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

In the past few weeks…..

The students in room 27 have been so busy the past few weeks we haven’t even had time to share what has been going on!  Here are just some of the events and lessons we have conquered this spring, and now summer! Enjoy the pictures!  There are new pictures on our Classroom Picture page, too!

  • In Reading and Writing we worked on writing Personal Narratives.
  • We wrote about small moments in our lives and expanded them by ‘showing, not telling.’
  • In Reading we worked on sequencing, fairy and folk tales, and retelling stories.
  • Our readers completed their first Reader’s Theater!
  • During Reading the students completed several book reports.
  • In Math we completed a Time and Geometry unit.
  • We learned attributes of 2D and 3D shapes.
  • In Science we planted sunflowers and learned about tide pools.
  • We just started our Spirit Week with a theme of kindness.
  • We enjoyed a presentation about being kind and started a random act of kindness chain.
  • The students loved visiting the Book Fair!
  • June 12 was Field Day! The heat did not keep the students from working hard and having fun!







Exciting events this week!

We have had a few extra visitors in our room the past two weeks! The chicks were delivered and hatched last week.  We even saw one being hatched during dismissal! Each day we have made observations of the chicks and are learning how they get stronger each day.  Today we took them out of the Brooder Box and let them walk around with our groups. Some of the students named their chick.

On Monday we learned about Maple Sugaring with Ms. P.  We learned all the different tools needed to tap a tree and collect sap.  We can’t wait to see what we have collected in a few days!

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