Friday, November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018 Day 53

Hello everyone!  We are back!  We have been super busy since our last post.  We just celebrated Red Ribbon Week, our first A-Team field trip, and the 50th day of school all last week!  WHEW! 

SHOUTOUT!  We had two friends earn 25 AR points.  Congrats to Troy and Lucas!  Outstanding job in reading!


 Lucas will get his shirt this week so picture coming soon!  

We had been reading Fountas & Pinnell Interactive Read Aloud books.  Some of the titles that we read this past month were Papa and Me, When the Relatives Came to Town, A Birthday Basket for Tia, Bob and Leon, Wallace's List, The Magic Rabbit, and lots more.  We have learned how to sequence story events; identify cause and effect; read contraction words and identify the two words that make a contraction; clap syllables in words; rhyme words, make inferences; discuss the author's purpose for writing a story and much more.  We are practicing writing complete sentences that start with a capital letter, correct spacing, appropriate punctuation, and correct sentence structure (make sure it makes sense).

In Math we worked on graphing; addition and subtraction; telling time to the hour; and this week place value to 99.

Science has been investigating forms of energy and discussing the forms of light, heat, and sound;  we've explored how magnets attract and repel other objects; and how objects move.

We will start our next unit of Social Studies by exploring customs, traditions, and celebrations.  We will learn about the past and compare celebrations, customs, and traditions to then and now.

Upcoming Events...
Nov 8-16  ~ Book Fair
Nov 8  ~ International Night
Nov 13 ~ Kona Ice
Nov 19-23  ~ Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 18  CES ~  Christmas Musical 
Dec 21-Jan 9  ~ Christmas Holiday

Lots of activities this month...

                                    Exploring Magnets

                                                                    50's Day!

                            Austin was crowned Mr. CES

                                                           A-Team Field Trip

                                                  A-Team parade around the school

                                                      SSR Time = Sit, Silently & Read

                              Playing a card game to reinforce greater than/less than in Math

                                                            Introducing "Blends"

                                                                       Fun Friday!

                                                            Lunch and a Movie

Clean Desk Award! 
                    The Clean Desk Fairy visits us when she finds a neat and clean desk.                                 She leaves a note and a treat!

  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoy your family and friends and eat lots of good food!  We'll see you in December!                                                         ❤ Ms. Harris' Class ❤

Sunday, October 14, 2018

October 15, 2018

I hope that everyone had a great fall break!  The weather is certainly fall temperatures.  This is MY season!  I love it!  It's not too hot and not too cold!  JUST RIGHT!  

I am making a change to how often I post on our class blog.  I am  going to post activities and information once a month.  So my next post will be in November.  However, you will still be able to keep up and know what is going on in our class through the weekly newsletters and DOJO posts that I send.  Thanks for understanding!

I will have parent/teacher report card conferences over the next couple of weeks.  On Friday I will send home a note indicating your scheduled conference time.  After you receive the note please let me know if this date works for you.  I'm looking forward to bragging on your child!  :)

This week we will read books Chester's Way and Mr. George Baker.  We will work on deleting the final sound in a word and adding another letter to make a new word (EX: man = mat)  We will read long a silent e words; read words with soft sounds of consonants c /s/,  g /j/ sounds, ( EX:  age, face)   identify cause and effect; use time order words first, next, then, last; recognize proper nouns; and write complete sentences.

In Math we will tell time to the hour using an analog and digital clock.  We will learn the difference in the hour hand and the minute hand.  We will create a paper plate clock and sing our clock song.

In Science we will explore the three forms of energy.  We will learn about light, heat, and sound.  

October 16-  Kona Ice
October 26 - Picture Retakes
October 29 - Red Ribbon Week 
October 30 - 50th Day of School 
November 19-23  Thanksgiving Holidays

We learned what nouns are...nouns name a person, place or thing.

                          Wednesday fun in the Arboreadum!

