Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Have a great winter break! See you January 4th, 2011!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Five Reasons Why Santa Should Come To My House

We hope Santa reads this!!

(It's a little blurry....view in full screen!)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Email Santa!

I wanted to share this really great website! It has many activities on it, but my favorite is emailing Santa. The kids can email Santa and he will email them right back with a short letter that you can print out. It is so cute! Click the link below and try it at home!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today all of first grade participated in Thanksgiving rotations. They rotated to each first grade classroom to complete a fun Thanksgiving activity. We had a VERY busy and exciting afternoon! Here are a couple pictures of the students wearing their Squanto head bands.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

We Have Style....Science Style!

Science style day was a big success! Here is a picture of the students that dressed up for science style day, and our classroom winner for style day- Austin! Great Job!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


The class has been working very hard on researching each season. This week we completed our seasons unit by presenting our facts on each season and making a claymation movie! We love making claymation movies! The kids did an amazing job with this. Be sure to ask your child what facts they learned about each season.

Monday, November 15, 2010

On Time Tigers!

We were on time tigers last week! This means everyone in our class was on time for 7 days! As a reward, we earned a no homework pass! Yeah! I am putting their regular homework page in their folder this week so you will be able to practice the spelling words and word wall words, but they do not need to complete the homework page on the back. Good Job Tigers!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm Not A Turkey!

We will be participating in the I'm Not A Turkey Video Conference next week. The class is so excited about this! We will be talking to other first grade students at Beasley Elementary and also a high school class at Lamar High School! View the video below to see the movie the students watched in class about a turkey who was trying to hide during Thanksgiving. The students are working in groups to create a disguise for their turkey. They also had to write clues about how their turkey is disguised. During the video conference, they will read their clues and the other class will try to guess their turkey's disguise.

Science Style Day!

On November 19th everyone at Thomas is invited to participate in Science Style Day! Students are asked to dress up to represent a science vocabulary word. To help you with some ideas, I have added a link with a list of science vocabulary words that we will be learning in first grade this year. Use your imagination!! Costumes will have to be approved by me. I sent home a note in each students folder with the science word list and a form at the bottom for you to fill out. Send the form back to school before Friday.
Have Fun!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Problem Solving

We are using the E.P.S.E problem solving method in our school. We have just started to learn how to use it in class to help us solve problems. Click the link below to see a page about this problem solving model. Use this model at home to help your child with problem solving!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Red Ribbon Week!

This week was Red Ribbon Week. In class we learned about drugs that were safe to take and who can give us those drugs. We also learned many different ways to say no to drugs! We made "stinky feet" for our slogan- "Drugs Stink, Stomp Them Out!"

Friday, October 22, 2010

Amazing Writers!

We have some amazing writing going on in our classroom. We are working on writing about small moments in our lives. The students are learning how to put their thoughts in order and write them like a book. They all did awesome with this! They also shared their writing with a partner and they helped eachother organize their story.


Please remember that Tuesday and Wednesday Oct. 26th and 27th are early release days. Students will be released at 11:30. I am looking forward to talking to everyone at conferences. This will be a time to discuss report cards and any concerns we might have. If you are unsure of the day and time of your scheduled conference, please click the link for the wiki to view your time. Thank you so much for all your support!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Columbus Day!

We are learning about Christopher Columbus this week. We made a short movie to show Columbus' trip to America. The class is SO EXCITED about this movie! They did a great job!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thinking About our Reading

We had fun today thinking about our reading! The kids are all doing a great job sharing their connections, schema, and mental images about the stories we read. (Ask them about this at home!) Here are a few pictures of us using our thought bubble to tell about our thinking! The kids LOVED this!

Friday, October 1, 2010


We read the poem Little Frog, Little Frog this week. We practiced all week making words and sentences that rhyme. View our video to see our rhyming sentences!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


We used our ActivExpressions in class this week! The kids were so excited to use them and they did an amazing job! ActivExpressions allow the kids to text in answers. Their answers show up on our Promethean board. So much fun!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Another Great Week!

We have had another great week in first grade! This week we learned about rules at school and home. We also discussed laws in the community. The kids had a great time making a movie to demonstrate our classroom rules! Take a look!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Center Time!

We had a great time this week at centers! We have just learned how to work at a few centers this week and are looking forward to working at a few more next week.

Open House

Thank you to all the parents and students that came to our class for open house!
Just a reminder that we will also have a Reading Curriculum Night for Kindergarten -Second grade. This will take place on Sept. 14th at 6:30. I hope to to see you all there!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Snack Time

We will have a "working" snack time this year. We are very busy and always have a lot to do, so we will have a short snack time as we work during the afternoon. We will try to take our snack time at about 1:20 every day. Please try to make the snacks healthy! Click the link below to view some healthy snack options. I also ask that you choose a snack that will not be too messy, since we will be working and eating. Try to stick to crackers, pretzels, dry cereal, or fruit snacks.

New Rules This Year:
This year birthday cupcakes and snacks will not be allowed at school. Students will not be allowed to hand out birthday party invitations either!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Our First Week!

We are having a great first week! I look forward to seeing everyone at open house on Thursday, Sept. 2nd at 6:30!

Here are a few pictures of DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time this week.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010



Welcome to first grade! This blog is where I will post our classroom information. I will also try to post some of the activities that we create in class. Please check back often to see what we are working on!

Please click the link below to view our classroom procedures and homework guidelines.

Mrs. Wagner's Class

Click the link below to see the student handbook:

Student Handbook

Click the link below to see the uniform dress code:

Dress Code