Week of Oct. 15th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are learning about Nonfiction texts and this month we are reading many books by Gail Gibbons. Can your child find the main idea and detail in a fiction and nonfiction text?main idea

Phonics/ Grammar- We started a new chart- Chart 9. Please review these phonics patterns this week: ang – bang, ing -king, long- long. Please look for them in your reading homework. In grammar we are practicing adding a prepositional phases to our sentences, so instead of writing: The fluffy dog runs. Write: The fluffy dog runs quickly through the grass. Tell when or where.

 

Math–Chapter 3- We are continuing Addition Strategies: Add in any order, Count On, Add Doubles, Doubles plus or minus 1 Add three numbershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81NfQ350vw8

 

Social Studies/Science- Students are observing plants and their traits around the school. They will compare how plants are alike and different depending on their external parts.

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Writing- Students are continuing on- Informative Writing. Informative writing is when you want to teach someone facts about a topic. Sing the song. “Informative Writing has a title, a topic sentence and lots of facts. Don’t forget the conclusion, informative writing is full of facts.”  Use some of the transitions before writing facts on a topic- Did you know, Surprisingly, Another fact about __is  Additionally and According to the text/video

 

 Reminders-

Some students will begin fluency reading homework this week. Look for it on Monday or Tuesday and Return it every Friday or Monday depending on the teacher.

Please turn in the zoo permission slip as soon as possible with the $4 bus money. Remember to mark if your student will need to have a school lunch that day.

 

Important Dates-

10/17 Picture Day THIS WEDNESDAY

10/22-10/26 Red Ribbon Week –Spirit Week

10/23 PTA meeting 6pmred ribbon week

10/31 Halloween -no party, no costumes

11/6 Zoo Field Trip

Week of October 8th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are learning about Nonfiction texts and this month we are reading many books by Gail Gibbons. Can your child find the non fiction text features like a: title, the table of contents, glossary and bold words?

gail gibbons

Phonics/ Grammar- We started a new chart- Chart 9. Please review these phonics patterns this week: ing – pointing, kn -knot, gn- gnat. Please look for them in your reading homework. In grammar we are practicing adding a prepositional phrase to our sentences, so instead of writing: The fluffy dog runs. Write: The fluffy dog runs quickly through the grass. Tell when or where.

 

Math–Chapter 3- We are continuing Addition Strategies: Add in any order, Count On, Add Doubles, Doubles plus or minus 1

 

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning how to categorize and classify animals by looking at their external parts. We are also learning to classify vertebrates-mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles.

vertebrates

 

Writing- Students started learning about Informative Writing. Informative writing is when you want to teach someone facts about a topic. It has a title, topic sentence, 4 facts with details and a conclusion. Have your child sing the song.

 

Important Dates-

10/17 Picture Day

10/22-10/26 Red Ribbon Week

10/31 Halloween -no party, no costumes

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 13th PARENT ACADEMY 8-12@ Vista Square Call 619-425-9600 ext 1520 for more information

Week of Sept. 17

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are continuing an author’s study of Leo Lionni. While reading his books we are working on the comprehension strategies of: Sequencing and Problem and Solution. Try having your child retell a story- focus only on four to five important events. Use words like: In the beginning, First, Next, Then and At the end______. Identify the main problem and solution in a text.

Phonics/ Grammar- We reviewed all of the phonics patterns in chart 8. We also practiced using Adjectives to describe apples and icecream.chart 8

 

Math–Chapter 3 Addition Strategies: Add in any order, Count On, Add Doubles, Doubles plus or minus 1

 

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about the parts of a plant and how plants use these parts to survive. In our Science Journals we are writing down observations about the lima bean seed we planted.

Writing- Students took their Opinion writing test.

Opinion

What do you think______________?

In my opinion, _____________________

________________________________.

I think this because ________________

________________________________.

One time, _____________________

________________________________.

Another reason ___________________

________________________________.

For example, _____________________

________________________________.

Now you know why ________________

________________________________.

 

Important Dates-

9/24-10/8 Fall Break

Students Return October 9th – Regular Day

10/18 Picture Day

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 13 PARENT ACADEMY 8-12@ Vista Square Call 619-425-9600 ext 1520 for more information

Week of Sept. 10

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are continuing an author’s study of Leo Lionni. While reading his books we are working on the comprehension strategies of: Sequencing and Problem and Solution. Try having your child retell a story- focus only on four to five important events. Use words like: In the beginning, First, Next, Then and At the end______. Identify the main problem and solution in a text. Good books, juicy books have many problems that keep the reader interested have your child identify multiple problems in a text.egg

 

Phonics/ Grammar- In phonics we are on Chart 8. Review the all in ball and the alk in walk. We are continuing to work on adjectives.

 

Math–We had the subtraction test. We are reviewing the problems missed on the test and now starting Chapter 3. Addition Strategies. One Strategy is Doubles. 5+5 is a double.

