Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I-Plus Message
During the afternoon with Mrs. Engelhardt, the children are learning the I-Plus message.  This is a communication strategy designed to help children deal with conflict.  It works like this:  If a child feels that another child has wronged them in some way, he or she would say the child's name, look them in the eye, and say "I feel (sad, mad, hurt) when you (let them know what they did).  Please, next time _________."  This gives children words to say and empowers them to solve their own conflicts.  The children practiced using puppets this afternoon.  Here are some photos.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Vision and Mission Statement
Last week, the students and I worked together to form the Vision and Mission Statement for the first grade class of 2017-2018.  Your children did a great job describing what they want their classroom to be like.  Here is the finished product.

Monday, September 4, 2017

We finished our first week of school.  Yeah!!! Here are some photos. Enjoy.

Friday, June 9, 2017

A few more photos...
Thanks to Mrs. Frederick, we have two more photos - Enjoy!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Good-bye to First Grade!  Hello to summer!
It's been a great year.

Space Day 2017
The first graders did a great job of sharing what they learned about space with kindergarten friends.  Mrs. Wilson took some great photos of our future astronauts.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Willow Pond Stables
Our trip to Willow Pond Stables was a great experience and loads of fun.  
Take a look at all the smiles.

First, Miss Karen and Miss Molly showed us around the stables.

Next, we prepared our horses, Molly and Dottie, for riding.

Then, Molly and Dottie let us ride them.  We were all very brave.