Friday, March 15, 2019

Dear Families,

Hope you all have a fun and festive St Patrick's Day! I hope we come back to school and see that one of our traps has caught a leprechaun! 

Rio del Mar School Auction: Look at our School Website for all the details and read the information flyer that went home in your child's folder. Hope to see you all there as it is ALWAYS a great fun filled night!

Class Auction Basket:
 Our Room Moms sent out an email about our art themed class auction basket last week. Please think about what you can donate and send it in asap. I will make sure all donations get the the Room Moms.

Report Cards: Please sign the report card envelope and remind your child to bring it back to class. 
           
New Word Wall Words:  way   under   words  put   

And that is it!! All of our First Grade Word Wall Words are up on the board! You can assess them right here on the left of this post. Printing the list and making flashcards or playing word games as well as writing the words in sentences are great ways your child can practice spelling these words.

Writing
: We wrote another class book following Laura Numeroff's style of writing. Look for it to arrive at your home soon! We will begin our Poetry Unit and learn how to write many different types of poetry.

Reading: We will continue working in our non fiction unit enjoying many non fiction books and learning all about their text features. It is awesome to hear how many families are making trips to our public library to check out some interesting non fiction books! 

Math: We are working in Engage New York's Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100. I will send home more homework pages from this module for your child to complete at home for extra support. Please review their finished work and there is NO NEED to send it back to class. 

Upcoming Events:

Warriors Game (Rio benefit): Friday, 3/15 at 7:00pm

Rock Band Gig: Friday, 3/22 6:30pm at Abbott Square

Friday, March 8, 2019


Dear Families,

Happy EARLY St Patrick's Day! I sure hope we catch a leprechaun this year!!

Rio del Mar School Auction: Look at our School Website for all the details and read the information flyer that went home in your child's folder. Hope to see you all there as it is ALWAYS a great fun filled night!

Class Auction Basket:
 Our Room Moms sent out an email about our art themed class auction basket last week. Please think about what you can donate and send it in asap. I will make sure all donations get the the Room Moms.

St Patrick's Day: 
It is fun to hear about the amazing leprechaun traps the students are making at home. Please help your child remember to follow the directions on the instruction sheet. 
           
New Word Wall Words:  so     use    two   which

The entire list of our first grade word wall words is listed to the left of this post. Printing the list, making flashcards, playing word games and writing them in sentences are just a few ways to  help your child memorize and spell these high frequency first grade words.

Writing
: We had fun celebrating our latest book! It is a HOW TO book and now in your child's folder for you to enjoy! We are starting our Poetry Unit and will learn how to write many different types of poetry.

Reading: We will continue working in our non fiction unit enjoying many non fiction books and learning all about their text features. It is awesome to hear how many families are making trips to our public library to check out some interesting non fiction books! 

Math: We have begun working in Engage New York's Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100. I sent home some homework pages from this module for your child to complete at home for extra support. Please review their finished work and there is NO NEED to send it back to class. 

Upcoming Events:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Performances 
Friday, 3/8 at 6:30pm and Saturday, 3/9 at 1:30pm

Report Cards go home: Friday, 3/15

Warriors Game (Rio benefit): Friday, 3/15 at 7:00pm

Rock Band Gig: Friday, 3/22 6:30pm at Abbott Square

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dear Families,

Happy March!

Field Trip: We had A BLAST at Sunridge Farms and learned a lot about how they make all those DELICIOUS goodies! Thank you to our drivers.

Spirit Day: Wednesday, March 6th is Crazy Hair Day.

Rio del Mar School Auction: Look at our School Website for all the details. It is ALWAYS a great fun filled night!

Class Auction Basket: Our Room Moms sent out an email about our Art Themed Class Auction Basket. Please think about what you can donate and send it in asap. I will make sure all donations get the the Room Moms.

St Patrick's Day: We are going to try again to catch one of those little rascals so look for the Leprechaun Trap Instructions Sheet next week. It will be in your child's folder so team up, read the  and help us finally make a trap that will catch a Leprechaun!
           
New Word Wall Words:  these    than    them    then

The entire list of our first grade word wall words is listed to the left of this post. Printing the list, making flashcards and playing word games with them are just some of the ways to help your child memorize how to say and spell these high frequency words.

Writing: We made a traveling class book about Valentine' Day 2019 so look for it to come to your home soon. We are wrapping up our How To Writing next week and will celebrate with friends. We will start our Poetry Writing Unit soon.

Reading:
 We will continue working in our non fiction unit enjoying many non fiction books and learning all about their text features. I hope you enjoy a trip to the public library soon to check out all the non fiction books there!

Math: We are working in Engage New York's Module 4: Place Value. Thank you for reviewing the math worksheets that your child brings home daily. They are excited to share their learning with you.  Here is a digital link to the Engage New York Homework Pages.

Upcoming Events:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Performances 

Friday, 3/8 at 6:30pm and Saturday, 3/9 at 1:30pm

Report Cards go home: Friday, 3/15

Warriors Game (Rio benefit): Friday, 3/15 at 7:00pm

Rock Band Gig: Friday, 3/22 6:30pm at Abbott Square

Friday, February 22, 2019

Dear Families,


Field Trip: SunRidge Farms, Thursday, February 28th. We will leave at 8:15 so drivers please be here by then. Our drivers are Mrs. Ayyad,  Mrs Tyler, Mrs Madesko, Mrs. Samples & Mrs.Johnston        
Here are the guidelines for Sunridge Farm visitors:
        All visitors agree to enter the premises at your own risk.  Please be aware that we produce products which may contain Food Allergens, such as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, and soy.  Some people may be sensitive to these products.
        All guests must agree not to disclose any proprietary process or product information to anyone employed by or associated with any other company within the food packaging industry. 
        NO PHOTOGRAPHY is permitted without authorization by the management of SunRidge Farms. 
        GMP rules: 
        Visitors must wear long pants – no shorts.
        No open toe shoes, sandals, or flip flops.
        No jewelry (except plain wedding bans) shall be permitted at any time while in the manufacturing areas. 
        Visitors are not permitted to touch any product or remove anything from the production equipment.
        No eating or chewing of gum shall be permitted in manufacturing. 
        No smoking is allowed anywhere on the premises.
             

