Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 15-19, 2014 Week 16

My, My, My, where has time gone?  I can't believe we will be getting out for Christmas this week!  We will not have any new spelling words or sight words this week.  We will read Christmas stories and make Christmas crafts.  We have a week packed full of activities.

Monday we will read Christmas stories and work on Christmas crafts.

Tuesday we will watch "Polar Express."  Students can bring a throw blanket and a small stuffed animal.

Wednesday we will travel to the High School to watch a play.

Thursday we will watch"Frozen" and students can wear pajamas.  Students will get progress reports.

Friday we will have our Christmas cookie decorating party at 11:00.  Students will get out early at 11:50.  

Ho Ho Ho!
On Friday I received a text from one of Santa's elves.  It said that Santa received our letters that we wrote to him.  We were "thrilled" to hear the good news.  I even wrote Santa to tell him how hard the boys and girls have been working!  :)

Thanks for following us this week! 

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December 8-12, 2014 Week 15

This week we will be reading a story called "A Place to Play."  It is a realistic fiction story that tells events that could happen in real-life.  In this story we will read about a community that builds a new place to play. Students will blend and read vowel sounds of y; sequence story events; identify verbs, and review syllables.  

Math:  We will continue to compare and order numbers up to 99.  

Social Studies:  We will discuss good citizens and their influences and contributions on our community, state, and nation.

Science:  We explore rocks and write about the rocks that we found on our rock hunt last week; we will also explore soil. 

12 Days of Christmas

Thanks Madeline for my special gifts from the 12 Days of Christmas!  You and your mom are always so thoughtful!

1st Day...A set of magnets for science activities
2nd Day...A thirst quenching Dr Pepper 
3rd Day...Chocolate Chip Cookies
4th Day...Hair gel for class to write spelling words
5th Day...Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows on a Stick
6th Day...Frog Soap Dispenser
7th Day...Rice Krispy Treats
8th Day...Giant Twix Bar
9th Day...Games for our Classroom
10th Day...Sugar Cookie Mix
11th Day...Cheese Crackers
12th Day...More Games for our Classroom
Thank You So Much!!!

Upcoming Events...

December 16-  Polar Express (blankets & stuffed animals)
December 17- Play at CHS
December 18- Frozen Movie and Pajamas
December 19- Christmas Party @ 11:00
December 19- Early Release @ 11:50

We had our first "Mystery Reader" last Friday!  The students were given clues and many of them thought that it was going to be Mrs. Maroney!  Will the "Mystery Reader" please come in...???
It was Kendall Bailey!  She is in 3rd grade and was in my class two years ago!  Wow! What a great job she did!  Thanks Kendall! 

The boys and girls have discovered that AR testing is fun!  We have been busy reading and taking AR tests in class!  Remember to keep reading books at home.  They don't have to be AR just read!  

Please continue to practice spelling words at home as they become more challenging as the weeks go by.  Also remember to practice writing the two dictated sentences on the back of the spelling sheet that is provided on Mondays.  The sentences need to be spelled and written correctly on the test on Fridays. 

Thanks and have a fantastic week!   

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December 1-5, 2014 Week 14

Welcome back everybody!   I hope that you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  I ate, then slept, then ate, then slept some more.  LOL!!!

This week we will be reading "Honey Bees."  It is a nonfiction story that teaches about the life of honey bees.  We will compare and contrast stories; identify nouns in sentences; blend and read long e, ee words; discuss antonyms; discuss alliteration ex: Teeny Tiny Teacher; and practice our daily Saxon phonics lessons. 

In Language Arts we will write a letter to Santa. I know that Santa is very busy but I hope that his elves will write us back.  :)

In math we will compare and order numbers up to 99 using place value on an open number line.  The open number line is a new skill that was added to the first grade curriculum.  

In Science we will explore the natural world.  Our focus will be identifying and comparing types of rocks.  We will take a nature walk and bring rocks from home to share in class.

In Social Studies we will discuss good citizens that have shaped our community, state, and nation.

We still have plenty of snacks to last until the Christmas break. I will send a January snack calendar with your child before the break. 

Upcoming Events...
Each Thursday in December your child may wear a holiday shirt with jeans AND a spirit shirt and jeans on Fridays!  Ho Ho Ho!

December 16 we will watch the movie "Frozen" and students may wear pajamas.

December 17 - Shot Clinic
December 18 - Progress Reports

December 19 we will have our Christmas party.  We will have a cookie decorating party.  Our room mom, Mrs. Harrison will be arranging the party for us.

December 22-January 5 - Christmas Break

Thanks for following our class blog.  Have a great week!  :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We Are Off To A Great Week!

On Monday students brought in their disguised turkeys that they created at home.  WAIT...Did I say turkeys?  Where...?  So creatively disguised!

That's right I am NOT a turkey!

On Tuesday we got a wonderful treat for winning the canned goods competition!  Our class was pleasantly surprised when the nice man entered our classroom with a variety of pizzas, cookies, and soft drinks.  

Mrs. Miller brought her reading primetime group to perform a Thanksgiving readers theater.

On Wednesday we had a special Thanksgiving treat.  The students brought different kinds of fruit and we put it all together and made "friendship salad."  It was so nice to sit and eat together while sharing kind words about each other. 

 On Thursday we were ready to head

to the Giddy Up and Learn concert!  

      On Friday we said "Happy Thanksgiving!"

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 17-21, 2014 Week 13

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is this week!  Can you believe that we have been in school 13 weeks?  Christmas is just around the corner! 

This week we will integrate Reading and Social Studies by reading and learning information about Pilgrims, Indians and the first Thanksgiving.  We will still have our daily Saxon Phonics lessons.  In Math we will continue subtraction.  We will not have homework or spelling words this week.  RELAX!

Congrats to the boys and girls for bringing 127 can goods! We won the pizza party for first grade! Thanks parents we couldn't have done it without your help!   :)

Thanks to Madeline H. and Madeline K. for the wonderful books that you bought for me at the book fair. Thanks for adding to our class library!  Love you thoughtful girls!  :)

Thanks Mrs. Leah Carter and Mrs. Tiffany Harrison for donating playdough for us to practice making spelling words and sight words.  :)

We will make "friendship salad" this week.  I will be attaching to Monday's newsletter what fruit your child needs to send to add to our salad.  This will be a special time for us to celebrate our friendship with each other.

Happenings this week...

Wednesday~Please send fruit for friendship salad
Thursday~Report Cards/ Giddy Up and Learn Concert in Sulphur Springs
Friday~Early Dismissal at 11:50

Have a  Happy Thanksgiving!

 It was raining 100's on Friday's spelling test!

         Congrats to you all for working so hard!

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Not sure what happened but our pictures from our pumpkin math activity got erased!  I just had to post them again. Our parents were so kind to come and help us weigh, measure, count the seeds and carve pumpkins.  Thanks so much to all of you!