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Friday, December 22, 2017

Author Celebration/STEM Project

Our Author Celebration was a success! We were so excited to share our stories and sip on hot cocoa this morning. 

We also fit in a STEM project today. Our mission was to build the tallest tree possible. These pictures are my favorite :) As you can see, they were really into this project. Merry Christmas everyone! 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Kindness Elf December 18th-22nd

Monday: Ask at least two people how their day is going
Tuesday: Bake cookies for the Wautoma Police Department 
Wednesday: Post kind words/messages on doors around the school
Thursday: Give at least two compliments to two people you see today
Friday: We will be making paper hugs and sharing them with Riverview staff members 

Here we are baking cookies for the Police Department. We made them from scratch! Thank you Mrs. Fischer and the rest of the parents who donated supplies! We only lost one egg and a few cookies in the process :) 

 The Police Officers came to our classroom to pick up cookies. They were surprised and excited to eat them! 
 Placing kind words on doors throughout the school

Monday, December 18, 2017

Kindness Elf- December 11th-15th

The Kindness Elf visited us again last week. Here is a look at our daily tasks. 

Monday: hold the door open for someone
Tuesday: make a bookmark and put it in your library book before returning it, for someone to find
Wednesday: Sorry, this ones a secret :)
Thursday: Help ring bells for the Salvation Army (4-6 at Stoneridge)

Thank you to those of you that joined us at Stoneridge and helped make bell ringing a success. We couldn't have done it without you! 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Thank you Mrs. Fischer!

Mrs. Fischer came into our classroom this week to help us make a cute snowman craft. Not only did she volunteer her time but also the supplies needed to make the project. The students enjoyed it and were so excited to take their ornaments home. Thank you Mrs. Fischer! 

Kindness Elf

Our Kindness Elf kept us busy last week! Below are some pictures and updates on our daily tasks. 

Monday: Give a hug, high five or handshake to someone who needs it

Tuesday: Let someone go in front of you in line 

Wednesday: Be role models and help the 4K with an important project 

Thursday: Choose someone you don't normally talk to and ask them to sit by you at lunch

Friday: Make cards for children at the Children's Hospital who won't be spending Christmas at home  

 4K project and delivery 

Children's Hospital cards 

Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to our perfect attendance friends. Way to go Emily, Axton and George! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Kindness Elf/Friday Fun

The Kindness Elf made his first appearance in our classroom last night! He assigned us the task of picking up garbage on the Riverview playground. We were very excited and did a great job completing our first task! 

We also had some fun and got a little dirty during word work today! 

Respect Winners

Congratulations to Finn, Uriah and Karla on earning respect character awards this month! Thank you for coming to school and showing respect each and every day! Way to go! 

Kindness Elf

Shhhh! Please remember to keep this a secret! 

Dear Families,

December is quickly approaching and the 1st grade classes are going to have a Kindness Elf visiting their classrooms.  The Kindness Elf is a variation of “Elf on the Shelf” but the focus is acts of kindness.   Some days the kids will have small acts of kindness and other days they will have larger acts of kindness.  There are 2 days that we need a little help from parents.  On Thursday, December 14th we will be ringing bells for Salvation Army at Copps and Stone Ridge from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.  We are asking that the kids sign up to help us ring bells for 15 minutes.  A signup sheet will be coming to your email.  We are also baking cookies for the Wautoma Area Police Department and need help with supplies.  When the date is closer we will send an email sign-up for this also.

We are really excited about this activity.  We want to show the kids how a little kindness can make someone's day just a little brighter.  Please keep this a secret from your child.  The Elf will deliver a kindness card each day, so they won't know about the bell ringing or cookie baking before the day of the event. If you prefer that your child does not take part in the kindness activities please let us know.


Mrs. Lehr, Mrs. Laber, Mrs. Pietkauskis, Miss Heschke

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Our two day week was packed full of Thanksgiving learning! We've been busy learning about the first Thanksgiving and sharing what we're thankful for. Today we completed a STEM project. We worked together with a group to build a Mayflower Ship that held the most Pilgrims (pennies.) Congratulations to George, Tanner, Finn and Karla! Their boat held over 200 pennies! We also made bracelets that help us to retell the story of the first Thanksgiving. Also watch for a Thankful Turkey book to come home in your child's backpack. Enjoy the break! 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veteran's Day

Quinn, Owen, Ayanna and Karla did an excellent job with their speaking parts today at the Veteran's Day program. Thank you Veteran's!