This week we learned about John Chapman (a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed) and did many activities with apples in honor of Johnny Appleseed Day which is September 26th. The children had fun learning how the apple tree changes with each season. We studied the parts of an apple. We even played apple themed games. We ended our apple mini unit by tasting applesauce. Yum!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents who came to Back to School Night. It is a pleasure to know that I will be working with caring and supportive parents. If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact me.
By working together, I hope to help your child have a successful first grade experience.
Our class went to the STEM Lab for the first time this year! We met our STEM teacher, Mrs. Wicks, who taught us that STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. For our first lab investigation, we used the scientific method to learn how germs spread through contact. By using glitter to represent germs, each team of children started with only 1 color glitter on their hands. After shaking hands with children from other teams, they were surprised to find that the glitter on their hands had transferred (spread) to everyone they touched. What a powerful visual of how germs travel!
We had a great first week of school! The children came with bright smiles and were ready to learn. They quickly settled into the classroom and are already becoming familiar with some of our daily routines.
Please check your child’s “Take Home Folder” daily. This is one of the best ways for us to communicate. All notes and classwork sent home can be kept at home. Only return homework and missed assignments to me.
I look forward to a fun and exciting school year filled with wonder and discoveries!