Friday, March 6, 2020

Dear Families,

Thank you for reading the blog and reviewing it with your child as a way to connect and stay current on Room 6 happenings!

Health:  To continue to keep students healthy, all teachers are asking parents to NOT bring homemade food/treats for your child's class until the end of the flu season. If you would like to bring a birthday treat or Star of the Week treat please think about bringing either packaged foods or something non-edible such as pencils, stickers, etc. Student safety is our highest priority. 

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

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


Scholastic Book Club Orders: I will be sending home a new order catalog submitting the order on date written so please look it over, shop online using this email and class code.
https://orders.scholastic.com/QF72T

Math:
It is time to get those analog clocks out and put them up where you can help your child practice telling time to the hour and half hour.  This month in our Number Corner Program, I will introduce time-telling to the half hour. Students will learn to associate the tern "half past" with the halfway position of the hour hand and with the half-circle position of the minute hand on an analog clock. They will also explore the concept of elapsed time.

Readers' Theater: We will use The Lion and The Mouse Fable to perform a readers' theater.  Students are in groups of 3, will make small props and go to different classes to perform next week. Ask your child what part they picked and the moral of the story!

Word Work:  adding s and es to nouns

Vocabulary: compound words

Word Wall: Exciting News!!! I have introduced all of the First Grade Word Wall Words. Our wall now is titled Sight Words with words from our new phonics program, SIPPS. which will start next week.

Writing Workshop: We are wrapping up our author study of Laura Numeroff having finished writing our own books using her style to If You Give a ________ a _______.  After our celebration, look for your child's book to come home.


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

Monday, March 2, 2020

Dear Families,


Welcome to March! Wow this year is going fast with spring right around the corner! Thank you for checking my blog each week to stay connected to what your child is doing in school. 



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

Needed Classroom Supplies:
large Ziplock baggies
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:
It is time to get those analog clocks out and put them up where you can help your child practice telling time to the hour and half hour.  This month in our Number Corner Program, I will introduce time-telling to the half hour. Students will learn to associate the tern "half past" with the halfway position of the hour hand and with the half-circle position of the minute hand on an analog clock. They will also explore the concept of elapsed time.



Grammar: common and proper nouns

Comprehension: Review sequence of events

Word Wall Words: review week

Writing Workshop: We are well into our author study of Laura Numeroff using her style to write our own If You Give a ________ a _______.  We are in the drafting stage of writing and will enter into the revising/editing stage with a celebration date to be announced soon! Enjoy reading some of Laura's books together to help your child come up with more ideas for his/her book.


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

Friday, February 21, 2020

Dear Families,


Homework Packet: Two weeks ago, we started something new....a math homework packet! I am happy to announce that ALMOST all of our classmates have returned their signed and completed packet each Friday. Our goal is to have 100% next week and all the weeks that follow. Please help your child remember.


Spirit Days:
                                                   
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 
gummie bears

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 we are doing in class. This week, the students will be taking their end of the module test so extra help at home is most appreciated. 



Grammar: proper names for places and things

Comprehension: Sequence of events

Word Wall Words:  more       use     these

Writing Workshop: We are finishing up our Informational Unit and going into an author study of Laura Numeroff. We will use her style to write our own If You Give a ________ a _______.  Enjoy reading some of Laura's books this weekend to help your child come up with some ideas for his/her book next week.


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, 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