Sunday, November 29, 2015

November 30-December 4, 2015 Week 14

I hope that everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!  I did!  I ate, watched TV, shopped, ate, cleaned house and ate! My oldest son turned 30 and we had a surprise birthday party for him!  I am so blessed and proud of both of my sons.  They are outstanding young men! I want to share a picture of them with some family and friends...
I love my family!

Before we got out for Thanksgiving we had some fun activities.  We celebrated our friends and made friendship salad.  Each student brought fruit to add to our salad.  We then pulled names and shared something special about each other!  

Thanks parents for sending the fruit! 
It was goooood!  

All students that passed reading the 2nd six weeks got to play in a Hot Shot Reading basketball shootout game!  The boys and girls did a super job hooping it up!  

We've got some superstars!  
Watch out NBA and WNBA!  

This week in learning we will read "A Place to Play."  It is a make-believe story about a community that builds a place for children to play.  Our reading skills this week are to sequence events in a story; blend and read words with vowel sound y as in long e and long i; identify verbs; clap syllables; and practice daily Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will continue to work on numbers to 99 using objects, and drawing pictures.

In Science we will investigate the natural world of rocks, soil, and water.

In Social Studies we will celebrate who we are.

Parents ~ I will not send a December snack calendar because we have lots of snacks that will carry us until Christmas break.  The next calendar will be in January.  

Upcoming Events...

December 8~ CES Christmas Music Program held at Commerce Middle School Auditorium at 6.

December 15 ~ Movie, Popcorn and Pajamas

December 18 ~ Class Christmas Party /Early Dismissal

December 21-January 1 ~ Christmas Break

HO HO HO!  Only 3 more weeks until Christmas Break!  

Thanks for visiting us!  See you next week!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 16-20, 2015 Week 13

This is the last week before Thanksgiving!  Things are moving pretty fast!  We will continue to be busy learning new skills and adding some Thanksgiving activities in our routine.  Second six weeks report cards will go home on Thursday.  Please look over your child's report card, keep it and then sign and return the envelope on the back.  Please send envelope back to school on Friday. 

We had lots of activities last week!  First we kicked off the week with a home project where students had to disguise a turkey to look like something else.  WOW!  We had some creative ideas and bravo to you all!  Here are some of our wonderfully decorated hidden turkeys...

This week our reading story is "Honey Bees."  It is a story that tells facts about honey bees.  Our reading skills are to blend and read long e words spelled with e, ee; compare and contrast; discuss antonyms; rhyming words; and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will continue numeration.  We will order and compare numbers.  We will use math vocabulary greater, less, and equal. We will also take out Unit 2 Math Benchmark Test.

In Science we will continue to explore energy and how objects move.

In Social Studies we will identify Goods and Services; and learn Thanksgiving facts and make crafts.

In class last week we identified the author's purpose for writing a story.  We created a character from the story to tell why we thought the author wrote the story. 

Everyday at our morning math meeting we skip count by 2's, 5's, and 10's.  We made a counting by 10's turkey!  Tell your child to sing the skip counting songs that we sing in class!

We explored how objects move by using magnets to see which objects could move by force.

We had our Thanksgiving meal last Thursday!  Students enjoyed their families joining them for lunch!  Yum Yum!

And finally a great big THANKS to Roland, Brooks, Kamdyn, Aubrey and Trinity for the books from the book fair!  You all know my love for reading! We start and end our day with a read aloud and these will be added to our class library. I will think of you every time I read them! 
 I love you!!!  

Upcoming Events...
Nov. 19 ~ Report Cards / Kona Ice Snowcones
Nov. 20 ~ Early Release
Nov. 23-27 ~ Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 8 ~ CES Christmas Program @ CMS

Come back to see us on November 30!


Sunday, November 8, 2015

November 9-13, 2015 Week 12

We are in the middle of fall!  The countdown is on until Thanksgiving and then Christmas!  

 I can't believe how fast time is flying by, it is almost the end of the second six weeks!

Thanksgiving is 18 days away and Christmas is 46 days away!  Gobble gobble and Ho Ho Ho! 

We took a Unit 1 Math test and all the boys and girls did a super job!  It was over skills that we covered during the first six weeks.  (graphing, tally marks, time, and addition/subtraction number sentences.)  BRAVO!!!

We will read "Life in the Forest."  It is an expository text that tells about plants and animals in a forest.  Our reading skills are to blend and read long u words; author's purpose; singular and plural nouns; inflected ending -ed; review contractions; and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will continue working with numbers up to 99.  We will use place value and write numbers in expanded form; and order and compare numbers.

In Science we will explore how objects move. (push, pull, zigzag, back and forth etc.)

In Social Studies we will identify Goods and Services.

Over the next couple of weeks we will make Thanksgiving crafts and read various Thanksgiving stories and discuss how the Pilgrims and Indians came together and celebrated the first Thanksgiving.  

Please save BOX TOPS for our class and send them to school with your child.  Thanks!

Upcoming Events...

Nov. 9-13 ~ Book Fair
Nov. 10  ~ International Night @ 6:30-7:30
Nov. 19 ~ Report Cards/Kona Ice Snowcones 
Nov. 20 ~ Early Dismissal
Nov. 23-27 ~ Thanksgiving Break

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

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2-6, 2015 Week 11

Today we celebrated the 50th day of school!  Here are some of our friends that dressed for the occasion...
                 50 days smarter in first grade!
                    YEA MAN!  We are cool!

We celebrated in the gym with bubble gum, 50s dance, and many other 50s Day activities!

           Yummy treats!          
Brooks brought us some neat snacks. 
They were round like the zero in 50!

This week in reading we will read a fictional story called "The Big Circle."  Our reading skills are to blend and read long o silent e words; sequence events in a story; discuss proper nouns that name days, months and holidays; contractions; and practice Saxon Phonics reading and phonemic awareness skills.

In Math we will work on foundations of numbers up to 99. We will use base ten blocks, and order and compare numbers.  We will use the math vocabulary greater than, less than, and equal to.

In Science we will explore motion and discuss how things move; push, pull, zigzag, etc.

In Social Studies we will discuss the difference between needs and wants.

Upcoming Events...
November 10 - International Night
November 20 - Early Dismissal
November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

Last week we celebrated "Red Ribbon" week!
                                            Red Day!

Dress as favorite book character!

                                                                      Hat Day!

                                                                   Crazy Sock Day!


                On Friday we had some fun Halloween activities!                                          

                                                                 Halloween Bingo

                                                          Toss the ring on the witch's hat!

                                                                    Mummy Wrap!

                                                 Trinity had the closest candy corn estimation!
                               Thanks Mrs. Courtney and Ms. Reyes for the Halloween fun!

Thanks for visiting our class blog!
  See you next week!  :)