Thursday, November 3, 2011

Our Entry to the Scarecrow Contest is "Silly Sally."

Ms. Charlotte ROCKS! Under the direction of Ms. Charlotte the children of 1-303 made a phenominal scarecrow that was entered in the PTA Scarecrow Contest. Silly Sally turned a lot of heads. Silly Sally went to town, leaping backwards, upside down.

Last Week's Parent Fun Friday was Veggie Cats with Jacqueline's Mom

Jacqueline's mom, Stacey, came to our room for a great veggie shapes activity. We made the shape of a cat out of cauliflower, carrots, squash and celery. After we completed the cat we munched on veggies, humus and olives. We had a great time.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Finger Knitting was Friday's Parent Fun with Sophia's mom, Renata

We were treated to a lesson in finger knitting by Sophia's mom, Renata. After some confusion we were able to get some nice work done. Once again, we had a great parent helper turnout. Thanks Renata!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Diego!

On Thursday October 20th we were joined by Diego's parents and his little brother, Maelo to celebrate his birthday. We read "Halloween Kittens," sang "Happy Birthday," and had birthday cake.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Character Day Just a Week Away

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Literacy Week with Isaiah's mom, Salina

Classes 1-303 and 1-305 were treated to a great Literacy Week read aloud by Isaiah's mom, Salina. Salina read from her books and answered our questions about her craft. Thanks Salina.

More ORDERING Math Fun

Francesca and Zoe pose for the camera during math.

"ORDERING" Numbers and Objects in 1-303

Today we used SNAP CUBES to ORDER number cards and cubes that were arranged in a "STAIRCASE" fashion.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Get to our blog through the new PS 10 web-site.

Great news! You may now click on a link for our blog at the new PS web-site. Just go to "staff directory," find Cliff Bowen and click on "class web-site." It's that easy.

Class 1-303 is Headed to the Prospect Park Zoo.

We'll be taking a trip to the Prospect Park Zoo on November 29th. Please be on the lookout for the permission form. It will probably be sent home this week.

Our Met Opera Residency is Underway with Ms. Best

With the help of the Metropolitan Opera Guild we will be writing our own short opera this year. It looks like we, as a grade, have chosen to base this year's first grade operas on the books of Leo Lionni. Our class will probably be performing a version of "Frederick." We'll be working with Sarah Best (pictured). Ms. Best is an opera singer and teacher with The Met. More to come...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Now that's one GINORMOUS leaf, Cal!

Cal posed with this giant leaf. It made a beautiful rubbing.

Friday Parent Fun- Leaf Rubbings

Our Friday Parent Fun was organized by Cals' mom, Dempsey. We were lucky to be joined by other parents, as well. Knox, Kayla and Cheo's parents were able to join the fun. Thanks to Dempsey for the great project.

Baby Ducklings at Green Meadows Farm

Mr. Steve allowed us to get up close and personal with some ducklings. Be gentle.

Fun Times at Green Meadows Farm

We had a fantastic time at Green Meadows Farm. It was a fun day filled with farm animals, pony rides, pumpkins and of course, a real hay ride.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Leaf Rubbing Activity w/ Cal's Mom, Dempsey

This Friday's Parent Fun Time activity will be autumn leaf rubbings with Dempsey Rice. Cal's mom will be in @ 10:30 for the fun.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Grandparents Day in 1-303

Tuesday was Grandparents Day at P.S. 10. In 1-303 we were lucky to have three pairs of grandparents visit us. The grandparents of Mia, Kayla and Anthony were kind enough to spend time in 1-303. Thank you for coming and for sharing your grandchildren with us.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Just a Taste of Friday Free Time

The block area tends to be quite busy. Nice job, guys.

Green Meadows Farm trip is this Thursday!

Our first trip of the school year will take place this coming Thursday, 10/13. We'll enjoy a day of harvest fun at Green Meadows Farm, in Queens.

We're Getting Ready for Character Day

As you know, at PS 10 our version of Halloween dress-up is Character Day. We'll be dressing up as a character from our Kevin Henkes author study. Check out for a look at the many characters and how they dress.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Friday Parent Fun Off to a Great Start

Frances Oramas started off our Friday Parent Fun program. Next week we welcome Cal's mom, Dempsey into 1-303 for some autumn leaf rubbing. Some future activities include sign language with Lila's grandma and veggie arrangements with Jacqueline's mom, Stacey. Knox's dad has a great idea for some fun with graphics. Sign up NOW.

Our Friday Reading Buddies Put a Smile on Our Face

Every Friday during 7th period we meet with our 4th grade reading buddies from Ms. Morrison's class. We can't wait for next Friday.

Friday Pizza in 1-303

John Oramas' mom, Frances, came to 1-303 on Friday to teach us how to make her famous english muffin pizza. We enjoyed making the pizza, but we LOVED eating the pizza. Thanks Frances.