Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Day

We had a great first day of first grade!
We learned friends' names, read a story called "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" and learned that we can either be a "bucket filler" or "bucket dipper." We brainstormed the ways to be a bucket filler! Each of us has a bucket in our classroom. When I catch someone being kind to others, he/she gets to put a cotton ball in his/her bucket. It makes us feel very proud to be a bucket filler:)

Here are some photos of our first day of school.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Welcome to First Grade!

If you are one of my new first grade parents, welcome! I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year! Your child will be going on many learning adventures in the first grade, and I am looking forward to meeting each of you at "First Grade Open House" on August 25th from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Don't forget to bring your supplies!
I hope you will visit this blog frequently to see what’s happening in the classroom, photo gallery and snack helper calendar (links to the left) and reminders about special events! I recommend you to sign up for “Follow by E-mail” so that you will get an e-mail reminder when I post a new entry.
The beginning of first grade is just around the corner, so enjoy the rest of the summer.

Mrs. DeGroot