Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Kindness Rock Garden!

Good Morning!

Yesterday we had a nice time surrounding our day with lots of conversations around kindness and how we impact others with what we say and do.  We read the book Have You Filled A Bucket Today?  This book talks about the idea of how we all have an invisible bucket to fill and empty.  When we are kind and thoughtful to others we fill their bucket!  We also fill our own bucket too when we are kind!  But when we hurt others, we dip into their buckets ...and then ultimately we dip into our own bucket too.  So moral of the story, let's be bucket fillers and not bucket dippers! ❤

Later in the morning, we began creating rocks to place out in our Kindness Rock Garden! Check out our video below!

Friday, April 16, 2021

April happenings, vacation, and spring reading rooms

                                     "Hello" video from Me!

First grade happenings!

Reading rooms:

Looking for some more reading?  Here is a great resource filled with wonderful spring-themed books!  

Enjoy Spring break and healthy wishes to you all,

    ðŸ’šMrs. Poor

Monday, March 15, 2021

Across The Fence showing

 Here you will find the Across The Fence recording of our class participating in the T.R.Y. program.  It is primarily showcasing the program.  

Monday, March 8, 2021


     RES Food Drive

Richmond Elementary School, in collaboration with the Williston Area Lions Club, is collecting items for the Richmond Community Food Shelf.  

Please bring in canned or boxed non-perishable food items Monday, March 15th through Friday, March 19th. There will be boxes to collect donations in the front lobby.  Thank you.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Mars Mission


 What fun today learning about the amazing people who work at Nasa and the amazing work they have done to launch the latest, most advanced Rover named Perseverance!  We watched a great video that gave us an inside look at the making of a rover mission!  I can't wait to talk about this further tomorrow with the class and how it pays to persevere and work together! How beautiful it is to imagine someday these kiddos will grow up to do amazing things like this - future citizens of Earth ...and maybe Mars!! 

(I stopped it in the last 2 minutes, FYI)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021



First graders have been busy exploring Black History.  We have been truly inspired by MLK, Rosa Parks, and Mae Jameson.  We can't wait to continue learning about more people of color who have and continue to pave the way for change!  

In Reading and Writing, we have continued to dive deeper into the world of Nonfiction.  Learning about all the features that we find in these books helps us become experts in the topic.  We have recently chosen an animal that we want to research and have started our own NF book writing. This is where we will use these nonfiction features that we have been exploring!  

In Science, we continue to explore organism traits. Recently, we discussed how animals and their offspring are like but not exactly like their parents.  We played a matching game where students had an animal picture and had to search for their parent or offspring.  

In Math, we are working on counting/writing larger numbers and exploring the 120 chart.  We are also practicing our counting by 2s, 5s, 10s.

We are heading into our 3rd week of the Teens Reaching Youth (T.R.Y.) program this week.  We have learned all about the 4 Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot aka compost.  We have enjoyed listening to the CHMS kids teach us all about taking action to help our environment!  Last week the program was recorded for the local tv show Across The Fence.  Stay tuned for more information on that! The students are very excited about the chance to become famous!  😄

We have had much to celebrate lately with Valentine's, the 100th day of school, and expected behavior celebrations!  Thank you for helping your child with their Valentine cards!  I remember doing this for years with my children and it was not an easy task!  We had a lovely celebration full of love and kindness!   

Lastly, we will have Snow Motion this Friday and then we will have a make-up day on the Friday when we return.

Enjoy the video below!

Kindness Rock Garden!

Good Morning! Yesterday we had a nice time surrounding our day with lots of conversations around kindness and how we impact others with what...