Team Bullard

Here's what's happening in the huddle...


This week we read Road Builders by B.G. Hennessy. We focused on the following skills:

  • learning text features for non-fiction books
  • recording what we know, want to know, and learned about a topic
  • writing questions about what we still want to learn after reading


We planned our penguin stories using a story map and then wrote our rough drafts. From here, we edited our work for neat handwriting, spacing between words, appropriate capitalization and punctuation, and conventional spelling of word wall words. After Mrs. Bullard teacher edited the rough drafts, we wrote our final copies. These will be hanging in the hallway during portfolio conferences. Make sure you check them out!


We continued to work in unit 6 learning about:

  • fact families
  • name collection boxes
  • fact triangles


We learned all about dental health thanks to a visit from our very own Dr. Mercando. Thank you Dr. Mercando for making this topic so fun for us to study! Along with a dentist visiting our classroom, we did an experiment with an egg and Coke...ask your first grader what happened. We also completed a true and false activity which went home today.


Thanks to Sam's family for making this a special week for Sam. We even enjoyed hearing The Very Hungry Caterpillar from some special guest readers!

Portfolio Conferences

Portfolio Conferences are just around the corner. Please look for your confirmation sheets to come home next Friday. I tried very hard to honor your first requests, but I did have to assign some second choices as my available times did not accommodate everyone. Please remember, first graders are expected to attend the conference with you.

For fun, we created an interactive bulletin board for you to visit when you come to your conference. Please make sure you have a QR Code Scanner and Reader app installed on your Smartphone/ipad/ipod to access our work.

Looking Ahead

Next week we will:

  • read a story called Eva the Beekeeper
  • independently write a 5 sentence paragraph for our portfolios
  • complete the math computation task
  • compare and contrast schools today with schools from long ago
  • learn to measure using centimeters and count money using quarters
  • read to our therapy dog, Gus