Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Week of May 22nd

This week we will continue learning about the rocky seashore and tide pools. We will discuss what adaptations creatures make to live in this habitat.

This week we will have our final spelling test.  The words come from our word wall list.
Spelling words are: want, went, why, where, they, said, friend, were, was, there

Bonus: barnacle, sea anemone, octopus

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Week of May 15th

We ware busy preparing for the Spring Concert which will be on Wednesday Night at 6:00.  There will be no homework that evening.

We have finished our math books but will continue with review lessons and fact fluency practice.  We will be finishing our Journeys reading books this coming week.  We will have our final word wall test this week or next week.  I have sent home the final list which contains over 200 words!

Word Wall Words for the week are: brothers, everyone, field, loved, most, only, people, sorry

Spelling Words are: even, open, begin, baby, tiger, music, paper, zero. table, below  Bonus: oyster, seagull, sea lettuce

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Week of May 8th

In math this week we will be learning about fractions.  We will concentrate on 1/2 and 1/4 .   We wi;; be finishing the book next week and will be working on review and increasing addition and subtraction fluency.

Our phonics focus is on suffixes ly, ful, and y.  The students have been working on writing Pete the Cat stories.  We will be sharing these with Mrs. DiRenzo's class.

We will begin our unit on the Rocky Seashore and the creatures that live there!

Reminder:  The School Store is this week.

Also remember the music concert is May 17th

Word Wall Words for the week are: caught, took, listen, thought, minute, listen, idea, beautiful, friendship

Spelling:  sad, sadly, slow, slowly, dust, dusty, trick, tricky, help, helpful

Bonus: seahorse, Atlantic, sea star

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Week of May 1st

Wow!  May is here.  It's hard to believe.  We will be finishing up insects and starting our study of the Rocky Seashore.  We are continuing with combining shapers and will begin learning about 1/2s and 1/4s  Our phonics focus will be long i spelled with a final y and igh .

Word Wall Words are: across, ball, cried, head, heard, large, second should

Spelling:  my, try, sky, fly, by, dry, pie, cried, night, light  Bonus: seashore, ocean, tide pool

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 20th and 21st and The Week of April 24th

In math we will begin a unit on Two Dimensional Shapes and Fractions.  We will continue working on speed and accuracy of addition and subtraction facts.  Our phonics focus will be er and est endings.

This week I will be sending home permission slips for our trip to the State Theatre in Easton.  Please fill out and sign and return.  I am looking for two parents who would like to chaperone a group of students.  If more than two contact me I will pick from a hat.

Word Wall Words for this week are: always, different, enough, happy, high, near, once and stories

Spelling: hard, harder, hardest, fast, faster, fastest, slow, slower, slowest, sooner
Bonus: cricket, beetle and compound (eyes)

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Week of April 10th

This week's phonics focus is long e spelling focus with y and ie .  We will also be using ing and ed endings.  In math were still concentrating on geometric shapes.

Our castles are wonderful!  Try and stop in to see them.  Students presented their castles to the class and the class discovered how many 3D shapes each castle had.

We have been studying insects and have learned about the different characteristics and this week we'll learn about individual insects.

Word Wall Words: above, bear, even, pushed, studied, surprised, teacher, toward

Spelling Words:  mix, mixed, hop, hopped, hope, hoping, run, running, use, used Bonus: head, thorax, abdomen

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Week of April 3rd

Reminder:  Castles are due on Tuesday.  Word Wall Test this week

This is a busy week.  On Monday the CAP assault prevention staff will be talking to our first graders.  On Tuesday our dogs will be visiting.  Tuesday is also spirit day and Friday the school store is open.

We are finishing up Unit 5 in Journeys and will begin our math unit on Geometry.  We are finishing up a weather unit and beginning an insect unit.

Our word wall words are: buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school and seven

Spelling Words are: how, now, cow, owl, ouch, house, found, out, gown, town  Bonus: grasshopper, colony, dragonfly