Thursday, October 27, 2016

Kid Blog

We got to hop on Kid Blog this week and I was so excited to see the student's responses on this platform! Earlier this week, the kids analyzed Skiff's possessions (a character in our read aloud story Young Man and the Sea) and we examined what this meant about him. We also thought about what someone could infer about him, knowing only his possessions.

Next steps: apply it to their own reading book! This is where KidBlog comes in! You can ask your child to login and read their post here.

For now, KidBlog will just be used at school, but after the holiday season, I will open it up for them to use at home if they would like.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Cooking in 306

Hi everyone!

I forgot the ipad at school, so I will have to share pictures very soon, but I wanted to tell you that cooking this afternoon was a success (and I'm sure you will hear about it)! I may have a burnt tongue (and I'm probably not the only one ;)), but it was so fun to cook with your children in the classroom today! Each student had a job of some sort and they were incredible chefs. They worked carefully with cooking tools too, even while having some fun.

I hope they enjoyed our chunky potato leek soup!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Social Studies

Hi Families,

This week we started social studies by learning more about what that term really means and encompasses. Most children were surprised to learn that it contains 6 subjects: history, culture, geography, government, civics, and economy. We talked about these and some different examples of each topic. The kids then worked to create fun posters to get us thinking more about social studies!

I'm looking forward to starting Maine geography next week!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Conferences

Dear Families,

You are invited to sign up for Fall Conferences. This is an opportunity for us to meet without your child in order for me to share my observations up through this point and talk about our goals for your child.
           DATES:  Oct. 26, Oct. 27, Oct. Nov. 1, Nov. 2
           PLACE:  Room 306
           REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  End of day 2 days before each conference day

To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:

Please let me know if you have any trouble. I’d be happy to sign you up on my end. If none of these spots work for you, please let me know and I will be happy to find another time that fits.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Fier

Monday, October 3, 2016

Classroom Rules

Hi Families,

We have finally organized our rules into four groups, but the kids realize a lot fall into each category. Your child has signed our rules, acknowledging that they are going to do their best this year!

We will...

1. Treat others kindly
        - be helpful
        - be nice
        - follow the golden rule
        - have empathy

2. Use self-control
         - H.E.A.R.
         - make good choices for learning
         - be safe

3. focus and do our personal best
        - stay on task
        - have a growth mindset
        - have a positive attitude 
         - ask for help when it's needed

4. take care of our classroom
        - take care of tools and materials