Sunday, October 25, 2015

October 26-30, 2015 Week 10

This week in learning we will read "Who Works Here?" It is story that tells about real people and events. Our reading skills are to blend and read long i words; identify the author's purpose for writing the story; special titles (Mr, Mrs, Dr, etc;) digraphs wh, tch, ph, ch and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will continue to practice numeration. We will work on place value using base ten blocks and writing the expanded notation form.           (Example)                            
                                           draw 3 tens/9 ones
                                           3 tens and 9 ones 

In Science we will explore force, motion, and sound.  We will have hands on activities so that students can better understand this concept.

In Social Studies we will discuss the needs and wants in a family.  We will learn what is a need and a want. 

*Friday will be a busy day!  Students can wear their Halloween costumes and we are having a movie and popcorn and another surprise activity!  Since it is so much we will take our spelling test on Thursday.  Please help your child practice!  

 Upcoming Events...
Red Ribbon Week  (refer to dress sheet that I sent)

Progress Reports will go home on Thurday

On Friday we will have a movie and popcorn!

November 2 is 50's Day!  Dress in 50's style clothing! Wear poodle skirts, white T's and rolled up jeans!  Get ready to rock and roll!!! 

*We have also started a new AR incentive to encourage students to read!  Students who read and earn 25 or 50 AR points will receive an AR tshirt and sunglasses!  Right now we are in the early stages of taking tests so we look forward to earning more and more points.  We are off to a super start!  

We have the best class and best parents!  :) 
Thanks for everything that you do to help us!  We are learning so much and the boys and girls are doing a great job!  We are truly a class family and I enjoy watching the students work together!  I love them and I can tell that they care about each other!  

                    The hardest little workers in Texas!  

We are using base 10 blocks for place value!

The Clean Desk Fairy strikes again!
Congrats Trinity for keeping your desk neat and clean!

Mrs. Allison stopped by with a visitor...  a cute little frog!  :)
She knew we were a froggy class!

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Please come back next week!  

Happy Halloween!  

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 19-23, 2015 Week 9

Whew!  We had a busy last week!  We went to Dallas to the Arboretum. It was filled with beautiful flowers and the kiddos enjoyed the pumpkin patch and waterfalls!  Thanks to our wonderful parents for chaperoning and helping us out.                     

                    Arboretum here we come!

                                                            Pumpkin Patch!

                     Kiddos and parents having a picnic on the grounds!

                                  Inside the pumpkin patch!

This week in learning we will read "The Farmer in the Hat."  We will blend and read long a words; identify cause and effect; proper nouns; antonyms (opposites); consonant c/s, g/j sounds, soft g and c sounds like in cage and face; and Saxon phonics.

In Math we will continue numeration and compare and order numbers; place value using tens and ones.

 The boys and girls are off to a great start working on tens and ones.  We discussed place value and expanded notation.  

In Science we will study force, motion, and energy and explore heat, light, and sound.

In Social Studies we will learn about the roles and responsibilities in a family.

                        Person, Place, Thing

Pink Out Pep Rally at High School

                                            Aboss getting ready for race!

Upcoming Events...
October 21  Kona Ice Snowcones
October 26-30  Red Ribbon Week
October 27  Reading and Writing Night
October 29  Progress Reports

Thanks for following our class...please come back to visit us next week!   :) 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 12-16, 2015 Week 8

 "Thank you" for coming to your child's report card conference.  I enjoyed visiting with you.  

This week we will be very busy.  We will go to the Arboretum in Dallas on Tuesday.  We will leave at 8:20 and plan to be back at 2:20. We have brand new field trip t-shirts for students to wear.  Your child will need to bring a lunch with 2 drinks. Please pack student lunches in a plastic bag.  Please NO LUNCH BOXES!  I will bring my cooler to put drinks in.  Write name on lunch bags please.  This saves time for me because I will be putting all our lunches together in a box.  If you are going with us please make sure that you go online and get your parking permit. Please read over all Arboretum notes that I have sent home.

On Friday we will go to CHS for the pink-out pep rally.  Our little cheerleaders will perform.  I'm excited to see them cheer!  Go little cheerleaders!

In reading this week we will read a fictional story called "A Big Fish for Max."  Our reading skills are:  sequencing; digraphs sh and th; common nouns; vowel sound a: al (ex: ball); daily Saxon Phonics practicing letter sounds, blending, reading fluency sentences, and coding words.

In math we will continue working with numbers to 20.  We will compose and decompose numbers and learn the base ten system.

In Science we will identify the three states of matter:  liquid, solid, gas

In Social Studies we will continue our study of good citizens.

Last week we had to earn 10 DOJO points to be able to eat lunch and play at Eddie Moore Park.  Congrats to these "good citizens" for doing a fabulous job!  :)

Hmmm! I wonder what next week will be?

Upcoming events...
October 13- Arboretum in Dallas
October 16- CHS Pep rally
October 21- Kona Ice Snowcones
October 26- Red Ribbon Week
October 27- Reading and Writing Night 
October 29- 2nd six weeks Progress Reports

Thanks for following our blog!  Have a wonderful week!   :)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October 5-9, 2015 Week 7

I hope that everyone had a nice weekend!  I am enjoying the cooler weather and excited about having many more days like today!  :)

WOW!  This is the start of the 2nd six weeks!  
I will be having parent/teacher conferences all week.  I'm excited to conference with you about your child's performance in class!  

This week we will read "Animal Park," it is a nonfiction story about animals in Africa.  Our reading skills are: blend and read short u words, identify cause and effect, identify exclamatory sentences (excited sentences), final consonant blends, and practice Saxon Phonics daily.

In Math we will compose and decompose numbers up to 20 by drawing objects and using manipulatives.

In Science we will learn about the 3 states of matter.  (solid, liquid, gas)

In Social Studies we will discuss the role of a good citizen.

We started an incentive called "Attendance Dollars!"  All students who come to school everyday will get a play dollar and at the end of each month they will be rewarded with a prize from the office.  Some days we will have double dollar day.  :)

Upcoming October Events... 

October 5-13  Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 8 - Early Release at 12:00
October 13 - Dallas Arboredum 
October  21- KONA ICE Snowcones
October 26-30  Red Ribbon Week
October 27 - Reading/Writing Night 

Each week we have a DOJO reward for good behavior!  Last Friday was 'luscious lollipops!" 

       We created birds in a nest to go along with last week's story "Get the Egg!"

                       We learned to tell time to the hour! 

                       "The Clean Desk Fairy" strikes again!  

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See you next week!  :)