The Pony Express

Fun in First Grade

Learning with Mrs. Ackenbom's Littles

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Happy May!

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Little Ponies Telling Time

We are focusing on learning the parts of a clock and telling time to the hour and half hour. We are enjoying using manipulatives to tell time and will also continue our place value and measurement units as well to strengthen those particular skills. The kiddos will even make their very own clock this coming week! :}
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Here we are gathering data - we are completing our class-wide information collection and having a lot of fun in math too!

Science Experiments and Baking to explain our earth

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We speak for the trees!

We are investigating the parts of a plant and how things like roots and a stem work to keep plants alive. This week, we learned about natural resources and made pancakes to observe not only the change from a liquid to a solid with the addition of heat, but also how natural resources can make a capital resource. Eric Carle's book Pancakes, Pancakes! added to our background knowledge and understanding of how pancakes were made in the past. Next week, we will use a "dirt" snack with "humus" on the top to provide nutrients and proper soil for plants to grow. Gummy worms are delicious, but they also help explain how real worms aerate soil to make it a fertile, habitable place for plants to grow. We will also use celery stalks and white carnations to demonstrate how the stem drinks the colored water and sends it to the other parts of the plant. Let's see how blue our carnations become!
Let's observe the transformation from a liquid to a solid with the addition of heat!
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We love QuickStart Tennis!

We tied literacy and QuickStart together and wrote thank you notes for our tennis racquets and balls. We are so thankful for their kindness and for the opportunity to learn how to play tennis at school and at home!
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Friendships and Fun in First Grade

Here we are enjoying the fruits of our hard work - our knitted cats! We worked hard for these little guys!
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What a Performance: The Lion King!

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Happy Arbor Day!

Thank you to Dominion for our Redbud trees!

Upcoming events in Room 2 and Crozet Elementary

It’s time to buy school supplies?!


We know it’s only April, but our online school supply store is open for business! You can pre-order next year’s supplies right now for 2016/17. All you have to do is visit www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com. 1st Day School Supplies kits are the exact school supplies your teachers requested and are approved by the school. It is more cost effective than Amazon and supplies are delivered directly to your child’s classroom! Buying your child’s school supplies online will also help raise money to provide school supply kits for students who are unable to purchase them. Deadline is June 30th!

GLOW RUN

Get ready to run! Our annual Glow Run will be held on Friday, May 20th. We're excited to offer both individual and family registration this year. The event is open to ALL CRES students, their families and community members. Hope to see you there! Visit http://www.crozetpto.org to register today - Register before April 22nd for Early Bird prices and to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

(p.s. Though Running Club members do not need to pay the registration fee, they MUST register in order to participate!)