Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Good-bye to Bugsy

Our classroom hamster passed away. We will miss Bugsy, but we will remember when she came to us as part of earning the Spirit Award. To see pictures of our hamster, go to our entry last year titled Our Spirit Award.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We're Second Graders!

We are no longer in first grade. Our classroom is Room 20 this year.

We will be showing you what we learn this year. So please join us in finding out what is happening in Mrs. Rivera's classroom.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Spelling Bee Winners!

We recently had our school Spelling Bee. Two of us in Room D placed in the Spelling Bee. Take a look at our winning classmates.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Our Spirit Award

Our class was the winner of the Spirit Award. Because our class had the highest number of students bringing in pictures of our pets, we received a special gift.

We welcome our hamster. Her name is Bugsy, and she is now a part of our class.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Animal Home Reports

We made homes where animals live. We did these at our own homes and brought them to school to show each other. Look and listen to us talking about what we made.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our Classroom Podcast

We just had Open House on April 28, 2009. As part of what we did to show what we are learning in first grade, we recorded our first podcast episode using PhotoStory, which covers what we did at the Los Angeles Zoo. We hope you subscribe to our podcast to find out more about Room C here at Delevan Drive Elementary School. Everything we record will be posted on podOmatic and can be visited at

We would like to thank California Technology Assistance Project Region 11 for showing our teacher how to help us create a classroom podcast.

Friday, April 3, 2009

We're Going on an Egg Hunt!

We will be on Spring break beginning April 6, 2009. We finished today with an egg (and candy) hunt. We had a great time!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Celebrating the Birthday of Dr. Seuss

On March 2, 2009, our school celebrated the Birthday of Dr. Seuss. Our class joined by creating a display of Gerald McBoing Boing and making our own "Cat in the Hat"-style hats. We also had special visitors read to us as part of Read Across America. See what we and the rest of our school did for this fun day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Field Trip to the Los Angeles Zoo

On February 20, 2009, we went to the Los Angeles Zoo. With digital cameras, we went all over the place and took pictures of some of the animals we saw. We also took pictures of ourselves.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

100 Days of School

On February 18, 2009, we reached 100 Days of School! We celebrated by wearing "100 Days of School " glasses that we made ourselves using paper, crayons, and scissors.

We took pictures of ourselves for this fun day. You are seeing some of those pictures after it was made into a comic strip using If you look carefully, you will see our February calendar numbers are the faces of two of our Presidents.

We have learned so much in 100 Days, but our teacher says we will be doing a lot more. We are excited because we are going to the Los Angeles Zoo. We are also going to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday in our school. Later, we will be kicking off our Spring break with an egg hunt. We hope you come back and see what we are doing in our class!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Our Journey Plans

We have been learning about journeys and have been reading Captain Bill Pinkney's Journey. We looked at his trip using Google Earth. We also looked at a map to plan our own journeys. See where we decided to go below or view it in Google Earth by clicking here.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Our Plant Terrarium

We are learning about plants. Miss Mach has been helping us with our terrariums and we will be uploading new pictures of what we observe. Come back here weekly to see what we see.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow Day in Southern California

We are back from Winter break. But, thanks to our dedicated Parent/Teacher Association (PTA), we were able to experience Winter early on December 19, 2009. Snow again transformed our school into a Winter wonderland with a visit from Santa, a place to make snow angels, a refuge for hot cocoa, and a hill to slide down.