Newsletter

1/14

Today

If your child is bored today I am sending along their homework for the week and a few activities to get them ready for the week.

-Homework is attached

-Homework can be sent in on Friday.

 

I also attached some extra activities they can work on today for a prize when they return to school.

-A Pebble Go Activity is attached to go along with Louis Braille.

-They can access Pebble Go through our library.  They can watch the video on him and then complete the sheet.

-They can go to “Social Studies”, “Biographies”, and then “Inventors”.

-They also can watch videos on animal migration, hibernation, and adaptations.

-go to “Animals” and then “Animal Behavior”

–  I also attached a doubles worksheet.

 

 

One last thing…Tell them that part of their work/ homework today is to go outside and play in the snow instead of playing video games! J

 

Language Arts

Phonics-  long u

Skill-  Biographies

Grammar-  Proper Nouns (Names)

 

Math

Adding and subtracting doubles

 

Theme

Winter

-animals

-hibernation

-migration

-adaptations

1/7

Important Dates/ Reminders

Homework is coming home tonight.

1/17 PTA Night

1/21 MLK Holiday

 

Star Students

1/7         Airyana

1/14       Calley

1/21       Brooke

1/28       Riley

 

Language Arts

-Phonics- Long “I”

-Grammar- compound words

-Skill- problem and solution

 

Math

-problem solving single step word problems with one part unknown

 

Theme

-Economics

-goods and services

-making economic choices

-saving money

12/13

Important Dates/ Reminders for this week and next week

We will not have homework  or a spelling test this week or next week.

Wednesday

Jingle Bell Jam

-next Wednesday

-for students only because of space limitations in the gym

-wear holiday attire and bells

Holiday Party 12:15-1:30

-everyone is invited

-We  will not be providing a snack for the party.  Please send a special snack for your child that day.  Please let them know which snack is for snack and which is for the party in the afternoon.

 

 

 Language Arts

Phonics-review short vowels/ long a

Grammar-nouns (person/ place/ thing)

Skill- review character, setting, problem, solution, and story order

 

Star Students

Ariyana- 1/7

Calley- 1/14

 

Math

Addition and Subtraction 0-10

 

Theme

Economics

-Needs and Wants

-Consumer/ Producer

-Goods and Services

 

12/3

Important Dates/ Reminders

-Guidance today (lesson on worry)

-Cultural Arts Program this Thursday

“Trickster Tales”

 

Gifted

If you have any questions about the gifted program be sure to check the school website for information.

 

Language Arts

-New sight words and spelling homework is coming home tonight

-Skill- Prediction

-Phonics- long a sound with a silent/magic e

-Grammar- nouns (person, place or thing)

 

Math

-Magnitude

-The student will select a reasonable order of magnitude from three given quantities and be able to explain how they arrived at their answer.

 

Theme

-distinguishing between past, present, and future

11/26

Important Reminders/ Dates

Report Cards came home last week.

-Please sign and send back the envelope.

Pictures are coming home tonight for those of you who ordered pictures.

-We will have pictures again in the spring.

PTA Reflections Ceremony is this Thursday night.

 

Star Student

12/3       Behruz

12/10     Gemma

 

Language Arts

-new homework/ sight words are coming home tonight

-Skill- Sequencing

-Phonics- short vowel review

-Grammar- writing a complete sentence

 

Math

-counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 110

 

Theme

Animals

-physical characteristics and where they live

11/19

Important Dates/ Reminders

Report Cards some home tomorrow

Thanksgiving Vacation 11/21-11/25

 

We will not have homework or a spelling list this week.

 

This Week:

Today

First Grade Fall/ Thanksgiving Rotation

-The children spent 20 minutes in each first grade room doing various fall and Thanksgiving activities.

Tomorrow

-Thanksgiving activities

-Mrs. Aquilina, Innovative Learning Coach, is coming in to demo the new Chrome Books and do an activity with us

-Annual Thanksgiving Parade around the halls of Shady Grove presented by the Administration and Resource teams

 

Star Students

11/26     Vibha

12/3       Behruz

 

11/12

Important Dates/ Reminders

Friday- Pocahontas State Park Stations

Friday- Our lunch time will be switched  to 12:15-12:45

11/20- Report Cards come home

11/21-12/2- Thanksgiving Holiday

11/28- Fall Picture Makeups

 

