Mrs. Ginn's First Grade
Congratulations to Manzanita, Sadie, Lucy, Gabriella, Faye, Roz, Everett, and Jaeger for being a part of the Harmony Talent Show. Mrs. Newman will have tryouts again in the Spring for our 2nd Talent Show. Great job to all!
Monday is our Life Skill Assembly at 8:40am.
This morning students rotated themselves through "creative stations" for art....no directions, just fun! Water color painting, "Maker Station", Zen Doodle coloring/markers, necklace making, clay, play dough, Perler beads....ask your child which activities they explored with.
We went on our weekly hike in the forest!
Gym time for P.E. is always a highlight! We played many games: Charlie Over the Mountain, Pac Man, Sharks and Minos, "Clean Your Room" with bean bags, and we always start with stretches.
Daily 5- This week we focused on the blend "sh". Students sorted pictures and words for "ch" and "sh", completed books included in folders today, practiced their 10 "spelling words" during word work (making words with play dough or pipe cleaners, drew pictures of their words, wrote words using rainbow writing, and more). Now that we are getting better at logging in to our Lexia accounts, students are practicing Lexia during Daily 5.
Here is information from Mr. Jones in order to log in to Lexia at home: (Symbaloo has many links for sites we use on campus all in one place)
***To use Lexia at home, go to the symbaloo site and click on "Core 5", which is Lexia. When you do this for the first time, you need to authorize the device only once by using the email below.
Once on Lexia, the username and password is your child's name with the first letter of their last name.
Students took the "test" for Lexia that leveled them and we will progress through it during the year. Mouse skills are important for manipulation of this program in the Lab. Great practice with a mouse and key board, different than iPads!
October 7th will be the Halloween Carnival at the YMCA in Occidental. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. Sign up on the ARK website. Noon to 4pm. Children can dress up.
Speaking of Halloween....we will have a school parade of costumes and a class party on Tuesday the 31st. Anyone that wants to help plan and set up stations in the classroom or in the forest for us, I would soooo appreciate it!
Library Days are Wednesdays! Please help your child return their book each week. There is a blue basket inside the classroom that they can return their book to.
Sharing Day is Friday. Please help your child select an item that they made or found in nature. No toys, unless they write about the toy as well. Pictures are great or send me an email with a video or picture that your child wants me to project to the class.
-Pumpkin Patch Field Trip (mid October) *****More info soon *******Drivers needed
-October 26th Field Trip to Ragle Park for a Science Experience with the Environmental Center (Drivers Needed)
-October 7th Halloween Carnival
-October 9th-13th Conference Week, 12:05pm dismissal Aftercare until 2ish
In the garden-Students dried apples last week, used the apple press this week and made juice...and ate their dried apples! Cooking class-students made pesto with basil and cilantro grown in our garden. Recipes included in folders.