S: My First Grade Class
BC: We | Love | School! | Thank you, Mrs.DeVries!
FC: Mrs. DeVries' First Grade Class Thornapple Kellogg | 2011-2012
1: Spirit Week | Crazy Hair Day | Pajama Day | College Day | Orange and Black Day | Totally Fancy Day | TK
2: Oct. 5, 2011 | Middleville Fire Station
3: Barnyard Express | and Farmer Bob
4: October 10, 2011 | Cotant's Apple Orchard
5: We visited Cotant's Apple Orchard where we went on a tractor ride to pick apples, saw how apple cider is made, climbed Straw Mountain, and played with pedal tractors and a bounce house!
6: Oct. 14, 2011 | We sang God Bless America at a TK High School Football game!
7: God Bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her, And guide her, Through the night with the light from above. From the mountains, To the prairies, To the oceans, white with foam, God Bless America, my home, sweet home! God Bless America, my home, sweet, home!
10: Making class t-shirts at Designwear | November 4, 2011
11: Hey there neighbor, What do you say? It's going to be a wonderful day! So clap your hands, Boogie on down, Smile toward each other, Sit right down! | Hey there neighbor, What do you say? It's going to be a wonderful day! So clap your hands, Boogie on down, Smile toward each other, Turn around!
12: Our Thanksgiving | Feast | November 22, 2011
14: M | E | R | R | Y | C
15: H | R | I | S | T | M | A | S
16: We enjoyed ice cream sundaes and exchanging Valentines in our heart animal boxes. | February 14, 2012
17: We practiced gymnastics in class and had Gymnastics Night at school on January 4 to show off our moves.! | Gym Class with Mr. Greenman keeps us moving!
18: Happy 100 Day!! | We also made crowns and posters to celebrate our 100th day of school | We practiced counting to 100 many different ways and had a visit from Zero the Hero
19: February 15, 2012
20: Grand Rapids Griffins Game | March 3, 2012 | Our class sang and signed the Star Spangled Banner at the beginning of the Griffins hockey game. It was also Star Wars night and many of us met some Star Wars characters! | Oh say can you see? By the dawn's early light. What so proudly we hailed At the twilights last gleaming. Whose broad stripes and bright stars, Through the paroles fight. Over the ramparts we watched, Were so gallantly streaming. | And the rockets red glare, The bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night, That our flag was still there. Oh say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave? Over the land of the free and The home of the brave!
21: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
22: We sang and signed the Star Spangled Banner at the West mIchigan Whitecap's game on May 19, 2012. | West Michigan White Caps Game
23: Field Day! | May 25, 2012
24: Camp DeVries
25: We enjoyed singing camp songs, eating special treats, making crafts and playing games during camp.
26: John Ball Zoo | May 29, 2012
27: Our Promise To Each Other | When we care about each other and our classroom, We share what we have, Listen carefully, Help each other learn, Work hard, And have fun together! We understand that everyone makes mistakes. We stand up for ourselves and others. And when someone asks us to stop, WE STOP! This is who we are, EVEN WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING!!! | It has been a fantastic journey that we have been on together through first grade! Always remember these Four Life Lessons from first grade: 1.To treat others the way you want to be treated! 2. To do the right thing even when No One Is Watching! 3. That the more you practice anything, the better you get! 4. NEVER SETTLE for less than your BEST!! It has been such a fun year and I am so proud of each one of you! Have a great summer and good luck in 2nd grade! Love, Mrs. DeVries