Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Freedom Week


Wooster Elementary School is celebrating FREEDOM this week! 

 We are learning about the wonderful country we live in, and how we can be respectful, great citizens!
Wooster first grade had a special visit today from a non-commissioned Marine Officer!  

We learned:   
  • The United States has embassies all over the world, it is the Marines that protects all of these embassies. 
  • The Marines  are even older then the United States!  It was founded in 1775, the United States did not sign the Declaration of Indepedence until 1776. 
  • The Marine's symbol is the eagle, globe and anchor found all over our Marine's uniform!  We got to check out the hat up close and personal!
  • We learned that 1 out of every 5 soldiers is a Marine. 

We also learned about being a non-commissioned officer.  A non-commissioned officer in the Marines carries a sword, this is to help direct people and as part of a very long tradition.  Our visitor shared with us some drills that can be performed with a sword. 
We closed our very memorable experience by saying the Pledge of Allegiance with the Marine Officer.  He told us that one of the best things to do to show respect for the United States is to say our Pledge of Allegiance with our hand on our heart and standing up straight, proud and tall!  

Monday, September 24, 2012

Healthy Bodies and ABC's

Our first common core unit is all about being healthy! The alphabet is also a huge part of this unit! The writing we are working hard on here combines the two. We are writing about our favorite fruit an even practicing listing adjective in a sequence!! These kiddos have comma, comma, and" down!

Sight word songs!!

Friday, September 14, 2012


I am pretty sure Wooster Elementary has the best PTO ever! They decorated our lounge all out in Razorback red and provided a delicious lunch for us teachers! Wow!

Fantabulous First Grade: Sight Word Songs: Round One!

Stole this from Mrs. Girdler's blog, We think you sound great!!!!
Fantabulous First Grade: Sight Word Songs: Round One!: Warning: The teacher you are about to hear in this video clip has no musical ability.  None.  She sounds a bit like a squawking chicken.  H...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Proper nouns are all around!!

Mrs. Cochran and Ms. Cash's 2nd graders are learning the difference between proper and common nouns this week! I think we are well on our way to a solid understanding, this example made my day.

2nd graders measure up!

What a fun week of measuring!!! Students explored nonstandard and standard units today by estimating, then measuring specific items and charting their results!

Co-teacher training!

1st grade counting!

A major CCSS for first graders is counting to 120. Mrs. Hammett and Ms. Cash's first graders worked on that goal today with our counting buckets!