Saturday, March 26, 2016

March 28-April 1, 2016 Week 28

I hope that all have a Happy Easter!  

I didn't send out a Scholastic Book form for March but I am sending one for April.  Please look through the flyer and see if there are any books that you would like to order for your child.  Many of the books are AR.  Order form is due this Friday, April 1.

In Reading we will read "Peter's Chair."  It is nonfiction and it is AR!  Students can take a test over the story.  Our reading skills are to blend and read words with vowel digraphs ui, ue, ew; identify the theme of a story; compound words; syllables; use adjective to tell how many; and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will identify fractions. We learn about equal parts and parts of a set. We will eat some fractions! :)

In Science we will identify living and nonliving objects.  We will also start our unit on plants.

In Social Studies we will continue to discuss making economic choices. We will review goods and services and learn who are buyers and sellers.

Upcoming Events..
April 1-8 ~ Book Fair 
April 5 ~ CES Math/ Science Carnival @ 6-7:30
April 28 ~ Tyler Zoo Trip 
(Parents are welcome to attend. I would greatly appreciate the extra hands! I will send a permission slip next week that has to be signed and returned since we are going out of town. Students will wear CES field trip T-shirts on this day.)
April 29 ~ No School 

Congrats to Brooks for earning 50 AR points and Zoe for earning 25 AR points!  You are so smart!

We made 2D Shape Monsters!

We are rollin...look for Justin with his gold AR shirt and T'annie with her blue shirt next week!  

Thanks for visiting our class!  See you next week!  

Sunday, March 20, 2016

March 21-25, 2016 Week 27

Welcome back from Spring Break!  I hope that it was a terrific break for everyone.  I had a wonderful break and found out that my future grandchild is going to be a ..."BOY!"  We are so excited and anxious to see him!  Come on July!  :)

We will stay on the same reading story "A Southern Ranch" and continue the same reading skills.  Skills this week are fact and details; consonant patterns kn, wr; vowel digraphs ie, igh; adjectives; and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will explore 2D shapes. We will identify the number of vertices and faces each shape has.  We will create a shape object by using 2 or more shapes.

In Science we will identify living and nonliving objects.

In Social Studies we will make economic choices.

Upcoming Events...
March 22 ~ Kona Snowcones
March 24 ~ Spring Group Pictures
March 25 ~ Early Dismissal
March 28 ~ No School (Bad Weather Day)
April 5 ~ Math/Science Carnival
April 1-8 ~ Book Fair

Look at Brooks' face after he just found out he earned 50.3 AR points!  He gets his gold shirt tomorrow!  A big congratulations!  Brooks was reading every book that he could get his hands on!

Zoe has also worked very hard and earned 25 AR points!  She will get her blue shirt on Monday.  She is so eager to read!  It excites me to see her read books all the time and log in all by herself!  

                     SURPRISE!  Mrs. Heather was our "mystery reader!"

Lots of fun at The Children's Museum!

MMM Yum Pizza! We had a pizza party for guessing  
 the correct jar with 100 objects in it on 100's Day!  

Getting ready for the Hot Shot    
Reading Basketball Game! Go Class! 

Thanks for visiting our class blog.  I am thrilled and enjoy sharing the progress and growth of my sweet students.  I feel that they are the best first graders in the world!  They have grown into strong readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and confident students!  They don't need me as much, they can log into AR all by themselves and self-check their on work.  Bravo class and congratulations for your hard work!  

Please come back next week!  :)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

March 7-11, 2016 Week 26

I am glad to be well and back at school with my class.  It was a tough week and my heart went out to the students for having to have a sub for 3 days! I missed them so much!  They were very sweet and helpful when I returned.  They worked hard to catch up on missed lessons and activities that were being made for Open House.  Just another reason why I love my class! They are the best group of first graders EVER! 

Since I was out last week, we will take our spelling test and reading test over "A Trip to Washington D.C." on Monday morning.  

This week we will read " A Southern Ranch."  It is a story about things that happen on a ranch in the southern part of the United States.  Our reading skills are to blend and read words with the long i sound spelled -igh, -ie; identify facts and details; adjectives that tell what kind; consonant patterns kn, wr; and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will continue to identify and count coins; and use data to make a graph.

In Science we will study objects in the sky; sun, moon, and the stars.

In Social Studies we will investigate natural characteristics of the environment.

Upcoming Events...
March 8 ~ Open House
March 9 ~ Children's Museum
March 10 ~ Report Cards
March 14-18 ~ Spring Break
March 22 ~ Kona Ice Snowcones
March 24 ~ Group Pictures
April 1-8 ~ Scholastic Book Fair
April 5 ~ Math/Science Night

Congratulations to Jenna and Aboss for earning 25 AR points and getting a blue AR shirt!  Our class continues to soar in AR reading!   YAY!

Dr Seuss Reading Day!

Hello back to my sweet class!  I missed you too!

We have 2 more pictures coming next week of friends, Levi and Elias earning a blue and gold AR shirt on Monday.  I am beaming with excitement at the success that my students are making in reading!  They are confident, eager and motivated readers!  It seems that each week someone is getting recognized for earning AR points.  We are so excited for each other!  :)

Thanks for visiting us!  It's been a tough week filled with sickness but we made it through!  Thank God we are doing better.  I hope that next week everyone has a terrific Spring Break!