Monday, April 18, 2011

Meal Worms

Welcome the newest members to Ms. Hill's class. They will start as meal worms, but what will they become?

Yes I am a bit creeped out by them. We did this last year and I survived so hopefully I will do the same this year. The students love watching them change. Look back for updates on our meal worms!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Life Cycles

We have been talking about the Life Cycles of Butterflies. Today we did an activity we found on the internet using pasta for the parts of the life cycle. Here are two pictures from two different class.

We also created this web to go along with butterflies. It's like a KWL chart but my students seems to like this much better. The red is what we know about butterflies. Then I showed them only the pictures of the book we were reading (picture walk). After showing just the pictures I asked them what questions they had about butterflies and we wrote that in green. Then after reading we wrote anything that was new information or any questions we could answer after reading.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Word Wall

So basically if there is anything cute in my room my mom had a part in it or she probably did it herself. She is amazing at scrap-booking and stamping. I moved into a brand new classroom over Spring Break (yes, I spent my Spring Break up at school). I decided it was time for new letters and pictures on my word wall. My mom and I used the Cricut machine to cut the letters and pictures. I absolutely love my new word wall. Here are some pictures of how it turned out.

Pp pig

A few pictures up close

The Final Product

My First Post

I was inspired to create a blog about my experiences in 1st grade. I loved reading other 1st grade teachers blogs so I figured why not start my own? I hope to share what has worked well in my class and possibly things that didn't go my way. One of the best way to learn is from others experiences.