Friday, October 26, 2018

We are at the end of our first quarter, almost to the end of another month, and conferences are next week. This year is flying by! Please make sure students are coming to school with appropriate clothing for the weather as it's getting colder. There are have been some important notes that have gone home this week about some upcoming things, as well as conferences information so please be on the lookout for those in your students binders that they bring home each day. Thank you so much for all your help this year and it was fun seeing all the kids dress up this week. See you all next week Monday or Thursday at conferences.

Monday, October 1, 2018

October 1-5

Wow is this school year flying by already! We are already into the month of October. With that being said please make sure your students are dressed appropriately for the weather as it has cooled off quite fast. Our classroom is also quite cold.

Many of you are on class dojo and that has been a great way to communicate with you as well. We are starting something new with dojo. Each month the kids will be starting back at 0 points. They have opportunities to get rewards for meeting goals of points. However, there are also reinforcements for so many points being taken away as well. Thank you all for being so involved with your students progress this school year!

A look into this week:

Reading: Focusing on sequencing events in a story. High Frequency words in, cat, if, am, it.

Science: Still on the chapter of light, but this week we will be discussing what it means when some light is blocked and when all light is blocked.

Math: Beginning chapter 3 and focusing on subtraction of numbers within 20.

Social Studies: Continue with our chapter on Families. We will be making our family trees this week and discussing why our families are important to us.

Writing: Word order of a sentence and adding the correct punctuation to the sentences.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fun Helpers

Our class had a fun opportunity to have some of the high school students who are in Psychology class, to come and do some fun activities with us today!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 24-28

On to another great week! We are really beginning to dig into the curriculum of first grade and the kids are really enjoying it!

A look into this week:

Reading: Determining the characters and setting of a story. Short a sounds and words.
Writing: Neatly writing numbers 1-20 and representing what each number is with pictures.
Science: Light, the difference between light and dark, what clear is,  and how light can pass through objects.
Social Studies:Discover the different types of families and why our families are important to us.
Math: Form number sentences with unifix cubes, identify what the addends and the sum are. We will also be taking our chapter 2 test on Friday.

If you are ever looking for anything extra to help your child with I can always send extra things home to help them, or have them practice even just writing their letters or numbers, or spelling out simple words to help them in that way.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Week of September 10-14

We are on to week 4 of school! The kids have been working so hard. We have been working really hard at getting our daily routine down and how first grade works. They are so eager to learn new things and grow their brains! Please be aware we are starting some TESTING this week, so make sure your kiddos are getting some good rest and a good breakfast in the morning. This testing is to help me get a better understanding of where your students are at with Math and Reading right now so I can best meet their needs to help them set goals and make growth. We will also do this testing again in the winter and the spring to see how much growth they make between each testing period.

This weeks focus:
Reading: This week we will continue working on what our Daily 5 rounds look like and what is expected during the rounds. The students are starting to do their individual rounds as well as working at the teacher table on Words Their Way, spelling words and phonics, as well as some guided reading. The students are also continuing to increase their vocabulary of the high frequency words.

Writing: We are really focusing on our writing skills right now with making sure all of our letters are written correctly. We are also diving into making sure we have good sentence structure with Capital letters, finger spaces between words, and punctuation at the end.

Math: We are still working on making sure our numbers are written correctly. We just took our first test on number sequencing! We are now starting chapter two and focusing on some of the simple addition.

Social Studies: This week our two topics of discussion are telling the truth and learning about making good judgement.

Science: We will be doing an experiment with learning how sounds make vibration.

Keep encouraging your kids to do their very best work! They are doing great!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Book Orders

Book orders will be sent home with your students tomorrow. Please check their take-home binder. If you are interested in ordering books from the book order, you can do so by sending the form and money back to school with your child or online by putting in our class code that is written on the back of the book order being sent home.