Sunday, January 22, 2017

January 23-27, 2017 Week 21

Hi everybody!  I didn't post anything last week and I'm sorry so I will be adding last week's highlights in this post.  We went to the movies last week for our A-TEAM field trip.  We had a blast and I felt like a kid again because I enjoyed the movie "Sing" as well. I'm buying that movie when it hits stores. 

This week we will read "Frog and Toad Together." It is animal fantasy because the animals talk and do things that people would do. Our reading skills are to isolate final phonemes; add endings 
-ed, -ing; read words with  r-controlled ar;  recognize  author's purpose; identify past and future verbs; and practice daily Saxon Phonics. 

In Math we will recognize and identify the value of a penny, nickel, dime and a quarter.  We will count mixed sets of coins.  Students will learn to count money using the "hairy money" strategy. 
 This is a strategy where we draw each coin a hair that adds up to the value of the coin.  Each hair equals 5 cents except for a penny equals one dot.  We count the hairs first and then the dots last. We just started this and with lots of practice we will be counting money very well real soon.  Please ask your child about it and help them count money at home using "hairy money" strategy. 
penny = 1 dot
nickel = 1 hair    
dime = 2 hairs
quarter = 5 hairs

In Science we will explore soil and discuss the different types of soil textures.  We will learn about ways we use soil in everyday life.

In Social Studies we will examine the life of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We will look back into the past and find out their contributions to American society.

Upcoming Events...
January 27 ~ Math Marathon (students will learn upcoming math skills and rotate through all 6 first grade classes)

February 2 ~ 100th Day of School  (Get busy creating something that represents the number 100!  You can wear or make something to bring to school and it will be displayed for all to see.)

February 14 ~ Valentines Party and we will also have a Valentines dance in the gym during PE time.

February 15~ Shot Clinic

February 23 ~ Math/Science Carnival

March 6-10 ~ Public School Week

March 13-17 ~ Spring Break 

We have such a great group of students and we love each other so much!  We've had lots of activities over the last couple of weeks!

   YAHOO Super reader Greenlei 
  for earning 50 AR pts!  

                                         Learning about "fact and opinion"

                                Look who our "Mystery Reader" was!

                       Thanks Mrs. Alderman for reading to us!

                                 We learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and wrote about
                                   what we thought would make the world a better place.

A-TEAM trip to the movies! 

                                    We made snow in STEMS class!

Thanks for visiting our class!  Please come back next week!  

Sunday, January 8, 2017

January 9-13, 2017 Week 19

It Snowed!  We went outside and played for a while.  Aiwa is from Hawaii and she had never experienced snow before.  It was so sweet to watch her catch the snow in her hands! *************


This week we will read "Ruby in Her Own Time."  It is a story that is animal fantasy and it's about a growing duck family whose characters can talk.  Our reading skills are to blend and read words with consonant patterns "ng" and "nk"  We will compare and contrast; tell synonyms for words; make compound words; and Saxon Phonics.  We will also take our Unit 2 Reading Test.

In Math we will compose and decompose numbers up to 120 using base ten manipulatives.

In Science we will explore natural resources of water such as oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams.  We will identify water sources that contain salt and/or freshwater.

In Social Studies we will learn about the contributions of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Upcoming Events...
Jan 11- A-Team Field Trip to Movies
Jan 16 - No School MLK Holiday
Jan 18 - Shot Clinic at CES
Jan 19 - Progress Reports
Feb 2 - 100th Day of School
Feb 14 - Valentines Party
Feb 23 - Math/Science Carnival

We had a busy fun week!  We made ice cream, won the Hot Shot Reading Basketball competition, and played in the snow! 

Ice Cream!

                                          Hot Shot BB Competition Winners!

                         They have some nice basketball shooting skills!

Congrats Colton for working hard and 
being chosen Student of the Month!  

Thanks for stopping by!  See you next week!  

Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2-6, 2017 Week 18

I hope that you had a nice winter break and are ready for the second half of the school year!  Tuesday will be day 79!  As we transition back to school we will review some previous skills and prepare for next week's Unit Reading Test. We will also read "The Mitten."  We will sequence the story events, BUT the best part of all is we will make "Shake and Eat Ice Cream!" So if you have mittens please bring them on Friday.  As we shake the ice cream it gets very cold to our hands.  This will also be a great science activity as well because students will get to observe a liquid turn into a solid.

We will read "A Place to Play."  It is realistic fiction that tells about made-up things that could happen in real life.  Our reading skills are to read the long vowel sounds of y, for example long i sound as in try, long e sound as in puppy; sequence story events; identify action verbs; and practice Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will compose and decompose numbers up to 120.  

In Science we will explore the natural sources of water.  We will identify oceans, rivers, lakes, and ponds.  We will learn about fresh water and salt water.

In Social Studies we will study the past.  

Jan 5 ~ A-Team permission slip and $5 due
Jan 11 ~ A-Team Field Trip to Movies
Feb 2 ~ 100th Day of School

Christmas Activities...

                          Parents we hope you liked your Christmas gift!

                               More Christmas Letters...I'm sorry they are turned sideways.

 Congrats to Mariyah for earning a 25 pt AR shirt!

Way to read Ryan!  Congrats for earning a 25 pt AR shirt!

Thanks for visiting us!  See you next week!