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Our First Grade Weather Inquiry – Part Five: Green Screen Weather Reports
16 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
As a culmination for our weather inquiry, my students applied all that they had learned and became meteorologists! They LOVED this so much. …
Our First Grade Weather Inquiry – Part Four: Extreme Weather
15 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello everyone! I'm back to share with you the extreme weather portion of our three week weather inquiry. After studying clouds, rain, and wind,…
Our First Grade Weather Inquiry – Part Three: Exploring Wind!
13 Sep, 2018. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
W I N D! Boy did we have fun exploring wind! Earlier in the summer I had seen a wind tunnel on Instagram and…
Hands-on activities when studying storms
9 Apr, 2016. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
In Science, our objective this past week was,  "students will observe, describe, and illustrate objects in the sky such as the clouds and Sun."…
Using a rainy day to inspire writing
20 Mar, 2016. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
In Texas, we don't often get a rainy day that we can enjoy. However, last week, we got to enjoy not one, but…
Enjoying October
13 Oct, 2014. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Don't you just love long weekends? This past weekend I was able to head out to my father's house in the Berkshires to…
Math Questions: Answered!
28 Jan, 2014. 14 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello everyone. How many of you had a snow day this week? Last night the district that we follow issued a two hour…
Having fun in the winter! {Freebie!!}
11 Jan, 2014. 11 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Weather in Texas is so crazy. One day this week it was 29* when I woke up. The next day, my students were…
Winter is Here!!
9 Jan, 2014. 5 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Winter has definitely hit my classroom. While we are NOT experiencing all the snow and cold that y'all are having, we did get…
Baby, it’s COLD outside!
8 Dec, 2013. 7 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Being from New England, a few 20 degree days should totally not throw me for a loop but MAN! I'm freezing!! I have…
We Love Weather!
14 Sep, 2013. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
The other day one of my students raised her hand and asked, "Miss Smith, are we going to study weather next week?" I said,…
Visual Plans and Freebies!
9 Sep, 2013. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Before I get into my visual plans, I have to tell y'all about my latest obsession. Here in Texas unfortunately it is still…
Weather Galore!
7 Sep, 2013. 8 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This week we started our first "science theme" of the school year. I start my year with weather because it echoes both my…
Week 3: Weather! {Visual Lesson Plans}
3 Sep, 2013. 8 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Tomorrow we kick off one of my favorite units. {Yes, I think I say that about every unit... but I really love this…
I love Science! {and your chance to win!!}
30 Jun, 2013. 86 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Y'all know how much I love teaching Science. I am SUPER excited to announce that I have two new Science packs out. They…
Science Galore! {and a FREEBIE!}
15 Jun, 2013. 15 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Planning for a new year is always so much fun! In reflecting on my past school year I definitely think one of the…
Getting Ready For A New Year
11 Jun, 2013. 5 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
A little bit of sun...                                  ... a…
Testing Week: a very crazy Thursday schedule
18 Apr, 2013. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
My kids have worked so hard at their way too many tests this week. By the end of the day today, they were…
More Math!
28 Feb, 2013. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I had a few people want to hear more about how I schedule my math time and what and how I teach during…
Let’s talk about writing…..
11 Sep, 2012. 5 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Alright... Let's talk about writing....I don't know about you but I am seeing a rapid decline in fine motor skills in kids. I…
“BEST DAY EVER!!” Tornadoes!
28 Aug, 2012. 6 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I love how enthusiastic first graders are.  :)Yesterday I heard this expression A LOT. "Miss Smith, this is the BEST. DAY. EVER!!!" :)We…
Daily Weather!
14 Jul, 2012. 21 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
What's the weather like today?? What is the temperature outside?  In first grade I found that my kids still struggle with the concepts of "weather"…
Clouds
19 Apr, 2012. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This week we are focusing on studying clouds. We started off our unit by doing a KWL of what we already know about…