Our Classroom

Our classroom is a busy place every day.
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Our Class Photos

class schedule
Our Class Schedule

class centers
Our Class Centers

class books
Our Class Book Picks

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First Day of School

schedule Our Class Schedule

7:45-8:00 Busy Bee Folders, Corrections
8:00-8:30 Calendar/Weather, etc.
8:30-9:20 Language Arts
9:20-9:45 Snack/Recess
9:45-10:25 Enrichments
10:30-11:20 Reading/Language Arts
11:20-11:50 Math
12:05-12:35 Lunch
12:25-1:00 DEAR Time/ Scholastic News/Recess
1:00-1:45 PE
1:45-2:30 Centers/Social Studies/Art Activities
2:20-2:35 Story Time
2:35-2:45 Dismiss

Our daily schedule in 1D is flexible to allow for the individual needs of each child and to include the following enrichment classes:

Counselor 9:45 - 10:25 Monday
Science Lab 10:35 - 11:05 Monday
Foreign Language 9:10 - 9:40 Tuesday
Music 9:45 - 10:25 Tuesday
Technology 9:45 - 10:25 Wednesday
Art 9:45 - 10:25 Thursday
Library 9:45 - 10:25 Friday


class centersOur Class Centers

There is always an activity waiting for the children when their work is finished. Our room has 8 centers the children are assigned to daily plus free choice activities. The centers change monthly or as units of study change.

Writing Center

writing center

The writing center is a hands-down favorite whether it is writing a letter to a friend, being an author for a day or contributing to one of the many journals waiting for an entry.

Reading Center

reading center

Skills taught in our reading and language arts program are reinforced in the reading center. Word matching, alphabetizing and "reading the room" are part of the fun.

Math Center

math center center

There's no reason to be afraid of math! The math center is loaded with activities to explore to make math fun. Patterning, graphing, time, money, and measurement along with numbers round out the fun.

Games and Puzzles

games and puzzles center

There is something for everyone in the games and puzzles center. It's a center to share with friends whether it is working a puzzle together, playing a game or producing a puppet show.

Listening Center

listening center

Sometimes it's nice to sit and relax with a good book.The reading center has storybooks on tape, picture books, chapter books and view master reels to enjoy alone or share with a friend.

Science Center

science center

Two of our class pets live in the science center and are available for observation or interaction. Explore the world of discovery bottles, microscopic images or scientific experiments daily.

Manipulatives Center

manipulative center

There's no better place to work on fine those fine motor skills needed for so many first grade tasks than the manipulatives center. Grasp it and snap it into place for first rate structures!

Art Center

art center

Although the children go to art each week we have an art center in our classroom for patterned art and creative art. Sometimes the art work is given to Mrs. Adams and goes into our "Great Works of Art" Book.


book picksClass Book Picks

Our motto in 1C is "The more you read, the better reader you become". Several incentive programs throughout the year encourage the children to read to adults and read independently. We read several chapter books during read aloud time and also take the Author's Chair to read our own stories to the class. These are some of our favoirite books in 1D.

Junie B. Jones

Junie B. Jones

Junie B. Jones and her antics are a favorite of first graders especially now that she has been promoted to first grade herself. Junie B. Jones, First Grader (At Last!) by Barbara Park is just one in a series of Junie B. Jones books that the children enjoy.

I Spy

I Spy

I Spy School Days by Jean Marzollo and the other I Spy books not only use reasoning skills but encourage the children to use phonics and reading skills to solve the puzzles. Clever riddles introduce the children to new vocabulary words. What a fun way to learn!

A Mouse Called Wolf

A Mouse Called Wolf

A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King-Smith is the story of a little mouse with big talent! One day, in a moment of musical passion, Wolf throws his head back. To his total surprise, out of his mouth comes a beautiful voice! Soon he's singing everything!

Funny Frank

Funny Frank

Funny Frank, also by Dick King-Smith, is a delightful story about a chick that wants to be a duck. Gertie the hen's young son Frank wants to swim with the ducks. With a little human help Frank is soon the fastest bird in the water.

Under The Serpent Sea

Under The Serpent Sea

We were introduced to the The Secrets Of Droone Series by Tom Abbott when one of the children brought Under The Serpent Sea for me to read. We were spellbound for several days as we read Eric, Julie, Neal and Princess Keeah's adventure in book #5.



Stellaluna by Janell Cannon and illustrated by Jewell Cannon is by far one of my favorite read alouds! The illustrations are delightful and the story is moving. Stellaluna, a fruit bat, is accidentally dropped by her mother. After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

Where's Waldo?

Where's Waldo?

Although reading takes a backseat in the Where's Waldo books it doesn't take the children long to realize that there's more to them than just finding Waldo in the crowds. Text and riddles provide clues for other hidden objects in the pictures for hours of Waldo fun!

Linnea In Monet's Garden

Linnea In Monet's 

Mr. Furr introduced us to Claude Monet and his style of art when he read Linnea In Monet's Garden. In the book a little girl visits the home and garden of Claude Monet at Giverny, France, and learns about the artist's paintings and his life.



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