Saturday, August 23, 2014

3 Days of Awesome!

It's here! It's here! It's finally here!

The beginning of the school year has started off with a bang! I can already tell that this is going to be an amazing year. 

Here is a glimpse at our first week of school:

We worked on becoming experts at our morning routine. See if you can identify all of our routines:
  • Folder in the Mailbox
  • Check for Important Notes
  • Lunchbox in the Hallway
  • Snack at your Table
  • Greet your Teacher
  • Greet your Teammates 
(This video was made by volunteer experts in Room 222)

We brainstormed some classroom expectations:

We started discussing our most important job as 1st graders...
Becoming Amazing Readers!
Our class started off by learning the 3 different ways to read a book. 

Great reading takes time so...

Listen to our experts describe our learning:

(This video was made by volunteer experts in Room 222)

This year in Room 222, our learning will revolve around the 4 C's: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. 

We kicked this off with a collaborative team building challenge. 
The students we given examples of powerful logos (think McDonald's golden arches) and challenges to come up with a team name and logo to represent themselves. 

Mrs. K is using her device to show the students the logos.

Once logos were decided, the real challenge began. 
The collaborative teams were given directions for the "Big Bad Wolf" challenge. The teams were to build the tallest, strongest tower they could using Dixie cups. Once the towers were completed, the Big Bad Wolf attempted to blow them down. Tallest tower left standing won points for their team. 

Check out this video of one team describing their tower. 
Tower from LBright on Vimeo.

The end of the challenge was documented by class photographer B.W.

Ask your child if their team won.

Lastly, after a hard 3 days, we made a little time for play. 

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