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

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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

Week of July 23

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Welcome to first grade! We are so excited to begin this year with you and your child. If you haven’t already, please follow this site to receive email notifications when post information to our blog. Every Monday, we will notify you on what your child is learning, important updates, and events.

This week:

We will be getting to know your child. Students will be learning our rules, procedures, and routines in our classrooms and on the playground.

Language Arts: Students will learn how to pick a right fit book from the classroom library. They will also be working on building stamina to read for longer periods of time.

Social Studies/Science: Students will learn about our 3 classroom rules: be kind, be safe, and be responsible.

Math: Students will learn how to graph how our class gets home from school.

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Thank You for all of the donations of supplies from our “Wish Lists”. We are still in need of thin black white board markers, colored copy paper, large glue sticks, laminating sheets, pink erasers and twistable crayons.

 

Mark Your Calendars
8/1 Parent Academy Night 6pm
8/15 Curriculum Night k-3 6-7:30pm

Week of May 21

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are finishing up literature circles. Each student in the group has a role- predictor, summarizer, connector etc.  In circles they discuss a book or a chapter they are reading -with very little help from the teacher.

Phonics/ Grammar-  We are reviewing all phonics charts.

Math– Keep practicing  addition and subtraction facts to 20.

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about the Engineering Design Cycle. We will be constructing straw bridges this week in the Maker Space Lab. Please see your child’s teacher about straw donations. Flexible and straight unwrapped straws are needed.

Writing- Students are writing friendly letters and summaries

 

Reminders:

The Chalk Walk is May 30th. Please don’t forget to send in the blue tape and/or baby wipes if you signed up to donate them.

 

Parents please take the very important Hanover survey to let us know how we are doing. Surveys are due by May 25th.

Parents – http://bit.ly/cvesdparent18

End of the Year Pizza and Movie Party  is June 1st at lunch. Please sign the movie/food permission slip and if you can donate store- bought sides let your child’s teacher know.

 

Important Dates:

May

28 No School! Memorial Day

29 ELAC Meeting @ 9:00

29 Volunteer Tea @ 6:30

30 Chalk Walk

31 Picnic/Yearbook/Softball Game

JUNE

1 Last Day of School!

 

 

 

Week of May 7th

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are reading poetry. Can your child identify words and phrases that appeal to the senses? Read aloud a story or a poem and have your child use facial expressions to display feelings.

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: aught in caught, g in giant and dge in fudge.

 

Math– Currently it is Math Mania, while we prepare the students for the cumulative math exam. If you do not understand one of the homework problems, please talk to your child’s teacher. Make sure your child can count to 120 by 1, 5 and 10.

 

District Local Measure Test May 15,16

 

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about the Engineering Design Cycle. We will be constructing a marshmallow house on Friday 5/18 and a straw bridge the week of the 21st in the Maker Space Lab. Please see your child’s teacher about straw donations. Flexible and straight unwrapped straws are needed.

Writing- Students are writing poems and making mini books.

 

Reminders:

The Chalk Walk is May 30th please don’t forget to send in the blue painter’s tape and baby wipes if you signed up to donate them. Also volunteers should try to go to the training.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

 

Important Dates:

May

15, 16 District Math Test

22 DAC/DELAC Meeting @ 12:00 (district)

25 Awards Assembly: K-2 @ 9:00

28 No School! Memorial Day!

29 ELAC Meeting @ 9:00

29 Volunteer Tea @ 6:30

30 Chalkwalk

31 Picnic/Yearbook/Softball Game

 

 

Week of April 30

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are reading poetry. Can your child identify words and phrases that appeal to the senses? Read aloud a story or a poem and have your child use facial expressions to display feelings.

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: ph in phone , ch chorus and ought in thought.

 

Math– Math Chapter 8 Test: this Thursday/ Friday. Make sure your child can use the 120 chart to add and subtract tens and ones. Up and down for addition and subtraction of tens and left to right for addition and subtraction of ones.

District Local Measure Test May 15,16

 

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about the Engineering Design Cycle. We will be constructing a marshmallow house on Friday 5/13. We need donations of toothpicks and marshmallows. See your child’s teacher to see if supplies are still needed.

Also if you want to see what any of our furry friends are up to at the San Diego Zoo. Check out the live cams. http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/content/video-more

Writing- Students are writing about their experience at the San Diego Zoo.

Reminders:

The Chalk Walk is May 30th and we still need volunteers.

We are testing students in reading in the Morning the next two weeks of May, so attendance is critical.

Important Dates:

May

7SSC Meeting @ 3:30

8 PTA Meeting @ 6:00

10 Music Showcase @ 6:30

15,16 District Local Measures Math Test

Week of April 23

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are reading poetry. Can your child identify words and phrases that appeal to the senses? Read aloud a story or a poem and have your child use facial expressions to display feelings.

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: ie in brownie, ey in key, and ey in obey. Does your child use the “Fab Five” to check their writing? TIP: They can use their five fingers to check their work. 1. Punctuation, 2. Capitalization, 3. Stretch- Out the Words (spelling), 4.Reread to see if it makes sense and 5. Finger Spaces between the words.

