“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”
― Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
|Ms. Riplinger's Second Grade Classroom!|
First graders: Did you have a FUN and EXCITING first day of school today? I know that I did! Phew, I am exhausted! :) Parents, I hope that your child told you all about our day together today! We read a few books about school and first grade, we colored a first day of first grade picture (using color words), we started our very cute memory book about our first day of school, we had Art class, lunch, recess, and we played a few games! WOW, that is a lot! Oh, and we also talked about class and school rules and why certain rules are important!
Attached are some cute class photos that were taken today, as well as some pictures of our classroom! Can't wait to see you all again tomorrow!
On Friday, the first grade classes attended their field trip at LegoLand. The kids were SO excited! It was a very, very fun field trip that included hands on areas, rides, an indoor playground, a 4-D movie, a pizza lunch, and a Science class on tall towers and structures. In the class, the kids were broken up into groups and had to use team work to build the tallest tower. After building their first tower, they were taught why it is important to build a secure structure and how to do so. They then were given a second chance to not only build a tall tower, but use what they were taught to make it secure. Friday's field trip was definitely a memorable one.
Ms. Riplinger, a second grade teacher in the Chicago-land area.