Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Grid Pals

Throughout the school year we have been sharing letters, cards, and notes with our pen pals in Mrs. Dunn's room. We took our pen pal connection to the next level and become Flip Grid #GridPals. 

Students were SO excited to see their pen pal's videos and be able to respond with their own. Thanks Mrs. Dunn (with a little fairy dust help from Mrs. Klipfel) this was a wonderful way to extend our connection. Click on the FlipGrids below to see their video notes to one another.

Monday, April 30, 2018

How To...

In Writer's Workshop, 1st graders have been focusing on informational writing. Each student picked a topic they were an expert on to create a "How To..." book. Once students decided on a topic they began with a rough draft of illustrations to help them organizer their ideas into the correct order all while using rich transition words. Next, students used a new app Scribble Press to create their own "How To" book. After, students revised and edited their work right on the iPad.
Check out our published digital creations by clicking on the book titles below:
Anthony: How to Play Video Games
Ciaran: How to Make Pizza
AJ: How to Shoot a Basketball

Gianna: How to Hip Hop
Genevieve: How to Roller Skate
Luca: How to Make Pizza
Domenic: How to Play Football

           Owen: How to Read
Kallie: How to Train a Dog

Ryan: How to Play Basketball
Noelle: How to Play at the Park
Chelsea: How to Finger Knit
Piera: How To Bake a Cake
Kayleigh: How to Rollerblade
Ava: How to Make a Book

Farra: How to Make a Flower

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Vacation Challenge

Klipfel & Kids has partnered up with our penpals from Steward School in Topsfield for a little extra (optional) homework over vacation. We have heard all about your travel plans to tropical places, trips up north, and staycation activities. Now it's time to share them on the blog together. Share a picture or comment anytime this week about what you are up to this vacation. Double click anywhere on the padlet below to add your comment. If you'd like to attach a picture then double click to add your sticky note and click the arrow symbol to attach a picture. You can also email me with your picture and/or comment and I will post it for you. I look forward to hearing/seeing your fun April vacation posts to come.
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Museum of Science

1st grade scientists came in ready to go this morning, for our VERY exciting field trip to the Museum of Science. We had a full day of exploring so many amazing math and science exhibits, from a mirror maze, live chicks, and even dinosaurs. Fuller Meadow first graders took a trip through the universe to see how the moon phases work and even check out some planets up close, with our visit to the planetarium. Huge thank you to our chaperones for helping make our field trip run smoothly and the MPTO for making it possible. Check out some of our pictures: 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Rhyming with Seuss

Inspired by Dr. Seuss this month in Writer's Workshop we have been working on creating our own rhymes. We used a very popular Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham to help us get started. First, Tim Tebow came for a virtual visit and read us the silly story. Then, we decided on our own food that we definitely would not, could not eat (not in 1st grade even if it was homemade)! 1st graders came up with rhymes to create a silly poem. Afterwards, 1st graders drew caricatures based on their poem. Next, we used a favorite app Chatter PIX to record our voices all by ourselves. Check out our work below!