Friday, February 14, 2020

Dear Families,

Thank you so much to our Room Moms and all their helpers for our fun Valentine's Day! It was so fun celebrating and having special time with our friends.

NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH!

Homework Packet: Last week we started something new....a homework packet! I am happy to announce that ALMOST all of our classmates completed the packet, had it signed by a parent and brought it back on Friday. Please help your child with this so we can have 100% next week and all the weeks that follow.

Spirit Days:
2-19 Tie Dye Day                                                     
3-18 Crazy Hair Day
4-22 Crazy Sock Day
5-13 Wacky Wednesday

Needed Classroom Supplies:
large Ziplock baggies
desk wipes
paper towels
prize box items 

Scholastic Book Club Orders: I sent home an order catalog a bit ago and will be submitting the order soon so please look it over and shop online using this email and class code.
https://orders.scholastic.com/QF72T

Math:
We are coming to the end of our Engage New York Math Program Module 2. Thank you for reviewing the workbook pages that come home each day and helping your child with more equations/story problems like those on the sheets. In the near future, the students will be taking their end of the module test so extra help at home is most appreciated.  As a review, in this module, your child has worked to solve the unknown part or whole in a story problem as well as worked to decompose a teen numbers as a 1 ten and some ones. For example, your child has learned that the number 12 is 1 ten 2 ones and the number 18 is 1 ten 8 ones. We have also worked to write a RELATED addition or subtraction equation. For example; 9+2=11 has the related subtraction equation of 11-2=9.



Grammar: pronouns

Comprehension: fantasy and realism

Word Wall Words:  two            how          only 

Writing Workshop: We are well into our Information Unit and adding a bit of our upcoming Opinion Unit as we write about the facts we know on a topic. Students are learning how to write in the Informational Style: topic sentence, three facts, and a conclusion. Ask your child about the pieces they  have written for their Famous Americans Book and enjoy reviewing the writing they have brought home. So impressive!

Phonograms: Two or three letters that when put together change their sounds. We have learned all of the first grade phonograms so please help your child use these when reading and writing.
sh, th, ee, ea, ai, ay, er, ir, ur, ear, ch, wh, ck, ea, ai, ay, ed, ow, and ou oo or oe, oa, igh oi, oy, ui, eu, ew,.

Social Studies: We are continuing to study Famous Americans and learn about our American symbols.




Friday, January 31, 2020

Dear Families,

Thank you so much to our Gardening Moms and all their helpers for our beautiful garden project. We cannot wait to take care of it and watch everything grow! Here is a peek at our upcoming week.


Homework Packet: Something new! Starting this week, students will take home a homework packet each Monday and bring the signed packet back to school on Friday. The daily homework expectation for all first graders is to read a book from their reading level, complete a math page from the homework packet, and bring the signed packet back to school on Friday.


Spirit Days:
2-19 Tie Dye Day
3-18 Crazy Hair Day
4-22 Crazy Sock Day
5-13 Wacky Wednesday

Needed Classroom Supplies:
large Ziplock baggies
desk wipes
paper towels
prize box items 

Valentine's Day: We will celebrate Valentine's Day on Friday, February 14th. In the morning,  all activities will be centered around a valentine theme and if the kids want to, they can pass out Valentine cards to their classmates. Below is a list of our friends.  In the afternoon, 11:30-1:10, our Room Mom, Alea Lampman has planned a Valentine's Day party. There will be 4 centers and yummy treats. If you can volunteer  your time or needed supplies, let Alea know asap.

Aisha, Aria, Aurora, Cash, Domink, Emilio, Francesca, Gannon, Harper, Jasraj, Jayden, Koa, Korina, Max, Noah, Omri, Roland, Roman, Rune, and Victoria

Scholastic Book Club Orders: I sent home an order catalog a bit ago and will be submitting the order soon so please look it over and shop online using this email and class code.
https://orders.scholastic.com/QF72T


Math:
We are working in our Engage New York Math Program in Module 2 which is an introduction to place value through addition and subtraction within 20. In this module, your child will work to solve the unknown part or whole in a story problem as well as work to decompose a teen numbers as a 1 ten and some ones. For example, your child will learn that the number 12 is 1 ten 2 ones and the number 18 is 1 ten 8 ones. We will be working with dimes and pennies during Number Corner learning how much each coin is worth and adding up different combination so now is a good time to dump out your change and let your child have fun counting coins! Please review the daily math work that comes home in your child's folder to help as needed and continue the work at home.