Thanks for following us.  We'll see you next month!  Have a blessed October!    ❤ Ms. Harris' Class❤

Sunday, September 23, 2018

September 24-28, 2018 Weeks 6 and 7

Hi Everyone!  We have been super busy in class learning how to write a complete sentence, reading and practicing sight words, practicing addition facts, identifying properties of matter and we will finish up our science unit by identifying the three states of matter (liquid, solid, gas).

This week in Reading our Interactive and Shared Reading will be books... One of Each, The Sky is Falling, Chicken Licken, The Magic Rabbit, and Silly Fun poems.
We will discuss the difference between fantasy and real life; distinguish between a funny or serious poem; listen for and brainstorm rhyming words; recognize an Exclamatory sentence; read words with short u and final blends.

In Math we will subtract numbers from 10 and learn to count back.  

In Science we will complete our unit on Matter and identify the Three States of Matter.  We will be able to recognize if an object is a liquid, solid, or a gas.

In Social Studies we will discuss Good Citizens such as Benjamin Franklin, Francis Scott Key and Eleanor Roosevelt.  

Sept 27 ~ Back to School Ball  
Oct 5 ~ No School
Oct 8-12 ~ Fall break
Oct 16 ~ Kona Ice
Oct 26 ~ Picture Retakes
Oct 29 ~ Red Ribbon Week
Oct 30 ~ 50th Day of School

Another Great Week of Learning...

       Tessa, my student from last year was our "Mystery Reader!"

           Learning about "Clouds" and how they make rain!

Everything is ready for our first Math Marathon of the year!
In my class we watched a video about 2D shapes, made 2D shapes on the Geoboards, and played 2D shape Bingo!  

As always thanks for the follow!  Have a great week and see you next time!    Ms. Harris' Class♥

Saturday, September 8, 2018

September 10-14, 2018 Weeks 4 & 5

Hi everybody!  I hope you're enjoying this rain and cooler temperatures.  It's sleepy time for me.  :)

Last week I didn't post but I will catch you up on some things that we did in class.  We worked hard on identifying and inferring  characters feelings in a story; blending and decoding short o words; we discussed and recognized the subject and predicate parts of a sentence.  We learned that the subject is who or what the sentence is about while the predicate is the action part of the sentence.  In Math we compared numbers and learned the greater than, less than, equal to symbols.  We learned a little trick that helps us to remember that the alligator always eats the greater number.  We started Science and observed clouds.  We understand that clouds hold the water that causes rain.  We learned the Water Cycle Song.

This week we will read ""Sitting Down to Eat" and "The Goose that Got Loose."  Both books are rhyming texts and we will listen for rhyming words in the story.  We will make predictions about the stories; discuss new vocabulary heard in the stories; read plural -s words; inflectional -ing words; discuss abc order; and main idea and details in a story.

We will start AR this week.  I will send home your child's AR username and password once we get started with this in class.  You can test at home as well.  It's an online reading resource so the internet is needed.

In Math we will use manipulatives to add and subtract numbers to 10.   We will use blocks, and other objects to help us add and subtract.

In Science we will discuss Properties and Patterns.  We will describe an objects properties such as its size, texture, sound, etc.

Sept 4-11 ~ Book Fair

Sept 10  ~ Mr & Miss CES Fundraiser begins

Sept 11  ~ Kona Ice Snowcones (cost is $2, $3, $4, $5)

Sept 13 ~ Fall Pictures

Sept 19  ~ Back to School Picnic (12:05-12:50 during our lunch time on the playground.  You can bring a blanket or lawn chair if you would like to come and eat and visit with your child)

Sept 27  ~ Back to School Ball  (Children can wear formal or church clothing.  There will be refreshments, face painting, dancing, and the crowning of Mr & Miss CES)

Oct 8-14  ~ Fall Break

And this is just a "part" of what we are doing in class!  
Thanks for dropping by...see you next week! 
                                                             xoxo Ms. Harris' Class♥