Heifer International Project

For the season of Lent the first graders are raising money to buy a pig for a family in need. We thought about what was a reasonable amount we could do and then brainstormed a bunch of ways to do extra work around the house for some money.

The gift of a pig gives a family not only food but the opportunity to sell baby pigs to make money and with that the chance at an education for their children.

Check out the Heifer international website for more information and ways to donate!



100 Days Smarter!



And just like that we’re 100 days smarter! This year for the 100th day of school we dressed up like we were 100 years old and did all sorts of activities using the number 100. Check out some of the fun we had today with our classmates!



Doubles, Doubles, I can add Doubles!

Doubles, Doubles, I can add Doubles. It’s no trouble for me to add doubles!

We have been working on addition strategies and finding friendly numbers. One way that we do that is by quickly being able to aSee the source imagedd using our doubles facts!

The class has learned a rap song to help them memorize their facts and love when we get to practice the song. Check it out!




Poem Time!

It is that time of the year again when we are memorizing and performing poems! Students should have their poems and gestures memorized at this point in our practice.  We are working on speaking loudly and standing iImage result for poem clip artn front of a crowd.

Students have copy of the rubric in their folder and that is a great resource for you to use when practicing. I have also attached a copy of the rubric for you.



Speech Rubric

Welcome to First Grade!

Ms. Emily Chambers teaches first grade here at St. Thomas More. This is her second year, and she loves it! The supportive community is one main reason she chose to work in a Catholic School. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors degree in elementary education as well and an endorsement in English Learning.

Outside of school she enjoys coaching, being with her friends and spending time with her family.