Friday, December 2, 2011

Shelf Elf ...Days 2 and 3

The kids have really been enjoying Lou the Shelf Elf.  He has turned out to be very good at hiding!  On day two it took us quite a while to find him.

See if you can find Lou in the picture.

It was super hard to find him but we finally did.  He was hanging on to the top of our activboard.  Here he is.

On day three it was a little easier to find him.  Actually, the kids found him right away.  Here he is hanging on to the American Flag.

Lou has caused so much excitement that the kids have decided to write him letters to thank him for visiting our classroom.  They are also writing to tell Lou what they would like for Christmas.  Lou travels back to the North Pole every night to tell Santa all about our wonderful class!

We have been working so hard on our handwriting.  The kids are definitely improving!!  Thank you Lou for visiting our classroom.  We can't wait to see where you hide next.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our Shelf Elf

Our class is very lucky because Santa sent one of his helper elves to visit our classroom.  Lou the Elf will be visiting our classroom every day until Christmas Break.  The kids starting writing letters to Lou to tell him what they would like for Christmas.  Lou goes back to the North Pole every night to tell Santa all of the wonderful things our class is doing.  He got to see the kids write their bear poems and even practice skip counting by twos.

Here is where we found Lou this morning.  He wrote us this nice note.

We can't wait to see where Lou shows up tomorrow.  I will be sharing his picture and the letters that the kids are writing on Friday, so check back then!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Going Batty!

Our study on NonFiction continues this week and we are studying bats!  The kids are writing their own NonFiction books all about bats.  I can't wait till they are finished and I can share them with you.  Their writing is really improving!

In reading, we read the Scholastic News About Bats.  The kids learned that there is a bat called the Ghost Bat and it is white.  How fascinating!  The Scholastic News also helped us review the NonFiction features of labels and captions.

The most exciting thing our class is starting is Edmodo which is an interactive classroom community.  I will be sending home your child's username and password and our classroom code.  The kids will be able to interact with each other by taking quizzes and responding to posts that I post about things that we are learning in the classroom.  They can even do this from home with your supervision.

I will be posting the kids bat work very stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Spelling City

The kids and I just started using a new technology in our classroom and it is called Spelling City.  The kids absolutely LOVE it, so we have added it to our workstation rotation.  The kids are able to use it to play games to help them practice their spelling words.  They even can use it to practice using their spelling words in sentences.  At the end, they can take an online test to see what words they need to practice more.

Spelling City would be a great tool to use at home to help your child practice their spelling words.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Welcome to First Grade!!

My name is Mrs. Chambers and I will be your 1st grade teacher this year.  I am starting my 6th year of teaching and I absolutely LOVE teaching 1st grade!  I have been teaching 1st grade for three years and before that I taught Pre-K.

I graduated from Texas State University in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-4.  I also have my certification in ESL and I am working toward getting my Gifted and Talented Certification.  I love learning and I am definitely a life long learner.

My family means the world to me.  My husband Ryan and I have been married for three and half years.  We are originally from the Hill Country area.  We sure do miss the river!!  We have a ten month old son named Mason.  He is starting to walk and I am enjoying each moment that I get to spend with him. In my spare time I love to read and sew.  I am just learning how to sew, so it has definitely been a new learning experience for me.  Hopefully I can share some of my sewing as I get better!

Thanks for logging on to our blog!  I really look forward to working with you and your child this year.  If you have any questions, please email me at