Week of April 29th

Reading:
We are reading books by Kevin Henkes. This week we read Julius The Baby of The World and are focusing on how characters change over time.character change
Phonics and Grammar: We are on a new phonics chart. This week’s patterns are ey in key ey in obey and ph in phone . Find letters in words that make these same sounds. For grammar we are continuing editing our own papers using the marks. pageChart11
Writing: We are taking the writing test this week. The main testing days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Math: We are starting Chapter 9 Measurement. Measure objects at home using nonstandard units to measure-pennies, paperclips, beans. Compare objects and tell if an object is longer or shorter. This shoe is longer then this cup because_____

measurement
Science: We are learning about gravity.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=gravity+first+grade&&view=detail&mid=83853BEFA66A1E0DC30E83853BEFA66A1E0DC30E&&FORM=VRDGAR

DONATIONS:Thank you for all of the donations of testing snacks and copy paper. Congrats to the primary grade winner Mrs. Davis. NOW-Mr. Shy will dye his hair pink.

Mark your Calendars:
Testing
Reading 4/22-5/17
Writing 4/30-5/2
Math 5/14-5/15
For Testing “Season” check out this video our Timberwolves made!

Week of April 22

Reading: We are reading books by Kevin Henkes. This week we read Wemberly Worried and are focusing on making connections and listening to our reader voice. Connections can be text to text, text to self and text to world.

connections

Phonics and Grammar: We are on a new phonics chart. This week’s patterns are ea in thread, ea in steak and ie in brownie. Find letters in words that make these same sounds. For grammar we are continuing editing our own papers using the marks.

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Writing: We are working on two text types this week Informative and Opinion. We are taking notes from two sources and stating the source in the text. According to the article__________, According to the video______________________, The writing test is coming soon…April 30th. Please make sure to ask your child what their writing goal is and focus on that one thing, while practicing at home this week.

Math: Chapter 8 Addition and Subtraction Strategies. Practice taking away ten and adding ten also taking away one and adding one. Test Thursday and Friday this week.

Science: We are reviewing facts learned about the Moon and the planets from last week.

space

 

Donations are needed of white copy paper. If the school collects more then 250 reems Mr. Shy will dye his hair pink. Thank you for your donations so far.

 

Mark your Calendars:

April is the Month of the Military Child- to celebrate we will dress up everyday this week!!!militery purple

4/23 Proud to be an American Day- wear red, white and blue

4/24 Crazy Camo Day- wear camouflage clothes

4/25 Military Parents are our Heroes- wear your favorite super hero attire

4/26 Purple Up Friday- everyone wear purple because purple is the color of all the military branches combined

4/10-4/25 Copy Paper Drive

4/12-4/26 Pennies for Patients Drive

Visit: PenniesForPatients.org/find-your-school.

Testing

Reading 4/22-5/17

Writing 4/30-5/2

Math 5/14-5/15

For Testing “Season” Let’s remember all of the powerful tools we have learned. Review the 5,4,3,2,1 exercise to calm down and breathe. Sit with your legs crossed and think about 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch… etc

grounding mindfulness

Week of April 15th

What are we learning about?
Reading:
We are reading books by Kevin Henkes. This week we read Chester’s Way and Sheila Rae the Brave . Kevin Henkes is a very descriptive writer so, we are focusing on imagery and comparing characters from the books.

 


Phonics and Grammar: We are on a new phonics chart. This week’s patterns are au in faucet, and aw in saw and ea in leaf. Find letters in words that make the same sounds. For grammar we are continuing editing our own papers using the editing marks.

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Writing: We are working on two text types- Informative and Opinion. We are taking notes from two sources and stating the source in the text. According to the article__________, According to the video______________________, The writing test is coming up soon…April 30th. At home use the yellow transition paper to guide you. For Opinion-please make sure  Reasons- link (relate)with examples and for Informative- Facts have details that also relate.

 


Math: Chapter 8- Addition and Subtraction Strategies with numbers to 100. Practice making ten with three addends. Test is next week.
Also practice True and False number sentences 30+60=20    20-10= 10-0         53-2=49+5

 

Science: We are learning about the moon this week. Please go out at night and record your moon observations on your monthly moon calendar.

phases of the moon

Donations needed of white copy paper. If the school collects more then 250 reems Mr. Shy will dye his hair pink. Thank you so much if you have already donated!!!

pink hair

Mark your Calendars:

4/17 Last Day to Join the Birthday Book Club

Birthday Book Club – Final Call

4/19 School Spirit Day-Dress up as your favorite book character

4/10-4/25 Copy Paper Drive
4/12-4/26 Pennies for Patients Drive
Visit: PenniesForPatients.org/find-your-school.
4/22 Spring Portraits

4/23 PTA meeting 6pm

4/26 Birthday BookClub Assembly 8:45 blacktop

Testing:
Reading 4/22-5/17
Writing 4/30-5/2
Math 5/14-5/15
For Testing “Season” Let’s remember all of the powerful tools we have learned. Review the POWER of YET.

power of yet

Week of April 8th

What are we learning about?

Reading: We are learning about a new author, Kevin Henkes. This week we are focusing on Character Traits and Making Inferences. Try making inferences at home about things.inferencekevin henkes

 

Phonics and Grammar: We are starting a new phonics chart. This weeks patterns are o in shovel, a in banana and c in city. Find letters in words that make these same sounds. For grammar we are continuing editing our own papers using the marks.

