We spent an awesome day exploring the Henry Vilas Zoo with our friends!  We have been studying six animal families and their diverse habitats.

From the teachers desk

Mrs. Ellis is our 1st grade teacher. She has two sons and two daughters, one daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, four granddaughters, and 4 grandsons. After she graduated from college, she taught second grade. When she first returned to teaching after being a stay at home mom, she taught 5th grade. Her greatest goal is for her students to become independent readers who love to read!  

One of the first things we do in 1st grade is set up our book boxes so we can enjoy "Read to Self" moments while small groups are working with Mrs. Brennan and myself.