We are a classroom of first graders in Seattle, Washington. We love to read and cheer for our football team the SeaHawks. We also like to write. Right now we are writing small moment stories, which are true stories from our lives. In our classroom we have a purple and orange reading loft. It is purple and orange because those are our school colors. Each student in our class has an ipad with their picture on so we can tell whose iPad is whose. We have free choice on Fridays. We have a class pet, two fish. The fish are named Fred and Ted. Our teacher's name is Ms. Smith. We can't wait to meet all our new friends through the primary blogging community! We are wondering if we will be able to Skype with any of the classes in the community.
We have been following several classes on twitter including all the Queen Anne classrooms that have a twitter account. This week we noticed that Ms. Meck’s class was posting about learning about the Pledge of Allegiance and the United States flag—two subjects we had not yet started to study. We tweeted at Ms. Meck’s class that we would love to come and have them teach us! Through our tweets back and forth we decided that we would go Friday morning to their class and do a small part of read to self as a whole group and then they would teach us! I was a little nervous as teacher as how it would go to have 52 students in our small classrooms, however, both classes were amazing!!! We filed in and found quiet places to read next to Ms. Meck’s students. We all read silently for 10 minutes and then Ms. Meck gathered us on the rug to discuss the Pledge of Allegiance and the flag. Then a student from Ms. Meck’s class and a student from our class lead the whole group in the flag salute! It was a great introduction to the flag salute and a great way to connect with another classroom via twitter. Part of my goal of using twitter this year is to connect both near and far with classrooms and families. Please tweet at our class or like our posts. We love to see what our tweets are inspiring!
Hi I'm Ms. Smith. I am thrilled to be teaching first grade at Queen Anne Elementary. I am passionate about teaching and learning. Please stop by often to watch us grow as learners and citizens!