This week we learned about adjectives.  We learned that an adjective is a word that describes a noun.  We highlighted adjectives, went on an adjective hunt, and used our 5 senses to help us describe nouns.  The children's favorite noun to describe was the S'mores we created.
Before we made S'mores we tested out our 5 senses on marshmallows. 
In math this week we began our unit on measurement.  We were introduced to Mr. Measurement.  He doesn't always like to follow the rules and he measures things the "nonstandard" way.  He will use cubes, shells, and even his feet to measure things.  We started the week measuring the nonstandard way, and ended the week measuring in inches.
In writing, we began our unit on poetry.  We learned about Acrostic Poems.  We had so much fun making these. At first they were a little tricky, because we all wanted to write sentences.  We have learned the whole year to use capital letters and ending marks and then this week we were told we didn't have to! You may have seen an Acrostic Poem come home in our bookbags on Friday.  We created a special one just for our moms!
This week was especially busy because we had our Animal Museum followed by Student Led Conferences.  We have been working really hard getting ready for the conferences we were all very excited for them! Our favorite part was showing off our first day of first grade writing AND giving our parents HOMEWORK!!!
Before the animal museum started we went on a scavenger hunt.
Take a look at our animal museum...
After the animal museum it was time for Student Led Conferences.  We did such a great job and enjoyed sharing reading, writing, and math with our parents. The next day we reviewed our parents homework and gave everyone an A+!!
We ended this busy busy week with our 150 paw celebration.  We decided to celebrate with popcorn, stuffed animals, and a movie.
Wow! What a fun busy week!!
Of course we couldn't let spring go by without a learning experience!  Our awesome room parents put together a wonderful hour of fun and learning.  As usual, we are so thankful to them!
We ended our nonfiction unit by researching an animal of our choice. We wrote a book full of facts and information that we learned.  I can’t wait for you to see all the things we learned at our animal museum this Tuesday!

To go along with our nonfiction unit we had a box called the
 wonder box.  Children could ask any questions they were curious about to the wonder box.  As a class we researched questions on After we had a lot of practice the children were able to explore their own questions on  The children created posters to show
others what they learned.
During this busy time we managed to squeeze in a few lessons on Earth Day. The children learned about the 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  We were surprised to find out we did a lot of these things already at home and school.  We listened to “It’s a Wonderful World” and created mental images with water colors. We combined our paintings with Mrs. Stewart’s class to create a quilt on Earth Day.  You can see this displayed in the first grade hall.

Olivia created this Earth Day poster during her free time!

We have been busy learning about nouns and verbs.  Meet our new students Nick Noun and Vicky Verb. 

To help us learn about verbs and nouns we listened to some songs.  The kids LOVED these!

Noun Song
To help us learn about nouns we went on a noun scavenger hunt, picked nouns out of sentences, and went on a noun hunt in books searching for a person, place, and/or thing.

To  help us learn about verbs we had a verb relay race. We learned that a verb is an action.  What better way to learn this than a verb race with Mrs. Stewart’s class!  We had so much fun!