The Pony Express
Fun in First Grade
Learning with Mrs. Ackenbom's Littles
Growing with Manipulatives
When given a choice, children like to model a situation to demonstrate understanding.
Manipulatives provide that concrete freedom to solve problems. Many
students have difficulty understanding mathematics because they are unable to make the
connection between the physical world and the abstract world. In order to make understanding permanent, children must understand the underlying concepts. Manipulatives help create clear mental images which help the transition to abstract ideas in the future. Connections are also made when Mrs. Ackenbom's Littles use manipulatives, which help them bridge the gap between mathematical ideas and real world situations. Which is exactly where I want them to be able to use their mathematical knowledge!
Mokie Monday - Scrub-a-dub-dub!
February Focus on Mokie:
Reading, Writing, Knitting and More!
Reader's Theatre is so much fun. :}
Jan Brett Author Study
Fun and Exploration on Global Play Day
Have fun on super bowl sunday!
Feb. 8 – 100th Day of School and PE Buddy Day - Please don't forget to bring your collection bag for our 100th Day celebration!
Feb. 8-12: Random Acts of Kindness Week, National School Counseling Week, Friendship Grams
Feb. 12 – Classroom Valentine's Day party - bring peanut free Valentine's for all classmates if you wish! :}
Feb. 17 – Jump Rope for Heart and Digital Learning Day
Feb. 18 – County Spelling Bee
Feb. 19 – PTO Variety Show
Mar. 1 – Green Work Day – No School
Mar. 2 – Read Across America Day
Mar. 8 – 2/3 Music Performance
Mar. 11 – PTO Sock Hop
Mar. 17 – Community Night (School Event)