Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Week of October 16th

This week we will continue to learn about nocturnal animals and also about fire safety.  We are starting chapter 3 in math and finishing unit 1 in our Journey's Reading Series.  Our phonics focus this week is short u.

There is a word wall  test this week.  New words include friend, full. pull, good, hold, many

Spelling Words are:  up, bug, mud, nut, hug, tub, cub, tug, good, pull  Bonus:  skeleton, scarecrow and ghost

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Week of October 9th

Remember:  There is no school on Monday, October 9th.

Our ROCK dog friends and their owners will be coming this Tuesday and will make visits every other week.  For the past 9 years students have enjoyed reading to the dogs.  We are looking forward to another successful year.

This week we will begin to learn about nocturnal animals.  We will also learn about Christopher Columbus and his voyage.

We are continuing with subtraction strategies and our phonics focus this week is short e.

Word Wall Words for the week are: all,does, here, me, my, who

Spelling Words are: yet, web, pen, wet, leg, hen, den, net, my, all  Bonus: spider, mammal and mouse

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Week of October 2

This week we will continue to work on subtraction concepts.  Students will learn about comparing picture models  as away to subtract.  Our phonics focus will be short o words.  We will continue comparing informational texts, realistic fiction and fantasy stories about bears.

Word wall words for this week are: do, find, funny, sing, no, they

Spelling words for this week are: log, got, top, hot, ox, lot, mop, pot, do, find Bonus: funny, safety, leaf

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Week of September 25th

Students are really getting into a routine!  In math we will be finishing chapter 1.  We had our first comprehension, phonics and spelling tests.  This will be a part of each week.  We are going to read stories and informational texts on bears.  Students will learn about different bears and their habitats.  New word wall words have been added.  They are: food, what, have, he, look, too

Spelling words are: if, is him, rip, fit, pin, hit, sip, look, he  Bonus: bear, claws, storm

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Week of September 18th

Reminders for this week:  Early Dismissal on Friday and picture day September 20th!

This week we will be starting our Journeys Reading series.  As a whole class we will work on reading and comprehending two selections each week.  Usually on Thursdays the class will take a comprehension and phonics or vocabulary test.  We are also starting spelling this week.  The list is sent home on Mondays to study.  Usually there will be a spelling homework assignment on Mondays and Thursdays.  The list will also appear here along with new word wall words.

The Word Wall Words for this week are: with, help, and, you, be, play

Spelling Words are: am, at, sat, man, dad, mat, mad, ran, and, you  Bonus Words: first, class, school

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The week of September 11th

The week starts out with the book fair on Monday morning.  Students will wear red, white and blue in honor of Patriot's Day.

Our Back to School Night is September 12th.  I'm looking forward to meeting you.

Students have been learning first grade routines and we'll be starting reading groups later in the week.