Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23-27, 2015 Week 24

Happy Snow Day!  I hope that everyone is having a great day off!  I stayed in and cozied up with a good book!  Since we will have a short week, we will stay on the same reading story this week and next.  We will NOT have a spelling test this week.  We will practice our new words this week and have our test next Friday.  

Our reading story is "A Trip to Washington D.C."  It is about real things that you can see in our nation's capital.  As we travel to Washington D.C., we will integrate some social studies skills that will go along with our lesson.  Our reading skills are to identify facts and details; use adjectives for size; blend and read words with vowel digraphs oa, ow; and decode three-letter consonant blends.  We will practice letter sounds, blending, reading fluency passages, and comprehension skills with daily Saxon Phonics lessons.

In Math we will identify and create objects using 2D shapes. 

In Science we will explore the weather and seasons.

In Social Studies we will learn map skills and the 4 cardinal directions.

Upcoming Events
February 27 - No School
March 5 - Report Cards
March 10 - Open House
March 16-20 - Spring Break
March 25 - Class Pictures 

I am sending February Scholastic Book forms this week.  If you would like to order please send a check or money order by Monday, March 2.   Remember this is a great way to build your child's reading library!  Thanks! 

We have the BEST class!  The boys and girls are doing such a wonderful job learning skills and concepts taught throughout the year!  


Aden, MadelineK., and Evan gave super number sentences for our number of the day.  111 days in school!  Bravo guys!  :)

We learned about natural resources and how we use them.  

Great job to all!

Avery, Shiloh, Yael, and Aden receive prizes for their participation for Jump Rope for Heart!

Have a great week and stay warm!   BRRRRR!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 16-20, 2015 Week 23

This week we will be reading"Cinderella."  Our reading skills are...  to identify the theme in a story; blend and read words with vowel digraph ea; use adjectives to describe; discuss fairy tales; and practice daily Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will work on graphs and interpreting data; and we will continue to practice counting money using the "hairy money" strategy.  (Let your child show you)

In Science we will review weather and seasons.

In Social Studies we will learn how people use natural resources.

Because of the cold and possibly icy weather predicted for Tuesday, our Math and Science Night has been moved to Thursday, February 19.   Tickets are 25 cents!   There will be games and you can also buy "Supper in a Sack" for 25c!  It's a footlong hotdog,  sun chips, dessert and a drink!   Yummy and cheap!  
A big thanks to all who sent games for the Silent Auction for our Math and Science Night.  Mrs. Harrison says that it looks like we have enough games to make 3 baskets!  We couldn't have done this without your help!  

Remember to keep reading at home to build fluency and instant sight word recognition.  Don't forget students who have met their AR reading goal by May 1 will be treated to a Glow Bowling trip in May.  READ READ READ!

Upcoming Events...
February 27~Staff Development
March 5~Report Cards
March 16-20~Spring Break

                      Thanks parents for a great Valentine Party! 

                                                         We are sugared up!

                                                 Everything was delicious!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

February 9-13, 2015 Week 22

I'm sure that the boys and girls will be excited about exchanging Valentines on Friday so for that reason we will take our spelling test on Thursday morning.  This way our minds will be focused on spelling words instead of  sugar and Valentine cards!  LOL!

If you haven't already done so PLEASE send $2 with your child tomorrow to help pay for the cost of items for our Valentine Party.  We will have ice cream sundaes and cupcakes.  

Our reading story this week is "Mama's Birthday Present."  It is a make-believe story with fictional characters.  Our reading skills this week are to blend and read words with vowel digraphs "ai, ay"; draw conclusions; identify adjectives; and review endings -er, -est; and consonant pattern -dge.  

In math we will continue identifying coins and counting mixed sets of coins that include pennies, nickels, and dimes.  In first grade we will not count quarters in the sets. We will identify and name the value of a penny, nickel, dime and a quarter.

For Science we will continue recycling.  We will learn the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling paper, plastic, metal, glass, and our natural resources.

In Social Studies we will focus on landforms, natural resources, and how people use natural resources in our everyday lives. 

February 12~ Progress Reports
February 13~Valentine Party at 2-2:30
February 17~ Math and Science Night (tickets 25 cents each)

We are PROUD to say that we are 100 days SMARTER!  Our class created some very creative 100's Day projects as well as some other students!  Congratulations to Evan for placing 9th place!  He earned a medal and gets to be an office helper for 100 minutes!   BRAVO to ALL!  

Oops!  Sorry Lucas gotcha upside down!

Congrats Evan for placing in the top 10! 

Thanks for following us every week!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February 2-6, 2015 Week 21

Will the groundhog see his shadow?  We will find out tomorrow morning.  Let's hope for spring weather soon!
Monday morning...And YES to answer that question he does see his shadow.  The saying is six more weeks of winter weather!   

On Thursday we will be celebrating the 100th day of school!  I hope that you will help your child create something that represents the number 100!  You can make a necklace, a picture frame, glue 100 candies, pennies, or other small objects to a board or to yourself!   Just have fun creating and I can't wait to see all the cute crafts!  The school board members will come to judge the projects and the top 10 winners will get a special prize in the office.  

This week in learning we will read "Where Are My Animal Friends?"  It is a fictional play about animal friends that live in the forest.  Our skills will be to blend and read words with comparative endings -er, -est; consonant pattern -dge; draw conclusions; read contractions; and practice decoding, reading and comprehending words from Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will identify coins.  We will learn what the front and back of a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter look like.  We will count like amounts of coins.  

In Science we will learn about recycling. Students will learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle paper, plastic and metals.

In Social Studies we will continue our focus on landforms, and natural resources. We will learn how to conserve our natural resources.

We will have our Valentine Party on Friday, February 13 at 2-2:30.  We will have ice cream and cupcakes.  Please send $2.00 to help pay for the cost of the party items.  

Please send Valentine cards that morning with your child.  We will exchange them in the morning, so that during the party we can eat our goodies.  I sent a list of the student's names on the back of Monday's newsletter.   

We are so happy to be 100 days smarter!