Friday, June 15, 2018

Thanks for a Great Year!

Dear families,

We had a wonderful last week together. This is a great group of kids and I will miss them next year!

Monday we had the whole school field day celebration. It was amazing. We designed some puzzle pieces, made a welcoming banner for next year's class, played kickball, made paper airplanes, colored with chalk, played with bubbles and hula hoops, raced on an inflatable bouncy-house style obstacle course, and played tons of yard games. It was so fun!

We finished making our first grade memory quilt this week. The students loved sharing their memories and representing them using their geometric knowledge and building skills.

We also thought back on our year together and wrote and drew pictures about our learning and memories in our class year book! There were some great class pictures in there too!

We read a few funny books this week: The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head, Last Day Blues, My New Teacher and Me, and Little Critter: Just an Adventure at Sea.

We also did a lot of cleaning up the room and taking home projects and school work from the year. The students also helped to put back all the books we've read this year and make sure our classroom library bins are organized for next year!

On Wednesday afternoon we had one last 1st grade fun day where the first grade classes rotated through stations with each of the 1st grade teachers. They: danced with Ms. Johnson, made summer birthday cards with Mrs. Thompson, had snack and did some coloring with Mrs. Charron, and had freeze pops and colored with chalk with Mrs. Fox.

Friday was our last day of school. We had step-up day in the morning where the first graders visited their second grade classroom for next year. It was their first time gathering with their new classmates and teacher. They had a great time. Then we got to spend the rest of our short day together. We had one last celebration for filling our heart jar and enjoyed sharing time and favorite memories of the year.

I hope you all have a fantastic summer. Stop by and say hi at the back to school BBQ in August!

❤ Mrs. Fox

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Big Blue Trunk!

Here are some photos from our day last week celebrating the hard work of all the first graders. We had so much fun playing with the toys and riding the train from the Big Blue Trunk!