 

 

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about the parts of a plant and how plants use these parts to survive. In our Science Journals we are writing down observations about the Lima Bean seeds we planted.Growing a Bean in a Bag

Writing- Students are planning their Opinion writing and writing about: What is your favorite part of the school day? Opinion writing needs to have good reasons linked with examples: Here are some transitions to practice stating and linking the reasons and examples:

Reason 1-I believe this because____ Example 1-For example______

Reason 2-Another reason I think this is________Example 2-One time_________

 

 

Important Dates-

9/13-9/20 Parent Teacher Conferences, Minimum Days

9/13-9/20 School Book Fair, 8am-10am or 1pm-3:30pm, All purchases benefit our school or buy online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/wolfcanyones1

9/24-10/8 Fall Break

Students Return October 9th – Regular Day

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, PARENT ACADEMY, 8-12@ Vista Square- Call 619-425-9600 ext . 1520 for more information

Week of Sept 4

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are continuing an author’s study of Leo Lionni. While reading his books we are working on the comprehension strategies of: Sequencing and Problem and Solution. Try having your child retell a story- focus only on four to five important events. Use words like: In the beginning, First, Next, Then and At the end______. Identify the main problem and solution in a text. Good books, juicy books have many problems that keep the reader interested have your child identify multiple problems in a text.

problem solution

Phonics/ Grammar- In phonics we are on Chart 8. Review the oo in tooth and the oo in look. Both are spelled the same, but sound different. In grammar we are learning what adjectives are. We describe nouns by usensessing our five senses. For instance an apple- It can be crunchy-sound, hard-touch, red-sight, sweet-taste. Try it with this game today. Put an item in a bag, so your child can’t see. Then describe it using adjectives and see if they can guess what it is. Have them do it for you.

 

Math– Subtraction- we are having number talks about math. We are also learning new subtraction strategies. One of them is relate addition to subtraction We call these fact families:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-1st-grade-math/cc-1st-add-subtract/modal/v/relating-addition-and-subtraction

 

 

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about how animals stay safe. A puffer fish swallows water to look big and has spines. Can you think of another animal that tries to make itself look big or has spines? Can you think of an animal that tries to hide using camouflage. Can you think of an animal that runs away? Why do animals need to do these things. Do animals stay safe the same way we do? How is it the same/ different?

Writing- Students are writing their opinion about: Should The Pigeon Drive the Bus? Sing the Opinion Chant to remember all of the parts.

Hook sentence, my opinion

Two reasons, with examples,

Hook sentence, my opinion,

Two reasons, with examples

Hook sentence, my opinion

Two reasons, with examples

Don’t forget the conclusion!

 

Important Dates-

 

9/7 Family Movie Night and Campout, 5:30pm

9/10 All Fundraiser Money Due

9/14 Theme Dress Up Day- Enchanted Forest

9/14 Coffee with the Principal –Library 10am -11am

9/13-9/20 Parent Teacher Conferences, Minimum Days

9/13-9/20 School Book Fair, 8am-10am or 1pm-3:30pm, All purchases benefit our school or buy online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/wolfcanyones1

9/24-10/8 Fall Break

Students Return October 9th – Regular Day

Week of Aug. 27

What are we learning about?

leo lionni

 

Reading- We are starting a new author’s study of Leo Lionni. While reading his books, we are working on the comprehension strategies of: Predicting and Questioning. Questioning and predicting can happen before, during and after a text is read. “I think the book is about…” “I think this will happen next…” “I wonder….”. It is important for students to listen to their “Reader Voice”. We all have a little voice in our head and it is always wondering and asking questions it’s important to pay attention to those thoughts. Try it when you read with your child.

 

Phonics/ Grammar- In phonics we are on Chart 8. Review the oy in boy and the oi in coin. We are learning the difference between linking and action verbs. Action verbs are: run, jump, sing play, and sleep. Helping verbs are: am, is, and are.

 

Math– Subtraction- we are having number talks about math. We are also learning new subtraction strategies. One of them is compare.number talk

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning Animals and how their external parts help them to survive. How does the monkey’s tail help him? Why does an elephant have a trunk? How does a puffer fish protect himself?

Writing- Students took their Narrative Writing test and are starting Opinion Writing about the most important school rule. Opinion Writing has a hook, opinion statement, 2 reasons which are linked to examples and a conclusion.

 

 

Important Dates-

 

9/3 No School – Labor Day

9/7 Family Movie Night and Campout, 5:30pm

9/13-9/20 Parent Teacher Conferences, Minimum Days

9/24-10/8 Fall Break

Students Return October 9th – Regular Day

Week of Aug. 20

What are we learning about?

Reading- Students have begun to meet with their teachers for Guided Groups. Some of the texts that we are reading are about “How to follow rules and laws”.

Phonics/Grammer– We are learning that every sentence has a noun and a verb. Verbs are “action” words. Have your child identify a verb in their nightly reading. Have them check their writing to see if the verb matches the noun. He cheer loudly- should be -He cheers loudly.

Math- Students have completed their first math test and have started the unit on subtraction. Some vocabulary words are: difference, minus, equals, take away and subtraction sentence. 

Social Studies- Students have been adding to their Social Studies journals about being a good citizen.

