Archive for September 2017

  • Please remember to have your child wear gym shoes on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • The first PTO meeting is this Tuesday, 9/26 at 6pm. Pizza and childcare provided. Please attend.
  • Please consider volunteering in the lunchroom, if you can’t make a weekly commitment.
  • Children are permitted to have “sports lid” water bottles in the classroom.
  • Please pay the $85 student fee.
  • Please join the PTO for $30 per family. The PTO supports our school in so many ways!
  • Please remind your child to return the Friday Letter Journal each Monday. It has been wonderful to see the children communicating with you around what happens weekly in the classroom.

WORD STUDY
Sight Words: with, his, they, at, be

Children will be assessed monthly on word recognition only. Please have your child practice spelling these words if they can already read the words.

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Harry the Dirty Dog and will study vocabulary and themes from the text. Students will discuss character traits, major events in the story and the author’s purpose or lesson.

VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK: chute, furious, dash, scrub

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Students are writing to an authentic writing prompts daily (generated by something they bring up in class or associated to something we are covering in class) focusing on stretching out unknown words, work spacing and punctuation. We will work on listening to a partner share and also using the ABC chart and word wall for spelling.

MATH

This week, we will continue with unit 2. Students will use 10 frames and play two-fisted penny to identify facts with sums of 10. We will have an exploration day on Wednesday and will play subtraction BINGO, rock, paper, scissors and tally items in the classroom.

SCIENCE

We will look closely at patterns in the sky, specifically the movement of the sun. I will also assess what students already know about the phases of the moon

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will discuss different types of families and the people who make them up. We will share what we like to do with our families and where our families live.

Home assignments

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math sheet Sight word sheet read 10 mins Math sheet Sight word sheet read 10 mins Math sheet Sight word sheet read 10 mins

 

Warrior Wednesday!

Math sheet Sight word sheet read 10 mins Friday Letter Notebooks

( Please write back)

Read 10 minutes

Room 112 Weekly Overview   

 

Dear Room 112 Families,                                                                                                       September 25, 2017

I hope every family had a wonderful weekend.

  • Please remember to have your child wear gym shoes on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • The first PTO meeting is this Tuesday, 9/26 at 6pm. Pizza and childcare provided. Please attend.
  • If you intend on volunteering, you need to fill out a volunteer packet prior to volunteering.
  • Children are encouraged to have a “sport lid” water bottle in the classroom.
  • Please pay the $85 student fee
  • Please remind your child to return the Friday Letter Journal each Monday. It has been wonderful to see the children communicating with you around what happens weekly in the classroom.

WORD STUDY

 

 

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Rainbow Fish and will study vocabulary and themes from the text. Students will discuss character traits, major events in the story and the author’s purpose or lesson.

 

MATH

This week, we will take the unit 1 assessment. The assessment will deal with thermometers, weather, number stories and tally marks.

 

SCIENCE

We will look closely at patterns in the sky, specifically the movement of the sun.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will discuss different types of families and the people who make them up. We will share the roles of the different members on the family

 

Monday, 9/25 Tuesday, 9/26 Wednesday, 9/27 Thursday, 9/28 Friday, 9/29
Math sheet

site word practice read for minimum 10 minutes

Math sheet

site word practice read for minimum 10 minutes

Math sheet

site word practice read for minimum 10 minutes

Math sheet

site word practice read for minimum 10 minutes

Friday Journals

Read minimum 10 minute (Saturday and Sunday as well)

 

 

 

Week 3 and we are off to a terrific start!

This week we will continue to reinforce routines and procedures with daily practice.

We will be reading Mathew and Tilly and Mean Pie.  Students will be discussing friendship and problem solving skills.

In Phonics we will work on recognizing rhymes, building words using the alphabet chart, hearing sounds in sequence and saying words slowly to predict letter sequence. We will focus on the short sound of /a/.

We will start Writing Workshop. We will work on telling the stories of our lives using illustrations. I will assess students’ spelling using a spelling inventory.

In math we will learn several new games that focus on number order and comparing numbers. We will learn about tally marks and use dice to investigate equally likely outcomes. We will continue to use the math tools, including slates, pattern templates, pennies and dice.

