Week of Feb 19th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are reading the Chapter Books by Arnold Lobel- Frog and Toad (series). We will begin to compare and contrast the features and adaptations of real Frogs and Toads.frogs_and_toads

 

Phonics/ Grammar- Phonics Chart- Chart 10. Ask your child what they notice about this chart. This week we learned es in peaches, ind in kind and ild in child. In grammar we are learning about editing marks.

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Math- We are learning about tens and ones. The Chapter 6 test will be given on Wednesday. Ask your child 120 number chart riddles. I am a number greater then 40, less then 52 and I have a 3 on the ones column. Who am I ?

 Social Studies/Science- We are learning about  American Symbols. Ask your child to tell you three facts about the Washington Monument and the Statue of Liberty.

Writing- Students will be taking an Opinion writing test Thursday and Friday. They need to use reasons given in the text and link them with examples.writing-take-3.jpg

 Donations- Thank You!

Mark Your Calendars!!

2/15 and 2/18 No school In Honor of Presidents Day

2/19 ELAC meeting 9 am auditorium

2/22 Spirit Day Video Game Character

2/22 Dances With Wolves 2pm $1

2/29 Read Across America Day Pajama Day

Week of February 11th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are reading the Chapter Books by Arnold Lobel- Frog and Toad (series). We will begin to examine the lessons and morals of each mini story. You may also do this at home with your nightly reading. Ask your child: what did the character learn? What was the message (MEssage) the author wanted you to know?

 

Phonics/ Grammar- Phonics Chart- Chart 10. Ask your child what they notice about this chart. This week we learned er in bigger, est in biggest and ly in slowly. In grammar we are learning about contractions. contractions

 

Math- We are learning about tens and ones. Chapter 6 TEST either this Thursday or next Tuesday depending on your child’s teacher. How can you make a number two different ways with tens and ones?  Practice by breaking apart a ten (quick ten) to use more ones. So 23 can be two tens and three ones, or one ten and thirteen ones or twentythree ones..Skip to 1:43

 

 

Social Studies/Science- We are learning about American Heroes and American Symbols. Ask your child to tell you three facts about the Lincoln Memorial and the Liberty Bell.

us symbols

 

 

Writing- Students will be writing their opinion after reading the text: The Day The Crayons Quit. They need to use reasons given in the text and link them with examples.

crayons

 Donations- All first grade classrooms need laminating sheets, thin black white board markers and boxes of kleenex.

Mark Your Calendars!!!

2/14 Valentines Day Cards-if you choose to participate please make a class set of 26 cards and only write the name of your child on the cards. This helps facilitate passing them out much faster. ****please no peanuts or food items

2/14 Jump Rope for Heart-all donations due

If there is Rain it will be in the auditorium from 1-1:30

If there is no Rain it will be on the blacktop at 2:15-2:45

     

 

2/15 and 2/18 No school In Honor of Presidents Day

2/19 ELAC meeting 9 am auditorium

2/21 Spring Pictures

2/22 Spirit Day Video Game Character

2/22 Dances With Wolves 2pmIMG_9013

Week of Feb. 4th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are reading the Chapter Books by Arnold Lobel- Frog and Toad (series). We will begin to examine the lessons and morals of each short story. You may also do this at home with your nightly reading. Ask your child: what did the character learn? What was the message (MEssage) the author wanted you to know?central message

 

Phonics/ Grammar- Phonics Chart- Chart 10. Ask your child what they notice about this chart. This week we learned ew in few and ew in flew and y rainy. In grammar we learned about subject verb agreement.

 

subject verb

Math- We are learning about tens and ones. How can knowing a counting pattern help you count to 120? Use the 120 chart count by tens starting at different numbers. 13,23,33,43…       107,117,127….       Count forward and backwards from different spots.

 

 

Social Studies/Science- We are learning about American Heroes and American Symbols. What are some of the US symbols?

 

 

Writing- Students will be writing their opinion after reading the text: Hey, Little Ant. They need to use reasons given in the text and link them with examples.hey little ant

 

Mark Your Calendars!!!

