Feeling Buddies

First graders have recently learned how to utilize a social-emotional tool in our classroom called the Feeling Buddies! Our set of buddies includes eight common

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Literacy Stations

In first grade, we have been using literacy stations each day to grow students’ literacy skills. Students rotate between different stations each day. Students start

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Flexible Seating

First graders at The Summit begin their day by selecting a seat in the classroom that is comfortable and effective for them. We utilize flexible

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A Peek into México

After a few days of Spanish lessons full of reviewing/learning numbers, colors, and shapes. I decided we were due for a different kind of lesson

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Skype a Scientist!

Today first graders participated in Skype a Scientist! We got to video chat with Sarah Bartoloni, a chemical oceanographer from Florida! Sarah told us all

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Pay It Forward 9/11

September 11 is a date of great significance to Americans. In honor of this date, people all around the world are encouraged to do random

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Show and Tell!

First grade students participated in show and tell today! This activity is a great community builder, but it was also a great learning opportunity at

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BABY BEAR STEM

In 1st Grade this week, we read Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  One of my favorites! Then each student designed and constructed a new chair

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