We had an interesting and exciting trip to the Troy Historical Museum! We learned about what life would be like in the 1800s.
Welcome to Room 2!
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We had an educational visit from Dan the Creature Man today! He taught us where the visiting animals live, how their bodies help them, and other pertinent facts to grow our knowledge!
This visit helped us connect to an animal research unit we just wrapped up. Our unit allowed us to read and collect facts from questions we formed centering around specific chosen animals. We were able to discuss how animals look and how their body parts help them. We also learned about habitats, what animals eat, and other fun facts.
What a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our previous learning and develop new thinking!
Wow! These first graders know how to "step inside" and present as characters. They were prepared, rehearsed, & confident. We were impressed. Way to go, kiddos!!
We are fortunate to invite Mystery Readers in to help us learn! This is a wonderful time to bond as a class and build our home to school connection. If you would like to be a mystery reader, please sign up here:
We had a magical day of learning on Dr. Seuss' birthday!!
Here are a few fun adventures we had in our classroom. Be sure to ask your child about his or her day...
1. First thing in the morning, we made "Thing" hats to go along with the story, "Cat in the Hat." Each student wrote his or her magic number for fun! I was dressed as the Cat in the Hat so that we could really “dress the part” for our big day!
2. Searched for Dr. Seuss words in a word search and wrote about what we would think about "Thing 1&2" coming to our school.
3. Read the story, “The Lorax” and wrote an opinionated letter to the “Once-lers” stating if we agreed or disagreed with the choices they made in the story. We gave reasons that we did or did not support their thinking.
4. Read many, many, many Dr. Seuss books (thank you for sending these in!) and wrote book reviews for a Dr. Seuss book of our choice.
5. Enjoyed a goldfish snack and wrote addition and subtraction story problems as we ate our math manipulatives. This went nicely with the story, “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.”
6. Read the story, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck” and conducted float/sink experiments with this substance. We also discussed what state of matter we thought it was…please type responses here: http://mrsyearego.weebly.com/student-blog
We had such a wonderful day in Room 2! The first graders started the morning off with a great Valentine's Day Party. We ate yummy food, decorated crafts, and played games. Today - we also visited with our 4th grade buddies to read/view digital nonfiction books that they created for us...more to come on this! This afternoon, we made our families a special gift (look in your child's backpack) and we passed out Valentine cards/candy. Have a wonderful extended weekend. We will be back on Wednesday!
A True Accomplishment! Mr. Whan is Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) “2014 Outstanding Practicing Principal of the Year” for the State of Michigan!!
Our leader, Mr. Whan, has been named the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) “2014 Outstanding Practicing Principal of the Year” for the state of Michigan. This award has been designed to recognize outstanding principals whose contributions to the profession are exemplary and recognized by their peers and communities alike. A large audience of MEMSPA Annual Conference attendees were introduced to this year’s winner at a banquet dinner. Jeremey was surprised and had no idea that he was going to be recognized. His family (including his parents) were in attendance to see him receive the honor although they were kept out of sight until after the accomplishment was acknowledged to the conference gatherers.
We will be having a school wide assembly with “Jim Basketball Jones” on Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 to welcome Jeremey back and let our students celebrate his service to Bemis. Jim’s message is one that will truly inspire our students to work hard and strive to be the best for the world (thank you to Vicki Wind and the entire PTO Executive Board for supporting this assembly). http://jimbasketballjones.com/ The PTO has also purchased a banner that will be on display in the front entrance.
Please have the kiddos wear their Jog-a-Thon t-shirts on Monday!! We are excited!!
Tuesday marked a proud moment in Bemis history! We had an impactful and uplifting ceremony capturing our National Blue Ribbon accomplishment. We had many guests to join in on this celebration: Troy High School's Drumline, Dan Petry (1984 World Championship Detroit Tigers Pitcher), Dr. Rich Machesky (our TSD Superintendent), Dane Slater (City of Troy's Mayor), and Colonel Baker (USA Veteran & Bemis Parent).
Go Bemis Bears!
For pictures, visit: http://www.schoollifetroy.com/2014/12/03/bemis-blue-ribbon-ceremony/
This morning, we had a special assembly with one of Troy's own firefighters, Firefighter Rob. He came to talk to the first grade classrooms about fire safety.