Grammar: proper nouns for people and animals

Comprehension: problem solving

Word Wall Words:     house          been          other

Writing Workshop: We well into our Information Unit and adding a bit of our upcoming Opinion Unit as we write, in paragraph form, all about the facts we know on a topic. We write a paragraph like this; topic sentence, three facts, and a conclusion (which restates the topic sentence). The students have written many informational pieces and haven taken some home. I hope you are enjoying their writing as much I am! So impressive!

Phonograms: Two or three letters that when put together change their sounds. We have learned
sh, th, ee, ea, ai, ay, er, ir, ur, ear, ch, wh, ck, ea, ai, ay, ed, ow, and ou oo or oe, oa, igh oi, oy, ui, eu, ew,.  Look for these in your nightly reading

Social Studies: We will use our Social Studies Weekly Program to discuss famous Americans and American symbols.

Science:


Spirit Days:

2-19 Tie Dye Day
3-18 Crazy Hair Day
4-22 Crazy Sock Day
5-13 Wacky Wednesday

Needed Classroom Supplies:
large Ziplock baggies
desk wipes
paper towels
prize box items 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Dear Families,

We enjoyed another great week of learning and we are ready for the weekend! Here is a sneak peak at our upcoming week.

Scholastic Book Club Orders: I sent home an order catalog a bit ago and will be submitting the order soon so please look it over and shop online using this email and class code.
https://orders.scholastic.com/QF72T


Math:
We are working in our Engage New York Math Program in Module 2 which is an introduction to place value through addition and subtraction within 20. In this module, your child will work to solve the unknown part or whole in a story problem as well as work to decompose a teen numbers as a 1 ten and some ones. For example, your child will learn that the number 12 is 1 ten 2 ones and the number 18 is 1 ten 8 ones. We will be working with dimes and pennies during Number Corner learning how much each coin is worth and adding up different combination so now is a good time to dump out your change and let your child have fun counting coins! Please review the daily math work that comes home in your child's folder to help as needed and continue the work at home.



Grammar: plural nouns

Comprehension: making predictions

Word Wall Words:  your      over      put    (we used last week as a review week)

Writing Workshop: We well into our Information Unit and adding a bit of our upcoming Opinion Unit as we write, in paragraph form, all about the facts we know on a topic. We write a paragraph like this; topic sentence, three facts, and a conclusion (which restates the topic sentence).

Phonograms: Two or three letters that when put together change their sounds. We have learned
sh, th, ee, ea, ai, ay, er, ir, ur, ear, ch, wh, ck, ea, ai, ay, ed, ow, and ou oo or oe, oa, igh oi, oy,.  Look for these in your nightly reading

Social Studies: We will use our Social Studies Weekly Program to discuss famous Americans and American symbols.

Science: Our amazing mom volunteers have a gardening project planned to this month. They will guide the students in repainting and cleaning out our Room 5 Garden Box. I will give you the exact date when I know it so please have your child wear clothes appropriate for painting and cleaning out the garden bed on that day. Our Gardening Moms also need some supplies and a parent to come help on that day so if you can, please contact Dominik or Victoria's mom.


Spirit Days:

1-29 Pajama Day
2-19 Tie Dye Day
3-18 Crazy Hair Day
4-22 Crazy Sock Day
5-13 Wacky Wednesday

Needed Classroom Supplies:
large Ziplock baggies
desk wipes
paper towels
prize box items 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! It is so good to be back. I hope you all enjoyed your break! Thank you for spoiling me with all the holiday gifts and a special thank you to our Room Moms and everyone who helped make our Holiday Party so much fun!

Reminder: No school Monday, January 20th.

