Little Munchies For Brains That Crave-Mrs. O'Bryant's First Grade Class

Creating Electricity

Creating Electricity

Students were given a battery, a battery holder, wires, and a lightbulb and were asked to use these items to light up a lightbulb. They were so excited with the results.

Fall Writing

Fall Writing

Today we did an on-demand piece of writing. We had 15 minutes to write a fictional story about a gourd that I placed on the students’ desks, a turkey, and school. I use these on-demand pieces of writing to gauge progress on our writing goals.

Our Fishing Vest Display!

Our Fishing Vest Display!

Today we visited our fishing vest exhibit in the Besser Museum in Alpena. Every year my class does a Great Lakes Species Research Report and we make fishing vests to display them. The students must also choose some activities to do that go with their fishing vests. For example, fish poems, fishy jokes, fish tall tales about how the big one got away, a list of fishing terms and definitions, etc. A couple of years ago I was asked if I wanted to display some of the students’ fishing vests in the Besser Museum. Finally, today we were able to view the exhibit. Great display, Besser Museum! I will post the rubric I use for the Great Lakes Species Research Reports soon.

We Are Getting There!

Welcome to our fourth week of school! This is the point where we know and have practiced our expectations and routines and we are getting down to the academics. The students have especially done a fantastic job in our Reading Block,Math Block, and Author’s Creations. We have learned 4 of the 5 activities for Daily 5. We will learn and practice the expectations for Listening to Reading next week as well as begin our reading interventions. Grades are updated on PowerSchool. You can check your child’s grades using your child’s password that came home a couple of weeks ago in their Friday mail. Please don’t forget our field trip on Thursday. Your child will need a lunch unless you designated otherwise on the permission slip. Please make sure they dress for the weather!

~Mrs. O’Bryant

Our New and Improved Bucket Seats!

Our New and Improved Bucket Seats!

I made seats out of buckets this year because they were the perfect height for my kidney table and I can store supplies in them (ex: white boards, dry-erase markers, erasers, etc). The supplies we need for small groups are already there!

Bucket Seats

Bucket Seats

I made bucket seats for my small group table. I like the buckets because I can store materials needed for my small groups inside of them (example: white boards, dry erase markers, erasers, etc). They are also the perfect height for the students to sit comfortably at the table.

New Technology!

New Technology!

We introduced a few more iPads to our collection this summer and a new Smartboard!


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