2/6 School Site Council Meeting 3:30pm

 2/14 Valentines Day Cards-if you choose to participate please make a class set of 26 cards and only write the name of your child on the cards. This helps facilitate passing them out much faster. ****please no peanuts or food items

2/14 Jump Rope for Heart-all donations due

Dear Parents—

Our school is in FULL Kids Heart Challenge swing with the American Heart Association (you may remember our previous program, Jump Rope for Heart). Don’t forget to register and join in on the heart healthy fun. It’s easy, and with your first donation you can earn two of our heart heroes, Echo and Finn and a glow in the dark Heart Hero wristband! Get started now by downloading the FREE APP called Kids Heart Challenge foriPhone and Android OR visitwww.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge and search Wolf Canyon Elementary School  to join our team and take the heart health challenge today!

 

2/15 and 2/18 No School In Honor of President’s Day

Week of January 28th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are reading the Chapter Books by Arnold Lobel- Frog and Toad (series). We will begin to examine the character traits of both Frog and Toad. You may also do this at home with your nightly reading . Ask your child: how is this character? What is their personality like? What actions do they do that make you think this? What does your character look like?frog and toad

 

Phonics/ Grammar- Phonics Chart- Chart 10. Ask your child what they notice about this chart. This week we learned old in gold and mb in lamb. In grammar we learned about indefinite pronouns.

indefinate prounouns

Math- We are reviewing what we know about 2 -d shapes. Please ask your child to review the difference between halves and quarters or fourths. See last weeks post. Also, you might want to ask math riddles to find out “What shape am I ?”.shape riddles

 

us symbols 

Social Studies/Science- We are learning about American Heroes and American Symbols. What are some of the US symbols?ruby bridges

 

Writing- Students will be taking and Informative Writing Test on an American Hero. Practice the transition words. Students will begin to have writing for homework. See the following yellow paper in their homework folders to help.writing take 2

 

Mark Your Calendars!!!

1/29 PTA meeting 6pm

1/31 Science and Tech Night- Three Sessions- you may go to any classroom and any grade level to get your passport stamped! 6-8pmstem-night-flyer-2.jpg

2/5 School Site Council Meeting 3:30pm

 

2/14 Valentines Day Cards-if you choose to participate please make a class set of 26 cards and only write the name of your child on the cards. This helps facilitate passing them out much faster. ****please no peanuts or food items

2/14 Jump Rope for Heart

Week of January 21

What are we learning about?

Reading- We have started to read the Chapter Books by Arnold Lobel- Frog and Toad (series). We will begin to examine the character traits of both Frog and Toad. You may do this at home with your nightly reading as well. Ask your child how is this character? What is their personality like? What actions do they do to make you think this? What does your character look like?frog and toad

character traits

Phonics/ Grammar- New Phonics Chart- Chart 10. Ask your child what they notice about this chart. This week we learned tch in patch, ear in ear and ear in bear. In grammar we reviewed -Past and Present Verbs. phonics chart 10

 

Math- We are learning about two dimensional shapes. Please review halves, quarters and fourths of shapes. Also review the attributes of shapes. The test is early next week.

2 d shapes

 

 

Social Studies/Science- We are learning about American Heroes and the Civil Rights Movement.

 

Writing- Students are using their notes from two sources (video and text) and writing an informative writing piece on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

 

Volunteers -are needed to sell Nachos at the Stem Night. This is to earn grade level money. We will also need donations of: two large cheese cans, a large can of jalapenos, bowls, napkins and four extra large bags of tortilla chips. Please let your child’s teacher know if you can volunteer or donate.

 

Mark Your Calendar

1/24 Elac meeting in MPR 9am

1/25 Spirit Day-Decade Day dress up in the clothes of your favorite decade

1/29 PTA meeting 6pm

1/31 Science and Tech Night- Three Sessions- you may go to any classroom and any grade level to get your passport stamped! 6-8pm

2/14 Valentines Day Cards-if you choose to participate please make a class set of 26 cards and only write the name of your child on the cards. This helps facilitate passing them out much faster.

Week of January 14th-Happy New Year!!!

What are we learning about?

