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

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Week of March 27th

This week our phonics focus will be long u spelling patterns oo, ew,  and ou.  We will be finishing up our math unit on graphing.  Our Journeys Unit will be ending next week.  Watch for an updated word wall list to come home for students to study.

We are finishing our fairy tale unit and I'm looking forward to seeing the castle projects!  Our new topic will be  weather.

Word Wall Words for the week are: ready, kinds, covers, county, earth, warms, soil and almost

Spelling: soon, noon, zoo. boot, too, moon, new, blew, soup and you

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Week of March 20

Since last week was so short we are extending our spelling and word wall lists into this week.  We have started chapter  10 in our math books.  Students will be learning to read different types of graphs.

Students received information on a fun project….a castle out of recycled  materials!  The castles will be displayed outside of our room.

Reminder:  donations are still needed for our tricky tray basket.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Week of March 13

The spelling test that we missed on our snow day will be on Monday

This week we will finish time to the 1/2 hour and go onto graphing information.  Our phonics focus is oo as in look.

Word Wall Words: again, along, begin, boy, father, house, nothing, together

Spelling: look, book, good, hook, brook, foot, shook, wood, hood  Bonus: April, whistle, vacation

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Week of March 6

In math this week we will be working on telling tame to the hour and half hour.  Our phonics focus is r controlled ir, ur, and er words.  We are still enjoying fairy tales!  Our dog friends will visit on Tuesday.

Everyone did a wonderful job with the word wall test and students continue to improve speed and accuracy of math facts!

Word Wall Words for this week…baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young

Spelling: her, fern, girl, sir, stir, bird, fur, hurt, turn, third  Bonus: rainbow, cloudy, drizzle