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Mindy Neal

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Neal, Melinda
Grade 1

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2022-2023 Current News and Events

All About Hurricanes - Spring 2023

Mrs. Neal's first graders completed a report on Hurricanes.  Here are a few of them.
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Fall is in the air in Mrs. Neal's Room-October 2022

Pumpkins, apples, caramel apples and scarecrows indicate that summer is gone and cooler weather has arrived. 
Fall Tree SceneryQuilted ApplesCrafted ApplesPumpkin Projects

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Mrs. Neal's first graders finished up reading The Ant and the Grasshopper.  Students tied in science with the literature and studied an insect's body parts and what it needs to survive.  Here are a few of their insects they created.  
The Ant and the Grasshopper Illustrated Cover
A red-headed little boy with his grasshopperLittle girl with a pony tail with her grasshopperA little girl displaying her rather large grasshopper

Mrs. Neal's Class Community Partner

Mrs. Neal’s class community partner is the Fairfield County Sheriff’s department. To help our students with our community helpers book Sgt. Burke and Deputy Roberts spoke with the students on how they serve the community.  
Sgt. Burke speaking to Mrs. Neal's students
Sgt. Burke explains to students how radio communication works.
Deputy Roberts speaking to Mrs. Neal's Class

Mrs. Neal's class visits the Bremen Fire Department

Expanding on our theme of neighborhoods, our first grade students visited the Bremen Fire Department to learn about the service they provide our community. Miss Stewart demonstrated suiting up to fight a fire.  
Students in Mrs. Neal's class at the Bremen Fire House
Mrs. Neal's students checking out the fire trucks.Miss Stewart eyes the camera as a firefighter adjusts her gear.


What is the best way to learn about adjectives, popcorn of course.  Mrs. Neal's first graders described the size, color, texture and shape of this delicious snack. 
Mrs. Neal's students working with popcornMrs. Neals Class using popcorn to learn about adjectives.Four of Mrs. Neal's students studying about adjectives.

Be Free!

Mrs. Neal's first graders released their classroom butterflies so they could explore the world.  Students enjoyed learning about their life cycle and watching how they changed through each stage.  
Students watching their butterflies emergeButterfly that was released by Mrs. Neal's students

2021-2022 News and Events

1st Graders Pracitce Math Facts playing Tic Tac Toe

Mrs. Neal's First Graders Endangered Animals Project

Science Experiments

Traveling the World - Our Final Stop

Our final stop on our Holidays Around the World landed us in Mexico.  Here the students learned about the legend of the poinsettia before returning back home to the USA to celebrate our traditions with family and friends.  Happy Holidays! 

Traveling the World - Holiday Traditions

In each of the countries we have visited in our holidays around the world, one thing has remained a tradition in each- decorating a Christmas Tree.  Students decorated their own edible tree then ate their creation.  They were joined by our classroom's community liaison the Fairfield County Sheriff's department, Sgt. Burke and Sgt. Cassell.   Click MORE+ to see photos of our travels.

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Traveling the World - Stop Three

Our third stop in our travels took us to the Netherlands.  Here students learned about Sinterklaas.  The tradition here has kids leaving wooden shoes out in the hopes that Sinterklaus will ride in on his white horse and leave goodies in their shoes.  Our class was so lucky to have him visit overnight as well and leave a few treats behind.  

Traveling the World - Stop Two

Mrs. Neal's second stop around the world took us to England.  Here the students learned that England was the first country to start sending Christmas cards.  Students wrote special cards for a nursing home to brighten their holidays.  Finally, they were surprised to find out that the children write letters to Father Christmas and toss the letters in the fire so the wishes go up in smoke.  We couldn't recreate that but instead we wrote a question to Santa and we anxiously await his response.  
Stop 2 - England - students at desk
Students displaying their cards.Second group of students working on their cards.

Traveling the World - Stop One

Mrs. Neal's first graders are traveling around the world learning about holidays.  Our first stop was in Germany where students learned about an advent calendar by having a digital one to open daily.  We also learned they take pride in their gingerbread houses.  So we transformed our door into a gingerbread village.  Stay tuned for our next stop. 
Holidays Around the World and PassportHallway Gingerbread House(December 2021)

Fairfield County Sheriff Deputies visit Bremen Elementary

Sgt. Cassel and Sgt. Burke stopped by Mrs. Neal's first grade to help the kids with their non-fiction writing on community helpers.  The officers discussed how they keep us safe and all the ways they protect our community.   They also took some time to read a few great books with the kids. Our class is thrilled to be community partners with the Fairfield County Sheriff's Department again this year.   
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Career Day October 25, 2021

Monday, October 25, volunteers from our community visited Bremen Elementary for Career Day.  Thank you to all of these volunteers for making it a memorable day!  

Career Day Photo Gallery

Land Lab Visit

Thank you to Mr. Ferbrache, Mrs. Kemmerer and the FFA students for making our first grade field trip to the land lab a success.  

Athens Fire Dept. Visits Mrs. Neal's Class

Athens Fire Department Visits Bremen Elementary

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