Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2015 Week 2

YAY!  We made it through the first week of school!  Now we will start our regular instruction.  We will have homework on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  There will also be a take home reading book along with an attached reading log.  Please document on the log the title of the book.  Read as many books as you like but only use one log per night.  Return homework daily.  Thanks!

This week in our basal we will read a fictional story called "Sam Come Back."  Our reading skills are short a; digraph ck; character and setting; identify complete sentences; and location words.

In math we will continue to work on graphs, tcharts, and tally marks.

In Science we will explore weather patterns.

In Social Studies we will continue to review rules.

*We will alternate Science and Social Studies each week.

Upcoming Events...
September 9~Supper on a Stick @6
September 24~CES Back to School Ball

Reading with pals!

Thanks to all who sent cookies for our cookie graph last Friday.  We had a delicious time tasting all the cookies.  Yummy!

We celebrated the end of the first week by making "bubbles!"  We had a fun time with our new classmates!  :)

Thanks for following us!  See you next week!  :)

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24-28, 2015 Week 1

Welcome Back!  I'm excited to start a new year filled with bright smiling faces!   Today was a great day as we got to know each other and reviewed classroom and school rules.  We read and then sequenced the story "The Day the Monster Came to School." 

ALSO in CLASS...I am assessing students academically so that we will be able to start our reading and math groups in the next couple of weeks.

Happy birthday to Zoe!  She turns 7 on August 25!

Rotation Schedule...
Monday- PE/Library
Tuesday- PE/Guidance
Wednesday- Rotate between PE/Guidance/Library/Art/Music
Thursday- PE/Art
Friday- PE/Computer

Our class got chosen to represent first grade as host to a group of students from China.  I am so excited for the students to have this experience!

We will start our regular routine on Monday.  Students will have have homework on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  Homework will come home inside their red folders and also attached inside will be a reading log that needs to be completed nightly.  I will send the basal reader on Mondays and other leveled books the other days. Students will also have their library books to read.  Please let them read to you, or with you, or you read to them and document on NO MORE than 2 logs per night. Students will receive a small treat when they complete their log.

Upcoming Events...
September 9 - Supper on a Stick/Class Mtg 
September 11 - Attend CHS Pep Rally
September 24 - CES Back to School Ball

Please revisit our blog this week because student pictures will be added to this post. I am waiting for all photo permission slips to be returned. :) 

Thanks again for sharing your child with me this year!  We are going to have a "blast" learning lots of new things.  If you have any questions please email me at OR call CES at 903-886-3757.

There's nothing better than enjoying a snack and listening to Junie B!

Thanks for visiting our class blog!   :)