1st Grade

1st Grade

Monday, May 30, 2016

Zoo Field Trip

We had a great time on our zoo field trip a few weeks ago! Here are a few pictures from our adventure.

Friday, April 29, 2016

This Week in 1st Grade

This week in first grade, we learned about the Green Sea turtle! Did you know they can hold their breath up to 1 hour under water?

We also came up with creative adjectives, verbs and prepositional phrases to help write about the Great White Shark!
-Endangered misunderstood great white sharks dive in the coral reef.

We also started working on our class paragraph about the great white shark. We still have some more work to do, but we have a great start... as you can see below!

Here are a few of our team task pictorials we did on our Australian animals!

Friday, April 15, 2016

We are now on our second to last continent in the world. Can you guess which one it is? 

 Justin- Did you know that koalas have babies that are the size of a jellybean?
Aabha- Koalas live in Australia and in eucalyptus forests.
Abbi- Did you know that koalas are marsupials and carry their babies in a pouch when they are born?
Mackenzie- Did you know that koalas aren't very social?
Isaac B- Did you know that they only eat eucalyptus leave and there are 12 different kinds of eucalyptus trees?
Matthew- Koalas have fuzzy ears and babies are called joeys.
Sydnee- Did you know that koalas are herbivores?
Zachary- They have sharp claws that are good for climbing.
Lucas R- Koalas don't drink very much water, they get most from eucalyptus trees.
Nevaeh- Koalas are grey and have black noses.
Peyton- Did you know koalas have two opposable thumbs to grasp trees with?
Erik- Did you know that sharks attack turtles?
Rafaele- Did you know that great white sharks can ambush?
Colin- Did you know that great white shares skeletons are made of cartilage?
Yaretzi- Did you know the females are bigger than the males?
Mahit- Did you know that great white sharks are carnivores?
Timothy- Did you know that great white sharks eat sea lions?
Isaac B- Did you know great white sharks have to keep moving because they have to keep on getting oxygen from the water?
Peyton- Did you know that great white sharks can swim on the surface and 820 feet deep?
Braden- Did you know that great white sharks are not the top predator of the see?
Nevaeh- Did you know they can live to be 70 years old?
Lucas R- Did you know that great white sharks can leap clear out of the water?
Justin- Great white sharks have babies alive like some other sharks!
Mackenzie- Did you know great white sharks attack from the bottom?
Matthew- Did you know that great white sharks can weigh up to 5,000 pounds?
Zachary- They can spyhop! They can smell blood over 3 miles away.
Aabha- They can swim up to 15-20 miles per hour.
Alisha- Did you know that great white sharks favorite food is seals?

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Animal Kingdom Visit by Aabha

When I was in animal kingdom, me and my family went on a safari. I saw lots of animals that lived in Africa. the animals were the okapi, giraffe, lion, lioness, African elephant, ring, cheataa, hippo, spotted dogs, antelope, spring buck, crocodiles, and zebras. We also saw a baobab tree. We went on a ride called expedition everest. It was very fun to go to animal kingdom! There was also a lion guard festival! I really enjoyed animal kingdom!

Friday, March 18, 2016

STEAM Giraffe challenge

Three rules, 10 pipe cleaners, one bonus challenge and 26 first graders! What do you get? Some awesome giraffes engineered by six and seven year olds. Enjoy!

Mackenzie- I really liked it because we got ours to stand up.
Aabha- I really liked the giraffe building because we got to work together and I got an experience.
Justin- Me and Colin worked together and my friends kept asking "what's your secret" and we said we just tried. Me and Colin did two giraffes and one had ossicones and one didn't.
Erik- I liked it because my second giraffe worked but the first one didn't.
Zachary- I didn't like it because we tried 100 times but the giraffe wouldn't stay up.
Mahit- I didn't like our giraffe because it was very small.
Braden- My one thing I didn't like is it took a lot of time to think about it but what I did like is that it started to stand up when we we thought about it a little more.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Math Challenge on Addition and Subtraction

What a great example of applying addition and subtraction to a real life even! Great Job Justin!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Old Sacramento Field Trip

