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Family Traditions

December 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Celebrations, iPad, Social Studies

In social studies we have been learning about families and traditions we have. We invited several teachers and other faculty members at our school into the classroom to tell us their family stories. Then we told our own using iMovie. Listen to the story of our favorite family tradition!

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eBooks: How to Make Playdough!

November 10th, 2013 · No Comments · iPad, Social Studies

In our Farm to Table unit, the students learned that everything we use must come from somewhere.  During this unit we made playdough and wrote How To books using BookPress.  Click on the books below to read our books.  See if you can follow our directions to make playdough at home! Check out our creations! […]

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Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake, Baker’s Man

November 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Field Trips, Social Studies

The first graders went on a field trip to Harvest Baking this week!  We learned about the different ingredients used to make bread. We also rolled some dough into bread and tasted the delicious bread!  Please ask your child about which ingredients are used to make bread and where those ingredients come from. A special […]

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Bubbles, Pinwheels, Air and Wind

September 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Science

Today in Science we discovered more about air and wind.  We went outside to test our homemade pinwheels and blow bubbles.  Ask your child about his/her discoveries! What do bubbles have to do with air? What can bubbles tell you about the air? How can you make a pinwheel move?  

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Balloon Rockets

September 16th, 2013 · No Comments · Science

Today we learned more about air by making balloon rockets!  Ask your child: How does air make the balloon rocket move down the line? How did you get the balloon rocket to travel the furthest? Check out the video of the students propelling their balloon rockets!

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Jumping into a New Year!

August 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Celebrations

It’s that time of year again!  The sound of excited children has entered my classroom for the 2nd time here at SSIS!  We started off the year sharing things  we were excited to learn in 1st grade!

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All About Animal iPad Books

June 6th, 2013 · No Comments · iPad, Science

The iPads have been in our classroom for the past couple of weeks, and we are excited to finally share our projects. The students have been working very hard researching and learning about animals from all over the world. We used online resources and books to learn about the animals and their habitats. We organized […]

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Learning Journeys: A Celebration of Our Year

April 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Celebrations, Literacy, Math, Science

Today the students were the tour guides of the classroom. They directed their parents around the room and visited stations to share their learning with their families. To begin the journey, the students and families watched a slideshow of pictures from throughout the year. Then they visited 4 stations: A writing station, a reading station, […]

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Math Story Problems- iPads

March 22nd, 2013 · 3 Comments · iPad, Math

The students are learning how to use the iPads! Today we created math story addition and subtraction problems. See if you can solve them! 1. Spiders in the Woods, By Kristoffer: 2. The Jellyfish, By Tae-Hyun: 3. The Hungry Bird, By Fahim: 4. Fish, By Anna: 5. The Fire, By Romeo: 6. Soccer, By Rikiya: […]

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Happy Birthday Carl-Felix!

March 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Celebrations

We wish you a Happy Birthday, Carl-Felix!

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