100 Days Smarter

We had a FABULOUS time celebrating the 100th Day of School! On Friday of last week I put a spell on the kiddos that would turn them into 100 year olds. They came in today looking ancient! Everybody did a wonderful job dressing up! Here is a picture:

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We did many different activities that involved the number 100. We made a “tally tie” and tallied our way to 100. We also challenged ourselves to see if we could write 100 words. We can!  We wrote about what we would be like when we are 100. There are too many other things we did to list! We had so much fun! Ask me about it!

 

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Shape Walk with I Pads

We had SO MUCH FUN walking around the school searching for shapes. We each got to use an I Pad  to take pictures of shapes around the school. We found many different shapes in many different places. Ask me about it!poster 001

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Welcome to 1st Grade!

Parents,

I wanted to welcome you to 1st grade! I can’t wait to get this year started. Please let me know if you have any questions. See you at Meet the Teacher!

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What’s an opinion…again?

We are about to start our opinion unit of writing. The first thing we will do is remind ourselves what an opinion is. We will do that by answering this Answer Garden question and discuss reasons why we like/dislike something. We will begin very simply by discussing what our favorite season is and reasons why. After we have all completed this Answer Garden activity we will print out our findings and then create a bar graph during math to match. Stay tuned for the bar graph…

What is your favorite season of the year?

FYI…This is an activity that we are completing at school. We just wanted to show off our work!

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SNOW DAY!!!!!

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Answer Garden with the book: Olive, the Other Reindeer

Oak Mountain Elementary teachers are always interested in ways to make reading and learning more fun, and we’ve recently been introduced to a technology tool that does just that!  It’s called Answer Garden, and I hope you’ll be willing to help us give it a try!

Here’s what to do:

1) Students and parents will visit the Emmet O’Neal Library’s website and select Tumble Books from the Children’s>Resources tab.  Here’s the link:
http://www.eolib.org/childrens-resources.php

2) Select the Storybooks tab on the Tumble Books website.  Listen to the story, Olive, the Other Reindeer.   Books on this website are listed in alphabetical order, but if you search for “olive,” you’ll go straight to the text.

3) After listening to the story together, follow the link below to respond to the question about the story.  Student answers must be short because only 20 characters are allowed per answer.  No need to write in complete sentences for this assignment! :)

http://answergarden.ch/view/77695
4) Let me know what you think about this learning tool!  I’m excited about it’s potential to get our students even more excited about learning and to help them strengthen reading comprehension skills.

Thank you very much for your cooperation!

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Our WILD trip to the Birmingham Zoo!

We had SO MUCH FUN during our trip to the Birmingham Zoo! We saw SO many different animals and got to ride the train. We also listened and learned about a milk snake, a box turtle, and a screetch owl… VERY cool! Check it out below:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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And we’re off…(to Australia)

We worked SO very hard to create our plane so we could fly to Australia!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Today we set everything up and took off! We had to go through secutiy, handle the baggage, find our terminal, visit the ticket counter and board the plane. We had an on board snack and enjoyed a quick movie before our pilots and our air traffic controllers helped us land safely!
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Faulous Friday!

We have had a very productive week! We worked our way through the writing process and began pulishing our personal narratives today. The kids LOVED this! Check out the pictures of them hard at work!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We also had FUN FRIDAY today! We played Minute to Win It games and the kids had a BLAST! Check the pictures out!

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We have had a full week, but it has been great! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Welcome Back!!!!!

Welcome back to a new school year! I am so excited about this year! I can’t wait to get started!

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