I can’t believe that the year is coming to a close! I am going to miss seeing all the kids faces in the halls next year! In the last few weeks of school the first graders have been, and will continue to be, learning and growing. Looking back I can’t believe how far we have come this year. The kids have been having a blast this week with our team STEAM challenges. So far we have built marshmallow/raw spaghetti towers, made miniature weight bearing rafts and created solutions for a variety of hypothetical tasks on various planets in our solar system! It is so much fun to stand back and watch them work in teams respectfully and use all the skills they have learned this year to work together to solve complex and challenging problems. They should be very proud of themselves! I feel lucky to have spent this year learning with them and I can’t wait to see where second grade takes them! Thanks for all your support this year, we couldn’t have done it without you!