Aabha: I thought it was really cool to go there again and there was more stuff to do there! I really liked the trains that were connected. They were really cool!
Rafaele: I really liked the museum of trains. My favorite part was riding the train.
Zachary: I liked the train museum. It was amazing and I really liked the train too!
Erik: I liked the trains in the museum!
Nevaeh: I liked when we were eating lunch and going to the old school.
Mahit: I liked Old Sacramento and my favorite part was going on the playground.
Timothy: My Favorite part was when we ate lunch and when we got to be in the train.
Sydnee: I liked when we saw the old school house. I also liked the train museum and all the trains.
Abbi: I liked going to the old school because we got to do reading with the old books. And we got to experience how it was in the old days.
Yaretzi: I liked when we went into the train and the old school house.
Mackenzie: I liked the train ride because I saw waterfowls.
Justin: I liked when we went to the old school house because we got to see how it looked in the old days. The train museum was awesome because you got to go in them and experience what they looked like. I really liked the circuits.
Izaac V: I liked when we were on the train and when we were eating lunch. And I liked going to the train museum and playing with the circuits.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

First Great STEAM Boat Challenge

A few weeks ago we took on the challenge of designing and creating boats. The only directions we had were to make it sail from Europe to New York Harbor and it had to hold weight. All of us had the same bag of materials, but we each decided what materials we wanted to use. Here is a video of our fun process and a video of one boat completing the challenge! We hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

We are now in Africa!

This week we made our way to the continent of Africa. We are exploring the land and the cool animals that live there. We have learned many new facts and are excited to learn about more animals that live there. Did you know the Giraffe's scientific name means "spotted camel"?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Global School Play Day- 1st Grade

We enjoyed Global School Play day... it was fun! Here are a few pictures of what we did during the day:

Braden- It was the best day ever!
Zachary-I really liked it... it was so fun!
Peyton- It was so much fun. I hope we get to do this again soon!
Abbi- It was so fun and I even got to make a fort.
Izaac V- I liked Global Play day because it was fun and I got to play with Akash's police car. I also got to play with my cars.
Rafaele- I really liked playing with other people's toys.
Kelsey- I loved Global Play day and I got to make a fort with my friends.
Nevaeh- I had fun making a tent because all of my friends were playing family and I want to do it again.
Maribel- I liked it because it was my best favorite play day ever.
Yaretzi- I loved playing twister with my friends.
Isaac B- I loved playing pokemon.
Timothy- I liked to play with the pokemon cards.
Aabha- I loved Global Play day because we had lots of fun playing twister.
Mackenzie- I like Global play day... it was so fun playing with my lobster.
 Remote control a police car
 making a fort.... can we fit??
 Starwars pinball game
 Playing with minecraft toys
Dressing up as Mario and Batman
 Mario getting ready to play a game
 Building a fort with team work
 Justin grew a mustache 
 Going inside the tent... you must have a password!
Playing twister... it's super hard!
 Drawing a city to drive on
 Giant blanket fort
We all liked taking our shoes off!

We hope our whole school enjoyed Global School Play Day! It was the best day every... I wish we could do it every day!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Choice Seating & Europe Woodland Animals

Last week we introduced choice seating into our classroom. It has been an exciting, fun experience that helps us get our wiggles out! Here are a few of our opinions on our choice seating:
-Aabha- I like them very much and they are really fun!

-Lucas R- I really like these ball and I'm glad you got them for us.

Isaac B- I think the balls are really good and they make us be nicer to try and earn the ball for our table.

Abbi- The balls are really fun and I like them because they are super bouncy and make people happy!

Nev- I like the balls because they are really bouncy and I'm really happy someone bought them for us.

Bradon- I really like the balls. They are really bouncy... some of the time I fall over.

Mahit- If is really fun to sit on the balls.

Mackenzie- I really like the balls because they are so cool and bouncy. I hope my table gets them again.

Justin- I think the balls are awesome because you can bounce on them but make sure you don't fall off... last time I did that!

Sydnee- I think it was really nice of you to give us the balls as choice seating. 

Peyton- I really like the balls because bounce and fun and it's hard to sit on them.

Izaac V.- I like the balls because it is really fun and I enjoy them a real lot. 

Maribel- I like them because they are fun and crazy.

We also moved into our new continent of Europe. So far we have learned about the Fallow Deer and the Tawny Owl.