Our Recy-cled was a success! Not only did it stay together but it was pretty fast and went straight down the hill. It sounded like a jet. The first and second graders worked hard to put it together with cardboard boxes, cardboard screws(Mrs. Hook had been able to get from a Donors Choose campaign), gorilla tape, 2 plastic table clothes, and 1 Over the Hill sign from my 40th birthday! Don't forget our secret weapon, Pam sprayed on the bottom right before launch.
Assembly listening to letter from Evan Dybvig(past Tunbridge Olympian) and watching video of his qualifying run. Ended with a s-shaped spirit path back to our classrooms to work on sleds and flags.
Lighting of the Torches
Heading to the Hill
Watching and Cheering on the other Teams!
Heading Back to School
Lunch in the sled
Climbing on Mt. Jersey(affectionately nicknamed by me)
Staff vs. 8th grade Volleyball
What a fun-filled exhausting day! Made me tired all over again putting this blog together. I somehow missed taking pictures of the closing ceremonies!
Almost Forgot the Middle School Artwork!
I read several Pigeon books and then we did a directed drawing. They turned out fantastic. The student also had to think of something kind for the Pigeon to say to put in the speech bubble!
These last two pictures were done by classmates that are moving. We will miss you, too!
When the snow piles up and then melts, it is difficult for it to drain so it doesn't make a puddle in front of the door to the playground. Students have long enjoyed trying to get it to drain faster. I just happened to capture it on my camera today! Definitely some play-based learning going on here!
One Friday, when we couldn't ice skate, we did readers' theater instead. Then some of the students put on a play. Some parts are difficult to hear but very cute anyways.
First Graders are still plugging away at number sense up to 120. It is so much more than rote counting. It is understanding place value. We used cubes to count by ones, then fives, and then tens. Some even counted backwards! They are also practicing knowing what number comes before and after random numbers. This is all on top of learning how to add and subtract fluently.