Past and present (wk of Nov 4)

This week we ended the first quarter and looked forward to the start of November.  It was a relatively quiet week in our classroom.  We had a great day off on Tuesday and enjoyed learning with our friends.

A huge congratulations to Riley for learning all your red rainbow sight words and graduating up to orange!  We are also so proud of Shawn for learning all his orange words and graduating up to yellow!  Keep up the great work!

Thank you to all of the parents for coming out to parent teacher conferences.  We had a wonderful time touching base about our first quarter progress.

This week:

Reading: We started working to develop questions about the books we read.  We also worked to answer questions about what we just read.  We learned that questions start with special “question words”.

Writing: We continued reviewing all of our letters and are working to write our names very neatly.

Math: We started learning how to compare sets of things using the words more, less, and the same.  As a bonus, we learned how the symbols for more and less look like an alligator mouth and that the alligator always wants to eat more.  We can also make alligator mouths with our arms.

Social Studies: We learned all about the past and how different things were back then.  We were very surprised to learn that people didn’t have computers or iPhones in the past.

Next week:

Reading: We will continue increasing our comprehension of stories we read by asking and answering questions about books we read.  We will also be working on word ending sounds.

Writing: We will be working on a review of our letters.

Math: We will continue working to compare sets of numbers using the greater, less than, or equal.

Social Studies: We will learn all about the holiday of Thanksgiving and how we celebrate it.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Nov 19- Picture Day
  • Nov 20- Classroom Awards/Feast

Have a wonderful weekend!

Congratulations to:

Field Trip and Fun! (Wk of Oct 29)

This week was awesome!  This week we painted turkeys and picked our own pumpkins.  We also learned all about the American flag.  What a blast!

A huge congratulations to Brett, Jamison, Charlotte, Shawn, and Addison for learning all your red rainbow sight words and graduating up to orange!  Keep up the great work!

Thank you to Mr. Nicar for joining our field trip as a class chaperone.  He did an awesome job and helped us carry all our pumpkins home.  Thank you so much!

Thank you to all the parents that joined us on our field trip.

Important News:

Parent-Teacher conferences are next week. If you have not already signed up use the link below:

https://tinyurl.com/FletcherConference

This week:

Reading: We learned how to retell stories by remembering what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of our story.

Writing: We continued reviewing all of our letters and are working to write our names very neatly.

Math: We finished up our unit on patterns.

Social Studies: We learned all about the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Next week:

Reading: We will continue be increasing our comprehension of stories we read by asking and answering questions about books we read.  We will also be working on word ending sounds.

Writing: We will be working on a review of our letters.

Math: We will be working to compare sets of numbers using the greater, less than, or equal.

Social Studies: We will work to distinguish things that happened in the past from things happening in the present.

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday Nov 6th Student Holiday

Tuesday, Nov 6th and Thursday, Nov 8th: Afternoon/Evening Parent Conferences

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Painting and Turkey Fun:

Pumpkin Patch:

Congratulations For Graduating to Orange Rainbow Words!

Pumpkins and Patterns (Wk of Oct 22)

Wow!  This week was packed with learning, technology, and fun!  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I have included quite a few to give you the highlights of our week.  Check out our “this week” section to see what we were doing.  Enjoy!

Important News:

Our Hanover Vegetable Farm Field Trip has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 31.

Parent-Teacher conferences will be here soon. Sign up now to get the best time slot. Click the link below to sign up:

https://tinyurl.com/FletcherConference

This week:

Reading: We learned how to retell stories by remembering what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of our story.

Writing: We started reviewing all of our letters and are working to write our names very neatly.

Math: We learned about the core of a pattern (that is the part that repeats).  We also learned that patterns are found everywhere, including some of our favorite songs and games (head, shoulders, knees, and toes).  We applied what we learned by designing our own pattern bracelets and used patterns to create a code for the Ozobot.  Then we tested out our codes to see if it could read our patterns!

Science: We explored the life cycle of a pumpkin.  We also investigated the many uses for a pumpkin.  After all that research, we decided to use our pumpkin knowledge to make a delicious pumpkin pie.

Next week:

Reading: We will continue learning to retell stories we read by mapping out the beginning, middle, and end.

Writing: We will be working on a review of our letters.

Math: We will continue our unit on patterns and pattern making.

Social Studies: We will be exploring the American flag.

