Invention Convention

Today’s Invention Convention was a huge success.  As you saw, students have been hard at work this trimester learning about simple machines, inventors, inventions, famous

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Presidents’ Day

First graders have been studying Presidents’ Day by learning about two great American presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.  Students read about Lincoln and shared

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Snow Day

Please visit the Snow Day page of the first grade blog for snow and winter related educational activities.  Listed below are a few more suggestions

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Happy Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day, first grade students practiced writing friendly letters, making Valentine’s for the residents of Culpepper Place, our neighbors here in Chesterfield

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Thomas Edison

Yesterday, first grade students began studying our next inventor, Thomas Alva Edison.   Once again we shared a David Adler book, A Picture Book of

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Vowel Team ea

This week in spelling and word work, first grade students began working with vowel teams or vowel digraphs.  Using vowel team ea as our first

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We’re 100 Days Smarter

First grade students celebrated the 100th Day of school with literacy, mathematics, and movement activities all centered around the theme 100.  Activities included the following:

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Rosa Parks

In honor of her birthday, yesterday, first grade students continued learning about Rosa Parks.  With a brief introduction provided as we discussed the civil rights

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Magic e

Thus far in the school year, our spelling patterns have focused primarily on short vowel words, beginning consonant blends and digraphs, and ending consonant blends

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