July 20

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Thank you for visiting our website! Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the blog. I have tried to add many pieces of important information regarding our class. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. If there is something you would like to me to add, please let me know. This blog is a work in progress:-) I look forward to working with all of you. My contact e-mail is shannon.descamps@fraserk12.org

May 21

Becoming a Butterfly

This week’s book is Becoming a Butterfly. The students need to share the butterfly life cycle and/or facts about butterflies. This is a non-fiction/informational souvenir bit. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. All of the directions are in the bag. Please click on the link if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Friday.
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May 18

Weekly Newsletter for the Week of May 18th

Happy Monday! Please click on the link below to access our newsletter.
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Book Orders went home today. Please return your order by Friday if you are interested in purchasing.

We will send home more information about the farm later in the week. Stay tuned! Please have your child wear their 1st Grade Shirt on Friday.

Save the date for our 1st Grade Picnic. We will be having games in the AM and then a picnic lunch. This will take place on Monday, June 8th!

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May 14

Souvenir Bit- A House for Hermit Crab

This week’s book is House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. All of the directions will be in the bag. We have read this book a few times this week and I have included a video of the story (if needed). Please click on the link below if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Friday.
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May 11

Newsletter for the Week of May 11th

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I had to change the theme of our blog as they were discontinuing what I was using. Please be patient with me as I try some new ones out. ;-)

Tomorrow I will send some updated scores for our Reflex Challenge. I am so proud to see our fluency levels increase. Some students have increased by 10 or more in the first week!! Wow!

We look forward to our Ike Green Day. Our 1st graders will be helping to carry mulch, water flowers, and other appropriate 1st grader tasks. If you have a sand pail available, please send in with your child on Wed or Thurs.

I hope all of our moms had a very happy Mother’s Day!! I hope you enjoyed your books. We worked VERY hard on them. :-)

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May 7

Souvenir Bit- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

This week’s book is Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. All of the directions will be in the bag. We have read this book a few times this week and I have included a video of the story (if needed). Please click on the link below if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Friday.
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April 30

Poem in Your Pocket Day

We had fun celebrating National Poem in Your Pocket Day! I hope you had the chance to hear the poem tonight. They enjoyed sharing it with friends and Eisenhower staff throughout the day. We’ve been doing an author study of Shel Silverstein this week so our poems were all chosen from his books. The children really enjoyed the funny ones and I enjoyed sharing the ones I remember reading as a child.

 
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Here’s one of my favorites that we read this week! The video is an actual reading by Shel Silverstein.

 

April 30

Souvenir Bit- The Giving Tree

This week’s book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. All of the directions will be in the bag. We have read this book a few times this week and I have included a video of the story (if needed). Please click on the link below if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Friday.
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**Sorry the form is late tonight! I will add an area to the top of the blog so the form is always accessible.

 

April 26

Earth Day Videos & Photos

We spent so much time learning about ways to take care of the Earth this week. We often talk about this topic in class and we always make sure to reduce, reuse, and recycle in the classroom. On Friday, we had some time to use the school cart of iPads. As a teacher, I use the app Explain Everything to create my recorded lessons for the students. In their 21st Century Class, Mrs. Zombo first introduced the students to the app and I have now been using it with them in small groups. This was our first attempt at utilizing the app as a class. Here are the videos the students have made to share their learning from Earth Day. Unfortunately, not all videos made the final process and weren’t saved or sent properly, but the ones that finished did a great job and deserve to be shared :-). Some of the sound is a little off as the children are getting used to our new microphone headsets. I’ve posted our Earth Day clean up pictures below the videos.

 

Earth Day by A.M. from Shannon Descamps on Vimeo.

Earth Day by A.S. from Shannon Descamps on Vimeo.

Earth Day by L.P. from Shannon Descamps on Vimeo.

Earth Day by O.M. from Shannon Descamps on Vimeo.

Earth Day by I.M. from Shannon Descamps on Vimeo.

Earth Day but K.S. from Shannon Descamps on Vimeo.

Earth Day by J.R. from Shannon Descamps on Vimeo.

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