The week before break we had so much fun with adjectives. One of our goals for the end of the year is to get our sweet little friends to add more detail to their writing and using adjectives is the greatest way to accomplish this goal.  So we set our sights on all things adjectives, and as you may have figured out about first grade, we go BIG! 

So our introduction to adjectives started with our friend Mr. Kist...ummm....I mean his crazy "twin brother" Fred. We told the kids that while Mr. Kist loved his brother, he was a little different than Mr. Kist. He loves to dress silly and he loved to use adjectives.  He wanted to meet the first graders and see if they loved adjectives just as much.  
 Here is our class picture with "Fred".
 When Fred left we wrote him letters about how much we liked his outfit and the students highlighted the adjectives.  
We also read, Many Luscious Lollipops.
 Each student was given a lollipop to taste and describe. 
Finally, we ended our week with our fashion show.  The kids were amazing and hilarious.  They walked the catwalk like pros to the fashion show music and we read their descriptions as they walked. When they got to the end, they posed.  It was the cutest darn thing ever. 

Silly Shenanigans

The past two weeks we've spent learning about Ireland, St. Patty's Day, and there might have been a bit of shenanigans going on in our classroom.  But really, what's new?

Last week we read a cute story called Green Shamrocks. Rabbit lost his pot of shamrocks and went looking until he found them at his friend Goat's house. We love to partner read the story, as well as working together on responding to what we've read.

We also talked about character traits.  Your kiddos came up with some great traits. 
 We spent a little time reading There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover.
Here are a few sweet friends, feeding the old lady.  
Since everyone loves to taste the rainbow, I thought a Skittles Science experiment might be fun.  Each student put one Skittle in a bowl of water and we observed. 
Check out what happens to the S. They were pretty excited. And.... this is why I love first grade! An S floating in a bowl of sugary water, totally makes their day.  
And then we met a leprechaun. Well, we didn't meet him, but he did pay us a visit.  He stole our pot of gold and left us clues. We went on a hunt for that tricky guy.  You can see below what he did to our room.

 We also spent some time making words with leprechaun.  There are a ton of words you can make with leprechaun.  Who knew? 

And finally, if that wasn't enough craziness, we had our beach party.  I love my little beach buddies. They had a blast. 

Read Across America Week

I think I took about 4,650 photos this week, so hold on. Here comes picture overload of all of our fun this week. I tried to only post about 1/3 of them. Hope you enjoy! 
Our directed drawings.
 Susan Levine, the author of Harriet's Homecoming. 
Teaching the students how books are made.
A Falcon like the character Harriet.
 Sharing the illustrations for her book and how they were made.
Dr. Anderson reading to the first grade.
Eating birthday cookies for Dr. Seuss and playing a Dr. Seuss math game.
 Our Class on Dr. Seuss' birthday
 Wacky First Grade Teachers on Wacky Wednesday
Our Wacky Class!

 We read Yertle the Turtle and then saw how high we could stack our turtles. We were able to stack 17.

 Making Oobleck. Is it a solid or a liquid? It's still a mystery.

We read the Lorax, discussed the theme or message of the story and made Truffala trees. 

 Your little chefs making Green Eggs and Ham.

A little egg shell never hurt anyone. :) 

 Now on to another fun week of Leprechaun Shenanigans and lots of learning.