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday, October 30th: Big Blast for Fundraiser

Wednesday October 31st: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Tuesday, Nov 6th and Thursday, Nov 8th: Afternoon/Evening Parent Conferences

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

We used Patterns to code commands for our Ozobots:

We used our patterns to create our own bracelets (and we even got to take them home!):

After learning all about the life cycle of a pumpkin, we made pumpkin pie (and got to eat it…it was delicious!):

Fall has arrived! (Wk of Oct 15)

Important News:

Parent-Teacher conferences will be here soon.  Sign up now to get the best time slot.  Click the link below to sign up:

https://tinyurl.com/FletcherConference

This week:

Reading: We did an in depth author study reading many of Eric Carle’s works.  We also started to learn how to retell a story by mapping out the beginning, middle, and end on our story maps.

Writing:  We learned all about the letters Y, Z,Q, and V.

Math: We practiced counting out loud from 0 to 20.  We also noticed that sometimes Mrs. Fletcher doesn’t start with the number one, so we learned how to count on even if she starts somewhere silly!

Science: We explored the changes happening around us in fall.  We enjoyed a nature walk in the crisp autumn weather as we looked for different color leaves falling from the trees.  We also made our own fall tree while exploring our color sight words of the week: brown, red, yellow, and green.

Next week:

Reading: We will continue learning to retell stories we read by mapping out the beginning, middle, and end.

Writing:  We will be working on a review of our letters.

Math:  We will start an exciting two-week unit on patterns and pattern making.

Science: We will be investigating the life cycle of a pumpkin.

Friday will be our trip to the pumpkin patch!  We are so excited!

Have a wonderful fall weekend!

Upcoming dates:

Sunday, October 21st: PTA Spirit Night @Brusters
Tuesday, October 23rd: International Night
Friday, October 26th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
Tuesday, Nov 6th and Thursday, Nov 8th: Afternoon/Evening Parent Conferences

Check out the fun we had during Math Centers this week:

 

Scarecrows and Community Helpers! (Wk of Oct 7, 2018)

This was a short but wonderful week!  We reviewed old letters and learned some new, read a lot of stories to our book buddies, delved deeply into the numbers 0-5, and learned about community helpers.  To top it all off, we had favorite hat day on Thursday.  Whew!  That was a lot of fun this week!

Important News:

Field trip permission slips are due this week.  Please be sure to send in payment with the permission slip.

Parent-Teacher conferences will be here soon.  Sign up now to get the best time slot.  Click the link below to sign up:

https://tinyurl.com/FletcherConference

Mrs. Fletcher will be reviewing the rainbow words with students next week, so be sure to pack in some extra practice this weekend so your skills are sharp.

This week:

Writing: We focused on the letters J, W, K, L, and I.  We are also continuing our work on our first names.

Reading: We are becoming masters at making predictions about what will happen in our story based upon the illustrations.  We read all about scarecrows this week.  It turns out, that they are not scary after all!

Math: This week we started our work with numbers!  We learned how to read and write the numbers 0-5!

Social Studies: We learned all about different community helpers and what they do for our community.

Next week:

We will be working on Y, Z, V, and Q, and will start working on retelling the stories we read.  We will also be orally counting from 0-20 in math, and will be talking about our current season (Fall) in Science.

Have a wonderful fall weekend!

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday, October 16th: @11:55am Bring your Parents to PE day

Sunday, October 21st: PTA Spirit Night @Brusters

Tuesday, October 23rd: International Night

Friday, October 26th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Tuesday, Nov 6th and Thursday, Nov 8th: Afternoon/Evening Parent Conferences

 

Check out some of our favorite hats:

Off to a great start! (Wk of Sept 30)

It has been a wonderful few weeks getting to know each other as a new class!  We have had so much fun reading books, writing our letters, learning all about apples and our five senses, and sorting!

Important News:

If you have not yet turned in your permission slip or cash payment for our field trip, please send it in next week.

This week:

Writing: We focused on the letters K, B, and O.  We are also working to write our first names very neatly on every paper.

Reading: We learned how to make predictions about what will happen in our story based upon the illustrations.  We also learned what an illustrator does!

Math: We are working hard to sort objects by attributes.  We can sort by shape, size, color, and thickness!

Science: This week we learned all about the life cycle of an apple.  It starts out as a seed, then becomes a shoot, then a flowering tree, and finally the tree gives us apples to eat!

Next week:

We will be working on I,L, and H, and continuing to make predictions based upon illustrations.  We will also be starting to work with numbers from 1-20 in math, and will be talking about the various jobs that people have in Social Studies.

I hope everyone enjoys the holiday on Monday and I can’t wait to see you on Tuesday morning!

Look at us making applesauce!! It was delicious!

Check out the awesome time we had reading to our book buddies: