Monday, December 19, 2011

If Santa Got Stuck in my Chimney....

What would happen if Santa got stuck in your chimney?  What would you do?  Who would deliver the presents?  How would he get unstuck?

If Santa got stuck in my chimney I would pull Santa Clause out of my chimney.  If Santa Clause got stuck in my chimney I would get every present in my house! by Cynzie

If Santa got stuck in my chimney I would pull and pull and pull and pull.  I would get him out.  Then we would have cookies and milk. by Ava

If Santa got stuck in my chimney I will climb up in the chimney.  I have a chimney. by Maddy

Santa got stuck in my chimney.  He started to fall.  He fell off the chimney.  by Cale

If Santa got stuck in my chimney he probably will stay there for a time, until he got unstuck.  He will go to another house and get stuck again.  He will go to the other people, get some presents fro Christmas and Santa will be nice to everyone in Iowa State.  He might get  you a DS for Christmas.  by Kaylee

If Santa got stuck in my chimney, I will call the elves.  I will pull Santa and the elves will help too.  by Trey

Magic Snowman

Our class wrote magic snowman stories after reading about a lot of different snowmen.
Here are some of their stories.

The snowman is magic because it is magic.  It can move and it has magic.  If it didn't have magic then it couldn't move. By Cale

There was a girl, a snow girl, and her name was Lizzy.  And her powers are AWESOME, and she likes to play. By Ella

A snowman was rolling up in the snow but the snowman was a pirate and could move and see good and had a treasure check and he stole a ship. By Bryce

My snowman's name is Superman.  Superman's magic is flying.  by Trey

My magic snowmen is Awesome!  My magic snowman is named Ariel and when the sun comes out it melts.  by Kaylee

My magic snowman is magic because it can melt and move and it can be Cinderella and can be still and it is awesome.  By Maddy

My snow girl is named Ella.  Her magic powers is fancy clothes.  by Makenna

There was a magic snowman.  He was in the army.  He fought the bad guys with his buddies.  The good guys won.  The people were saved and thebad guys never came here again.  by Cash

There was a magic snowman with a jet and he flied and flied in the air.  And he took off.  by Brenden

My snowman has magic that is magic.  It is star power than can pretty hair and it's name is Reona and it is pretty.  I like my snowman.  I really like my snowman it is pretty.  I like it a lot.  By Trista

The dinosaur went to the store to buy meat then he had to pay the cashier then he went home to eat it.  By Kamron

My snow girl is Selena Gomes.  She is magic.  She flies too.  I like her because she is awesome.  So Awesome too.  by Ava

My snowman has a nose, a hat and arms and eyes.  And the name is Tosh.  He is a boy. And he is magic.  By Tosh

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,
Where do you live?  I want for Christmas is a Moxie Girl, an I-pad, and a School Barbie Girl. I am 6 1/2.  I have brown hair and brown eyes.  I am in first grade.  I live in Iowa.  
Love, Ava

Dear Santa,
Hi, I am Tosh and I am 7.  I want to ask, do you see penguins?  I want a treasure chest with gold doubloons.  Love, Tosh

Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Ella.  My hair is yellow.  How do you fly around so fast?  What I want for Christmas is a Lala Loopsie Doll. 
Love, Ella

Dear Santa,
I live in Lewis.  I love Christmas.  Christmas is awesome!  The most awesome part is opening presents.
Love, Trey

Dear Santa,
Hi, I am Cash.  I am 6.  How may elves do you have?  I would like a battle machine.
Love, Cash

Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Jeremy.  I am 6.  How did you get the reindeer?  I want a DSi XL, and a Lego Star Wars set.
Love, Jeremy

Dear Santa,
I have a go cart.  How do you make toys?  I want a remote control airplane.
Love, Bryce

Dear Santa,
Hi, I am Cynzie.  I am six.  I have blonde hair.  How do you make toys?  Where do the reindeer live?
Love, Cynzie

Dear Santa,
I want a doll that is just like me.  My name is Makenna.  I have yellow hair.  I have blue eyes.  Santa, how do you go around the world to drop presents to all the kids?
Love, Makenna

Dear Santa,
Hi.  I am Trista.  I am 7 years old.  I have brown eyes and brown hair.  I want a girls that is just like you, and I am in first grade. 
Love, Trista

Dear Santa,
My hair is brown.  How do you live in the North Pole?  I want a Star Wars set.  
Love, Brenden

Dear Santa,
Hi, Santa.  I have blonde hair.  I live in Iowa.  I want a DS for Christmas.
Love, Kaylee

Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Kamron.  I want an I-pod Touch.  I am 7 years old.  How do you see us?
Love, Kamron

Dear Santa,
I have a go cart.  How do you make bikes?  I want a bike with pegs.  I have farm toys.
Love, Cale

Dear Santa,
Do you live at the North Pole? I would like a dirt bike and a spy watch and camera.
Love, Alex

Dear Santa,
My name is Collin.  I am 8 years old.  I am in first grade in Iowa.  I want a big, big, red truck for my dad to drive to work.  Santa, do you like John Deere tractors? 
Love, Collin

Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Maddy and I live in Iowa.  I have brown hair and brown eyes.  Where do the elves live?
Love, Maddy      

18 Days of Christmas

After reading The Twelve Days of Christmas, we thought it might be fun to write our own 18 days of Christmas story.  Here goes...