Math:
In the Engage New York Math Program we are just over mid way through Module 2 which is an introduction to place value through addition and subtraction within 20. In this module, your child will work to solve the unknown part or whole in a story problem as well as work to decompose a teen numbers as a 1 ten and some ones. For example, your child will learn that the number 12 is 1 ten 2 ones and the number 18 is 1 ten 8 ones. We will be working with dimes and pennies during Number Corner learning how much each coin is worth and adding up different combination so now is a good time to dump out your change and let your child have fun counting coins! Please review the daily math work that comes home in your child's folder to help as needed and continue the work at home.



Grammar: sequencing

Comprehension: main character and his/her motivation

Word Wall Words:  your      over      put

Writing Workshop: We will continue to work in our Information Unit and add a bit of our upcoming Opinion Unit. We will study famous Americans for the next two months and write about what we learn in paragraph form.

Phonograms: Two or three letters that when put together change their sounds. We have learned
sh, th, ee, ea, ai, ay, er, ir, ur, ear, ch, wh, ck, ea, ai, ay, ed, ow, and ou oo or oe, oa, igh oi, oy,.  Look for these in your nightly reading

Social Studies: We will use our Social Studies Weekly Program to discuss famous Americans and American symbols.

Science: Our amazing mom volunteers have a gardening project planned to this month. They will guide the students in repainting and cleaning out our Room 5 Garden Box. I will give you the exact date when I know it so please have your child wear clothes appropriate for painting and cleaning out the garden bed on that day. Our Gardening Moms also need some supplies and a parent to come help on that day so if you can, please contact Dominik or Victoria's mom.


Spirit Days:

12-18 Ugly Sweater Day
1-29 Pajama Day
2-19 Tie Dye Day
3-18 Crazy Hair Day
4-22 Crazy Sock Day
5-13 Wacky Wednesday

Needed Classroom Supplies:
large Ziplock baggies
desk wipes
paper towels
prize box items 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Dear Families,

Next week will be our last week, ending on Thursday, before we begin our Winter Break. I wish you all the Merriest of Holidays and a Happy New Year. See you next year!

IMPORTANT UPDATE... Due to weather, the gardening project has been postponed until the new year. Look for details when we return from Winter Break.  Thanks in advance to our Gardening Moms for heading up this project!

Math:
In the Engage New York Math Program, just over mid way through Module 2 which is an introduction to place value through addition and subtraction within 20. We will be working with word problems using addition and subtraction to solve. You child will learn to Read, Draw and Label the word problem to solve. Please review the math work that comes home and help as needed. We practice each day by asking friends to make up a math story problem for us to solve so ask your child to do this for you at home too.



Grammar: practicing asking a question

Comprehension: Sequence of events

Word Wall Words:  their    would   know

Writing Workshop: We finished our Informational Books! We will celebrate next week by sharing them with our Kindergarten Friends. Look for them to come home with your child next week and I KNOW you are going to be amazed!

Phonograms: Two or three letters that when put together change their sounds. We have learned
sh, th, ee, ea, ai, ay, er, ir, ur, ear, ch, wh, ck, ea, ai, ay, ed, ow, and ou oo or oe, oa, igh.  Look for these in your nightly reading

Social Studies: We will use our Social Studies Weekly Program to discuss citizenship and all the ways we can show we are great citizens.

Science: Our amazing mom volunteers have a gardening project planned to beginning in January when we return from Winter Break. They will guide the students in repainting and cleaning out our Room 5 Garden Box. I will give you the exact date when I know it so please have your child wear clothes appropriate for painting and cleaning out the garden bed on that day. Our Gardening Moms also need some supplies and a parent to come help on that day so if you can, please contact Dominik or Victoria's mom.


Spirit Days:

12-18 Ugly Sweater Day
1-29 Pajama Day
2-19 Tie Dye Day
3-18 Crazy Hair Day
4-22 Crazy Sock Day
5-13 Wacky Wednesday

Needed Classroom Supplies:
large Ziplock baggies
desk wipes
paper towels
prize box items 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Dear Families,

I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving and know that I am VERY thankful for all of YOU!