Book Fair

Dates and times for the Fair

Monday, November 12th: 2:30-5:00pm

Tuesday, November 13th: 2:30-7:00pm

Wednesday, November 14th: 2:30-5:00pm

 

 

 

Star Students

11/12     Nicholas

11/26     Vibha

12/3       Behruz

 

Language Arts

Sight Words/ Spelling Words/ homework is coming home tonight

Phonics- final blends with short vowels

Skill- Beginning/ Middle/ End

Grammar/Writing- Telling Parts

 

Math

-Comparing numbers between 1-110 using words greater than, less than, and equal to

-Ordering 3 or fewer sets from least to greatest and greatest to least

 

Theme

-Animals

-classification of physical characteristics (coverings, appendages, and movement)

 

11/5

Important Dates/ Reminders

-no school tomorrow

-conferences this week by appointment

 

Field Trip

-Thursday

-Bring a labeled bag lunch

-Bring a snack

-we will have snack before we leave

-Wear comfortable shoes

-Dress for the weather

 

Book Orders

-coming home today

-due this Friday

– you may order online or send in a check with the order form anytime this week

 

Star Students

11/12     Nicholas

11/26     Vibha

 

Language Arts

-New sight words/ spelling/ homework is coming home tonight

-Phonics-“r” and “l” blends

-Skill- Beginning, Middle, and End of a story

-Grammar- telling part of a sentence

 

Math

-Group a collection of 1-110 objects into tens and ones and write the corresponding number

 

Theme

-Basic needs of animals

10/29

New Student

-Please welcome Sophia to our classroom.  Sophia joined us last Wednesday.

 

Field Trip Rescheduled  11/8

-A new permission slip is coming home tonight.  Please fill it out and return it ASAP.

– I will be using the same chaperones unless they cannot attend.

 

Reminders/ Events

November 6       Student Holiday/ Election Day

 

Star Students

10/29     Evan

11/5       Asher

11/12     Nicholas

 

 

Language Arts

-sight words coming home tonight

Review week

-review all short vowels

-review digraphs

-review our old sight words

Skill- Setting (where and when of a story)

Grammar- Naming Parts of a sentence

 

Math

-problem solving single step addition and subtraction word problems

 

Theme

-elections and voting

10/22

Important Reminders

Today- Guidance Lesson

Tomorrow- Wear Red

Wednesday- Picture Day

Field Trip- Friday

 

Field Trip

-Friday

-Buses leave at 9:15

-We will have snack before we leave

-Dress for the weather

-Pack a bag lunch

-label the bag with your child’s name

-all items in the bag and bag should be disposable

 

Language Arts

-New Sight words/ spelling words and homework are coming home today

-Skill- Setting (where/ when)

-Phonics- short e

– Grammar- Naming parts of a sentence

 

Math

-adding and subtracting adding 0, 1, and 2

-focusing on speed

 

Theme

Seasons

-focus on the changes of Summer to Fall

-plants

-animals

-me

-weather

10/15

Important Dates/ Reminders

Interims come home today on a yellow sheet

-please sign and return

Fun Run on Wednesday

Field trip Permission slips are coming home today

-please fill out and send back ASAP

-I will pick chaperones by Friday

-you do not need to send any money

10/24 Fall Picture Day

 

Spirit Days This Week

Wacky Wednesday- dress wacky

Black Out Thursday-  Wear Black

Spirit Wear Friday-  wear red or Shady Grove Spirit Wear

 

Star Student

10/ 15  Jasmine

10/22 Keagan

10/29 Evan

11/5 Asher

 

Language Arts

-new homework/ sight words coming home today

Phonics- short u/ ch/ th

Grammar- Asking sentences

Theme-Main Characters

 

Math

Addition and Subtraction

-identify symbols +,-,=

-part/ whole fluency for numbers 3, 4, 5

Examples

– 3 and _ make 5

-_ and 1 make 3

-3 and 1 make _

 

Theme

Finish National Symbols

Start Changing seasons

-Summer to Fall

10/9

Important Dates/ Reminders

Thursday- Barefoot Puppet Theater Assembly

10/17 PTA Fun Run

10/24 Fall Picture Day

 

Star Students

10/9 Rishab

10/15 Jasmine

10/22 Keagan

10/ 29 Evan

-see my blog for schedule and information

 

Language Arts

-new sight words/ homework is coming home tonight

-you only have to do two boxes this week since it is a shorter week

Phonics- short i

Skill- Main Characters

Grammar- Telling sentences and ending mark (.)

