Monday, March 13, 2017

Clarification: Scholastic Book Orders

Hello First Grade Families,

Scholastic book orders went home last Friday and I wanted to clarify the due date. The official due date is Friday, March 17th. All online order will be accepted until Friday at 3:00 p.m. (https://clubs.scholastic.com/home) Our class code is H944H. If you are submitting a paper book order with cash or check, they will be due Thursday.  

Please, remember that with every Scholastic order that is placed, our classrooms get free books! We appreciate all the orders that you have submitted this year.  As a result we have had the opportunity to add over a dozen books and cd's to our listening stations, we have added to our leveled library for guided reading, have purchases seasonal read alouds and rewarded students with books.

Thanks for your continued support.

Megan, Kami & Jessica

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Upcoming Field Trip

Hello First Grade Families,

We are taking a trip to the FARMS Community Kitchen in Damariscotta.  We will make some delicious Japanese dishes as a part of our unit on Japan. 

Mrs. Peaslee's Class- March 21st- Departs GSB at 12:15 and returns at 2:15.

Mrs. Hilton's Class - March 23th- Departs GSB at 8:45 and returns at 10:45.

Mrs. Verney's Class- March 28th- Departs GSB at 12:15 and returns at 2:15

Please contact your child's classroom teacher if you are interested in chaperoning.

Thank you,

Megan, Kami & Jess

Friday, February 10, 2017

For Mrs. Verney's Class only!

Whoops! I forgot to send a class list for Valentine cards. I sent one via e-mail today but thought I should post it here as well. If your child would like to bring in cards please make sure there is one for each student in our class. We will exchange cards on Tuesday.

Arabella
Auggie
Bria
Brayden
Charlotte
Eva
Elijah
Kaylee
Mason
Owen
Parker
Peyton
Savannah
Spencer
Tryston
Vito

If you have any questions please contact me at mverney@aos93.org

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Math Groups



Each day we meet with our math groups to do targeted skill work. We have grouped students from all three first grade classrooms who need to work on the same skill sets. During our time together we play games that focus on a particular math skill, work in our Everyday Math journals,  use whiteboards to practice math concepts, play whole group games and use math apps to help students meet the first grade math standards. Here are a few photos from our work today! 




Wednesday, November 2, 2016

FREE Tennis opportunity!

During October our first graders had the opportunity to play tennis at the Y once a week for FREE. We had a great time and our students improved so much in four, short lessons. The YMCA in Damariscotta has offered FREE tennis every Tuesday and Thursday in November for first grade students. Please take advantage of this offer if you can. See attached flyer.


A couple scary spiders...

Look out, we have a couple scary spiders in first grade!
These spider headbands were one of our special Halloween crafts the first graders made!

Old Fort Western Field Trip

Our trip to Old Fort Western was a memorable one. Our first graders had the opportunity to learn about what life would have been like for them long ago. We learned how to start a fire with flint and charcloth, cut and split kindling wood, play games, make hot cocoa, grind cinnamon and sugar with a mortar and pestle, card and spin wool, and make a bed! A fun time was had by all. When we returned to school we decided we enjoy our modern conveniences like indoor plumbing and electricity!