New Word Wall Words:  who   when   were   too

The entire list of our first grade word wall words is listed to the left of this post. Printing the list, making flashcards and playing word games with them are just some of the ways to help your child memorize how to say and spell these high frequency words.

Writing: We made a traveling class book about Valentine' Day 2019 so look for it to come to your home soon. We are in full swing writing our own HOW TO books. We are experts on LOTS of things!

Reading:
 We will continue working in our non fiction unit enjoying many non fiction books and learning all about their text features. I hope you enjoy a trip to the public library soon to check out all the non fiction books there!

Math: We will continue working in Engage New York's Module 4: Place Value. Please review the math worksheets that your child brings home daily to see the skills he/she is learning. During our Number Corner Time, we will combine dimes, nickels and pennies as well as telling time to the hour and half hour. Using the Engage New York Homework Pages at home will help your child with his/her math skills.
Here is a digital link to the Engage New York Homework Pages.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Dear Families,


Reminder: No School Monday, February 18th.
                   Math Festive Night is Tuesday, February 19th

Field Trip: SunRidge Farms, Thursday, February 28th so please sign your child's permission slip and sent it in. Our drivers are  Mrs. Ayyad, Mrs Tyler, Mrs Madesko and Mrs. Samples but we need one more.
                 
Valentine's Day: Thank you to our Room Moms for the fun party and to all those that helped with donations and their time! We had a blast and appreciate all your efforts!

New Word Wall Words:  why    their   only   into
The entire list of our first grade word wall words is listed to the left of this post. Printing the list, making flashcards and playing word games with them are just some of the ways to help your child memorize how to say and spell these high frequency words.

Writing: We made a traveling class book about Valentine' Day 2019 so look for it to come to your home soon. We we made a list of what we are experts on and will begin learning how to write our own HOW TO book next week.

Reading:
 We will continue working in our non fiction unit enjoying many non fiction books and learning all about their text features. I hope you enjoy a trip to the public library soon to check out all the non fiction books there!

Math: We will continue working in Engage New York's Module 4: Place Value. Please review the math worksheets that your child brings home daily to see the skills he/she is learning. During our Number Corner Time, we will combine dimes, nickels and pennies as well as telling time to the hour and half hour. Using the Engage New York Homework Pages at home will help your child with his/her math skills.
Here is a digital link to the Engage New York Homework Pages.



Needs: boxes of tissues, gummie bears, paper towels

Friday, February 8, 2019

Dear Families,


Reminder: No School Monday, February 11th and Monday, February 18th.

Valentine's Day: Look for an email from our Room Moms for more details.

New Word Wall Words:  would    really    yes     school
The entire list of our first grade word wall words is listed to the left of this post. Printing the list, making flashcards and playing word games with them are just some of the ways to help your child memorize how to say and spell these high frequency words.

Writing: We had fun celebrating our finished informational books. Enjoy reading it with your child this weekend and celebrate his/her success! We will begin learning how to write a HOW TO book next week.

Reading:
We will continue working in our non fiction unit enjoying many non fiction books and learning all about their text features.
Math: We will continue working in Engage New York's Module 4: Place Value. Please review all the math worksheets that your child brings home to see the skills he/she is learning. During our Number Corner Time, we will be combine dimes, nickels and pennies as well as telling time to the hour and half hour. Using the Engage New York Homework Pages at home will help your child with his/her math skills.
Here is a digital link to the Engage New York Homework Pages.

Needs: boxes of tissues, gummie bears, paper towels

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dear Families,

Happy February and happy 100 day of school. We had fun today making our 100 day collections, making our 100 Day Book and doing activities the 100 Way!

Reminder: No School Monday, February 11th and Monday, February 18th.

Spirit Day: Wednesday, February 5th: Crazy Clothes Day

New Word Wall Words:  please  may  more   look
The entire list of our first grade word wall words is listed to the left of this post. Printing the list, making flashcards and playing word games with them are just some of the ways to help your child memorize how to say and spell these high frequency words.

Reading: We are well underway with our new balanced literacy program, Reading Workshop and excited to start Unit 2, How To Get Super Smart About Non Fiction Topics!  We organized our class library pulling out all of our non fiction books and can't wait to use the good reading habits we learned from unit 1 as we dive into non fiction books!

Writing: In our writing program, Writing Workshop, we are immersed in non fiction as well. We will continue for about 6 weeks leaning how to write to share information. We will have lots of discussions about how we are experts on many things and can use this style of writing to share what we know. When writing in the genre, your child will learning how to write an interesting introduction, give 3 or more facts, add details, add pictures and offer a conclusion. They will also learn about the text features most non fictions book have. Reading lots of non fictions books at home and noting the text features will help your child greatly.

Math: We will continue for several weeks working in Engage New York's Module 4: Place Value. Please review all the math worksheets that your child brings home to see the skills he/she is learning. During our Number Corner Time, we will be combine dimes, nickels and pennies as well as telling time to the hour and half hour. Using the Engage New York Homework Pages at home will help your child with his/her math skills.
Here is a digital link to the Engage New York Homework Pages.

Needs: boxes of tissues, gummie bears, paper towels