Saturday, February 7, 2015

100 Days

February 3rd we celebrated 100 days of school.  We did everything the 100 way!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thankful List

Our First Grade Thankful List:
Aidan is thankful for his mom.
Andrea is thankful for her brother Joey.
Elisa is thankful for her dad. 
Brookelyn is thankful for her school.
Jadin is thankful for his friend Greg.
Emma is thankful for her school.
Ivy is thankful for her baby brother.
Jayden is thankful for his P.E. teachers.
Rylie is thankful for her pet goldfish.
Lesley is thankful for her baby sister.
Dylan is thankful for his classmates.
Campbell is thankful for her dogs.
Nikole is thankful for Dylan.
Payson is thankful for his friends
Lucas is thankful for his new reptile.
Juan is thankful for his family.
Mylin is thankful for the things he gets.
Bobby is thankful for Lucas.
Charles is thankful for his 2 dogs.
Mrs, Lynch is thankful for this precious class of children.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Busy Week!

We've had a couple of fantabulous busy weeks!   We cheered on the football players at the Homecoming Parade, the firefighters and trucks visited our school and classroom, we went to the Denver Zoo, and we had our Fall Carnival! Photos below!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Interactive Math Journals!

Interactive Math Journals
An interactive math journal is a place where
students record their math work and thinking.

I started doing interactive math journals this year, and the kids and I love them! Below are the reasons I started and ideas I use for our math journals.


I decided to use interactive math journals to incorporate math writing, to differentiate by using open-ended activities, and for student goal setting. It is also a great portfolio-like record of student growth to share with parents. 

Make the journals interactive by including sticky notes, flip books,
foldables, pockets, etc.
Ideas to include in a math journal:
  • Math Vocabulary
  • Record solutions to math problems, along with the strategy
  • Spiral review practice
  • Quick Writes/ Math Prompts – write about math
Personal thoughts:  I love math because…, People who are good at math…
Assess Learning: The most important thing I learned today is…, Today I used math when…
Assess Process: Two ways to solve this problem are…, Another strategy I could have used to solve this problem is…, The most important part of solving this problem is to remember….
  • Math goals – After each unit test, the teacher and student set math goals and record the goals in the math journal
  • Common core standards
  • Common core I can checklists
  • Table of contents

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Beautiful Oops!

Today was a good day! We are starting to get into the school routine.  We read Beautiful Oops!, a great story that helps the kids realize that it is okay to make a mistake.  After reading the book, I gave each child a flawed piece of paper.  They then made a beautiful picture even though the paper wasn't perfect. 

This is one of 12 great literature mini-lessons.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Monthly Newsletters!

Dear Parents,

Make sure to check out the monthly newsletter! I will be sending home a newsletter once a month and also posting it on our classroom blog. 

Look for it under the newsletter tab on the top of the home page. I will also be using remind 101 to remind you of upcoming events and happenings in our classroom. If you haven't signed up yet, please try to this week.  If you have any questions, give me a call.   Have a great week! Mrs. Lynch  :-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Classroom Tour - 2014

Today was my first day back to school!  I am loving my classroom setup design.  It looks fantabulous!!
My theme is woodland animals with chevron and polka dots.  I can't wait for the kiddos to start next week.  :-)