Friday, January 25, 2019
Please join me on REMIND
Dinner Auction Classroom Basket: Please send in donations for our Dinner Auction Basket. The first grade theme is Star Wars. Thank you to the Drew, McCartney, Wisniewski, Botwright, and Gurrola families for their generous donations!
Math Homework: There will be required math homework sent home for the next few months. This homework should only take a few minutes. Please sit with your child and talk about the math skills we are learning. Thank you
Reading in the Classroom: We are working on reading with fluency. Building confidence and reading orally is a big part of reading fluently. Your child can sign up to read for the class. The book should not be too long and they should be able to read it with very few mistakes.
Snacks: Many students are not bringing in a daily snack. Some students may have a snack but it has no nutritional value. Please send in healthy snacks... Brain food. :-)
Please talk to them about their reading, encourage fluency, help them in whatever capacity is appropriate for your child. The story is introduced on Monday, so the children would have read it only one time. If they are studying the spelling words and understanding their meaning they will be able to apply all of the spelling words we have learned so far. Please write a note to me after you child is done. Talk to me about their experience and what you are noticing. This will be a homework assignment on Tuesday evenings. The books MUST come back the next day.
SHOW AND TELL: During snack time the students will be allowed to "Show and Tell" about something that is special to them.
SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE:
MONDAY: Ryder, Harmonie, Milas, Graham
TUESDAY: Malay'a, Steele, A'nna
WEDNESDAY: Asia, Nicki, Uzziah
THURSDAY: Amelia, Scarlet, Pai'ton
FRIDAY; Armando, Evelina, Mari
Reading: We will continue reading is Yasmin's Ducks and the leveled readers that reinforce the long "i and o" sounds. Yasmin discovers the value and joy of teaching as she tells her friends what she has learned about ducks. Skills we will focus on include: cause and effect, inferences, reading with fluency, and writing complete sentences. We will draw and label a picture of a favorite animal, compare a duck to a dog, and interview a friend who has a pet.
We will review long i, and o
Spelling: home, hole, hope, rope, nose, those, smile, while, white, bite, wide, hide
who, what, when, where, why
Please study nightly!
For an extra challenge: none this week
Phonics: We have started learning about the short vowel sound "u". We will work on rhyming words with the short "u" sound, spell with short "u", and review "a, i, u."
Math: In math we will continue learning about place value.
Science: We will continue studying Antarcica and the mammals that live there. Thank you to the parents who sent in the 1 liter plastic bottles. We will be creating some very "cool" penguins with them.
Religion: We will continue talking about giving thanks to God. We will think about how God cares for us. The students will write and illustrate one gift God has given them.