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!