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Writing: We are working on two text types this week Narrative and Opinion. The writing test is coming soon…April 30th. We are practicing using the Fab Five to make sure our writing has everything.fab five

Science: We are starting a new unit on the Solar System and how it relates to our daily lives. relationship-between-earth-sun-and-moon-whms-1-638

Math: We are finishing up Chapter 8- two digit addition and subtraction.

Donations are needed of:

  •  regular Oreo’s– about 5 packages for each first grade classroom
  • spoons
  • popsicle sticks
  • Dixie cups
  • white copy paper- if our school collects 250 rims before April 24th Mr. Shy will dye his hair PINK

Mark your Calendars:

4/10-4/25 Copy Paper Drive

4/12-4/26 Pennies for Patients Drive

Visit: PenniesForPatients.org/find-your-school.

4/22 Spring Portraits

Testing

Reading 4/22-5/17

Writing 4/30-5/2

Math 5/14-5/15

Birthday Book Club Flyer

Birthday Book Club – Final Call

 

 

Weeks of March 11th and 18th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are continuing to read books from different authors and having our students decide/vote on which ones they liked best….March madness!!!march madness

Phonics/ Grammar- Phonics Chart- Chart 10. We are working on editing for Grammar.editimg

Social Studies/Science- We are learning about sound and light energy. Here are some guiding questions. How does sound travel? Can light and sound be blocked?  What changes sound or light energy?

 

Math- We are starting Chapter 8. Two-Digit Addition and Subtraction -Here is a practice problem: Rita Picks 63 strawberries. Then she picks 30 more. How many Strawberries does Rita pick? (how can a student use the 120 chart to solve this?) Is there another way?

Writing- Students will be working on HOW TO or Explanatory Writing. This writing involves steps.

Mark Your Calendars!!!

3/11 First Grade Field Trip to the Science Museum

3/12 Elac Meeting district office

3/14 On A Roll Lunch-Office

3/14-3/22 Book Fair

3/14-3/22 Parent Teacher Conferences- Minimum Days

 3/25-4/5 Spring Break

4/8 Students Return -Minimum day

Week of March 4th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are continuing to read books from the author Dr. Seuss. Ask your child if they notice the author’s style. He used rhyme, repeating words and sight words.

 

Phonics/ Grammar- Phonics Chart- Chart 10. We are working on editing for Grammar.

 

Math- We are reviewing for the Chapter 7 math test this week. Most likely Thursday or Friday. Please review 10 more and 10 fewer on the hundreds chart. Also explain WHY a number is greater. For instance “53 is greater then 42 because it has one more ten. And tens are bigger then ones.”greater then less then

 

 

Social Studies/Science- We are learning about the senses and how they relate to sound and light energy. Don’t forget to send in the empty toilet paper roll for Friday’s sound engineering project.

sound and light

 

Writing- Students will be taking a Narrative writing test Thursday or Friday. Don’t forget to refer to the yellow papers to help with the correct writing transitions. Remember a good Narrative answers the W’ words (who, when, where), has descriptive language (The sky was a dark blue color.), sensory details (It smelled like old garbage!) and some dialogue (Mom yelled, “Wait!”).

 

Reminders!!

Please be sure to communicate with your child’s teacher to set up a parent teacher conference time.

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendars!!!

3/4 SSC meeting

3/8 First Grade Red Carpet Assembly

3/11 First Grade Field Trip to the Science Museum

3/12 Elac Meeting district office

3/14 On A Roll Lunch-Office

3/14-3/22 Parent Teacher Conferences- Minimum Days

 3/25-4/5 Spring Break

Week of Feb. 25th

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are reading books from the author Dr. Seuss. It is his birthday March 2nd and to celebrate we will have Read Across America/ Pajama Day -Friday March 1st. Ask your child if they notice the author’s style. He used rhyme, repeating words and sight words.dr seuss

 

Phonics/ Grammar- Phonics Chart- Chart 10. Ask your child what they notice about this chart. This week we learned ild in child and ind in kind. We are continuing working on editing by using special marks are rewriting the text the correct way.

 

Math- We are on Chapter 7 -Comparing Numbers. Use words like greater than, less than when talking about numbers on the 120 chart. Students will determine if the tens place or the ones place helped them to decide which number is greater or less. “82 ____84 …The tens places are the same, so you have to look at the ones. 4 ones is greater then 2 ones, so 82<84 or 82 less than 84.”  “23____32 The tens are different. I know that two tens is less then three tens, so 23 is less then 32.”

 

 

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

 

Writing- Students will be writing Narratives. Don’t forget to refer to the yellow papers to help with the correct writing transitions. writing take 2

 

Reminders!!

Please be sure to communicate with your child’s teacher to set up a parent teacher conference time.

Mark Your Calendars!!!

2/26 120 Day of School

2/29 Read Across America Day –Pajama Day

3/8 First Grade Red Carpet Assembly

3/11 First Grade Field Trip to the Science Museum

3/14-3/22 Parent Teacher Conferences- Minimum Days

 3/25-4/5 Spring Break

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.

editimg

 

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