Thursday, December 22, 2016

Craft day!

A special thanks to Kelly F., Lily R., Sara P, Chris L. and Elizabeth and Kevin H. for making our craft day so special!
Mrs. Rees brought two crafts!!!

Mrs. Parker's adorable light-up snowman!

Mrs. Reali makes candy canes

The water bottle contains a "melted snowman"!!!!

Throwing marshmallows at the snowman's mouth...can you see the marshmallow in motion?

How cute is this??? Thanks Mr. Lane!

Kelly and Sara at the hot glue station

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Pajama day!

Thank you parents and grandparents so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to visit our classroom!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Digital citizenship and password safety

Mr. Charltray and Mrs. G teamed up on Monday  to teach all about online safety and respecting each other's passwords, including direct instruction of the skill of EMPATHY. Watch the video!

Mrs. G pretends to be a second grader

Mr. Charltray teaches empathy

Poppy Mike and the Bees

Rosco's grandpa came in last Friday to teach us about beekeeping!  He is a former principal from Tennessee with more than 11 bee hives!  He brought Rosco's honey for us to taste and read us a beeee-u-tiful book about a beekeeper in the city.  Watch the videos!
bee movie 1
bee movie 2

Monday, December 19, 2016


Mr. Charltray came Friday with the little robot bees to practice our coding skills.  Watch the video!
bee bots video

Hands on your head, no touching the bee!

How do we "de-bug" our program?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chewonki Owls

With a generous grant from CELT (the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust), our first graders once again enjoyed the annual Chewonki Owl visit.  We walked to the CELT building across from CVS for a lovely change of venue!  Watch the video!  great horned owl
Jessica from Chewonki.  A live owl was her ring bearer at her wedding!

A well-camouflaged owl

Ozzie the screech owl...he's an adult owl


Byron the barred owl....27 years old and counting!

Archie the great horned owl

Archie's getting grouchy, time for a nap in his box!