First Grade

Old Town Elementary

Welcome to the OTE First Grade Team webpage! Check here for important information and updates throughout the school year.


October 2017.pdf
Oct Enrichment.pdf
Welcome to 1st Grade newsletter 17-18.docx.pdf
SP.Welcome to 1st Grade newsletter 17-18.docx.pdf

Genius Hour:

STEM Challenge:

Students who visit Mrs. Durham's class are challenged to work in teams to build the tallest tower they can using pipe cleaners.

Teams from Mrs. Zahcarias' class built 4 amazing towers!!

The students planned out what they envisioned first, and then went to work building and creating. Each team met roadblocks but powered through until they had a successful, free-standing tower.


Students who visit Mrs. Johnson's class get to explore and create using a variety of materials.

Board Games:

Students who visit Mrs. Steele's class get to work together as they strategize while playing board games.

Math Pentathlon:

Students who visit Mrs. Tinajero's class get to play Math Pentathlon games. This round, they are playing Kings and Quadraphages (or Kings & Quads, which is easier to say). In this game, students move their king piece and then place a round piece in an effort to block the other player's king. The object of the game is to trap the other player's king by restricting their ability to move around the board.


Students who visit Mrs. Zacharias' class work on technology using the iPads. This round, they are diving into coding while playing Box Island. This coding game introduces the concept of stating implicit directions in order to reach a goal.