Ms. Ferguson's Firsties

Weekly Updates from Room 157

WE'RE ON THE NEWS!

With some help from Mr. Godleski, we had the opportunity to talk to News 13 about our chickens at Claxton. What a great experience for these kids! Check out the video below :)
Never Stop Learning: Chickens and Life Lessons

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, June 3rd - Pajama Day for our class! Great job first grade!
  • Friday, June 5th - Spirit Day: CLX Colors
  • Tuesday, June 9th - Variety Show
  • Wednesday, June 10th - Kindergarten Graduation (9am); OUR END OF YEAR PARTY (12-1 pm); Awards Ceremony 2-5 (1-2pm)
  • Thursday, June 11th - Last Day (HALF Day); Report Cards go home; 5th Grade Graduation 9-11

End of the Year Projects

As we wrap up the school year, we're taking time to do some big end of the year projects. Shown below are some pictures of our "Animal Research Projects". Each student is working in a small group to read about and study their animal. Then, they're taking what they've learned and turning it into a writing assignment. Wait until you see the finished project at our end of the year party!

Want more?

We now have a twitter to show the daily activities and lessons that go on in our classroom. Check it out!

https://twitter.com/msfergusons1st

Our First Grade Curriculum

Reading

For some fun for the end of the year, we're taking a big look at poetry. We're studying different types of poems, reading poems, and writing our own poems! We're also spending a lot of our Daily 5 time to work on our "published" books.


Writing

A huge portion of our writing time is used for our final books that will be "published" at the end of the year. Our class is doing a great job coming up with fun and exciting narratives! Mr. Godleski and I are busy as editors as they continue the writing process.


Fundations

In the last week of Unit 13, we're looking at a variety of words that use the "es" suffix. We've learned that any word that ends in s, x, z, ch, or sh will have an es. I know these kids are going to rock their Fundations test at the end of the week and be ready for 2nd grade!


Math

We are officially done with our math assessments for the end of the year! We're spending the last few days of school reviewing some of the concepts we've learned in fun ways.


Science/Social Studies

As mentioned, we're beginning our animal research project! Students have been split up into groups to research a particular animal. They're discovering their physical characteristics, where they live, what they eat, and more. At the end of the week, each group will be making a larger poster to present their findings.

Want to volunteer?

If you want to get into the classroom to help, here's how! Every Friday, I am going to have a "mystery reader" come into our classroom during our read aloud at the end of the day (2:15-2:30). The class will not know who is visiting, and they might be very surprised to see their parent walk in!

Still a few spots left! Sign up below.

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Our Class Activation Code is: NQLJD