Sunday, August 27, 2017

Aug 28-Sept 1, 2017 Week 4

We had another great week of learning!  I already see progress in students.  We are rocking and rolling in class.  We have the ipads twice a week and we will be taking AR tests during these times.  I sent home your child's AR username and password last Friday in blue folders.  Please keep that information for when you take AR tests at home.  Any questions please contact me.  We went to the ArboREADum last Wednesday.  Although I was TPRI testing during this time, I know that the students had a great time reading in the boat and cave, exploring the listening center and using the mini ipads. 

We started our nurture groups and discussing how we feel and why.  We will discuss this twice a week.  We made engine plates.  Ask your child to tell you about it.

We will read "The Big Blue Ox", the genre is animal fantasy and it's about a make-believe animal family that act like people.  Our reading skills are to blend and read short o words,  plural -s;  identify the character and setting in a story; and recognize predicates (action part);  We will practice blending, reading and coding words in Saxon Phonics. 

In Math we will work on foundations of numbers to 20.  

In Science we will Investigate Properties and Patterns.
We will identify the size, weight, texture and color of objects.

In Social Studies we will continue Community Rules.

Upcoming Events...
Aug 31 ~ Progress Report
Sept 4 ~ Holiday
Sept 4-21 ~ Mr & Miss CES Fundraiser
Sept 14 ~ Fall Pictures
Sept 19 ~ Kona Ice
Sept 20 ~ Family Picnic on Playground  (12-1pm)
Sept 28 ~ Back to School Ball  (6-7:30)

We took Junie B to the park...
Read Aloud and Popsicles at the Park!

                         I've already fallen in love with this group

and Ms. Higgs has too!

Bravo to this friend for an excellent week!

Thanks for visiting us this week!  

Sunday, August 20, 2017

August 21-25, 2017 Week 3

We just finished another great week!  In Science we learned about weather and different types of weather tools.  Please ask your child what each of these weather tools are used for.  

Our reading story this week is "Pig in a Wig." The reading skills are blend and read short i and consonant x/ks/ words, recognize the plot in a story, and identify the subjects of sentences.  We will practice daily Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will introduce addition and subtraction.  We will use manipulatives for adding and subtracting. We will learn to count up and back.

In Science we will explore weather and weather tools. 

In Social Studies we will learn about rules in our community.  

Upcoming Events...

Aug 22 - Kona Ice (cost is $2, $3, $4, $5)
Aug 23 - TPRI Testing
Aug 31 - Progress Reports
Sept 4 - Labor Day Holiday
Sept 4-21 Mr & Mrs CES Fundraiser
Sept 7 - Reading/Writing/Parent Information Night
Sept 14- Fall Pictures
Sept 14 - Progress Reports
Sept 20 - First Grade Family Picnic on Playground
Sept 28 - Back to School Ball
Oct 13 - No School
Oct 16-20 Fall Break
Oct 24 - 50th Day of School
Oct 26 - First Nine Weeks Report Cards

Ipad Time!

                                   We made windsocks!

Thanks Joelle for sharing your birthday cupcakes


We enjoyed them!  YUM YUM!

We ate lunch in classroom for earning 15 Dojo Points!

We were inventors in STEMS class!

We will check out library books this week.  Please help your child read the book and return it back to school.  We go to the library on Monday and Friday.  Thanks!

We have a wonderful class and I'm enjoying them very much!  We are always busy and having fun interacting with each other.  Please continue to follow our blog each week to see what we are up to! 
Thanks and have a super week!  :) 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August 14-18, 2017 Week 2

Hello to all our new followers!  My name is Ms. Harris and this is my 20th year to teach first grade!  I love everything about first grade!  I enjoy teaching all the subjects, but my favorite is reading!  Reading takes you to so many imaginary and real places.  My favorite all time read aloud story is"Junie B. Jones."  It is a funny make-believe book about the adventures of a little girl at school.  We end our day with Junie B and a snack!  The snack makes reading so much MORE interesting!  :) 
I'm excited to say that week one is in the books and we had a great first week!  We have 19 cute little faces in our class along with a student teacher.   Ms. Higgs is my student teacher this year.  She is a senior and a softball player at TAMU.  

This week we will read "Sam Come Back" in our reading book.  This story is realistic fiction that tells about made-up events that could happen in real life.  Our reading skills are blend and read short a words and digraph -ck words; recognize the characters and setting in a story; make inferences; and identify a complete sentence.  We will practice Saxon phonics daily.

In Math we will continue graphing.  We will be able to read a graph by looking at the data. We will also learn how to count and write tally marks.

In Science we will explore weather and weather tools.  We will learn what a thermometer, rain gauge, wind sock and weather vane are used for.

In Social Studies we will continue to discuss rules and why we need rules to stay safe.

Upcoming Events...
August 22 ~ Kona Ice Snowcones
August 23 ~ TPRI  Testing
August 31 ~ Progress Reports
September 4 ~ Labor Day Holiday
September 4-21  Mr & Miss CES Fundraiser
September 7 ~ Rdg/Writing- Parent Info Night


                                        Aww new friends!

We have a SUPER class!

Thanks for following us!  We'll see you next week!