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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Special Guest Comes to Read to FW First Grade!

Today, the first grade had a surprise as Elsa from the story Frozen came in to read a story!  Below are pictures of Elsa reading to the group and the singing "Let It Go" with the group.  It was an exciting start to our day!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Polar Express Pajama Party 

this Friday, December 19th

This Friday we will evoke the mood of Chris Van Alsburg's Polar Express by reading the story to the first grade as they sip on hot chocolate in their pajamas. Please have your child bring their pajamas into school to change into (they will need their street clothes for outside recess). We will serve the children hot chocolate and cookies made in the cafeteria. (If your child has food issues and cannot have the chocolate chip cookies made b our cafeteria staff, please feel free to send a special treat in for them to have at this time).

Learning about the Holidays through Lights

This week we are also switching classrooms in the afternoon to learn about the various holidays celebrated during this festive season. Each day, the children will learn about a different holiday. We will teach the children about Christmas, Hanukkah, Divali, Eid al Fitr and Kwanzaa -- focusing on how each holiday celebrates with light in some way. Ask your child to tell you which holiday they learned about today!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hour of code

Today Mr. Schersten and Mrs. Gennaco came into our classroom to show us how to do "The hour of code."  It turns out that we have a lot of potential future engineers. This week there was a goal of every classroom to do this hour of code. We downloaded an app called Lightbot one hour of code '14.  It was kid-friendly, challenging and FUN!  

Ask your child about the Hour of Code that we did today.