Monday, June 20, 2016

3D whale tails

3-D whale tails came home today. Your child designed this tail on a desktop computer and then printed it on a 3D printer! Times they are-a-changin'!

Pool smiles

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thomas Memorial Library

We walked over to our town library this afternoon to learn about their summer reading program. Your child will have an info pack if you are interested! There
Is also an adult summer reading program with prizes!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mrs. G's last visit

The fabulous Mrs.'s G came for her last lesson on Tuesday. It was all about the transition to second grade.  Step-up day will be a chance to meet your new teacher, see your new classroom, and see the new friends in your classroom. Positive self-talk may help you through this big change coming up:  "I CAN DO THIS," "This is gonna be a great year!"
Mark, Scaredy Squirrel and Kelsey 
Scaredy is scared to go to grade 2
Kelsey is mad that she is not with her best friend next year
Mark is worried that people say his new teacher is mean and yells a lot
The kids came up with many ways to help the puppets:
1.  calm down
2.  ask your new teacher to help you
3.  one of your classmates may be with you
4.  you WILL see people you already know
5.  one day at a time
6.  deep breath
7.  you did it when you came to first grade 
8.  you'll see your old friends at recess and lunch
9.  make new friends in your new class
10.  maybe I am not the best learner with my close friends, so I am not with them in grade 2
11.  ignore what other people say about your new teacher and tell them "I'm gonna figure it out for myself"
12.  make good choices
13.  talk to Mrs. G or your parents

Pond Cove BBQ!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Kettle Cove

Special thanks to Rory, Nichole, Laura, Kara, Heather, and Eric for chaperoning our field trip, and being willing to dig around in the slimy seaweed for treasures!

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Chewonki Tidepools

All of the first graders took a quick walk over to the CELT building across from CVS to explore tidepool creatures from our rocky coast of Maine.  They learned about the zones of the shore, and then got to pick up the starfish, crabs, anemones, snails, urchins and mussels.  Ask your child about the sea pickle!