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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jillian's dance class

 cow day at cfa


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I will make a page for Katie and what she's learning in first grade instead of blog posts every week. So look up under All About Katie and Jillian

Monday, July 14, 2014

1st grade week 2

From Katie's teacher's website--what's she's learning:

Reading-In reading we are talking about Daily 5 and what it looks like in our classroom. Daily 5 is a reading program that encourages students to do 5 things that will help them succeed in reading (read to self, read to someone, listen to reading, work on writing, and word work). This week we are doing a modified Daily 5 so that I can pull individual students to assess their reading.

Writing- Students are being introduced to Writer's Workshop. During this time I teach a small lesson and then students are able to write independently. While students are writing independently I will conference with students on any individual needs they may have.

Math- In math we have been working on our numbers up to 120. Students have been working on representing numbers using 10 frames, filling in missing numbers (12____,13,14,____), and showing numbers many different ways (tally marks, number words, pictures, etc).

Social Studies- In Social Studies this week we will be learning about Kelso's Choices. Kelso's Choices is a conflict resolution program that teaches students how to solve small problems (such as someone cutting in line or not sharing a ball at recess.) The students have met Kelso (he's a stuffed frog) and have learned about the difference between a small problem and a big problem (a big problem is when you get hurt, you're scared, or something is dangerous).

First Week of First Grade

Our first week of first grade was a success! Students learned a lot about our classroom rules and procedures and also learned about each other. This week we will be settling more into our weekly routine.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

1st Day of 1st Grade, 4th of July and week off

 last day of Kindergarten

It was Katie's 1st day of 1st grade and I have been all sentimental. Its hard to believe how big she's getting and so smart. She's finished kindergarten and it feels like as fast as time is flying, she will be in middle school in a few blinks of an eye.

 1st day of 1st grade

 in her class

We had an amazing 4th of July block party. The girls played all day, there were good friends and food, and some fireworks to finish off (our) part of the day.
 on the way to the 4th of July block party

 she didn't like the poppers

parade time:

We had fun with Katie's week off of school, we went to the pool, and marbles.

 making cupcakes

 Katie's graduation cake

 pool day

 love her "cheese" face

 yoga baby?

 we're the turtle magnet. we found two turtles (pic of other one further down)

 Yep. Jilly face




 1st day of ballet at Holly Springs School of Dance

free dance: 

  wild curls 

 the marigolds katie planted for me thriving