Tuesday, June 27, 2017

May 1 - May 5

To my Wilson Wildcats,

Our time has come to an end. It feels like just yesterday when I started in Mrs. DeLotell's classroom. I have loved every minute in her room! I could not have asked for a better place to spend my time student teaching. Your students smiling faces have brought me joy every day. I have looked forward to your stories and seeing your light bulbs turn on. (My favorite part of being a teacher).

Thank you to all of my first grade friends for making my time student teaching at Wilson the BEST experience ever. I can't wait to be a teacher of my own classroom and teach my students everything that I have learned from being with my first grade friends.

Thank you to Mrs. DeLotell who was an AMAZING mentor and supporter throughout this entire process. She has helped mold me into a stronger and better teacher! I learn so much through all she does and her kindness towards her students. She has a clear love for teaching and I am so lucky to have been placed with her.

Wilson and the Wilson Wildcats will always hold a special place in my heart. I am so grateful I was able to experience the true community, team, and amazing moral of the Wilson staff.

This week can only be summed up in one, amazing, and cheerful picture. Make that two (We had to take a serious and a silly one).

Good luck in all that you do,

Miss Adams

Friday, April 21, 2017

April 17 - April 21

WE are back and better than ever in first grade! 
Did you know your students only have SIX weeks left!? That means they are so close to becoming second graders. They have done an amazing job showing their second grade skills. 

This week our author is Laura Numeroff, famously known for "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" books. We LOVED reading these books this week. 

We also conquered fractions this week! We only covered one whole, halves, and fourths but these first grade experts are mastering fifths, sixths, and eighths, woah!


What are you an expert on? Here is Mrs. DeLotell's class we are experts on football, playing basketball, camping, and more! Take a look at our wonderfully made How - To books! Ask your student to see their How - To book!

Final Products: 

For SPARKS Day, we needed to write an "I CAN" Statement. 
What can you do if you believe in yourself enough? 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Bags for Blankets!

I joined with Wilson Student Council during the month of April to collect plastic grocery bags for Earth Day!

WHY collect plastic grocery bags? These plastic bags can be turned into BLANKETS for those who are less fortunate.

As we collect plastic bags, the student council team and Miss Adams will work to twine the plastic bags together to create mats and blankets for local shelters in Cincinnati.

They will be delivered to local homeless shelters to be distributed.

The collection of the bags will take place from April 17th to April 28th. They can be turned into the box by the office!

Contact Miss Adams or Mrs. Fulmer for more information.

Friday, April 7, 2017

April 3 - April 7

Welcome to April! I only have a few short weeks left with your first grader! 
This week we told some jokes to lighten the mood around our classroom and lead into Spring Break! We have all been ready!

What do you call a person at the door with no arms and no legs? Matt.
What happened to the beans when they were late to work? They got canned. 

Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide!

Our Text Talk book of the week was Thundercake. It was very appropriate considering the storms we got through the week. 

Our final poems turned out great! Here are a few examples from our Poetry Celebration Day! 


In Math we continued talking about Geometry and learned about 3D Shapes! The class was so excited to learn about the differences between edges and vertices. They are shape experts by now!

Since Earth Day is in April, I have joined with Student Council and WE at Wilson are going to collect plastic bags and turn them into blankets! They will be turned into me, Miss Adams. Send them in after break!

Have an awesome SPRING BREAK! See you in a week! 

Friday, March 31, 2017

March 27 - March 31

Your student has been in school 139 days! Woah!


Can you use your poet's eye?
Can you wear a mask?
can You FOLLOW poetry rules
while writing your poetry task.

List off characteristics
Or qualities that are true
Or what about a poem
That is all about YOU?

Poetry is fun
Acrostic can be tricky
We love to write poems
because poetry isn't picky

  • Object Poem
  • List Poem 
  • All About Me Poem
  • Acrostic Poem
  • Mask Poem
Look how creative we are!

Want to write your own All About Me poem? Here is a template for you!


There is a pattern between the number of sides and the number of vertices a shape has. Can you find the pattern? 

Did you know there are shapes EVERYWHERE? Ask your child about our geometry walk outside and through the halls of Wilson! 

First graders #takecareofothers and Speak for the Trees! 

This week in Reader's Workshop we went on a Ski Trip - BUT we could only bring one item from home. What is the most important item you would bring on a ski trip? Here is what your students thought of!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 21 - March 24

Boy, have we been busy! Week 3 is in the books...

This week in first grade we have started a poetry unit! Poetry is my favorite kind of writing so I am so excited to watch the students grow. The first task was to look at ordinary objects with a POET'S EYE.

Take a look at how they transformed a binder clip to a mouse or a paper cup into a plane engine! How did your first grade expert use their POET'S EYE?

 We looked at different everyday items like a story book and used their 5 senses to tell more about their object!

WOW! It's only been day two of writing and their creativity is rolling! Not to mention, they LOVE reading poetry books. It seems like the class favorite is "Take Me Out of the Bathtub" (to the tune of Take Me Out to the Ballgame). The tune has been hummed throughout the past few days.

Here is a few first grade friends working together on a book of poems!

Ask your child how they used math centers this week! These two decided to quiz one another on time, since they'd already become first grade experts. 

I have been so happy to learn all about their favorite times (we have been working to the half hour this week too)  We made clocks to set and write about our favorite times. 

For theme study this week, we learned more about how we can use our 5 senses. The kids loved reading round robin to learn about our sense of sight.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Introduction Post, Welcome!


Hello! My name is Amanda Adams and I will be your child's student teacher for the next 6 weeks of their first grade year. I am so excited to get to know your child through these weeks that I will be here. I have already gotten to know each one of them to be special individuals. Throughout my time here, my goal is that your child is learning and teaching me as we go! I am so excited to be a part of Mrs. DeLotell's class. Please feel free to contact me anytime through Mrs. DeLotell with any questions or concerns that you may have. Here is a little about me and what I have learned so far!


I am currently attending Northern Kentucky University (Go Norse!) and will be graduating in May of this year. Previously, I was in 4th grade at Wilson Elementary with Mrs. Fulmer. I LOVE WILSON! It is such an amazing school and the team of teachers I have had the privileges to work with have truly been wonderful. I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. As a teacher, I want to impact lives of children everyday. I have a personal experience that has fueled my philosophy of teaching - my brother. He had one teacher who impacted the rest of his years in school and his confidence in himself. When I saw what her kind, caring, and individualized academic attention did for him - I knew I wanted to be the teacher that focused on her students needs and gave them confidence. I want to make an impact. 


I have been in Mrs. DeLotell's room for two weeks now and have gotten to know your child through our class discussions, individual interactions, morning meetings, and just listening to them talk! Each child in this room has such wonderful ideas and creative minds. I have learned very quickly that they love iPads and reading. They have helped me adjust so quickly to the first grade environment. They know the routines and procedures and definitely let me know if I forget it! I am really looking forward to learning more about their learning styles and interests!


Have learned about time and have worked with others to help us learn... 

Used craft activities to tell about our favorite times... 



Taken selfies to show our Wilson Wildcat Spirit...

And most importantly, we have been growing as individuals! 

I can't wait to share more with you as our time continues. 

Love, Miss Adams