Friday, September 12, 2014
Today the Elementary students took a step back in time, and got to explore a farm complete with an 1800's family giving us the grand tour.
Some of things they enjoyed learning:
* How farmers planted & plowed the fields
* How corn got shelled and ground
* How butter got churned
* How animals were cared for
* How food was cooked over a fire
* How cups, utensils, bowls and candles were made
* How sheep wool was spin into yarn and weaved on a loom
* What attending a 1800's one-room schoolhouse would be like
Some of the things they enjoyed seeing:
* Honking geese, horses, ducks, chickens, rabbits, HUGE pigs, and mules
* 1800's barn
* 1800's house's kitchen and bedroom
* Different eggs found on the farm
* An old well
Some of the things they enjoyed doing:
* Jumping in a haystack
* Playing with homemade toys
* Petting Janie, the mule
* Having a lesson in multiplication, fractions, geography and spelling in a one-room schoolhouse
* Using an outhouse (well, perhaps they didn't enjoy THAT too much ;-))
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Today during morning announcements, both Mrs. Lytle and I took a picture of these girls. Just look at them! After a few days of being reminded how to sit during this time of the day - they got it!! (Of course receiving merits was a great incentive :-))
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I was put in charge of the classroom job chart this year. Of course, Pinterest was an inspiration and I saw a job chart called "Lend a Hand". So I figured out the jobs, and then yesterday I had each student trace their hand and write their name in the middle. After school I laminated them all and added them to the job chart to complete the look.
For the first 2 weeks, the first graders are "resting" their hands to give them a chance to get better acquainted with their new surroundings. :-)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The first day of school is always rather chaotic and overwhelming, but we all survived!! I think these five little munchkins are quickly discovering that First grade will be rather different than Kindergarten, but I think they will do just fine. :-)
Here they are in their new desks...
And yes, they actually sat quietly in their desks for about 15 minutes and started some of their new schoolwork!!