Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Pancake Day!!!

Today was National Pancake Day and our class enjoyed celebrating this unique holiday!!  We talked about how to make pancakes, designed pictures of our "ideal" pancakes - which included lots of chocolate chips, sprinkles, whipped cream, blueberries, strawberries and even some watermelon! :)    We read "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" and "Curious George Makes Pancakes" and then we made pancakes!! :)  Here are our thoughts on how to make pancakes and a few pictures from the day!!  
How Do You Make Pancakes?
by Mrs. Willis' K/1 Class

We put chocolate chips in it and bake it.  Then we eat it for dinner.  –Avery

We get the sugar stuff and put it in a glass bowl.  With pancake stuff and water.  Then we stir it and put in a pan.  We wait for it to cook and mom flips it.  And then she flips it onto a plate.  –Ella K.

We buy them, we don’t make them, because it makes a big mess.  –Camden

First we get a measuring cup, then we pour some eggs into it and mix it up with sugar in.  Then we put it on the stove, sometimes with chocolate chips and whipped cream. –Mailin

First we put the mix in a bowl and water in.  Then we mix it.  Then we put it on the pancake maker.  We flip it.  –Peyton

First we have the pancake mix.  Sometimes my dad puts blueberries in them.  –Owen

First we put the batter on a pan to get it all ready.  One time I had a pancake with chocolate chips, powdered sugar, syrup and whipped cream! 

First we get pancake mix.  We spray the pan so the pancake won’t stick, then we pour it on the pan.  Sometimes we add food coloring.  We add syrup.  –Alyssa

Sometimes we make them with syrup and chocolate chips and we put it in the pan.  –Colin

First you get the grill out, then the pancake mix and chocolate chips and blueberries.  Then we make them.  –Ella T. 

First you get the pancake mix and measuring cup out.  Then you pour the mix into the measuring cup and put water in it.  Then you put it on the stove.  –Aydin

First we add pancake mix.  Then we put the mix onto the pan and let it get warm.  Then we take it off, add syrup and eat it.  -Wesley

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Getting to know our Community Helpers...

A couple of weeks ago our school had some very special visitors!  From the Bomb Squad!  Now, don't worry...there weren't any explosions at the school, but Ella's dad, and his co-worker, brought down all of the bomb squad equipment!  We got to learn about the robots they use to put the explosives into a safe place and meet two special dogs, Sasha and Cheeto!  Enjoy the pictures - and thanks to Ella's family for the great presentation AND these pictures!  (Since, Mrs. Willis forgot her camera that day!)  **Click on the pictures to view them larger**

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New "classmates"....

We have a few new friends that have joined our class....4 African Dwarf Frogs and a couple of snails!!  I will try to get some pictures to share, but the class is VERY excited to have these little guys join our class!  They are VERY cute!  Stop by to see them! :) 

We voted on names and I would like to "introduce" you to....

Hoppy X-Ray Frog
Skipper Oregon Duck Frog
Swimmer Mr. Froggy Frog
LoveBuddy Kissy Frog


Slowpoke Love the Snail
Cutie Angel Snail

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!

Our New Year's Goals...
by Mrs. Willis' class

  • I want to get better at swimming and Spanish.  -Juddah
  • I want to get better at reading and math.  - Alyssa
  • I want to get better at kicking in soccer and at my handwriting.  -Avery
  • I want to get better at school and listening.  -Peyton
  • I want to get better at soccer and have good behavior at school. -Kellen
  • I want to get better at P.E. - Mailin
  • I want to get better at swimming, reading and jump rope.  -Ella K.  
  • I want to get better at Kung Fu.  -Aydin
  • I want to get better at Wii and shooting hoops.  -Colin
  • I want to get better at swimming and faster at handwriting.  -Ella T.
  • I want to get better at Tee Ball and swimming.  -Zion
  • I want to get better at reading and listening.  -Wesley
  • I want to get better at shooting baskets.  -Owen
  • I want to get better at swimming, reading and jumping.  -Ethan
  • I want to get better at swimming and soccer.  -Camden

Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

I have a bunch of December related posts for the blog - and those will come soon - but our class just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?
by Mrs. Willis' K/1 class

Thanksgiving and Christmas  -Ella K.  

My family.  -Peyton

God  -Zion

I'm thankful for my parents, my family, God and Easter.  And turkeys, and my friends and school.  -Avery

I'm thankful for everyone who comes to my house.  I hope they have a good Thanksgiving.  I'm also thankful for the Pilgrims.  -Kellen

God and Jesus and my friends.  And Christmas, Easter, Halloween and candy.  And my family and my heart.  -Colin

My family and my baby brother.  And Christmas and Easter.  -Alyssa

The people who fought in the battle and everyone who is here today.  -Camden

I'm thankful for what I eat.  -Ella T.

For my world and my food.  -Aydin

Thanksgiving dinner.  -Owen

God and Jesus.  -Mailin

My house and my family.  -Juddah

For my food and for the Pilgrims.  And I'm thankful for kids and grownups.  -Ethan

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving (especially if tomorrow is another snow day and I don't get to see everyone!!

I am thankful for my awesome class of kiddos!  They are the funniest, sweetest, craziest bunch of kids I've ever taught!  Even though they may try my patience at times, I love them all very much!  I'm so thankful I get to spend each day with them, teach them new things, share Jesus with them and watch them grow in so many ways!  Alyssa, Avery, Aydin, Camden, Colin, Ella K., Ella T., Ethan, Juddah, Kellen, Mailin, Owen, Peyton, Wesley, and Zion - I'm so thankful I get to be your teacher!!  -Mrs. Willis

How Do You Cook a Turkey??

How Do You Cook a Turkey?
by Mrs. Willis' K/1 Class

First you shoot turkeys, then pick off the feathers, putt stuff in it and then put it in the oven and eat it.  -Aydin

I buy it at the store and then I put it in a turkey fryer and then I eat it for Thanksgiving.  -Zion

My mom gets a turkey at the store and cuts it open and picks it's bones out.  Then we get at the dinner table.  -Ella T.

First we shoot them and then peel the feathers.  Then mom puts apples inside it's body and cooks it in the oven.  -Ella K.

We buy it at the store and put it in the oven.  Then break it's bones out and then eat it.  You can eat leftovers too.  -Avery

First you buy it at the store.  And at Thanksgiving we cook it and have people over.  Then we split it and put some salt and pepper on it.  Then we eat it with mashed potatoes. -Camden

You cook it in the oven.  And then you eat it.  -Peyton

You kill a turkey and then you put it in the oven, then you put it on a plate with some seasoning on it, like pepper.  -Alyssa

You kill the turkey and then put it in the oven.  then eat it for Thanksgiving dinner. -Owen

I think you find a turkey and grab it by his neck and knock it out.  Then cook it, then end.  -Juddah

You get it from the store and cook it in the oven.  Sometimes my dad hunts it.  And when I eat turkey, I give thanks to my Lord that He gave us food.  -Kellen

You kill it and cook it in the oven and then you eat it.  -Mailin

Put a needle in it and then cook it and take the bones out and eat it.  -Wesley

We buy one at the store and my mom cuts the turkey open to see if there's any fat in it.  If there is, she cuts it out so we don't have to chew on the fat for very long.  And we pray to God. -Colin