. I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Friend Request Accepted

I am happy to report that all of us in first grade have made many new friends. Here's a quick glimpse into our first few days...
1st graders are becoming experts with the creative pen on the Smartboard, popping balloons to get to know each other, and illustrating our own selfies. Two days down and many more learning adventures ahead. Thanks for following us at Klipfel & Kids.
Klipfel & Kids
September 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

1st Day

Today marks the first of many happy days in 1st grade. Time sure does fly when you're having fun. I guess the smiling faces, excitement and adorable new outfits of all the first graders only helped. I loved hearing about your summer adventures and look forward to many more shared stories this school year. Klipfel & Kids is your one stop spot into virtual room 116. Take our hand and let us take you for a tour...

Check out the library area, browse the shelves, pick out a favorite story and snuggle up with a monkey or two.

Make sure to enter your email on the right sidebar to receive email updates about our adventures. We also love to receive comments on our blog throughout the school year!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Summer Adventures

Old friends and new friends, add a post or picture with your summer adventures. I look forward to seeing your days at the beach, reading by the pool and flights to adventurous places. If you are having trouble adding a post or picture, email it to me at jklipfel@middletonps.org and I will add it for you. Happy summer days!
Made with Padlet