Ms. Jackie Richardson

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Ms. Jackie Richardson

Welcome to Ms. Richardson's First and Second Grade Class!

Email: jrichardson@ewsd.org
Phone: 857-7833

 

Please check out our class blog below!

 

  • Science- Properties and Phases of Matter

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 12/3/2018

    Today in science we discussed the various reasons why we wear clothes. We observed and noticed the properties of different materials. We used our observations to help design and construct a hat that would help protect us from the sun.

    Science- Designing and Building Hats

    Science- Designing and Building Hats

    Science- Designing and Building Hats

    Science- Designing and Building Hats

    Science- Designing and Building Hats

    Science- Designing and Building Hats

    Science- Designing and Building Hats

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  • Face Painting Celebration!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 11/28/2018

    Face Painting

    Face Painting

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  • Fire Safety

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 11/15/2018

    A big thank you to our Westford firefighters for coming in and teaching us all about fire safety. We had the opportunity to see and hear their special equipment and to ask important questions. Does your family have a fire safety plan?

    Fire Safety

    Fire Safety

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  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 11/7/2018

    Our community is thrilled to welcome one of our members back. On Monday, we had the opportunity to meet with some of her team from Shriner's. We listened to information, asked questions and read a great book.

    Student and Nurses

    We are so happy you are back!

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  • Reading

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 10/19/2018

    This month we have been working on building our comprehension, word solving strategies and fluency. We have focused on doing something at the end of our reading, like retelling the important events from the beginning, middle and end while using character names, going back in the text to find our favorite parts and using evidence from the text to talk about why. We have also worked on being persistent when solving tricky words and using more than one strategy to get the job done. Additionally, kids are practicing thier fluency when rereading and attending to puctuation.

    Reading Strategies

     

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  • Writing and Nature

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 10/12/2018

    This week, students have been busy writing their small moment stories. We have been working on stretching our stories out bit by bit, using detail and bringing our characters to life with action and dialogue. Check out some of our work!

    Writing- small moments

    Writing- small moments

    Writing- small moments

    Writing- small moments

    Writing- small moments

    Today we had our awesome nature teachers teach us all about leaves. We learned about different types of leaves (pinnate, palmate and parallel to name a few.) We had the opportunity to collect our own samples and we worked on sorting and identifying them. We also did some beautiful leaf rubbings.

     

    Nature- leaves

    Nature- leaves

    Nature- leaves

    Nature- leaves

     

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  • Monarch Release

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 10/5/2018

    We released our monarch butterfly earlier in the week. He was a male butterfly. He rested in a tree for a while, as it was quite chilly and in between rain showers. We wished him luck on his journey!

     monarch

    monarch

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  • A Beautiful Day!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 9/28/2018

    This morning we walked on the trails and observed an area that is inhabited by beavers. We also noticed the changes that are starting to happen all around us in nature.

    On our walk

    Beaver activity

    This is part of our bountiful harvest from the garden this morning!

    Harvest

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  • Highlights from our week

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 9/21/2018

    We ended our week with a pajama day celebration. We have worked hard to show safety, kindness and responsibility. We had 100% partcipation and a lot of fun!

    Pajama Day Celebration!

     

    On Thursday, we harvested from our class garden and used the veggies to help make a caprese salad. The finished product was served during lunch time to anyone who wanted to try a sample. In our class, we collected data the following day and more kids like the salad compared with those who did not.

    Prepping for the recipe

    Prepping for the recipe

    Prepping for the recipe

    Garden fun

    Harvesting in the garden!

     

    Our caterpillar has turned into a chrysalis!

    chrysaslis

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  • Nature

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 9/14/2018

    Thank you to our awesome nature teachers for helping us to learn all about insects. This morning our class watched a very entertaining puppet show which taught us some interesting facts about insects. We had the opportunity to build an insect in small groups. We learned some important vocabulary words (thorax, abdomen, antennae and compund eyes to name a few.) We also contrasted insects and arachnids. We had the chance to explore around our garden and find our own insects to study. What a beautiful morning.

    Thanks to a wonderful caterpillar finder, our class will have the opportunity to observe the magic of metamorphosis!

    puppet show

    building insects

    collecting insects

    collecting insects

    spider's web

    caterpillar

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