Friday, September 30, 2016

The final butterfly (Pumpkin) was set free today! The kids are already asking what the next class pet is going to be. We had fun watching our butterflies grow, but I think for now we will be a pet free classroom. 


Before every math lesson we have been working on our "count by's". These help the kids with their multiplication fluency and add some dancing and singing before we get our lesson started. They have loved using these videos. I really think they are helping them to learn their count by's without them even realizing it! I told them I would put them on the blog so they could share them with their families.

Here are the links!

Count by 8's    *One of their favorites
Count by 6's     *One of their favorites

Warning: The beats are very addictive and I guarantee you will be humming along and getting these songs stuck in your head! :-)


Friday, September 23, 2016

Room 16 has had QUITE an exciting week!! 

TWO of our beautiful monarchs have come out of their chrysalis and been set free. "Shish-ka-bob" was first on Thursday and then "Butter" was on Friday! This has been a great experience for the kids! 

Goodbye "Butter"! Check out the action shot! You can actually see the butterfly if you look close.

Goodbye "Shish-Ka-Bob! He sped right off into the trees before we could get a good picture.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"There's only one you in this big world, make it a better place." 

Over the last week we have really focused on being the best versions of ourselves! We have talked about being more "awesome" as Kid President would say, and what we are teaching the world that will make it a better place. Today we read the book "Only One You" which features beautifully painted rocks that look like fish. We then created our own personal rocks, and started brainstorming what we could do to make the world a better place. Next week we will start writers workshop and create our own paper about this topic! Here are a few pictures of our rocks. Have your child show you which one is theirs! They turned out awesome.

Our math lesson today taught us how to make arrays! Why do a worksheet when you can use fruit loops?! Check out our math problems and have your kids show you what they learned at home with fun objects for review. 

-Ms. Marzo

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

We had SO much fun today with our team challenge!!

 Make sure to ask your kids to see their "Can you save Sammy" packet and ask them how they did! I could not believe the teamwork and kindness our class showed during this activity. It was wonderful to see!! Check out some pictures I took. For those of you using the Remind app, I will be sending you some videos and individual pictures if I have them. 
- Ms. Marzo

Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Friday!! 

This week flew by and we were able to do so many fun activities to get to know each other and grow as a class. My personal favorite from today was interviewing classmates! They got the chance to interview a classmate and prepare a skit to show off and introduce their classmate, all while dressed up with fake mustaches and silly glasses! Check out some of the pictures taken today!

- Ms.Marzo

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

What a wonderful first day!! This is going to be an amazing year. Your children took home A LOT of papers today that need to be filled in and brought back to me! 

Make sure you ask them about the book we read, and the classroom scavenger hunt we did! Here is a class picture so they can show you their classmates. Enjoy your evening!