April 23-27

We had a great time on Career Day! Students enjoyed learning about different jobs and thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.

Our class needs some bottles of glue and erasers to use throughout the remainder of the school year. If you are able to send some in, we would greatly appreciate the donation. Thanks!

This week we will be working on the following learning objectives-

reading: complete sentences, writing detailed sentences with different beginnings and continued focus on capitalization and punctuation

math: measuring (length, weight/mass and volume using nonstandard units)

social studies: maps and climate in different regions

Important Upcoming Dates:
Monday, April 30th Report Card Distribution

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April 16-20

We had a wonderful time on our field trip to the Science Museum; the students had lots of fun learning and exploring!

Our class needs some bottles of glue and erasers to use throughout the remainder of the school year. If you are able to send some in, we would greatly appreciate the donation. Thanks!

This week we will be working on the following learning objectives-

reading: theme/moral of the story

math: measuring (length, weight/mass and volume using nonstandard units)

social studies: maps and climate in different regions

Important Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, April 18th 5-7pm Spirit Night: Buffalo Wild Wings
Thursday, April 19th Kindergarten Registration 8am-4pm and 6-8pm
Friday, April 20th Career Day
Monday, April 23rd Spring Pictures
Monday, April 30th Report Card Distribution

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April 9-13

We hope everyone had a great spring break! We are finishing up the 3rd marking period this week; report cards will be coming home later this month.

This week we will be focusing on the following learning objectives:

Reading/Writing-Sentence Fluency, beginning sentences in different ways and writing more complex sentences

Math- Measure/compare length, weight and volume using nonstandard units

Social Studies- continue map skills (identify the shape of our state and country on a map/globe as well as locate Washington, D.C. and Richmond on the US map)

Reminders:

**1st Grade Field Trip-Science Museum of Virginia Friday, April 13th

Please have your student wear their navy blue Super Cub shirt and pack a lunch and drink in a disposable bag/container (please do not send soda).

**Early Release Monday, April 16th

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March 26-30

Our Learning Objectives this week:

Reading-poetry

Math-problem solving

Social Studies-maps

Upcoming dates:

April 2-6 Spring Break

April 13th 1st grade field trip to Science Museum; end of 3rd marking period

April 16th half day

 

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March 19-23

Learning Objectives:

Reading/Writing: composing personal narratives with sentences that include vivid verbs and adjectives

Math: number combinations/problem solving

Science: spring and continuing with natural resources-how we can reduce/ reuse/recycle to conserve our resources; preventing pollution in order to protect our air and water

Important Dates:

March 6th-20th Papa Johns Fundraiser-$10/$15 coupon cards

Papa Johns Form

April 2-6 Spring Break   

 

 

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March 12-16

Thank you for participating in our fun spirit days over the last 2 weeks and for promptly returning the signed interim report! A Scholastic book order will be coming home this week; there are so many excellent books to add to your home collection. There are choices on a wide variety of topics, genres and reading levels. Also, when you order books for your child, we earn bonus points which helps us to build our classroom library.

Learning Objectives:

Reading: writing (generating ideas and composing a story), using adjectives (describing words) to include more detail

Math: money-counting coins (pennies, nickels and dimes) up to $1.00

Science: natural resources (things that come from Earth/nature) and how we can reduce/ reuse/recycle to conserve our resources; preventing pollution in order to protect our air and water

Important Dates:

March 6th-20th Papa Johns Fundraiser-$10/$15 coupon cards

Papa Johns Form

Tuesday, March 13th California Pizza Kitchen Spirit Night

April 2-6 Spring Break       

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March 5-9

We will be working on the following learning objectives this week:

Reading-ABC order to the 2nd letter; asking and answering questions about what we read

Math-identifying name and value of penny, nickel, dime and quarter/counting like coins (pennies, nickels, dimes) up to $1.00

Science-dissolve/not dissolve (seeing what happens when many different materials are mixed with water)

Spirit days in honor of Youth Art Month:

Monday-wear cool colors (green, blue, purple)

Tuesday-wear primary colors (red, blue, yellow)

Wednesday-wear secondary colors (green, orange, purple)

Thursday-wear shapes

Friday-wear patterns

Important Dates:

Tuesday, March 6th   Interim Distribution

March 6th-20th   Papa Johns Fundraiser-$10/$15 coupon cards

Tuesday, March 13th   California Pizza Kitchen Spirit Night

April 2-6   Spring Break

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February 26-March 2

We continue to work on the following topics this week:

Math– Telling time to the hour/half hour (digital and analog clock)

Reading– Character, Setting, Plot (including beginning/middle/end and problem/solution)

Science– Matter (the states of matter, solid/liquid/gas, and changes in matter as well as scientific investigation with experiments)

**Thursday, March 1st is a half day for students. We will dismiss at 11:35am. 

**Spirit Days this week in honor of Read Across America Day/Dr. Suess:

Monday-Silly Socks for Fox in Socks

Tuesday-Wear a shirt you can read for I Can Read with My Eyes Shut

Wednesday- Wear green for Green Eggs and Ham

Thursday- Wear animal print for If I Ran the Zoo

Friday-Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character 

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Week of February 19th

In reading, we will be focusing on the plot of the story-beginning, middle & end as well as problem/solution.

We are finishing up Fractions in math and will be beginning our unit on Time. Students will tell time to the hour and half-hour using a digital and analog clock. We will also be learning about am/pm and the concept of a minute vs. hour.

After completing our Famous American projects, our next Science unit is Matter! We will be learning about the 3 states of matter (solid, liquid and gas) and doing experiments. We will also explore how some substances dissolve in water.

Important dates this week:

Tues. Feb 20 – Famous American Parade (come to school dressed as your Famous American)

Wed. Feb. 21 – Social Studies Showcase AND First Grade Music Performance (meet in the classroom at 5:30 dressed as your Famous American)

Thurs. Feb 22 – 100th Day of School…wear a shirt with a number on it!

Fri. Feb 23 – Box Tops Due & Yearbook Order deadline

 

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February

We are currently working on mastering the following objectives:

Reading- ABC Order, Main Idea/Details and Context Clues

Math- Fractions (fair share problems, halves & fourths of a whole/set)

Social Studies- contributions of Famous Americans Benjamin Franklin, George Washington Carver, Eleanor Roosevelt, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

The First Grade Famous American project guidelines were sent home on Friday, 2/09. We appreciate your support and help with this fun project! Students will be writing a report and dressing up for a parade and presentation. The research/sloppy copy is due by 2/16; we will write the final report in class. Students will dress up the morning of 2/20 for a school parade and to present their project to our class and then again the evening of 2/21 for the Social Studies Showcase/First Grade performance.

Reminders:

*Please let us know if you are coming to the Social Studies Showcase/First Grade Performance by signing and returning the purple form.

Monday, 2/12 – Report Card Distribution (please sign and return the envelope)

Tuesday, 2/13 – Pie5 fundraiser for the Dietsch family!

Wednesday, 2/14 – Valentine’s Day (please make sure to send a valentine for each classmate; no food/candy)

Thursday, 2/22-please return student pictures or money for the order if you wish to purchase the photos

 

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