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Mrs. Hamilton's Firsties: Homepage

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August & September Character Education Winners

We celebrated our August and September Character Education winners Friday, September 25, 2020. Mrs. Altiser hosted a Google Meet that allowed students to hear their names called for each of the three awards - academic, behavior and character . . .

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Warming Up in First Grade

We are off to a great start in first grade! We have been diligently practicing letter formation and sounds, number formation and addition. This easy game can be played at home too. Students use 2 die, roll them and then write an equation . . .

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Self Monitoring & Self Correcting

Many families spend a considerable amount of time reading together but may wonder how to best help their child as they learn to read. One of the best thing and the hardest thing to do is to allow a reader to make mistakes. Making . . .

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First Grade Fact Fluency

First grade has recently started devoting intervention time to math facts. Each student is working on the fact set they need to master, which means many of them are on different sets. We group math facts by number, like +1, +2, etc. At the . . .

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Fabulous Fall Fun!

Thanks to our room parents for a great Fall Party! 

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First Grade Visits PC Fair!

First grade enjoyed a trip to the Putnam County Fair to see the livestock, 4-H and open exhibits. They even got to pet Mrs. Hamilton's heifer. Students were very appreciative of the ice cream cones too! Thank you for the generous . . .

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Students Use Audio to Record Opinions

Students recently wrote their opinion on the best fruit or best outdoor activity. After each piece was finished we used a site called Little Bird Tales to create digital artwork to represent their opinion. Then students recorded themselves . . .

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First Grade Celebrates Read Across America Week

First-graders enjoyed a week celebrating reading on February 25 - March 1, 2019. We had a Dr. Suess themed week of read-aloud, activities, and dress-up days. Monday was Green Eggs & Ham - wear green; Tuesday was Fox in Socks - wear . . .

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Holiday Fun in First!

Holiday time in our classroom is always my favorite! We enjoyed listening to music by the "fireplace", building gingerbread houses (many thanks to our generous families for the donations!!!), doing Gingerbread write the room, . . .

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Technology Fun in First Grade

First graders have been learning through a variety of fun, engaging platforms lately. Daily, we use our 4 Chromebooks and 2 iPads to access EPIC or Teach Your Monster to Read during our literacy centers. On EPIC students can access ebooks, . . .

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Fall Party - Success!

We enjoyed a fall-tastic party Wednesday - all thanks to our amazing room parents! There were yummy snacks followed by fun games and prizes. Enjoy our photos!

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Students Create Animal Covering Costumes in First Grade

Students and families in first grade recently created their first science project. We have been learning about animal coverings, such as fur, scales, shells and feathers. Students were given a human form to cover in a pretend animal . . .

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Keeping First Grade Fabulous: Mrs. Amanda Hamilton

Please give a warm welcome back and congratulations to Mrs. Amanda Hamilton. πŸ™ŒπŸ» Amanda is a native to the area and a 2007 Putnam County graduate. πŸ‘©πŸΌ‍πŸŽ“After graduating high school, Amanda obtained her Bachelors in Business Management from . . .

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About Mrs. Hamilton

  Amanda Hamilton Welcome to first grade! As a 2007 graduate of Putnam County, I am delighted to be back in my school to educate our Mighty Midgets. I hold my B.S. . . .

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