January 13, 2019

Newsletter for the Week of Jan. 14th

Jan. Morning Tubs

I finished up creating our new Morning Tubs.  They have been asking for them and have really enjoyed designing and building.

This month the tubs include: Design a Shovel that can Hold the Most Snowballs, Design a Snowflake, Build an Igloo, and Build a Snowman.

December 16, 2018

December Morning Tubs

Kids have been using the Morning Tubs each Friday.  The activities for this month are: working as a team build the longest paper chain, decorate a gingerbread man, make a tree that can stand on its own, and design and make reindeer antlers.

Here are a few pics!

We also decorated our doors to spread the holiday cheer!

Newsletter for the Week of Dec. 17th

I haven't been printing a hard copy of the newsletter and sending it home for a couple of weeks.  If you would still like one, please let me know.

November 10, 2018

November Morning Tubs

I've introduced our new morning tubs and the kids are LOVING them.  I put them out each Friday for the kids to use in the morning and they've gone really well.  This is a great way to get students talking, designing, and building.

The tubs for this month are: Turkey Tower Building, Hide a Turkey, Design and Build the Mayflower, and Build a Log Cabin.

Here are some pics of them at work!

November 4, 2018

PTC Artwork

Each year teachers are asked to complete artwork with their students.  These pieces are auctioned off to help raise money for our school.

Each year I feel the pressure to outdo what I did last year!  I've been thinking for awhile of what I want to do with my class and finally came up with the idea of each student decorating a mug.  I tried to stick with some first grade themes.  I took the time to work with each student, holding the mug steady while they did the artwork.

Here's their work!!

As soon as the link is up and running I'll be sure to share it with you so you can bid away!!