The Pony Express

Fun in First Grade

Meeting Mokie

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Field Trip Pics!

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Our field trip to Camp Friendship was a blast! We had a rotation of three Equine Studies activities including a hay ride, grooming lesson, and a horse care/feed theory. The kids learned a lot about our equine friends and were able to meet our pony Mokie. It was a beautiful sunny day and fun was had by all!
Our hay ride!
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Grooming was hands-on and a lot of fun!
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We learned so much about horse care!
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Our ride home was fun too!
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Manipulatives and Movement

Mrs. Ackenbom's Little Ponies spend their days with manipulatives, movement, songs, and as many tactile learning opportunities as possible. Here the kiddos are building literacy skills, strengthening their motor skills, and gaining number sense with kinesthetic learning strategies.
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Learning in nature...observing seasonal changes in our own backyard.
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Eagle Time is now in session!

Elijah is reading for his swimming Eagle Time! :}
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materials needed for room 2

If you are able, we are in need of more literacy manipulatives for our daily tactile activities. We are in need of shaving cream and play dough. Any amount is helpful and greatly appreciated! :}

About Mrs. Ackenbom

I am from a military family and grew up in several areas around the United States. I received my B.A. from the University of Mary Washington in American Studies. I enjoyed Mary Washington so much that I decided to stay and get my Masters of Science in Elementary Education. This will be my ninth year as a teacher and I love being a part of a child's individual learning journey. In addition to teaching, I am passionate about horseback riding and being active outside. I am very excited to be working at Crozet Elementary this year!

About Us

We are Mrs. Ackenbom's Little Ponies! We want to learn something new every day. We use kind words with others. We treat others with kindness and compassion. We share. We take turns. We apologize. We have fun. We are first graders at Crozet Elementary - where we inspire and are inspired by the world around us!