Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 12-16, 2016 Week 17

We made it!  Christmas will be here in 2 weeks. This year is zooming by! 

Christmas Party~ Please send the item that you were signed up for by Tuesday.  

We will not have a reading story in our textbook this week. We will read Christmas stories and make Christmas crafts and ornaments in class.  

In Math we will continue to add and subtract to 20.

During Science and Social Studies time we will work on Christmas activities.

Upcoming Events
December 15 ~ Movie and Pajamas
December 15 ~ CES Christmas Program (dress Christmas colors)
December 16 ~ Christmas Party / Early Release
Dec 19-Jan 2 ~ Christmas Break

We read about honey bees last week and found out several facts about them.  We learned...
 The queen bee rules the hive.
 The workers bees keep the hive safe.
 The drones take care of the queen.
  Bees make honey from nectar.
Don't make bees mad!  

Awesome, terrific, and outstanding job to Colton 
for reading up a storm and earning 50 AR points! 
 He earned a blue AR shirt!  Way to go!

                          Bravo to Aiwa for Student of the Month!
          Aiwa works very hard in class. Her classwork looks like 2nd grade! 

                               Look who came to read to us...Macy!  
She came to observe our class and became our guest reader!

Here are some of our Santa letters.  I will post all the letters over the next couple of weeks for you to read.  They are adorable!  I was so glad that I remembered to copy them before I mailed them to Santa and the newspaper.  :)

Next week I will post the rest of the letters! 

Fingers crossed everyone because I know your letters should've reached the North Pole by now!  We love Santa! 

Thanks for stopping in this week.  Be sure and come back next week for Christmas party highlights and more Santa letters!

HO HO HO Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December 5-9, 2016 Week 16

I am sorry that the last couple of week's blogs were late.  After blogging I thought that I hit publish but I discovered a minute ago it was still in draft form.  I blame it on the fact that Christmas is in the air!   Ho Ho Ho!!!    Speaking of Christmas...
Can you believe that it's just 21 days away?!!!  3 weeks?  We will be busy learning and making Christmas crafts over the next couple of weeks.  

This week we will read an expository text that tells facts about real honey bees.  Our story is titled "Honey Bees."  The reading skills are blend and read long e, ee words; compare and contrast; identify syllables in words; recognize nouns in sentences; inflected endings; and practice daily Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will use manipulatives to add and subtract numbers to 20.  We will also learn to count up in addition and back in subtraction.    

In Science we will continue exploring objects in the sky.

In Social Studies we will continue learning about traditions.

Upcoming Events...
Dec 12 ~ CES Music Program at CMS auditorium
Dec 15 ~ Movie, Popcorn & Pajamas
Dec 16 ~ Christmas Party @ 9:30
Dec 16 ~ Early Release
Dec 19- Jan 2 ~ Christmas Holidays

We have been learning about objects in the sky.  To go along with our lesson we had an opportunity to enjoy a close up look at some objects in the sky using google expedition goggles!  It was so exciting to see 3D close ups of the Solar System!  Thanks Mrs. Kilgore for bringing the goggles over!  We hope to do it again!

Santa letters will be displayed next week.  All of the letters were mailed to Santa and copies were sent to the Greenville newspaper. I was able to make a copy to save for parents to see.  :)

Have a super week!   

Nov 28 - Dec 2 Week 14

Hey everyone!  We're back and ready to show you what we have been doing over the last couple of weeks.  I'm sorry that I got behind on our blog but in this post you will see 2 weeks worth of learning.

This week we read "Life in the Forest."  It is an expository text that tells facts about real animals and places.  We always discuss the type of genre the story is.  Students have to identify the type of genre on the weekly reading comprehension test.  Our reading skills are read long u-e words; inflectional ending -ed; recognize the author's purpose for writing a story; identify singular and plural nouns; daily Saxon phonics practice.

In Math we will use manipulatives to add and subtract numbers up to 20.  We will show our work by drawing out the problem.  

In Science we will identify objects in the sky. We will learn facts about the sun, moon, and stars.

In Social Studies we will continue to celebrate holidays, traditions, and customs. 

                       The Liberty Bell & The American Flag

Upcoming Events...
Dec 12 ~ CES Music Program at CMS
Dec 15 ~ Movie & PJs
Dec 16 ~ Christmas Party / Early Release
Dec 19-Jan 2 ~ Christmas Break

We had a "mock" election!  We compared two characters who both wanted to be president.  We read "Duck for President" then we watched the video "Grace for President."  We discussed the qualities that each character had.  First we had to register to vote, then one at a time we privately bubbled in our presidential choice and placed our vote in the ballot box.  The next day we counted all the votes and our winner was "GRACE!"  15-4  We talked about "majority wins!"

We learned why the Pilgrims came to America.  We read about some of the traditions the Pilgrims and Indians first started.  Then we then made turkeys.

We read the book "My Most Thankful Thing" and wrote about our most thankful thing...

                                             Too Cute!

                   Parents enjoying Thanksgiving lunch with us!

                                                          We love our parents!

Congrats Eli for working hard in reading and earning a 25 point AR shirt!  Our class is soaring in reading and AR!  Great job!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November 7-11, 2016 Week 12

This week we are reading" Who Works Here?"  It is an expository text that tells about real people and where they live and work in a neighborhood.
The reading skills are blend and read long i words with silent e;  recognize the author's purpose for writing the story; digraphs ch, wh, ph, tch; identify special titles (Dr, Ms., Captain, etc); and practice daily Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will add and subtract numbers up to 20.  We will also continue to work on place value and compare the value of numbers using greater than, less than, and equal to.  

In Science we will discuss light, energy, and sound. 

In Social Studies we will discuss traditions, customs, and symbols in America and Texas.  We discuss Thanksgiving celebrations.

Nov 14-18  CES Scholastic Book Fair
Nov 15  International Night
Nov 18  Thanksgiving Lunch in Cafeteria
Nov 21-25  Thanksgiving Break
Dec 15  Movie & PJ's Day
Dec 16  Early Release
Dec 19-Jan 2  Christmas Break

HEY!  We are busy bees in our class!
 Coolest group of first graders in Texas!

Congrats Greenlei for earning 25 AR pts!

Way to go Charley for earning 25 AR pts!
You both worked very hard!  I am super proud of you!

                                                  Exploring with magnets!

                             We read "Monster Mischief" and made monster stew! It had lots of crunchy 
                                and chewy things in it!  The boys and girls weren't so sure about it!  LOL!
                                 No really it had pretzels, gummy worms, and cookies!  YUM YUM!

                                          We had guest Author "Chester Drawers" visit us!
                                                  Disguising a turkey in STEMS Class!

                               It's election day and we read two books "Duck for President" and 
                               "Grace for President."  We first registered to vote then used a voting                                             ballot to vote for the candidate that we thought was the better choice

We hope that you voted because we did!  

Thanks for visiting us this week!