Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We went to the library and then had Halloween rotations through the different classrooms. Thanks so much to everyone that helped out!

"Today it was fun when we went to other classrooms," said Jordyn.

"I liked that today was my birthday," said Nicole.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday is such a busy day for Room 125. We went to music and computer lab. Tomorrow we have library and then our Halloween celebration where we are going to go to the different first grade classes for activities. Please remember to wear orange and black tomorrow. Library books and homework are also due tomorrow.

Daily news:

Sydney said, "I liked when we went to the computer lab and made the haunted house."

Nicole said, "I liked when we had music."

"I liked when I did all of my work and I liked getting caught being good," said Royce.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Parade

Today was our Halloween Parade. Everyone was wearing such great costumes! If you took pictures please post them at our shutterfly account.

Just a reminder, Friday is our last day for our scholastic book order.

Monday, October 26, 2009

We got a new homework packet. There is no spelling this week or new sight words. Please use this week to review the sight words. Check out the sight word games posted.

Nicole said, "I liked when we were measuring the pumpkin."

"I liked when we did math," said Mia.

Hana said, "I liked when we read A Pocketful of Kisses."

Sight word games

Check out the new sight word games I created on Quia. The matching game and word search are really fun. The concentration game is a bit challenging, but many students are up the challenge. What a great way to practice our sight words!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Adam said, "I liked when I got to go to the front of the line at lunch."

"It was fun when we did the math test," said Dylan.

Isabella said, "I liked painting the spiders."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dylan said, "I liked when we wrote the numbers 1-100."

"I liked when we went to the computer lab," said Royce.

"I liked when we saw Royce get his ball," said Alyssa.

"It was fun when we shared our pen pal folders," said Maya.

"I liked when we did the season page," said Amanda.


Remember to return your homework packets, library books and anthology book.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tomorrow is Red Ribbon Day, wear red!

Matthew said, "it was fun when we read the spider book."

Maya said, "I liked when I got my name of the Thank you pumpkin."

"I liked when I got lunch," said Adam.

"I liked when we did math on the whiteboards" said Jonathan.

Aviv said, "I liked when I passed out stickers."

Monday, October 19, 2009

A homework packet, a letter about our spelling tests, and our first anthology literature book all went home today. Please return the homework packet and the anthology book on Friday. There are lots of fun stories to share in the anthology, we enjoyed reading them in class. Students should be reading 10-20 minutes a night. Today we also had a eight legged visitor- Morgan the tarantula.

Our Daily News:

Dylan said, "I liked doing ghost math."

"I liked doing my contract work," said Royce.

"It was fun when we saw the spider," said Nicole.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Have you checked out our flag counter? Germany, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, Russia- very fun! Ask your friends and family to check our blog when they are out of the country, so we get collect more flags!

Daily news-

Maya said, "I liked going to the library."

"I loved when I got picked for the star of the week," said Royce.

Oliver said, "I liked when we read Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night."

Alyssa said, "It was fun when I got "Caught being good."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We were really busy today. Mrs. McEvoy brought our penpal journals back from our Calabasas High School buddies. They wrote to us about what they like about Halloween. We started painting jack-o-lanterns. We had music with Mr. B and computer time too.

Tomorrow I will be sending home Scholastic book order forms. You can also order books online at Scholastic Books. Username: MrsLevyChaparralClass password: BookOrder
Book orders will be due on October 30, 2009.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rainy day inside...

We were inside all day today and we had P.E. inside too. Please check to make sure that the homework packet came home today in your folder. Homework is due on Friday. Remember to practice the spelling words and sight words every night. First graders should also be reading every night to build our stamina. We are working on subtraction in math. We will be starting timed math tests in addition and subtraction next week, please practice the math facts. For more in depth homework instruction, please check the class website

Here is our daily news!

Hana said, "I liked when I got my name on the Thank You apple."

"I liked how cool I drew my ship," said Royce.

Jordyn said, "I liked when we read the Columbus book."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Friday!

Royce said, "Today we looked at leaves through a magnifying glass. It was very fun!"

Adam said, "I liked when I got to be "Star of the Week."

"I liked when we drew pictures of our leaves," said Ellison.

** Remember Monday is a staff development day.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

We had a lot to write about today;

Ellison said, "I liked when we saw the vet."

"I liked when we did music," said Nicole.

"I liked we read the vet story," said Dylan.

Sasha said, "today our pen pal buddies wrote to us."

Jordyn said, "we had a fun day today."

"It was fun when we wrote to our pen pal buddies and it was fun when they wrote back to us," said Royce.

"I liked when we saw our pen pals pictures," said Hana.

"It was a really, really good day today," said Isabella.

"We saw a lizard in the MPR today," said Sydney.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Today we were working on subtraction. Here are some fun games that reinforce our subtraction facts.

Subtraction Harvest

Subtract 4

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Our Flowers inspired by Vincent Van Gogh

Check out our map to see who has been looking at our blog. Wow, Austrailia!

Jonathan said, "I liked doing math."

Royce said, "I liked seeing the leaves."

"I liked reading the book Skelly," said Alyssa.

Jordyn said, "I liked making the bear slider."

Hana said, "I liked reading The Garden Story."

Monday, October 5, 2009

Homework packets went home today and are due back on Friday. Check our school webpage if you need instructions. (You can see a link to it in the sidebar.)

Ellison said, “ I liked when we drew the flowers in the vase picture.”

“I liked when we did P.E.,” said Nicole.

Royce said, “I liked when we read the Vincent Van Gogh book.”

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A few reminders...

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Also, just a reminder- if you did not return your paperback phonics book, please return it tomorrow. (It came home in the ziplock bag.) This week we will be starting a science unit on plants. Please bring in any interesting tree leaves from home for us to study.

See you tomorrow.

Mrs. Levy

Friday, October 2, 2009

Today we illustrated our poem of the week September. We also went to the library, worked on subtraction and we read Matthew's shark story (which lead me to tell a shark story of my own.)

Jordyn said, "I liked when we did plan, do and review."

"I liked when I lost my tooth," said Matthew.

Alyssa said, "I liked when we did math."

"I liked when I got my book at the library," said Dylan.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Homework and library books are due tomorrow.

"I liked when we did math," said Nicole.

Sasha said, "I liked when we started a new letter books."

Oliver said, "I liked when we did the word ending book."

"I liked when we went to music," said Royce.