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Caterpillars, Chrysalises, and Butterflies

August 30, 2018

The first graders are excited about watching and learning about the caterpillars, chrysalises and butterflies in and outside of our classroom.  We discovered a lot of butterflies outdoors on Aug. 29.  What fun! read more

A First Grade Perspective on Science

From learning about sound, to cleaning out the classroom garden, first grade Science is an interactive undertaking.  In February we culminated our unit on sound by creating musical instruments.  In March we cleaned out the classroom . . . read more

Wintertime Fun

January 18, 2018

We hope you enjoy these photos of us. read more

Fall Field Trips

First Graders at Goessel got to go on two short field trips on the 12th of October.  In the morning we learned about fire safety at the fire station in town.  In the afternoon we enjoyed being at Papa's Pumpkin Patch, where we . . . read more

Spring Fun in First Grade

May 11, 2017

It's been a great year in first grade.  Here are some images of us in action. read more

What's Happening in First Grade

March 2, 2017

    In February the first graders were involved in some educational and fun activities that we want to share with you.  We planted bush beans in pots, and are hoping for a successful crop of beans.  We also got to play . . . read more

First Graders Celebrating our OWLS Area

April 28, 2016

On April 27, 2016 Goessel Elementary School celebrated 25 years of having our Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site (OWLS) area.  One of the fun activities first graders got to do was to have their faces painted by some very artistic high . . . read more

Getting a Head Start on Spring Planting

February 27, 2016

In our reading anthology stories the first graders are learning about seeds and plants. After looking at and describing bean seeds, they soaked two bean seeds in a wet paper towel in a bag for two days.  We noticed . . . read more

Fun at Papas Pumpkin Patch

October 29, 2015

The first graders had a great time at Papas Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 20.  We measured our pumpkins, weighed them, counted the lines on them, described them, and told what we planned to do with them in pumpkin books we made the following . . . read more

A Pupa Education

October 7, 2015

First Graders have been busy learning about the life cycle of a butterfly by watching caterpillars hatch out of an egg, grow, change into a pupa inside a chrysalis, and then emerge as a butterfly.  We also enjoy learning . . . read more

Spring Fun in First Grade

May 16, 2015

We've had some great and educational times this spring in first grade.   Take a look at some of the things we've done. read more

Chicks in the Classroom

October 8, 2014

The students in first grade were delighted to have three chicks visit our classroom from October 1-3.  Brandon Kaufman was the generous lender, providing  a tank in which to stay as well as a heat lamp, their . . . read more

First Grade Field Trip

May 7, 2014

The first graders went on a field trip on April 30.  We compared features of houses long ago with features of modern houses.  We went to Mennonite Heritage and Ag Museum where we saw the Schroeder Barn/House and the Immigrant . . . read more

Motion and Forces in First Grade

November 16, 2013

The first graders recently enjoyed learning about motion and forces in Science.  To explore these concepts we bowled, used yo-yos, hula-hoops, marbles, marble mazes, racket balls, a soccer ball, chairs, washers on the end of a string, . . . read more

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