What Does the Fox Say??

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Have you ever wondered where wolves live?  Would you like to know how dolphins find each other in the water?  How long can a salamander get, anyway??!

We have been hard at work researching animals using our online resources World Book Kids and PebbleGo.  With the help of Mrs. Janavicus and Mrs. Andros, we asked questions, took notes, and wrote scripts to tell you all about our interesting animal friends.

Click here to “hear” all about our amazing animals!

 

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Our Favorite Books!

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Our class has been busy writing about our opinions on everything from favorite seasons to favorite holidays.  We have also been hard at work reading… and reading… and reading… LOTS of books!

We thought we would combine the two and share some of our favorite books we have read this year with reasons to support our opinions!  Have you read any of these favorites?  Do you agree or disagree with our opinions?

Happy Reading!

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Artifacts from Long Ago

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We have been learning about how people lived long ago through objects that they used.  Can you name each item and guess its use?

Click here to see our talking artifacts!

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Butterfly Observations

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Our 1st graders have been learning about butterflies by observing our new caterpillars. Please answer the questions below:

1. What is one change you have observed in your caterpillar since we’ve gotten them?

2. What do you still wonder about them?

 

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Where in the world is Flat Stanley? 2015-16

Our Flat Stanleys have been very busy traveling all over the world over the past few months! Have any of you been to the places we’ve visited? Click on each location pin to learn more about it from our world travelers!

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Lessons from First Grade…

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Dear 1D,

This is a photo from the first week of 1st grade.  It’s hard to believe you are almost 2nd graders!  You have grown so much this year!  Not only have you grown taller, but you have become better readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and even citizens!  It has been a joy to be your teacher this year.

As you move on to 2nd grade next year, there will be a whole new class of 1st graders sitting in your seats.  Like you, they will probably be both excited and nervous to come to Wescott and meet their new teachers and make new friends.

What advice would you give to the upcoming 1st graders to be successful in 1st grade at Wescott?  What are some of your favorite memories of 1st grade?

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The Best Gift of All…

Ms. Lenger read the book The Best Gift of All by Jonathan Emmett to our class during library.

best gift of allSummary:  It’s cold and blustery outside, and the best place for Mole to be is underground in his burrow. But it’s been a long time since he’s seen his friend Rabbit, so he tunnels through the ground to see her, meeting his friends Squirrel and Hedgehog along the way. When they find Rabbit under the weather with a terrible cold, Squirrel and Hedgehog give their friend gifts. Mole worries that he has nothing to offer, until Rabbit points out that he has brought her the very best gift of all — his friendship. (From goodreads.com)

 

 

What is the “best gift of all” someone could give you?  Why?

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Yesterday and Today…

Our class has spent a lot of time learning what life was like long ago.  To see (and hear!) some of the artifacts we have studied, check out our Tweet on the scroll bar to the right.  From school to clothes to chores to games, we have realized life sure was different for kids in the past before we had many of our modern inventions!

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If you could choose, would you prefer to live now or long ago?  Why?  Give reasons and examples to support your thoughts!

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Amazing Animal Research

When you think of research, do the words “fun” and “exciting” come to mind?? They do for these first graders! We enjoyed practicing the research process on animals with Ms. Lenger. Then, Mrs. Rich helped us put our information into an awesome Google presentation!

Click here to take a peek at some of our fantastic work!

What interesting facts did you learn about a different animal?

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Where in the world is Flat Stanley?

Our Flat Stanleys have been very busy traveling all over the world over the past few months! Have any of you been to the places we’ve visited? Click on each location pin to learn more about it from our world travelers!

Are you traveling over Spring Break? If so, please tell us where you are going and share any interesting facts you learn here! Bon Voyage!

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