Reading- We learned about nonfiction text features like a title page. A title or the name of a book can be found on this page. Also the author’s name can be found by looking closely for the words by and or written by. We are finishing up reading Jan Brett books. We will compare and contrast her stories of: The Three Snow Bears and Goldilocks’ and the Three Bears.title page

 

Phonics/ Grammar- New Phonics Chart- Chart 10. Ask your child what they notice about this chart. This week we learned wh in whale and wh on who. In grammar we reviewed -Past and Present Verbs. phonics chart 10

 

Math- We are learning about two dimensional shapes This week we combined shapes to make new ones. And we identified multiple ways shapes can fit in larger figures.

https://youtu.be/RpW3tjWUZi8

 

Social Studies/Science- We are learning about American Heroes and the Civil Rights Movement. What makes an American Hero? What differences can American Heroes make?mlkj

 

Writing- Students will be sorting sentences and putting them in order to review how to write a narrative.

 

Volunteers -are needed to sell Nachos at the Stem Night 1/31 from 6-8pm. This is to earn grade level money. We will also need donations of: two large nacho cheese cans, a large can of jalapenos, bowls, napkins and four extra large bags of tortilla chips. Please let your child’s teacher know if you can volunteer or donate.

Important Dates-

1/21 No School- In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1/24 Elac meeting in MPR 9am

1/25 Spirit Day-Decade Day- dress up in the clothes of your favorite decade

PTA BINGO night

Jump Rope For Heart Kick off Assembly

1/31 Science and Tech Night- STEM NIGHT- Three Sessions- you may go to any classroom and any grade level to get your passport stamped! 6-8pm

Week of Dec. 10th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are using comprehension strategies to help us understand what we are reading. One strategy is summarize. To summarize a reader can tell what is happening on one page or they can summarize the important events in a story.  Use these words..First, Next, After that, At the end,retell:summarize

 

Phonics/ Grammar- Please review the phonics chart. We are learning about subject and verb agreement.subject verb

Math- We are reviewing the following concepts in Chapter 5

  • Solve addition and subtraction problem situations using the strategy make a model.
  • Record related facts within 20.
  • Identify related addition and subtraction facts within 20.
  • Apply the inverse relationship of addition and subtraction.
  • Use related facts to determine unknown numbers.
  • Use a related fact to subtract.
  • Choose an operation and strategy to solve an addition or subtraction word problem.
  • Represent equivalent forms of numbers using sums and difference within 20.
  • Determine if an equation is true or false.
  • Add and subtract facts within 20 and demonstrate fluency for addition and subtraction within 10

Chapter 5 Math Test this Thursday and Friday.

 

Social Studies/Science- We are learning about Holidays around the world. This week we are learning about India, Mexico and Italy. Ask your child to tell you about a tradition from one of these countries.pointsetta

 

Writing- Students will be practicing all text types.

 

 

 

Reminders- Please turn in the permission slip for the end of the quarter holiday party. Also thank you for participating in the December Acts of Kindness!!!

kindness

Donations- First grade teachers are in need of white card stock, large glue sticks and Kleenex

Please contact your child’s teacher to let them know what you plan to donate for the Gingerbread STEM project and the Holiday Movie/Popcorn on Dec. 21st

Pre-popped popcorn (for 26 students), 26 juice boxes,  3 boxes of graham crackers, 1 can of white ROYAL frosting,icing Holiday plates (appetizer size), Holiday napkins, 1 package of small gingerbread house decorations (i.e. Skittles, red licorice, mini marshmallows, candy canes, plain M&Ms, mini pretzels, gum drops, chocolate chips, red hots)

 

 

 

 

Important Dates-

Winter Gift Shop Opens 12/10-12/14

Student Teacher Last Day Good Bye Ms. Lee and Ms. Koopman 12/13

Hawaiian Spirit Day 12/21

First Grade Stem project- Gingerbread Houses 12/21

Holiday Movie and Popcorn Party 12/21

Winter Break 12/24-1/14

Happy New Year!!! Students Return 1/15 minimum day

Week of Nov. 26th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are using reading strategies to help us decode words. One strategy to remind your child of is: “move your eyes ahead of the word your mouth is reading.” They way they are ready for the next word.

