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Mrs. Benson's First Grade

November 23, 2015

Fall is a busy time in first grade.  We really enjoy watching and talking about all of the changes that happen in our world.  The changing of the leaves are fun to collect and see.  It is always fun to walk around school on a windy day.  The leaves are everywhere!!!!  It is very interesting to see the V formation that the geese form when starting the migration to a warmer climate.  It is wonderful to enjoy the harvest of apples and pumpkins.  Math can take on a different look when you taste different apples and create a chart to show different information, such as, which type was the favorite or which type was the least favorite.  Carving a pumpkin, understanding and learning the different parts, and estimating how much a hollow pumpkin can weigh is a fun way of exploring math and the what is in our world.

Talking about food leads us to the tradition of a harvest feast celebrated by the Pilgrims and Wampanoags.

The class plans to celebrate together by having a feast in our classroom.  We will be telling about things that we are thankful for and enjoying deer meat, pumpkin pudding, apples, and popcorn.

Our class read a book titled, Run Turkey Run!  The book is about how a turkey runs and hides from a farmer.  He uses disguises to try and trick the farmer, so he doesn’t end up on the table for Thanksgiving.  The kids decided that they should write a class story and help disguise a turkey, so Mrs. Benson won’t be able to catch him.   Our book has several great disguises for the turkey’s.  There was a snowman, football, wolf spider, police officer, princess, deer with antlers, a slice of pizza, and many more creative ideas to help hide the turkey’s.  The class agreed that Mrs. Benson will not find a turkey for Thanksgiving.

We have been reading a lot throughout the fall season.  All of our reading helps us to learn about declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences.  We discuss sequence, main idea, and details of the stories.  We write about the plot each week for our weekly test.

We are definitely learning a lot and working hard!  We are trying each day to make Thunderbird choices and fill each other with kindness and feel good comments.  We call this “Filling the bucket!”

The First grade wishes you and your families to have a wonderful holiday season by remembering to give thanks and also challenge everyone to fill kindness buckets for others in your community this year.


Thanks from Mrs. Benson and the First grade



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