Thursday, December 22, 2016

Persuasive Posters

We ended our Persuasive Writing unit by creating a Vote for Me poster.  Students gave reasons why they should be president of the United States.  The posters are hanging in our classroom. They came out great!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Music Showcase

The 1st grade Winter Showcase is Wednesday, December 21st at 1:30 pm.  The students are very excited! IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you plan to dismiss your child after the showcase is over, you MUST send your child in with a note that morning.  Thank you for your help with this.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Worry Bullies

Ms. Martin came in and taught us about Worry Bullies.  These imaginary creatures stand on our shoulder and tell us to worry.  They are mean, and we learned phrases to say to them to make them go away.  Ms. Martin also introduced us to a worry eater named Flint.  We wrote down our worries and Flint ate them up! Take a look at our Worry Bullies!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Here's What's Going on in Room 109!

It was so great meeting with all the parents during conferences.  I'm excited that many of you are following the classroom blog.  Here's a little update!

Writing: We are in the middle of our Persuasive writing unit.  We took time to discuss and practice recognizing the difference between fact and opinion. We have read examples of persuasive texts and picked out all the great features that many of them have.  Here's a list:

Students then took a stance on whether kids should stay up late or go to bed early on a school night.  Some of the reasons kids wrote were very persuasive!

Math:  Topic 3 teaches and practices using different strategies to add facts to 20.  Here are some strategies we are learning - Count on using a number line, count on using an open number line, use doubles facts by memorizing them, using doubles plus 1 facts, using doubles plus 2 facts, and making 10 to add numbers. Kids are working very hard and trying out all these strategies.

Fundations (our phonics program): We have begun learning about bonus letters and glued sounds.  Bonus letters are f, l, s, and sometimes z.  In a one syllable work, these letters come after a short vowel.  An example of these words are fell, moss, puff, and buzz.  There are some words that don't follow this rule, but most do!  The first glued sound we have learned is -all.  We find it in words like mall, ball, wall.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Report Cards

I apologize for the inconvenience.... Report cards will be in back packs tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Welcome to Mrs. Farrell's first grade blog. It is so great to be back! It has been so nice getting to know all the kids. They have been working hard earning tickets. Ask your child what happens when their ticket is pulled from the bucket!

On Monday, report cards will be going home. Conference day is Thursday, December 1st.  If you signed up for a conference during Back to School Night, the conference time will be in the comments section of the report card. If you cannot make your scheduled time, please let me know ASAP. I look forward to meeting with you!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

2016-2017 Bus List

Copy and paste the link below to view the 2016-2017 bus list.


As we get ready for a new school year, here is a look back to last year's fun!

Friday, July 8, 2016


Here are some photos from the past school year. 

Field Day:

Discovery Museum Field Trip:

More to come.... 😊