Phonics/ Grammar- Please review the phonics chart. We are learning about compound sentences this week.CompoundSentences.crop_600x450_1,0.preview

Math–Chapter 5- Decide if it is addition or subtraction, use addition to check subtraction

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic-home/addition-subtraction/add-subtract-20/v/subtraction-2

 

Social Studies/Science- This week we are using this time to finish up science and to conference with students on their Chapter 4 math tests and also their writing.

 

Writing- Students will be writing another Explanatory Writing Piece. How to brush you teeth. Test this Friday. Practice at home-how to make_____how to ride a bike

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 Reminder

THE APEX RUN IS BEING MOVED TO THIS FRIDAY BECAUSE OF RAIN

THE FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP FORMS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY

THE AWARDS ASSEMBLY IS CHANGED TO DECEMBER 6th @ 9am

 

Donations- First grade teachers are in need of white card stock, large glue sticks and Kleenex

 

Important Dates-

11/1-11/30 Toy Drive-new toys can be dropped off at the office

11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break No school

11/30 Apex Fun Run K-2

12/5 Walking Field Trip to Olympian High School

12/6 Grade 1 Red Carpet Awards Assembly

Week of Nov. 13th

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are using reading strategies to help us decode words. One strategy to remind your child of is: “skip it for now.” For example if they get to a word that they can not read then skip it and read the rest of the page or sentence and then go back to see if they can figure it out. This way they can use the other words to help them figure the hard word.

conjunctions

Phonics/ Grammar- Please review the phonics chart. We are learning about conjunctions this week. pageChart9 (1)

 

Math–Chapter 4-Subtraction Strategies- Review and Math test this week.subtraction

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about bio mimicry this week. How do animals solve human problems with their external parts or adaptations?

flying squirrelflying squiirrel

Writing- Students will be writing another Explanatory Writing Piece. Practice -How to writing at home. Some sequence words are: At first, Next, After that, Then and Finally.

 

 Reminder

No Homework Packet This Week or Next-except the family turkey project. Please turn in all “turkeys” by Thursday 11/15

turkey

Donations- First grade teachers are in need of white card stock, large glue sticks and Kleenex.

 

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Important Dates-

11/5-11/16 Canned Food Drive-canned or boxed food can be collected in the classrooms

11/1-11/30 Toy Drive-new toys can be dropped off at the office

11/14 Identakid-no makeups

11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break No school

11/29 Apex Fun Run K-2

11/30 Grade 1 Red Carpet Awards Assembly

 

Week of Nov. 5

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are using reading strategies to help us decode words. One strategy to remind your child of is: “Flip the vowel sound.” For example if the word that they are struggling with has a long vowel sound -“huge”… instead of sounding it out /h/ /short u/ /g/ /e/ remind them to “flip the vowel” this means change it from a short sound to a long sound.

ppronoun

Phonics/ Grammar- Please review these phonics patterns this week: the three ed’s: ed in looked, ed in wanted, and ed in played. Please look for them in your reading homework. In grammar we are practicing pronounsed

 

 

Math–Chapter 4- We are starting a new chapter it’s subtraction strategies. One strategy is use addition to subtract. Another is use ten to subtract.

 

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning how parents help their offspring survive. For example a camel mother stays with her calf for “five years.” Then, they will be creating a new species with traits from two different types of animals on Thursday or Friday. We will also be visiting the zoo this week.

 

Writing- Students will be making slime and learning how to write an Explanatory Writing paragraph. The parts are: Topic sentence, steps with sequence words and a conclusion.

slime

 Reminders-All parents and students need to arrive by 8:30 on Tuesday morning, for the zoo fieldtrip. All chaperones please bring an empty backpack to help carry lunches.

Donations- Please donate magazines with pictures of animals on them. We will be using them for a cutting project Friday.

 

Federal Survey Forms Due ASAP

 

 Important Dates-

11/6 ELAC meeting cafeteria

11/6 Zoo Field Trip

11/5-11/16 Canned Food Drive-canned or boxed food can be collected in the classrooms

11/1-11/30 Toy Drive-new toys can be dropped off at the office

11/12 No School

11/14 Identakid