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End of the Year Fun!

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Hello everyone! It has been a busy and hectic time of year both in and outside of our classroom. But tonight I wanted to slow down a bit and post some pictures to show what great things we have been doing to wrap up our first grade year! On May 12th we went to the Wild Rose Fish Hatchery. The kids learned about what the fish hatchery does and how important it is to Wisconsin's fish population. The students learned about the fish life cycle and they got to feed lots of fish! On May 26th we went to the Berlin Hospital. The kids learned about the different jobs people do in a hospital by going on a tour to see the different parts of the hospital. The students got to go inside an ambulance, looked at germs through a microscope, went on the helicopter pad, saw pictures of x-rays, and saw the part of the hospital where newborn babies are! And the students especially enjoyed putting on their hospital gear!

Wax Museum

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A special project that we do in 1st grade is the wax museum project. Your child was to pick a famous American, do some research, and then finally create a poster to "become" that person! Students were able to share what they learned about their famous person on May 30th at our wax museum that we created in the gym. Here are some pictures that I was able to capture from that day.

February 6-10 Newletter

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Veteran's Day

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Today Riverview Elementary had a special ceremony to honor Waushara County's veterans. 1st grade students recited a poem for the veterans and made special Veteran's Day hats. To prepare for the ceremony, we practiced reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in a respectful way and talked about the importance of honoring our veterans. We read a story about the military and the sacrifices they make for our country. Thank you veterans!

Candy Tower Project

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Your child participated in what we call a "STEM" activity. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM projects allow students to explore all four of these subjects in an activity focused on a real-world situation. In October's STEM activity, your child worked with a small group of classmates to build the tallest candy tower possible with marshmallows, candy corn, and toothpicks. It was a fun way to practice leadership skills, problem solving skills, perseverance, and working as a team.

Homecoming Day & Leaf Science Project

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Hello everyone! On Homecoming Day, we were all decked out in our hornet gear and excited to celebrate our school! We watched the high school band and senior athletes march down our hallway and had a pep rally for them in the gym. After the pep rally, we did a series of science activities that allowed the students to answer the question, "Why do leaves change color?" We read a book, went on a "leaf walk", and created videos on ipads sharing what we learned about the life cycle of a tree. Here are some pictures from our exciting day!