Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2017 Week 12

We had a lot going on last week!  We celebrated the 50th day of school, went on our first A-Team field trip, and had a Reading  Marathon last Friday!  Whew!  

REMINDER:  Please remember when it is your child's snack day.  
I will start sending the calendar online as well as the paper copy so that you can have it handy to see.  The boys and girls enjoy the snacks during our daily read aloud.  Thank you!  We appreciate all that send!

This week we will read "The Big Circle".  It is a made-up story that is fiction.  Our skills this week are to read long o words; sequence story events; identify proper nouns that name days, months, holidays; recognize contractions; and practice Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will work on Number Relationships.  We will continue to compare, and build numbers. 

In Science we will discuss Weather and Seasons.  We will learn about the four seasons and what the weather and temperature is like in each season.

In Social Studies we will learn about customs and traditions.  We will discuss traditions in our family, and explore customs and traditions in other cultures.

Upcoming Activities...

Oct 30 - Nov 3 ~ Red Ribbon Week
Monday -Wear red
Tuesday - Crazy Socks
Wednesday - Wear Mixed Up Clothes
Thursday - Wear a Hat
Friday - Tiger Colors

                          Celebrating our Dynomite AR Stars!
                                   Woohoo!  Great Job!

                                                         Exploring with Magnets!

                                 Rockin' 50 Days of School!  
                                   We are 50 days smarter!
           Coolest group of first graders in the WORLD!

                                      We had a fun day!

Thanks for following us!  Come back next week!

Friday, October 20, 2017

October 9-27, 2017 Weeks 10 and 11

We made it to Fall Break!  One whole week of vacation!  

We will have 2 weeks of class information in this blog!  

We will stay on the same reading story as last week.  We will take our reading book test on Thursday.  

We will have Reading Marathon this Friday.  Students will rotate through the other 4 first grade classrooms and be involved in a hands on mini lesson about a first grade reading skill.  Last month we had Math Marathon and the students enjoyed it!

This week we will read "Who Works Here?"  It is an Expository text that tells about real people and events.  Our reading skills are to blend and read long i words; identify the author's purpose for writing a story; special titles, digraph ch, wh, tch, ph; and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will continue numbers up to 99.  We will use base ten blocks, manipulatives and draw pictures to build and compare numbers.  We will discuss greater than, less than, equal to; standard form and expanded notation.   

In Science we will investigate Force, Motion, and Energy.  We will learn about some objects that you push or pull.

In Social Studies we will continue Good Citizenship.  Students will end the unit by sharing two things that make them a good citizen.  All good citizens will receive a good citizen certificate!  :)

We work so hard in class!  Ask your child what we are learning. Don't accept "nothing" as an answer or "I don't remember!"    We work too hard for that!   LOL!  I love my smart kiddos!  :)

Upcoming Events...
Oct 16-20 ~ Fall Break
Oct 24 ~ 50th Day of School (wear poodle skirts, white t-shirts, rolled up jeans)
Oct 26 ~ A-TEAM field trip  (sack lunch/2 drinks needed)
Oct 26 ~ Report Card)
Oct 30-Nov 3 ~ Red Ribbon Week


Congrats Aidan for earning 25 AR pts!
That shirt looks good on you!   BRAVO!

Look who else earned their shirts!  
Way to go Tessa and Parker for earning
25 AR points and a shirt!  YAHOO!

Congrats Jacoby for earning 50 DOJO pts 
and winning the BIG prize!

These friends sold tickets for the Fundraiser 
and celebrated with popsicles!

Eating with friends makes lunch so much 
more yummiER!"

                                                          Future tigers and a cheerleader!
                                                                          Go little tigers!

                                                           Recess time with friends! 

We learned about "Proper Nouns"
and made proper nouns pizzas. 
Raise the flap to reveal the proper noun!

                                                   Our pizzas looked so real that we thought we
                                                      could eat them!  Yea proper nouns!

                               We discussed local and state authorities
                                                and the roles that they have. We learned 
                                                 that Commerce has a mayor and the
                                                  state of Texas has a governor.

We explored the 3 Forms of Energy!  

I miss you all and I'll see you on Monday!  Have a great ending to a wonderful fall break!  Thanks for following us!  

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2-6, 2017 Week 9

I hope you are enjoying this nice fall weather.  Two more weeks until our fall break!  I'm proud of the hard work that students are doing in class.  They have learned so much in these last two months.  Keep up the great work and continue reading and practicing sight words at home!

 I have made a slight change to the homework.  We will continue to have an ELA activity sheet and a reading book each Monday, continue on Tuesday to have a math activity sheet and a book,  BUT from now on we will just have a book to read on Thursday.  Please remember to write title of book on reading log.  

We will read "The Farmer in the Hat."  It is realistic fiction that has characters that act like real people.  Our reading skills are to read long a words; identify cause and effect; recognize proper nouns, read soft c sound - face; soft g sound - cage; and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will count, compare, and build numbers up to 99.  We will use base ten blocks and manipulatives.

In Science we will explore Force and Motion. 

In Social Studies we will discuss good citizens and learn about local and state authorities.

October 13 ~ Student Holiday
October 16-20 ~ Fall Break
October 24 ~ 50th Day
October 26 ~ Report Cards
Oct 30-Nov 3 ~ Red Ribbon Week

                           Congrats Alondra!  Miss CES!
   I ran into these 3 little beauties at the Back to School Ball!
                        Digraphs "Sh and Th" game with partners!               

                             "Tick Tock  Tick Tock!"  
                                         Let's practice time on the clock!


3 Forms of Energy Sort!

We can read final blends!

Look who our "Mystery Reader" was...Thanks Mrs. Alderman!

Another surprise "Mystery Reader"...Thanks Mr. Burns!

Reading the digital time and setting our analog clocks to match!

                                                                 Cause and Effect

BeCAUSE we pushed a domino the EFFECT was that they all fell down!

We put this together and made a "cause and effect" chain!

Thanks for stopping by to visit! See you next week!