Sunday, September 15, 2019




Our first three weeks of school have been awesome! We have done so many things already. We made number lines and marked all the even numbers with red dots, the counting by 5 numbers with yellow dots and the counting by 10 numbers with blue dots. Right now the number lines only go up to 30, but later on they will go all the way to 120. We are also making lots of different kinds of patterns, reviewing our vowel and consonant sounds, reading stories from our decodable books and reading text books and learning about God's World. This week we will be learning about weather and using some new technology skills. Did you know Mrs. Volberding is going to Technology School? It's called Tec21. She goes once a month and brings back new ideas for us to use in our classroom. I wonder what we'll be doing next???

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Use the rule of thumb strategy to find a good book to read by yourself.
Open the book to a middle page.
Start reading that page
Put a finger down each time you struggle with a word.
If you thumb is still up at the end of that page, that's a great book for you to read by yourself. If not have mom and dad read to you! Enjoy Reading this Summer!



I Can Read Books

Dr. Seuss: I Can Read It All By Myself Books

Level 1 or 2 Books or higher if you can do it!

Step Into Reading Books

Guided Reading Levels: A-F

Biscuit Books

Lego Books: Super Hero, Construction etc.

Little Critter Books

Clifford The Dog Books

Frog and Toad Books: Arnold Lobel Books

Syd Hoff Books: Danny and the Dinosaur

Mo Willems Books: Pigeon Books: Elephant and Piggie Books

Little Bear Books

Henry and Mudge Books: Other books by Cynthia Rylant

Fly Guy Books

Fancy Nancy Books

Pete the Cat Books

Amelia Bedelia Books

First Chapter Books

Owl Diaries

Junie B. Jones Books

Judy Moody Books

Kitty's Magic Books/Rainbow Magic Books/Magic Puppy Books


Saturday, May 18, 2019

E-Books by First Grade

The first grade students made digital illustrations about how butterflies grow. Then they wrote a sequencing story about the life cycle of a butterfly. Finally, they recorded their voice reading their stories. Hope you enjoy their work!

These stories are run by adobe flash player and you may not be able to view them on your phone or tablet.













Katharina: A Butterfly Tale


Milo: Will be linked when the story is completed


Matthew: Matthew's Tale

Friday, May 3, 2019

Best Birthday Ever!

Best Birthday Ever!
What do you do when you are a first grade teacher and you turn 60? You have the best birthday party ever! We had a bouncy house, a dance party, cupcakes and lots of balloons! Thanks first graders for the great party!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Musical Day!

We are so excited that we finally can present to you our musical, "O, Chicken of Little Faith". We are all dressed in our plaid and are ready to be farmers!



Sunday, December 16, 2018

The kids did an awesome job praising the Lord at our Christmas concert on Friday. If you want to see a few more pictures and the recordings of two of our songs check out the Photos and Video tab, click on 2018-2019 and scroll to the bottom.