Ide began the ABC countdown. We started with A- Artist day. It just happened to land on Earth Day so Team Beseth did a directed drawing of an Earth and discussed different ways we can protect our planet! 🌍 #recycle #uselesswater #plantatree
over 1 year ago, Alison Beseth
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earth
Our Word Study continues! Throughout the school year the 1st graders have practiced doing many different sorts with words that have short & long vowels, digraphs, & blends. They’ve used their iPads to share what they’ve learned about these sorts with their teachers and families.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Tracy
Reading and recording sorts on Seesaw!
Sorting the words in columns
Tapping out words
The 1st graders have loved using their individual Wilson Boards this school year. The kids tap out words using their fingers, spell the words, & then “spell the words away”! A BIG THANK YOU to our parapros Mrs. Marek & Mrs. Ryan for making these boards for our kids to use!🤗👍🏻
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Tracy
Making words using our Wilson Boards. Such a great spelling tool!
First graders are working hard on their informational writing skills! Students have been practicing using multiple resources to find and select information to write about. This week we’re learning all about the lifecycle of a frog! 🐸
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Halper
informational writing about frogs
informational writing about frogs
informational writing about frogs
informational writing about frogs
Love having remote learners work as partners during our phonics activities and morning meeting! They do a great job unmuting and taking turns reading and discussing! 😊👏🏻
over 1 year ago, Alison Beseth
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remote students
1st grade social distanced literacy centers in action!
over 1 year ago, Rebecca Hull
Reading to self
Listening center
Writing Center
Guided Reading groups
We began the ABC Countdown today! Today was letter A- “Be an Artist”. Here are some pieces of art created by our first graders.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Finn
A colorful rainbow!
A pink pig on a sunny day!
Good morning from the lions of Elizabeth Ide! We start each day with a morning meeting where we greet our classmates to build relationships and set a positive tone for our day!
over 1 year ago, Dana Arnold
students greeting each other during morning meeting
morning greeting choices
Our egg experiment is on week #3. See how much our eggs are changing in first grade!!??!!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Tracy
Water, Salt Water, Vinegar, Gatorade, Ginger Ale
First graders are working hard on their phonics skills. Students are in individualized groups and complete sorts during Word Study! 👏🏻😊
over 1 year ago, Alison Beseth
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word study
1st Grade lions engaged in informational writing about the life cycles of a frog. Do you know what they are? Just ask any 1st grader!
over 1 year ago, Sean Rhoads
frog
Happy Administrative Professionals Day Cindy Cronin and Anna Regan! These two special people do an incredible amount of work for me, our students, staff, and learning community...much appreciated! Enjoy your special day!
over 1 year ago, Sean Rhoads
Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
The first graders continue to learn about Oviparous Animals! Last week we learned about chickens. This week we are learning about frogs. Next up.... ladybugs! Can you guess which oviparous animal lived in this nest?? The kids used their Seesaw app to draw their responses.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Tracy
Drawing and sharing our responses on Seesaw.
A real bird’s nest!
Guess the Mystery Object....
Oviparous Animals
Socially distanced math games to practice adding on a number path!
over 1 year ago, Dana Arnold
students playing number path game
students playing number path game
Mrs. Sopha, our Elizabeth Ide social worker, is visiting 1st grade classrooms this month to work on reviewing our social emotional skills.
over 1 year ago, Rebecca Hull
Following directions
SEL game on how to take turns
Team Beseth has been using Mind Yeti in the classroom. Mind Yeti is a kid-friendly tool to help ease anxiety and teach students about mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to things as they are right now with kindness and curiosity. #mindyeti #calmclassroom
over 1 year ago, Alison Beseth
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mind yeti
The best day to candle an egg is on day 7! We took the eggs out today and held a light to them so that we could see inside. If an embryo has started growing then you can see the blood vessels that have formed. We even saw a shadow of the baby chick moving inside! 🥚🐣#weareeggcited
over 1 year ago, Alison Beseth
candling video
candling
Mrs. Schultz is starting a school garden this year! The second graders are thrilled to be part of this exciting project. This week, we planted marigold seeds. The students took them home to care for them and will bring them back to school to plant around the new garden. We can't wait to see our flowers bloom just as beautifully as our students have this year!
over 1 year ago, Mrs. Holtrup
During this last stretch of the year, our 2nd graders are referred to as Pre-Panthers. This is an important title as they prepare for the transition to Prairieview in the Fall. Our preparation heavily focuses on executive functioning skills like organization and whole body listening. This is a very exciting time for our learners!
over 1 year ago, Regina Hendron
A ROARING moment of our Kindergarten artists proudly snapping a pic on Seesaw of their completed Alma Thomas water color project to be shared with their fellow lions!
over 1 year ago, Sean Rhoads
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