The homework assignments will now increase to include sight word practice and a reading contract.  Please help your child complete the math, sight word practice sheets and encourage them to read daily and track their reading on the contract.

Have a great week!

Sight words this week: a, are, go, I, like, is, see, the, to , we, with, help, and, you, play, be

 

Monday, 9/18 Tuesday, 9/19 Wednesday,9/20 Thursday, 9/21 Friday, 9/22
Math sheet
Sight word sheet
read 10 minutes
Math sheet
Sight word sheet
read 10 minutes
Math sheet
Sight word sheet
read 10 minutes

Warrior Wednesday! Wear Green!

Math sheet
Sight word sheet
read 10 minutes
Friday Letter Notebooks

( Please write back)

Read 10 minutes

I am so glad to be back at school. Thank you for your help in making the first week of school a smooth transition for the students and myself. I am very impressed with the progress I saw in just four days.
A few reminders for this week:

  • Please return the B.E.E. folder EVERY day with your 1st grader. Please initial the calendar inside the folder and assist your 1st grader in completing the nightly homework. The folders are very durable and should last the school year.
  • We have PE. on Wednesdays and Fridays and Spanish on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please have your child wear/bring gym shoes on PE days.
  • If you have not returned the school forms, such as lunch, emergency, etc., please do so as soon as possible. Please complete the lunch form even if your child does not eat school lunch. School lunch is free for all students this year.
  • We will make time for a daily snack in the afternoon. Please send enough snack for 25 students. Please send healthy, nut-free snacks.
  • Free breakfast is served in the lunchroom from 8:20-8:40 am. Please enter through the southern most glass doors off Kimbark.
  • Please remember to meet your child on our class number at dismissal time to avoid congestion around the school doors. Please remind your child to say good-bye before leaving ☺. I will walk the students out beginning at 3:40 pm. Any students who remain at 3:45 pm will be escorted to wall by the exit doors to wait with support staff.
  • We are not using supply boxes this year in the classroom. All of our supplies will be communal. This is helpful in reinforcing sharing and caring of the materials and also insures that everyone has what they need each day.
  • Children are permitted to have “pop top” water bottles at school. Feel free to send water with your child.
  • If you are interested in volunteering in the school and/or on field trips, you must fill out a volunteer packet from the main office. I will have a sign up sheet at Open House.
  • Open House is scheduled for this Thursday from 4-6pm. Feel free to drop into the classroom from 4-5pm and join Principal Thole in the auditorium from 5-6pm for the State of the School presentation.

This week we will continue to reinforce routines and procedures with daily practice. I will be using several word lists to begin to determine each student’s current reading level. The levels will assist in grouping the students for guided reading. This week I will also start to introduce the Reading Workshop by allowing students to practice read to self and read to someone. This week we will read a collection of books about friendship and being unique. We will read the books “How to Lose All Your Friends”, “A Bargain for Frances”, and “A Bad Case of the Stripes”. In Phonics we will work on recognizing rhymes, building words using the alphabet chart, hearing sounds in sequence and saying words slowly to predict letter sequence. We will focus on the short sound of /a/. We will start Writing Workshop. We will work on telling the stories of our lives using illustrations. I will assess students’ spelling using a spelling inventory.
In math we will learn several new games that focus on number order and comparing numbers. We will learn about tally marks and use dice to investigate equally likely outcomes. We will continue to use the math tools, including slates, pattern templates, pennies and dice.

Have a great week!

 

Monday, 9/11 Tuesday, 9/12 Wednesday, 9/13 Thursday, 9/14 Friday, 9/15
PE

 

Math worksheet

Art

 

Math worksheet

Art

Warrior Wednesday! Wear Green!
Math worksheet

PE

 

Math worksheet

Art

Friday Letter Notebooks

( Please write back)

Open House is this week!  Please plan to attend from 54 to 6pm on Thursday the 14th.

The students have been working hard practicing writing numbers to 100.  They are working on sound spellings and writing with the spellings they can hear.

Students are getting to know one another by name and learning the school routines.

Please be sure to ask your child about what we are doing in class.

Have a great week!