On the first day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me...1 snake a slithering. --Alex
On the second day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me...2 I-pads dinging.--Ava
On the third day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me...3 dart guns.--Brenden
On the fourth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me.. 4 gold fish swimming in a bowl.--Bryce
On the fifth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me..5 bikes with pegs rolling. --Cale
On the sixth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me... 6 warrior zuh-zuh pets.--Cash
On the seventh day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me... 7 red trucks. --Collin
On the eighth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me... 8 flowers. --Cynzie
On the ninth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me...9 monkeys doing cartwheels. --Ella
On the tenth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me...10 hay bales stacked tall. --Jeremy
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me... 11 Diet Pepsi's fizzing. --Ms. Littler
On the twelfth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me... 12 I pod touches. --Kamron
On the thirteenth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me...13 Nintendo DSs. --Kaylee
On the fourteenth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me... 14 Lifesavers dancing. --Maddy
On the fifteenth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me...15 dancing dolls. --Makenna
On the sixteenth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me... 16 wined up army guys. --Tosh
On the seventeenth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me... 17 DS games. --Trey
On the eighteenth day of Christmas, Ms. Littler gave to me... 18 horses that run all over. --Trista

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A day to be thankful.

Today we started reading the Magic Tree House book:  Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne.
We made a bubble map about Thanksgiving, and talked about why we celebrate it.

Did you know that in 1621 the Pilgrims and Indians had a three day feast to celebrate the harvest.  And in 1863, President Lincoln made it so that the last Thursday of November we be a day of thanksgiving.

Our class started talking about things that we are thankful for and here is what they said:

Oh'  on our heads are our drum stick hats for our Thanksgiving Feast at school today.  

 I am thankful for food.
 I am so thankful because we have God and Jesus and we have food and friends and people care for us, and grandpas and grandmas and cats and dogs, and classmates and books and games and teachers.
 I am thankful for my mom.
 I am thankful for friendship and we can  be helpful to other people and we can be careful of other people.
 I am thankful for all the people and my sticker color.  I am thankful for people that got invited to a sleep over.  And for my grandma and grandpa and for my friends and for my cats and my dog and my cousins and I hope that people aren't jealous and are not mean to me.
 I am thankful for lemon pie and apple pie and turkeys.  I am thankful for Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for November.
 I am thankful to have lots of friends with me.  I am also thankful to have a mom and a dad.  And I am thankful to have a teacher.
 I am thankful for Thanksgiving.  And I am thankful for people.
 I am thankful for the army, holidays, and for a family dinner to be with my family, and turkey.
 I am thankful for getting with our families, cousins and my grandpa and grandma.
 I am thankful for God, and the Army, and the seasons.
 I am thankful for my mom and my dad.  To have food and blankets and stuffed animals.
 I am thankful for Jack Sparrow.
 I am thankful for having Tosh to make a paper airplane, and for helping my mom.

 I am thankful for deer hunting.

I am thankful for seeing all of my loving first graders faces every morning, I am thankful that they are hard workers and are eager to learn.  I am thankful that I have the opportunity to be a part of their lives.  I am thankful that we are ALL  ROCK STARS!   ----Ms. Littler

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fire Safety

During fire safety week, some of the Griswold Firemen came to talk to us about fire safety.  We then got to ride on one of the Lewis firetrucks.  We learned a lot and had a great time!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Bryce and Trista!!!!

We hope you both have a ROCK STAR BIRTHDAY!

This week is Fire Safety Week.

This week we have been learning about ways to be safe if there is a fire.  We have been reading books, drawing pictures, talking in small groups, and having whole class discussions.  We decided to write a fire safety rule on note cards and put them in the hall way so everyone could see what we have learned.  
 Then we practiced our "escape plans".  On Monday we had an all school fire drill.  Our class did a GREAT job!  They all followed the plan and were the quietest class out of all of them.  (At least I think they were).  They knew right where to go, to get in a nice straight line and to wait patiently until we got the all clear to return to our room.
Today we got to practice going our our escape window.  The best part the kids said was.........


We are Batty about Bats!

 Wednesday, Miss Lora came to talk to us about how cool bats are.  We learned that the smallest bat is the size of a jelly bean.  There is a bat called the bee bat, and that bats like dark places.

 before Lora came we wrote on note cards what we thought we knew about bats.  We got into groups and shared what we knew and then we made a bat chart.  After Lora came we made a "what we learned" chart.  We wrote down something new that we didn't know before, or something that changed our minds about what we thought.  It was GREAT!  Before Miss Lora came 10 kiddos thought bats were birds, 7 kiddos thought bats were, well, bats.  After Miss Lora told us about bats all 17 said that bats are mammals NOT birds!  They don't have feathers, they have hair!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Foggy Morning = 2 hour late start

We had a late start this morning, rescheduling our Recognition Breakfast for NEXT Tuesday.  
Borrowed this picture from a first grade parent.  Thanks Christy. :)  

Too foggy for the buses to be out.  Deer are CRAZY in Iowa this time of year!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Super Hero Day!

Our super hero day couldn't be complete with out a Superman, 2 Bat Girls, a Spider Girl and Mario.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Crazy Hat Day!

Even our teacher got in on the fun with her sock monkey hat!