Mrs. Shackelford's
First Grade Class

Welcome to our classroom!  

Way to go Chattyshacks!!!

We did it!! We collected the most money in first grade for the Boosterthon. So exciting!!  Thanks for all of your support for our classroom and our school!!

Birmingham Zoo Trip

We had a great time at the zoo before Thanksgiving. The kids loved see all the different animals and riding the train! :) Thanks to all the parents who came and helped out! We appreciate you more than you know!

Veterans Day 2014

Today we wrote some letters to Veterans. We talked a lot about what it means to live in a free country and how grateful we should be to the ones that protect us and keep us safe. I have to admit I had some tears in my eyes as I was reading their letters! So sweet!

Boosterthon, Halloween, and Alabama Theatre

I have not updated in several days because we have been so busy. We had the Boosterthon Fun Run and everyone did great and had a lot of fun! We also celebrated Halloween by wearing our Frankenstein shirts and doing our First Grade Pumpkin Parade. Last Friday, we went to the Alabama Theatre and saw Click, Clack, Moo! It was really cute and the kids loved it. I heard lots of belly laughs! :) We also celebrated a birthday! Nathan turned 7 last week! Happy birthday Nathan! Here are a few pictures from our last couple weeks in first grade.

Pajama Day

We had a great week in first grade. We have been doing great job getting pledges for the Boosterthon Fun Run. We keep reaching our goals and earning incentives. This week we had extra recess, movie day, popcorn day, pajama day, and crazy hair day! Oh my....and I'm still here to talk about it! Haha! Keep up the good work. Only 4 more days until the Fun Run! Go Chattyshacks!

It's that time again....Boosterthon Fun Run!!

It's time to start collecting pledges for the fun run. You can log on now and start entering pledges by clicking on the link below and using the code that was sent home today. The fun run is next Wednesday, October 29th. First grade will run at 9:00 a.m. We hope you all can come cheer us on!

Fire Prevention Week and Pink Out Day

It was a busy week at HES! The Helena firefighters came out and talked to us about fire prevention. We learned a lot and got some cool coloring books too! :)

We also had Pink Out day on Friday to support Breast Cancer Awareness month. They sure looked cute in all that pink!

Boosterthon starts this week. Stay tuned for more pictures and updates!

Parenting Day 2014

We had a great time at Parenting Day today.  It's always fun for the kids to teach their parents about something they do at each day at school. Thanks to all of you that were able to make it!

PTO Performance

The kids did a great job performing tonight! Who doesn't love the turkey tango?!?

World Milk Day at HES

Got milk

Happy Birthday Gavin!!

Celebrating with donuts

Scholastic Book Order

It’s time for our first Scholastic book order! Remember, every time you make a purchase, our classroom receives FREE books and learning materials from Scholastic.

There are many terrific deals in this issue. Please take advantage of the low prices and remember that each dollar spent with scholastic is earning points toward much needed books for our classroom.

Click on the button below and then enter our classroom code: GQCMG

The deadline for our first order will be September 12th!

Happy birthday Lauren!!

Birthday girl

We did it!!!!

We earned our first 10 compliments! Yea! :) We celebrated with popsicles!

Happy kiddos!!!

Writing Workshop

We are already working hard during writing workshop. We have been talking a lot about where writers get ideas. These kids are filled with great stories! :)

Young writers hard at work!

These two special girls had a birthday this week! Happy birthday to Clara and Dillan!

Happy Birthday!!

Comment Stream

3 years ago

Thank you so much for taking the extra time to do this for us. It is so nice to be able to peek into our child's day. I love it!

3 years ago

Thank you for your dedication and genuine concern for our precious children!! It means more than words can describe!!!!!

3 years ago

We are so fortunate to have you as our teacher again. We look forward to another great year. Love the blog.

3 years ago

Lacey talks about you every day, about how sweet you are and how much she loves your classroom. Thank you so much for taking care of my Laceybug.. If you need anything let me know :)

3 years ago

Thanks for keeping this grandma in the loop.. Enjoying the info and pictures..

3 years ago

Looks great, thanks for all the information and great pictures!!!!

3 years ago

Thank you for making learning fun for our children! Braedyn loves being in your class.