Mrs. Bookbinder's 1st Grade Class

October 29th

Thank you to all of those who came to Gayton Library and enjoyed reading to Hugo and Gracie! This past week we worked together to make a symbol to represent our class. We now how a bird, building, flag, and tree to represent our class made by the wonderful students in room 208. The students also continued to explore growing patterns, look below to see some of the growing patterns that they created. (For more pictures look on the photo tab)

Reading at Gayton Library

Reading at Gayton Library

Reading at Gayton Library

Reading at Gayton Library

Dogwood Flower

Creating our classroom flag together

Creating our classroom bird symbol

Creating a building that symbolizes our class

Growing number patterns

Growing patterns

Growing patterns

Thank you Mr. Barrett for representing Mrs. Bookbinder's class at Trunk-or-Treat!

October 22nd

We had such a great Success/Red Ribbon Week in room 208. Thank you for participating in all the dress up days! We enjoyed doing our first STEAM project of the year. The students worked together and made some fantastic "Robot Dogs" to help humans do things. Below you will see some of the wonderful "dogs". The students are also learning the importance of thinking about our reading. This week we have been taking a dive into the comprehension strategy of PREDICTION. Students enjoyed making predictions, confirming, and revising their predictions throughout our read alouds. Ask your child about some of the silly books we read. We also have been working hard in reading groups learning how to break words up and how to use the pictures to help us read unknown words. It has been a busy week full of learning fun.

It was great to see all the wonderful costumes at Trunk-Or-Treat. A big THANK YOU to Mr. Barrett for decorating his trunk and representing our class at Trunk-Or-Treat!

College Gear

College Gear

Favorite Book Character Dress Up

Cultural Day

Signing the NO Bully Pledge

STEAM: Robot Dogs

Making Predictions: Clues helped us revise our predictions. Ask your child what we predicted was in this box and what REALLY was in the box.

Making Words

Making Words

Making Words

Patterns using SeeSaw

Finding the core of our patterns

Finding symbols around our school.

Finding symbols around our school.

October 12th

We loved our Walk At School this week. We got our heart rate up and enjoyed seeing our friends in different grades walking with us. The students enjoyed learning about patterns and finding patterns around our classroom and our school.

Another Scholastic book order went home this week. The orders are due on October 29th. Please use the code NGNG7 to help our classroom library grow! Thanks in advance!

Walk at School

Walk at School

Finding Patterns in our environment

Finding Patterns in our environment

Finding Patterns in our environment

Finding the core of the pattern!

Finding the core of the pattern!

Making repeating patterns

Making repeating patterns

Repeating Pattern Bracelets

Working on our Fall Flipbooks

October 5th

We have had a very busy week of learning in room 208. We started our reading groups and doing all four of our reading rotations. The students are going to Listen-to-reading, Writing, Read-to-Self, Word Work, and Read with a Teacher stations. They enjoy this time of the day. We also learned how to use a new program on the iPads called SeeSaw. Ask your child about this wonderful program. Thank you to all those who purchased books from Scholastic and by doing so supported our classroom library. We were able to recieve a lot of free books for the classroom. Thank you again for all of your support.

**Look on the Photos page for more pictures from this week**

Reading at the Read-With-Teacher Station

At the Writing Station

Reading at the Read-To-Self Station

Doing a Syllable Sort at the Word Work Station

Listen-To-Reading Station

Finding rhyming words in our books during Read-To-Self. Students wrote the rhyming words on Post-Its.

Learning how to use the SeeSaw App- Drawing what we like about fall

Learning how to use the SeeSaw App- Drawing what we like about fall

Thank You First Responders!

To conclude our unit volunteering and helping our community we made goodie bags for our first responders. Thank you to all those who donated goodies for us to fill our bags with. I know the first responders were thrilled to see the lovely thank you notes and the bags full of goodies for them.

Filling up the bags we decorated with goodies

Filling up the bags we decorated with goodies for the 1st Responders. We thanked them for all the work they do to keep us safe and for helping our community.

Decorating the bags to give to the 1st Responders.

Back-To-School Night

Thank you to all of you who came out for our Back-To-School Night. It was so nice to see so many of you. If you were unable to attend, below you will find the handouts and the presentation.

Back-To-School Presentation

Back-To-School Handout

Showing us where Japan is!

We can count in Japanese!

Learning the alphabet in Japanese.

September 23, 2018

Thank you so much to Evangeline's mom, Mrs. Walsh for coming to share with us about the Japanese culture. We enjoyed learning how to count in Japanese and learned a few other words. It was a great addition to our unit on diversity.

Wednesday is our own Back-To-School Night. I look forward to seeing all of you at 6:00 P.M. If you cannot attend, do not worry, I will post the presentation on this website for you to have the information.

Welcome to Mrs. Bookbinder's 1st grade class! I am so excited to be your child's first grade teacher. I am thrilled to get to know your child and to dive into learning this year.

A Little Bit About Mrs. Bookbinder:


I grew up in Williamsburg, Virignia as the oldest of three children (a brother and a sister). I had the privilege of growing up in a bilingual household and enjoy incorporating Spanish in the classroom. I graduated from The University of Virginia with a Masters in Teaching and a Bachelors in Studies of Women and Gender. I always knew I wanted to work with children and at UVA I realized teaching was my calling.

I have taught kindergarten for 3 years and am going on my 5th year of teaching 1st grade. It is a joy to teach 1st grade as I love to see the growth in my students throughout the year academically, socially, and emotionally. I look forward to working with your child and your family to allow your child to express themselves and reach their full potential.

My family and I love to spend time together. I have a great husband, Jeffrey and 3 amazing daughters, Shoshana (5), Eliana (5), and Aviva (4 months old). Shoshana and Eliana (yes, they are twins :) ) will be attending SPES as kindergarteners this fall.

It is going to be an amazing year! If you need to contact me at any time please feel free to email me at jngbookbinde@henrico.k12.va.us.