Math: We will continue working in Module 2 which is an introduction to place value through addition and subtraction within 20. This module starts by teaching the students another addition strategy; making a ten. Look at the worksheets your child brought home this week to remind yourself of this strategy. We also are having fun and continuing our learning making up our own word story problems and it would really help if you continued this at home. Here is an example and it can be made more simple or taken to the challenge level.....One day 9 kids were walking to school and then SOME more came. Now there are 18. How many more came? Draw a picture, write an equation and explain your thinking.



Grammar: Is this a complete sentence?

Comprehension: We will focus on drawing conclusions.

Word Wall Words:    there      school   now

Reading Workshop: We continue to learn the strategies to help us get SUPER SMART about nonfiction topics.


Writing Workshop: We will continue working on our non fiction books where most students are ready to edit and revise.

Phonograms: Two or three letters that when put together change their sounds. We have learned
sh, th, ee, ea, ai, ay, er, ir, ur, ear, ch, wh, ck, ea, ai, ay, ed, ow, and ou oo.  Look for these in your nightly reading

Social Studies: We will use our Social Studies Weekly to start our unit on American Symbols.

Science: Our amazing mom volunteers have a gardening project planned and it starts on Thursday, December 5th. On that day, they would will guide the students in repainting and cleaning out our Room 5 Garden Box so please have your child wear clothes appropriate for painting and cleaning out the garden bed. They also need some supplies and a parent to come help on that day so if you can, please contact Dominik or Victoria's mom.

Upcoming Events:
Thanksgiving Break 11/27-11/29


Spirit Days:

12-18 Ugly Sweater Day
1-29 Pajama Day
2-19 Tie Dye Day
3-18 Crazy Hair Day
4-22 Crazy Sock Day
5-13 Wacky Wednesday

Needed Classroom Supplies:
large Ziplock baggies
laptop headsets
desk wipes
paper towels
prize box items 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Dear Families,

Happy Thanksgiving early and here is a peek at our TWO DAY week coming up. I will have a Thanksgiving Theme running through all parts of our curriculum next week.

Math: We will continue working in Module 2 which is an introduction to place value through addition and subtraction within 20. This module starts by teaching the students another addition strategy; making a ten. Look at the worksheets your child brought home this week to remind yourself of this strategy. We also are having fun and continuing our learning making up our own word story problems and it would really help if you continued this at home. Here is an example and it can be made more simple or taken to the challenge level.....One day 9 kids were walking to school and then SOME more came. Now there are 18. How many more came? Draw a picture, write an equation and explain your thinking.



Grammar: I will write sentences and the students will read them looking for verb, adjectives and nouns.

Comprehension: We will focus on categorizing and classifying in all the stories we read.

Word Wall Words:    (no new ones)

Reading Workshop: We continue to learn the strategies to help us get SUPER SMART about nonfiction topics.


Writing Workshop: We will continue working on our non fiction books when we get back from Thanksgiving Break.

We have decided what we are an expert on, written a topic sentences for each area on which we will write and now are ready to move onto adding details, editing and revising.

Phonograms: Two or three letters that when put together change their sounds. We have learned
sh, th, ee, ea, ai, ay, er, ir, ur, ear, ch, wh, ck, ea, ai, ay, ed, ow, and ou.  Look for these in your nightly reading

Social Studies: We will use our Social Studies Weekly to start our unit on American Symbols.

Science: Our amazing mom volunteers have a gardening project planned and it starts on Thursday, December 5th. On that day, they would will guide the students in repainting and cleaning out our Room 5 Garden Box so please have your child wear clothes appropriate for painting and cleaning out the garden bed. They also need some supplies and a parent to come help on that day so if you can, please contact Dominik or Victoria's mom.

Upcoming Events:
Thanksgiving Break 11/27-11/29


Spirit Days:

12-18 Ugly Sweater Day
1-29 Pajama Day
2-19 Tie Dye Day
3-18 Crazy Hair Day
4-22 Crazy Sock Day
5-13 Wacky Wednesday

Needed Classroom Supplies:
large Ziplock baggies
laptop headsets
desk wipes
paper towels
prize box items