 

Math– Find the missing addend and comparison word problems

Peter has 3 goats living on his farm. Julio has 9 goats living on his farm. How many more goats does Julio have than Peter?

Emi planted 12 flowers Rose planted some more. They have 15 flowers in all. How many flowers did they plant?

 

 

Social Studies/Science- The butterflies have started to emerge. They will most likely be released to our butterfly garden Friday. Students are taking notes and observing the lifecycle. We saw an amazing movie at the museum. For more information check out: http://www.flightofthebutterflies.com/the-butterfly/

 

Writing- On Monday students practiced writing. On Tuesday they started the planning and note taking part of the District Writing Test. They will write on Wednesday. Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and comes ready to do their best this week.

 

Reminders:

Thursday 4/26 APEX FUN RUN 12:30 –wear running shoes and bring a water bottle

Friday 4/27 all APEX MONEY is DUE

 

NO HOMEWORK OR READING LOG THIS WEEK

 

FUN RUN-Don’t forget to log on to Apex and select the free t-shirt in your child’s size. The majority of the funds raised this year will go to our school to pay for: New Lighting for the MPR and basic school improvements. Every little bit counts, so please help us reach our goal by logging onto the Apex’s website at http://www.apexfunrun.com to make your pledges and share your student’s page with at least 10 family and friends.

If you need your child’s access code to login at http://www.apexfunrun.com, please email info@apexfunrun.com.

 

 

Important Dates:

April

24, 25 District Writing Test

26 Apex Fun Run  @ 12:30 and

Film Festival @ 6:30

May

1st Field Trip- San Diego Zoo 9-2

Week of April 16

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are reading about weather patterns and seasons and how the position of the Earth affects them. Students are also identifying nonfiction text features. Ask them where the table of contents is and what is its purpose, where is the glossary and what is its purpose? What is the difference between a glossary and an index?

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: ea in leaf, ea in thread, and ea in steak. Can your child change the vowel sound to make the word correct? Have them try with these words: bead, bread and break…

 

Math– Make sure your child is comfortable with making a ten. For instance 37 + 18 =

First draw the tens and the ones for each number. Next, see if they can group a ten with the amount of ones. For example: Circle 2 of the 7 ones and circle the 8 . 2+8= make another 10. So you are left with 5 ones. Now add all the tens: 3+1+1= 5 tens and then the left over ones -5= 55

 

Social Studies/Science- The caterpillars have pupated and are now in their chrysalises. Students are taking notes and observing the lifecycle. We saw an amazing movie at the museum. For more information check out: http://www.flightofthebutterflies.com/the-butterfly/

 

Writing- Students conferenced with the teachers about their writing. This week we practiced Opinion and Narrative. The Writing Test is NEXT TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AM. It is so important that students practice the correct format and the correct transitions for each text type. There are examples in the homework. It is also important that students be here everyday and ready to do their best.

 

Reminders:

Friday 4/20 is Duo Day –Dress up with a friend or friends in matching clothes or find one friend to dress like a Famous Duo-Example: Salt/Pepper, Ketchup /Mustard, Sun/Moon etc….

Spring Pictures and/ or Money is Due: Tomorrow 4/19

FUN RUN-Don’t forget to log on to Apex and select the free t-shirt in your child’s size. The majority of the funds raised this year will go to our school to pay for: New Lighting for the MPR and basic school improvements. Every little bit counts, so please help us reach our goal by logging onto the Apex’s website at: http://www.apexfunrun.com to make your pledges and share your student’s page with at least 10 family and friends.

If you need your child’s access code to login at http://www.apexfunrun.com, please email info@apexfunrun.com.

Important Dates:

April

24, 25 District Writing Test

26 Apex Fun Run and Film Festival @ 6:30

May

1 Field Trip- San Diego Zoo 9-2

 

Thank You- To all the volunteers who helped chaperone the Rueben H. Fleet Field Trip. We had a great time!

Week of April 9

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are reading about weather patterns and seasons and how the position of the Earth affects them. Students are also identifying nonfiction text features. Ask them why a word is bold, where is the glossary? Where is a heading?

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: c in city, au in faucet and aw in saw. Does your child know common inflections: es, ing, er, est, ly. How do these change root words?

 

Math– Make sure your child is comfortable with the 120 chart. Can they add 10 more and 10 less from anywhere on the chart. What is 10 less then 52? 10 more.? Also they must know how to go up and down when adding/subtracting tens and left to right when adding and subtracting ones. Try these problems… 56 plus 30, 12 plus 70,  30 plus 5 and 27 plus 14

 

Social Studies/Science- We have pet caterpillars! We are having fun watching them eat and grow and eat and grow some more. Students are taking notes and observing their lifecycle.

Writing- Students are meeting with the teachers about their writing. The Writing Test is coming up soon. It is so important that students practice the correct format and the correct transitions for each text type. There are examples in the homework. It is also important that students be here everyday and ready to do their best on the test.

 

Reminders:

Wear Purple to Support Military Kids on Friday 13th

 

 

Important Dates :

April

16 Field Trip Fleet Science Center 9-1

23-27 District Writing Test

26 Apex Fun Run

26 Film Festival @ 6:30

May

1st Field Trip San Diego Zoo