Thursday, December 15, 2016

Happy 70th Day!

As part of our 70th Day Math Activities, we made Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 
out of the number 70.  The students really enjoyed it and did a great job!

Mrs. Dryzal

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


 In Math, we practiced adding basic facts by playing Pilgrim themed Roll and Cover.

We wish you and yours a very, happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Dryzal

Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween 2016

It was the 40th day!  We made 40 pumpkins!

The girls

The boys

The parade

Thank you to all the families who sent in treats for our party!  

Happy Halloween!

Mrs. Dryzal

Thursday, October 20, 2016


 In our Science unit, we have been studying Plants.  I couldn't think of a better plant during the fall to explore than the pumpkin plant.  Thank you to all of the families who sent in pumpkins for our class to explore.  As you can tell from the smiling faces, a fun learning experience was had by all.

Thank you for stopping by and for your support!
Mrs. Dryzal

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fire Company Visit

 The Southmont Fire Company visited West Side today in honor of Fire Safety Month.  Chief Weslager taught us about fire safety and fire equipment during his visit.


 Drop and Roll!

 Gathering to feel how heavy a bunker jacket is for a firefighter.

Checking out the fire support truck

Our class with the Fire Truck

Thank you Chief Weslager and the SVFC!

Mrs. Dryzal

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Beginning of the Year Projects

We start our  year with the Getting Along Together program to build a classroom family and learn the expectations of our school community.  After reading A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan we  created a rainbow using cut outs of our hands.    

We also read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn and wrote about how we were feeling on the first day of school.  We even made our own Chester Raccoons!

Another story we read about classroom rules and expectations was David Goes to School  by David Shannon.  We wrote and drew a picture of what David should do in school, as well ad did a guided drawing of the character David to practice using our active listening skills.

I have linked the titles of each book to a purchase source in case you'd like to add them to your
library at home.  I do not earn anything from your purchase.  

Thank you for stopping by!  
Mrs. Dryzal

Our Classroom

 Our calendar area

 We sit in teams in first grade!

Our classroom library

View of our lockers and Happy Helpers chart

Thank you for stopping by!

Mrs. Dryzal

Saturday, August 20, 2016

D.O.T. Folder

D.O.T. Folders
The D.O.T. (Daily Organizational Tool)folder contains the sections listed below.  Each folder has three pockets.
  Please see that your child returns this folder daily.
Keep at Home
In this section of the folder, students will place work and other items that are to be kept at home.  This pocket should be cleaned out daily.
This section of the folder will contain homework papers.   Please return them in the same pocket. Your child will also have reading homework on a nightly basis.  This will be separate from the D.O.T. notebook, since not all first grades use this system. Be sure to check both daily.
Important Notes and Excuses
This section of the folder will contain any notes from school, notes from our Principal, school district as well as classroom information, etc. You may also send notes to school via this pocket.  This folder is also for sending excuses to school when your child is ill. If a doctor has seen your child, please send notification of that as well. 
Weekly Behavior Chart

The Important Notes and Excuses section will have a copy of a weekly behavior chart.  I will fill in the chart on Fridays according to the behavior of your child for the week.  Please be sure to sign the chart each weekend.  I will check charts on Mondays. 

Feel free to call, send in a note or e-mail

me with any questions about the D.O.T. folders.

Mrs. Dryzal

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Learning

Our students learned a lot this school year!  Please help them maintain all their gains by having them read for 2-3 hours a week this summer!

Have a great summer!

Mrs. Dryzal

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

W is for Water Day!

 Playing Duck, Duck, Splash

 Water Relays

A fun time was had by all!

Mrs. Dryzal