Writing-  Have your child sing this song to help remember the parts of a Narrative. It is to the tune of The Battle Hymn Republic:

I can write a Narrative a story about me,

bold beginning, mighty middle, exciting ending I’ll write all three.

Write events with transitions and tell who was there with me.

An awesome author I will be!

Personal Narrative, Personal Narrative, Personal Narrative.. A story about ME!

Important Dates:

8/20 SSC Meeting

9/3 No School

9/7 Family Camp Out/Movie

9/13-9/20 Parent Teacher Conferences-Minimum Days

9/24-10/8 Fall Break

 

Week of Aug 13

What are we learning about?

Reading- Students are independently practicing the new literacy stations. What is: Read to Someone Literacy Station? Read to Someone is where students use their CLOSE Reading Tool Boxes and read and annotate a text with a buddy.  This week their task was to read and hightlight the nouns. Then, they had to write a detail on the post-it. Last, they had to answer a text dependent question.close reading

Phonics- Students are learning phonics chart 8. At home you can compare and contrast ur, ir and er. Find words that have these sounds.

Math– Students are learning to solve word problems with the Read, Draw, Write Strategy:

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Social Studies– We are reading the text: What is a Law? We are also sorting rules and laws and discussing the similarities and differences.

Writing-  Students are writing their own narrative this week. They are using their Writers Notebooks to help.

Reminders:

Curriculum Night is THIS WEDNESDAY 8/15

Schedule:

6-6:30 Meet in the Auditorium

6:30-7 Classroom Visit

7-7:30 Classroom Visit

LIBRARY DAY IS EVERY TUESDAY-don’t forget to send back your books.

Thank You-for all of the grade level donations!!!!

Important Dates:

9/3 No School

9/7 5:30 School Campout and Family Movie Night  $1 PTA members and $15 for non- members

9/13-9/20 Parent Teacher Conferences- Early Release Days

9/24-10/8 Fall Break

Week of Aug. 6

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are learning about the author Mo Willems. We are teaching the students about how he has his own style. He uses bold font, high level vocabulary, speech bubbles and he is funny! Students are making their own Mo Willems “style” books in the writing station.piggie

Phonics/ Grammar- We are working on the phonics patterns: thr in three, ar in star and ch in church. Have your child look through their nightly reading and identify these patterns. In grammar we are practicing starting a sentence with a capital letter and ending with a punctuation mark.

Math– we are balancing equations. 5+2=6+1. Work on solving both sides to see if it is equal or balanced.balancing

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about what it means to be a good citizen and how rules and laws help us in our community.

Writing- Students are writing a personal narrative. Personal narratives  start with a bold beginning which tells the WHO, WHAT and WHEN. Try some: One sunny day I went to the zoo with my cousin, One day in kindergarten I won a race, One dark and stormy night….

Reminders:

If you would like to volunteer please see your child’s teacher.

A small incentive will be given out at curriculum night for students who attend. Siblings and students alike are welcome to attend, but do not have to, to get the incentive. One parent per family is also sufficient. We are excited to see you next week!

If your child is in an afterschool activity on the blacktop, like hip-hop, dodge ball or basketball please email your child’s teacher to let them know.

Thank You!!!

The first grade teachers really appreciate it and thank you for being on time @3:15 to pick up your children afterschool. Being on time helps us to get back to our classrooms and do our preparations for the next day. Thank you again!!! You are all AWESOME!

Important Dates:

8/15 Curriculum Night (grades K-3) 6 – 7:30

9/3 Labor Day -No School

9/13-9/20 Parent Teacher Conferences- minimum days

9/24-10/8 Fall Break- Students return Oct 9th regular day

 

 

 

Week of July 30

Reading: We are learning the literacy stations: Read to Someone or Buddy Reading and Making Words. We are also reviewing the vowels and their sounds. Can your child read these syllables fluently …Ma Me Mi Mo Mu?

Math: We are working on Addition Strategies to 10.

Social Studies: We reviewing the rules: Be Safe, Be Kind and Be Responsible. We also read the Respect Rap and talked about the meaning. Students are getting to know one another by sharing their All About Me Bag.

Writing: We are learning what the componants of a Personal Narrative are: Characters, Setting, Problem and Solution (events). We are reading Knuffle Bunny Too and modeling some of the Transitions from the text.

August Events

1 Volunteer In-Service 9:00 am

1 Parent Academy Night 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

6 SSC Meeting 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

7 ELAC Information Meeting 9:00 am – 10:00 am

7 PTA General Meeting 6:00 pm

13-20 Scholastic Bookfair

15 Curriculum Night Gr. K-3: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 1

16 Curriculum Night Gr. 4-6: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

20 SSC Meeting 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

21 ELAC Meeting 9:00 am – 10:00 am 

 

Important Notes: please send your child to school with closed- toe shoes.  Don’t forget to sign the library permission slip because the first book check out is next week. If you have not already please join PTA. Send questions or comments to: wolfcanyonpta@gmail.com  Wolf-Canyon-Timberwolves-green-trees-300x300