We can’t believe it is already November here in First Grade.  Check out what we have been up to:

  • Investigated stems with a celery experiment
  • Dissected the celery to explain the function of a stem
  • Finished our Fundations unit on the bonus letters ff, ss, ll, and the glued sound all
  • Started working on a new app for iReady
  • Began a new Math unit on doubles facts, doubles plus one, and facts with a ten frame
  • Created a pumpkin craft and ‘Party In A Bag’
  • Had a Community Circle with Mrs. Johnson
  • Learned about Veterans for Veteran’s Day
  • Wrote letters of thanks to veterans
  • Added our WOW work to SeeSaw



Reminders for the week of November 6

We hope everyone is enjoying this warmer weather. We certainly are in Room 27 with outside recess!

A few reminders for this week:

  1. Our field trip is Wednesday, November 8th. Students should wear their blue Fox Hill t-shirt and bring a nut-free lunch to school.
  2. Scholastic Book orders are due Wednesday, November 8th.
  3. No School Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.
  4. There is a notice going home today about Parent-Conference sign ups.

In Our Own Words

This week we’re going to hear from our students! In their own words, here is what was accomplished this week!

  • “We learned about plants.” -Elisa
  • “In Art we learned about bad hair days.” -Georgia
  • “We dissected plants in Science.” -Ryan
  • “We learned about plants and their different parts.” -Abby
  • “We tried our hardest on our Math test.” -Cameron
  • “In Reading we read books to become better readers.” -Chace
  • “We observed plants.” -EJ
  • “We did adding and subtracting.” -Sophie
  • “We colored our Party In a Bag!” -Sisira
  • “In PE we got to do stations.” -Elise
  • “We posted our work to SeeSaw.” -Hailey
  • “We wrote about our plants in our Science Journal.” -Cyrus
  • “We learned the plants functions.” -Rhys
  • “We learned a new song in Music.” -Anna
  • “We voted about our favorite season.” -Colin


Seasons, Book Fair, SeeSaw and More!

This week was filled with new and exciting lessons and events at Fox Hill.  And it does not end today.  Tonight is the Fall Festival from 7-9pm.  It is all the talk in First Grade so I hope you can come out and enjoy!

This week we:

  • Had a community meeting with Mrs. Johnson
  • Visited the Book Fair!
  • Learned about bus safety with Officer Schipelliti
  • Uploaded our first entry into SeeSaw with Ms. Scheffer (parents- be on the lookout for a login soon!)
  • Learned how to write a friendly letter when responding to a book
  • Created Venn Diagrams comparing ourselves to characters in a favorite book
  • Researched the 4 Seasons
  • Created persuasive posters on our favorite season
  • Began solving addition and subtraction word problems
  • Played a few exciting games of scooter soccer in P.E
  • Learned several spooky songs in Music
  • Sponge painted leaves for Fall decorations


Week of September 25 and October 2

For the past two weeks the students of room 27 are really showing they are ready for First Grade. We have been busy with our new Science unit, learning Reading centers, and showing our math skills during Math class. Here is what else we have been up to:

  • Sun and cycle investigations with Mr. Musselman.
  • Tracing our shadows to find patterns in the sky
  • We started our Monthly Memory writing
  • In Writing we are learning about persuasive writing
  • In Math we finished our unit on 2D and 3D shapes, halves and fourths
  • We learned our new Math centers, including ST Math
  • Our mathematicians are working independently during centers
  • In Fundations we are learning about digraphs.  Digraphs are two consonants together that make one sound: ch, ck, wh, th, sh
  • In Reading class we wrote responses to poems and book reviews
  • We are working on building our independent reading stamina in reading class.
  • We watched a BrainPop, Jr. video and learned about Christopher Columbus. For our project we made Christopher Columbus sailing on a ship.




Just a few reminders

Here are a few reminders about upcoming dates in Room 27 and at Fox Hill:

Friday, September 22nd– Scholastic Book Money due, online or check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs

Friday, September 22nd– Field trip to Stoneham Theater forms and money due, $17 cash or check made out to Fox Hill First Grade

Tuesday, September 26th– 9:30am or 6pm- Parent Volunteer Meeting with Mrs. Johnson


Welcome to First Grade!

The first week of school in Room 27 has been a success! It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces on the first day of school.  We have done a lot this week and look forward to many more to come.  This week, we…..

  • Got to know our new classmates.
  • Learned about what we are experts at and what some of our favorite things are.
  • Practiced with our iPads.
  • Started to read the many, many books in our classroom library.
  • Listened to several stories, such as First Day Jitters, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, Same, Same, but Different, One, and Officer Buckle and Gloria.
  • Started specials- Music with Ms. Harrigan, P.E. with Mrs. McCall, and Art with Mr. Scarpulla
  • Had our first Community Circle with Mrs. Johnson.
  • Started our first Math unit on 2D and 3D shapes

Exploring Math Manipulatives




Learning About our Classroom Library