Ms. Gilbert's 1st Grade Newsletter
Find out what is happening this month in our classroom.
All about me.
For an overview, I am Ms. Kelli Gilbert. I attended the University of Houston (Go Coogs) and love sports, being creative, and active. I am a huge Astros, Rockets, Cougars, and Texans fan. Houston has been my home since I was born and I do not plan to leave it anytime soon.
As an update: We have been having a blast in class and learning so much. The kids are wonderful and learning like superstars.
Pumpkin Patch Field Trip!
Being that it is October, we will be taking an exciting field trip to Dewberry Farm to visit their pumpkin patch. It is located in Brookshire, which is about 45 minutes from the school. We will be taking school buses with all the other 1st grade classes out there. The students will take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and learn why pumpkins need bees to grow. They will also tell the students about the different varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds. Students will then be able to pick their own 'kid-sized' pumpkin to take home with them from the field. If time permits we will also explore the farm and look at the barn animals and more.
For the trip students will need to pack a lunch to go with them or bring money for concession stands there. They will also need to dress comfortable and wear sensible shoes, preferably closed toe. We are also looking for parent chaperones that would like to attend the trip with us. Each class requires at least 4 chaperones to sign up. The chaperones can either meet up there or meet at the school and ride the bus with the class. Please let me know if you are interested in being a chaperone for the trip.
Date: October 23rd from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: FM 362 and Morrison Road Brookshire Texas
In class we have learned about a fun game called Trimathlon. I have included the link for the game and would love for both you and your child to play it together. This game is great for them to improve their addition and subtraction math facts. First you must choose the country you want to represent in the game. Second, you pick one out of the three sports you want to start with first. Then you start the game and begin answering math questions as fast as possible to earn a medal in the triathlon. You get to watch after each round as your athlete competes against the others and earns a place or medal in the sport you have chosen. You go through all three sports and it switches up between addition and subtraction. It goes fast though so keep up and do not get to frustrated. The students enjoyed this game so much today and we want you to get to experience it too.
Link to game: