We are excited for the first grade performance tonight at the PTA meeting! The meeting begins at 6:30. Please bring your child to my classroom right at 6:15/6:20 before the meeting so we can all walk down together. Mrs. Franklin asks that the kids wear blue jeans with a solid color shirt (no pictures, patterns, or words). The kids have been practicing and sound great!
We are also excited for our field trip on Thursday! We are hoping the weather holds off! Please have your child dress to be outside for a few hours, and also send a bag lunch. The students will not be able to buy lunch on Thursday. You may still send a snack as we will have a few minutes for an afternoon snack later.
Next Monday (3/26) is Spring Picture Day! We will be taking a class picture as well as individual photos. The only photos that you have the option to purchase right now are the class photos. I will be sending the forms home today. The individual photos will come home much later for you to view and decide if you would like to purchase. Unfortunately, I will be out of town on Monday and will not be in the class photo! I am so sad about this! There will be a great substitute here for me who will do a great job organizing the kids for picture day. 🙂
I will also be out of town this Friday. I am going to postpone giving this week’s word study test until Tuesday, March 27. I prefer not to have subs give the test and that will give the kids more time to prepare for the test.
Last call on Scholastic books! Scholastic books will be ordered tomorrow, March 22.
Have a great week!
I will be placing an order for March Scholastic books on Wednesday, March 21. Thank you so much for your support in Scholastic book orders! Because of your orders last month, not only did your children get some awesome books and activities to enjoy at home, Scholastic also sent us 15 free, brand new titles for the kids to read in the classroom!
I’m not sure how this happened so early, but the majority of the class is running low on glue sticks already! If anyone would be willing to donate any glue sticks to try and help get us to the end of the year, that would be amazing! I am always trying to remind them not to use too much glue, not roll up the glue too far and break it, not lose the lid, etc., but sometimes glue disasters happen!
Thank you for promptly sending back the field trip permission forms. Our class is so lucky to have so many volunteers to chaperone, but unfortunately we are only allowed to bring 3. Our chaperones will be Mrs. Burton, Mrs. Lancto, and Mrs. Harrell. Our field trip will be Thursday, March 22. Please dress your child appropriately for the weather, and please send a bag lunch (all items can be thrown away).
This week we will focus on plurals in reading. In science, we are continuing our unit on force and motion. In math, we are learning about fractions (halves and fourths).
Just a reminder that first graders will be performing at the PTA meeting on Tuesday, March 20. I hope to see everyone there! The kids have been working on the songs in music, and they sound so great!
Have a great week!
As you have heard, Teacher Delivery Night is this Thursday night! If you wish to participate, you must place your order online by Wednesday night at midnight. This is such a fun fundraiser, and I hope to be the one delivering to your house on Thursday evening! 🙂 If we get enough families in our class to order pizzas, we get a class pizza party! Let’s go Room 10! If you need another sheet or directions on how to order, please let me know.
This Friday is Superhero Day! Dress like your favorite superhero or wear anything superhero themed. 🙂
We are looking forward to our field trip on March 22 to Meadow Farm. Please send back the permission forms as soon as you can and make sure to check off “yes” or “no” in the middle of the form where it talks about medications. This part is easy to miss on the form. If you wish to be considered to chaperone, please check the box at the bottom and include your cell phone number.
This week we will begin our unit on force and motion in science. In math, we will start learning about fractions. In reading, we will finish our unit on -ed and -ing endings.
Have a good week!
This week we will begin our reading unit on words ending in -ed and -ing. In science, we will continue our unit on Matter. In math, we will continue our unit on telling time to the hour and half hour. We will also begin learning about activities that occur in the AM vs PM, as well as the difference between seconds, minutes, hours, and days.
This week we will be reading a lot of Dr. Seuss books to celebrate Read Across America week! Friday is Mix and Match day to celebrate Dr. Seuss! Wear items that do not go together!
Next Monday (March 5), a permission form will be going home for our next field trip to Meadow Farm, which is on March 22. This a a free field trip so all I will need back are the signed permission forms!
We now have a school store on Tuesday and Thursday mornings on the fourth grade hall. Students may bring in money to spend at the school store (everything is $1.00 or less) for items like pencils, glue sticks, erasers, or a “dolphin goody.” Let me know if you have any questions!
Reminder: Thursday is a half day for students. We will dismiss at 11:35. Please send a note if your child is to go home a different way. Also, interim reports will go home on this day.
I hope to see everyone at STEM night tonight at 6:00! It will be a fun evening of creating and engineering! First grade will be building “Straw Bridges” but if you don’t see me, don’t worry! I will be working with some 5th grade helpers showing families all about coding on the ipads!
If you would like to order Scholastic books, please do so by tomorrow afternoon. I will be placing a new order after school. Thank you!
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This week we will continue learning about compound words. We are beginning our unit on telling time to the half hour. We are also beginning our science unit on Matter. We will be learning about solids, liquids, and gases, and focus a lot on how water reacts with different substances (dissolving, mixing).
This Friday is INSIDE OUT DAY! It is also the 100th day of school! We will be doing a lot of fun 100 themed activities Friday!
This week we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Wednesday by exchanging Valentines. If you plan to send in Valentines, please include one for each child in the class. Tomorrow we will be decorating some fun bags for us to use to transport our Valentine’s home!
Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and we will be learning all about Honest Abe this week! We will also be comparing and contrasting Lincoln with Washington. In reading, we are going to learn about compound words. In math, we will finish up our unit on place value.
Next Tuesday is STEM night from 6:30-7:30 (Pizza from 5-6, PTA meeting at 6). I hope to see many families there for a fun night of STEM activities!
Please send in as many Box Tops as you can! We are competing with the other grade levels and are doing very well! 🙂
HAVE A GOOD WEEK!
This week we will finish up with our Bossy R words and Questions vs. Statements. We will begin our Social Studies unit on President’s Day. We will be learning all about the lives and contributions of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In math, we will continue our unit on place value to the tens place.
Please take a minute to click on the “Upcoming Events” section of my blog where there is a lot of new information!
We will participate in the denim drive again in April, so please start setting aside your old denim now. We will collect jeans, overalls, shorts, jackets, etc…. Color doesn’t matter, and the denim does not have to be in good shape. More information on this to come later. This is an activity led by both the SCA and the Green Team. ELES wants to win the big prize of $1000!
On Thursday, I will be sending home a list of the first names of the boys and girls in our class in case you want to start working on Valentines! We will be exchanging Valentines in class next Wednesday, 2/14. This is optional.
Thank you and I look forward to meeting with many of you on Thursday.
This week we will focus on “bossy r” words again as well as questions vs statements. We ARE doing word study this week! Since it is already Tuesday, feel free to skip Monday’s homework. We will have a test on Friday. In math, we are going to learn place value (ones and tens place) and continue working on our number sense. In Science, we are completing our unit on Earth and Sun. Next week we will start learning all about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln to get ready for President’s Day!
Thank you to those parents who signed up for conferences on February 8! If you did not receive an email last week to sign up, it is because I did not feel a sit down conference was necessary at this time. However, do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to conference, and I can send you the link or we can work out another time.
Don’t forget to keep ordering Papa John’s Pizza and using the online code ELES! 🙂
Have a great week!
This week we will be working on counting by 2, 5, and 10 as well as counting and writing numerals to 110. In addition, we will practice adding and subtracting by 10 (10 less than 30 is 20). In reading, we will focus on words that have a “bossy r” sound such as shark, bird, fork. We WILL be doing Word Study this week with a test on Friday. In Science, we will focus on the sun and Earth and learning about what causes day and night.
Evening parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 8th from 3:15-6:30. These conferences are optional , but a great way to review your child’s progress so far this year. I will be contacting you through email on Thursday if I feel a conference is necessary at this time with a link to the sign up genius. If you do not receive an email Thursday, then I do not feel a conference is necessary at this time. However, I will certainly be glad to meet with anyone who would like a conference. If you do not receive an email and would like to sign up, feel free to email me and I will be glad to send you the link. Let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great week!
I feel like everything has been a little “off” the last couple weeks with all of the days missed! It looks like we may have a chance of that again this week! Unfortunately because of the 4 day week (possibly 3 or less days), I am putting off Word Study one more week. I just don’t feel like I have the proper amount of time to teach/practice the words with them with these short weeks plus finishing up individual reading testing (Fountas and Pinnell). We will start back up on Monday and will hopefully not have any more interruptions!
If you are interested in ordering Scholastic books, tomorrow is the last day. I will be placing the order on Thursday. Let me know if you have any questions or need help!
If your child is interested in joining the Weekend Warriors Running Club, please send back the permission form as soon as possible.
This week we will be learning the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. in Social Studies as well as beginning our Science unit on Earth and Sun (day and night). In reading, we will focus on Writing this week emphasizing the difference between a question and a statement. In math, we will begin our unit on skip counting by 10’s, 5’s, and 2’s as well as writing numerals to 110.
Friday is Tye Dye Day! Have your child wear something tye dye! 🙂