Start Reading Groups this Week

 

Math

-counting numbers from 1-110 starting at any number

-writing numbers 1-30

 

Theme

Columbus Day

 

National Symbols

-Bald Eagle

-Flag

-Statue of Liberty

-Washington Monument

-Liberty Bell

10/1

Important Dates/ Reminders

Spirit Dress up Days

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday- PJ Day

Friday- Team Spirit Day

 

Frog Prince Performance/ assembly- This Wednesday

Fun Run- October 17th

 

Star Students

10/1 Jordan

10/8 Rishab

10/15 Jasmine

10/22 Keagan

 

Language Arts

-New Sight/ Spelling words are coming home tonight in a Ziploc bag

-New Homework Sheet is coming home tonight

 

Phonics- short o

Writing/ Grammar- complete sentence and ABC order

Whole Group- fiction vs. nonfiction

Reading Groups- Finish  assessments and continue to build stamina in reading groups

 

Math

-collecting and recording data

-interpreting graphs

 

Theme

National Symbols

-Washington Monument

-American Flag

-Bald Eagle

-Liberty Bell

9/24

Important Reminders/ Announcements

-Homework starts today

-the sheet should be in your child’s folder

-please send only the sheet back on Friday

-Today is the LAST day to register for the Short Pump Mile

-A practice spelling test and a practice reading comprehension sheet are coming home in your child’s folder tonight.  We will have a spelling test every Friday and a reading comprehension test every Thursday/ Friday.

 

Language Arts

Reading Groups

-continue to practice building stamina in our reading stations

-Writing

-Read to Self

-Word Work

-introduce and practice Read to Someone this week

Writing/ Grammar

-Leaf Story

-continue to practice using capitals to begin a sentence and .?! to end a sentence

Parts of a Book

-pictures

-maps

-captions

-graphs

Phonics

-short a

-rhyming words

 

Math

-finish repeating and growing patterns

 

Sort and Classify

-by shape, size, color, and thickness

 

Theme

Scientific Investigation

-what is  science

-what is a scientist

-how do they use their senses

-what tools do they use

-what do they do

 

9/17

Important Dates and Reminders

Half Day this Wednesday

Back to School Night is this Thursday at 6:00

-adults only

*Homework will start next week

 

Language Arts

Parts of a book

-cover, title, author, illustrator, captions, glossary, table of contents

Sight words last week and this week

-at, like, am, see, me, can, go, the, is, to

-creating rhyming words

Reading Groups

-continue practice and building stamina

-“Read to Self”

-“Writing”

-Introduce and practice “Word Work”

Grammar

-using capital letters and end marks when writing sentences

 

Math

-finish shapes

-describe, identify, and create growing and repeating patterns

 

Theme

Constitution Day today

 

Communities

-focus on volunteering

 

 

9/10

Important Dates/ Reminders

Student Half Day- September 19

Back to School Night- September 20

 

Language Arts

-Sight words-Sight words are coming home in a Ziploc bag today.  Each week new words will come home.  Your child is responsible to read and spell these each week.  I will talk more about these at “Back to School Night”.

-Please hold on to these words.

-Rhyming

-handwriting- letter formation/ spacing words

 

Math

Shapes

-circle

-triangle

-square

-rectangle

Vocabulary

-vertex

-sides

 

Theme

-school rules

-“All About Me”

Welcome to first grade!

 

It was so nice meeting everyone yesterday!   I know we are going to have a great year!

 

This will be my main way to communicate throughout the year.  I will send home an email/ newsletter every Monday afternoon about what is coming up each week and general information.  I try to keep them short and simple using mostly bullet points.  I also post my newsletter to my blog each Monday.

 

If you noticed your email address was wrong please let me know and I will fix it.

 

“Back to School Night” is where I will go over classroom procedures, grading, homework, reading groups, word study/ spelling, Star Student, etc…

 

 

Reminders

-please send a healthy snack each  day for your child

-“Take Home” folders will come home each night (These are the folders you labeled with their name and placed in their desk at Open House.)

-please empty out the folder and return it to school each day

-use this folder to send in any notes, lunch money, etc..

 

Important Dates

9/19- Early Release

9/20-  “Back to School Night”

 

Next Week

 

Language Arts

-Review

-consonants and vowels

Math

-Calendar

-ordinal positions to 10

 

Theme

-“All About Me”

-school expectations

-getting to know one another