Exeter-Milligan first graders on pajama day with their teacher Miss Sara Lincoln. In the back row from the left are first graders Crosby Oldehoeft, Liam Capek, Archer Kanode and Axel Erdkamp. Front row from the left are Lynn Jurgensen, Piper Grummons, Gracelyn Becker and Lillian Koehler.
Recently the Exeter-Milligan elementary students celebrated Read Across America. The first grade class celebrated Dr. Suess' birthday wore pajamas and watched a short video in honor of Dr. Seuss, The Lorax. On Thursday, the students wore crazy socks and hats and had free reading time.
This fun group of first graders is “so smart and competitive” according to their teacher Miss Sara Lincoln. She has enjoyed watching them grow as “They are able to go above and beyond any direction I give them on an assignment. They are also extremely creative and work very hard on all of the assignments, especially when I give them more independence on the assignment.”
They use their iPads almost every day for a variety of subjects. “We have done several projects on Google slides, we upload our projects onto Seesaw so the students can share with their parents. We use the Geoboard app to practice building shapes. We use Quizlet to practice our math facts in a fun way.”
Later this year they will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. They will raise caterpillars and watch them as they cocoon before setting the butterflies free after they hatch.
Below – Piper Grummons asks her teacher Miss Sara Lincoln a question about the project the class is doing.
Above– Liam Capek finishes his project on his iPad but they have to work through a technology issue so it will display properly.
Above - If you are going to be comfy in pajamas then you might as well go all the way and wear your slippers. Piper Grummons (right) and Gracelyn Becker (left) matched from head to toe for pajama day.