Today Miss Rivers' class participated in the Literacy Parade. We dressed up as the Lorax. Though our costumes were a little more difficult than we had anticipated, we still loved them! We also had spider races, made slime, played games and made spider lollipops. We finished our day with many delicious treats!
The Literacy Parade starting time has been changed from 9:00 to 9:30.
On Friday, Miss rivers' class decorated pumpkins and wrote pumpkin mad libs with our big buddies. Everyone had a great time. The big kids are awesome!
Today we visited the Hardwick Trails. This is our last place to adopt a tree. There were many to choose from. We did our work and then explored the brook. We finished with taking a different trail to the bus. Thanks to the parents that were able to join us. Also, a shout out to Lily, a senior that was able to also join us. Enjoy our pictures.... One of us also lost a tooth! Congratulations Colin.
Miss Rivers' class celebrated their first birthday of the year. Happy Birthday Landon! Thanks for sharing pumpkin bars with us. They were YUMMY.
The first graders had an awesome time cheering on the big kids at our first pep rally of the year! We made green and white pompoms to show our support! Go Danville!
On Wednesday we went into the woods behind the school. This was our first time having specific tasks to do during our outdoor learning. We needed to find a tree to adopt and then collect some data. We had to determine the type of tree, measure the circumference, take a tree bark rubbing, and list three describing words. We did really well for our first time. We will keep our data and compare it throughout the year. When we were done we explored. We wanted to find a millipede for Jaxson, however we were unsuccessful. As always, thanks to the parents who could help out. Enjoy our pictures.
Today in Miss Rivers' room we learned about trees. We talked about the different parts of a tree. We looked at wooden tree cookies and learned that the outer bark protects the tree from extreme weather, disease and it protects the sapwood. We compared this to wearing a coat during the winter to protect us from the cold. We also learned that the rings inside the tree tells us how old the tree is and that it gets one new ring a year. We also learned that the core in the middle is the heart wood. Then we made tree cookies. We made a chocolate dough that represented the bark and then a vanilla dough that represented the sapwood. Then we rolled the dough to represent the rings in the tree and counted our rings to see how old our tree cookie was. It was a yummy afternoon. We are looking forward to adopting trees during our outdoor learning times.
Monday Jan. 21. 9:15
Winter Wellness. Swimming
Thurs. Feb 24
Thurs. Feb 31
Thurs. Feb 7. 8:00
Tues. Feb 12-16
Thurs. Feb 14
Fri. Feb 22
Winter Wellness Outdoor Day
Feb 25-March 6