Riley’s Book Review

January 29, 2015

Riley read Socks by Beverly Cleary and wrote a fabulous book review. She illustrated and recorded it on Voice Thread.


The Adventures of Mister Alligator in C by Nicholas

November 12, 2014

Nicholas enjoyed learning facts about Chicago in the book City by the Lake. He presented some facts he learned through a comic strip maker called Make Beliefs Comix!

His comic is called The Adventures of Mister Alligator in C.

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Chloe the Cartoon Queen by Riley

November 12, 2014

Riley read a book called Making an Animated Cartoon, written and illustrated by Alex Stitt. She was inspired to create her own comic strip explaining some of the details she learned about making cartoons through her reading.

Her comic is called Chloe the Cartoon Queen, made on Make Belief Comix!

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How to Grow a Pumpkin by Natalie

October 22, 2014



I know how to grow a pumpkin.

You need a seed, a sprout, a plant, a flower, a green pumpkin, and an orange pumpkin.

A pumpkin by Josh

October 21, 2014



Yay, yay! Yes, yes!

I got a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

I saw a green and orange pumpkin.

The Pumpkin Patch by Lydia

October 20, 2014


I went to the pumpkin patch today! We saw a seed and leaves and flowers

and baby pumpkins and big orange pumpkins and we also saw wilted flowers.


School is cool!

August 29, 2014  Tagged

We have been working hard in first grade this week. We have come up with a list of cool school tools that we love to use around the classroom.

We worked in pairs with our bucket of notebooks and colored pencils to come up with a list of school nouns. Then the words were typed into an application called Tagul that makes word clouds. Here is a screen shot of our word cloud.

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School Supply List

August 11, 2014  Tagged



Class Supply List

  • 2 boxes Crayola Crayons (24 count)
  • 1 pair Fiskars scissors
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 pack of broad Crayola washable markers (classic colors)
  • plastic pencil box
  • pencils (Dixon Ticonderoga)
  • 2 spiral wide-ruled 70 pg. notebook
  • 1 container of wipes
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • hand sanitizer and liquid soap (or refill)
  • $5.00 for National Geographic Magazine
  • Backpack (no wheels!)

Extras, if you can:

  • 1 pack of 24 twistable crayons
  • Ziplock baggies – gallon, quart, or snack size


Bring your school supplies to Open House, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3:00 – 6:00.

Camping is better with snacks!

April 29, 2014  Tagged



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We went camping for math today again! This time we had graham crackers and Hershey kisses for s’mores!

We took the story problems we wrote while camping last week. Then we solved everyone’s stories. It was fun and delicious!













More camping stories

April 25, 2014  Tagged

no deer

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More camping stories by the Wonderful Ones!

Andrew and Jaden went camping. They saw 10 boys, 3 girls, 5 men, and 6 women. How many campers did they see altogether?


On their camping trip, Noah and Shane saw 20 deer and 50 bears. How many animals did they see in all?


Jocelyn and Koreyon went camping. They saw 12 deer, 20 bees, 1 moose, and 2 cats. How many animals did they see altogether?


Sam caught  79 deer in the woods. Maggie caught 22 deer in the woods. How many deer did they catch altogether?


Caroline and Colt read 8 cat stories in their tent. Then they read 19 eagle stories. How many stories did they read?


Camping out with math stories

April 24, 2014  Tagged

We went camping in our classroom with our study buddies. We solved some camping math problems, then we wrote our own! Here are the camping stories. Try to solve!


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Bryant and Jacob went camping. They saw 20 bear, 50 moose, and 30 deer. How many animals did they see?


Sofia had 17 campfires and James had 6 campfires. How many did they have altogether?


Ella and Mustafa went camping. They saw 8 pink tents. 5 were blue, 2 are red, and 1 was green. How many tents did they see altogether?


Brooke and Zyan saw 7 catfish and 1 dogfish. How many fish did they see?


Katherine, Glenn, and Gavin went camping. Yesterday, they caught 2 fish. This morning they caught 4 fish. This afternoon they caught 41 fish. How many fish did they catch in all?

Library Day by Katherine

April 1, 2014  Tagged ,


Today was library day. I checked out a book called Elmer Takes Off. It’s all about an elephant named Elmer.

It’s a very windy day, and Elmer went outside, opened his ears and flew. It was really cool. I might want to check it out again.

Pete the Cat by Jocelyn

March 31, 2014  Tagged

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I like Pete the Cat. I like the books of Pete the Cat.

I have a Pete the Cat book at home. Pete the Cat books are fun.

Mrs. Wojtera loves Pete the Cat books so much. The whole class loves Pete, too!


St. Patrick’s Day by Andrew

March 28, 2014  Tagged

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up. You have to wear green on your shirt.

You can try to find a pot of gold.

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday. You have to try to find a four leaf clover.

If you find a four leaf clover, it means good luck!

Sailing by Ella

March 27, 2014  Tagged

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How would you feel if you went on a sail boat? It would be fun to me.

I would catch fish and it would be really fun.

I could go swimming in the ocean and we could take the fish home and eat them.

The next day I would go play on the beach.


Jack and the Beanstalk by Colt

March 26, 2014  Tagged ,



There was a boy named Jack. He lived in a cottage with his mother.

Jack’s mother needed money. Jack’s mother sold their cow.

Jack’s mother said make a good price. An old man stopped him and said

I will take your cow.


A New Car by Koreyon

March 25, 2014

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My mom got a new car yesterday or Wednesday.

It is white and the door can open by itself without pulling it.

It has two tv’s in it and it has music in the back and it has heat too.

My Little Sister by Zyan

March 24, 2014  Tagged ,


My little sister had a good birthday. She is six years old.

She knows how to spell and read first grade words.

Blue Jays by Sam

March 21, 2014  Tagged

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I like blue jays because they sing beautiful. They are birds. They are blue. Their chest is white and a black beak and black spots on their back. Blue jays have cool feathers. Girl blue jays have eggs. The blue jays are one of the medium birds. I like birds. I like every part of every bird.


Stop the Clock!

March 13, 2014  Tagged ,

Here is a game to practice matching analog and digital clocks.


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