12/5/16

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 11:38 | Category : December 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               December 6, 2016

 

Notes and Reminders:

-School Picture Re-Takes are this Friday.  If you did not like your child’s picture please return the original.  If you missed photo day your child can have their picture taken this Friday.

-We will make gingerbread houses on Thursday, December 22nd at 1:45.  We need lots of volunteers for this activity so please considering coming to Ray and joining all the messy fun.

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story and the lesson the main character learns. We will continue to discuss character traits.  This week we will also discuss cause and effect.

WORD STUDY

Sight Words: because, was, use, our, said

Vocabulary: mistake, invisible, forgot, cavity, plain, Australia

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue with How-To writing.   We will add transition words and supply lists to our writing.

MATH

This week we will continue to learn about measurement using non-stand units of measure (pencil, paperclip, toothpick, blocks, and a thumb).  We will also begin to work with base-ten blocks.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will continue a unit on Light and Sound. We still need toilet paper rolls.  We will work with vibration forks and hopefully make kazoos.  In Social Science we will continue with our family traditions unit.   We are reading Thunder Cake and learning about how families have different ways of helping us when we are scared.  We are still working on putting together the family traditions book.

Have a great week!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art

Homelink 4.3

Art

Homelink 4.4

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

Homelink 4.5

P.E.

Homelink 4.6

Art

Friday Letter

 

11/28/16

Monday, 28 November 2016, 14:36 | Category : November 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               November 28, 2016,

We hope everyone had a wonderful break!  After so many days off in November it will be nice to get into a normal routine.  There are 4 full weeks of school until our next break.

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read One Dog Canoe.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story and the lesson the main character learns. We will continue to discuss character traits.  This week we will also discuss cause and effect.

WORD STUDY

Sight Words: other, about, out, many, then

Vocabulary: Glide, peer, bound, crew, dew               

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will begin a unit on How-To writing.  They will work together to create a book about making trail mix and create a list of things they know how to do well.

MATH

We will take the unit 3 assessment and begin Unit 4, all about measurement.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will begin a unit on Light and Sound. Please bring in empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls for this unit.   In Social Science we will continue with our family traditions unit.    Homework will go home throughout the unit to create a family traditions book.

Have a great week! Glide, peer, bound, crew, dew

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art

Homelink 3.11

Art

Unit 3 Review

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

 

P.E.

Homelink 4.1

Art

Friday Letter

Homelink 4.2

11/14/16

Monday, 14 November 2016, 14:31 | Category : November 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               November 14, 2016,

Thank you to all the parents that made it to report card conferences.  If you were unable to make it please contact me to set up a meeting.  A HUGE THANK YOU to Ann (Aka Betty’s mom) for the beautiful art project she did with the students.  It really brings life to the room and we all love it.

  • There is no school next Wednesday-Friday.  Please get your child to school on time each and every day
  • Today we begin our next five week rotation.  Students will have Art Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

WORD STUDY

Sight Words: How, their, if, will, up

Vocabulary: pinecone, spicy, sauce

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Duck for Turkey Day.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story and the lesson the main character learns. We will begin to focus on character traits.  This book is the perfect lead into 2nd quarter theme of family traditions.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to work on small moment stories.  Students will complete this unit next week.  We are focusing on zooming in moments and “show don’t tell”.  Instead of saying you are happy tell us what you did to show you are happy.

MATH

We will practice using the number line for addition and subtraction.  We will also use the number line to check our answers.  Students will be introduced to frames and arrows.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will discuss stars.  In Social Science we will begin our unit on family traditions.

Have a great week!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art

 

Homelink 3.6

Art

 

Homelink 3.7

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

 

Homelink 3.8

P.E.

 

 

Homelink 3.9

Art

 

Friday Letter

 

11/7/16

Monday, 7 November 2016, 14:43 | Category : November 2016, Uncategorized
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               November 7, 2016,

There are quite a few reminders for this week:

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read and correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly.
  • Mark your calendars for Report Card Pick-Up. It is Wednesday, November 9th from 11:45a-6p. Please email me if you do not have a time.
  • Words their Way spelling assessment is this Thursday. The words are the same as last week. We will not have a new set of sight words, due to the shortened week.
  • There is no school on Friday, November 11, 2016. 

WORD STUDY

Sight Words: an, each, which, she, do

Vocabulary: glad, exactly, accidently, whisper, march

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Jessica.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story and the lesson the main character learns. We will begin to focus on character traits.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to work on small moment stories.  Students will focus on adding more detail through character emotion.  We will also work on using transition words to show story sequence.

MATH

We will continue to write number stories and create pictures to go along with problems in our math journal.  We will also begin to practice skip counting on the number line.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will continue our observation of the moon and moon phases.  In Social Science we will learn about voting and our president elect.

Have a great week!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spanish

 

Homelink 3.4

P.E

 

Homelink 3.5

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

NO SCHOOL

P.E.

 

 

Homelink 3.6

Friday Letter

Spanish

NO SCHOOL

 

10/31/16

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 13:18 | Category : October 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               October 31, 2016

We had an awesome trip to the farm today! Thanks to all of our wonderful chaperones for spending the day with us. If you have any pictures to share please send them to me.  I have lots that I will put on a class website when I have a moment to do so.

I apologize for all the craziness that has happened in October.  We are hoping to be placed in a temporary home this weekend as well as get all of our belongings out of the old place.  Once I have a “home” I will be more on top of things.  Thank goodness for Ms. Fullett!!!

There are quite a few reminders for this week:

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read and correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly.
  • Mark your calendars for Report Card Pick-Up. It is Wednesday, November 9th from 11:45a-6p. I will send home a sign up sheet on Wednesday. Please return the sign up sheet with your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice time slots.
  • We are taking a trip to The Logan Center on Wednesday. We will be walking about 5-6 blocks. Please make sure your child wear comfortable shoes and dresses appropriately for the weather. We will eat lunch when we return.
  • Words their Way spelling assessment is next Friday. The words are the same as last week. We will not have a new set of sight words, due to the shortened week.
  • There is no school for students on Friday. It is a professional development day for teachers.

Last week we finished reading Charlotte’s Web and watched the movie. We will compare and contrast the two versions. We will write about our trip to the Children’s Farm and reflect on how the far was similar to the farm in the book. We will review all word work from quarter 1 and take an assessment.  In math we will have an exploration day. We will review counting strategies, count large numbers, match pairs and order objects by length. We will play High Roller and Domino Top-It and work on an extended response prompt called Birds in a Tree. In science we will learn about phases of the moon. In social science we will discuss the roles we have (this was a tricky concept) and talk about our responsibilities.  We will finish our warm and cool collages.

Have a great week.

Sight Words: review

Vocabulary: review

Have a great week!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spanish

 

P.E

 

Homelink 3.1

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

 

Homelink 3.2

P.E.

 

 

Homelink 3.3

Spanish

 

10/24/16

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 6:57 | Category : October 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                           October 24, 2016

I hope you had a great weekend.

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read and spell all of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly.
  • We are taking a trip to The Children’s Farm on October 31st. You are welcome to meet us at the farm and pay admission fees, but we do not have additional space on the bus. Please send a sack lunch with your child on the day of the trip.
  • Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather each day! Children should come prepared to go outside every day.
  • Thank you to all of the families that have donated snack.
  • For the next 5 weeks we will have Spanish Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and P.E. Wednesday and Friday.

This week we will read Pumpkin Town. Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words and make predictions using evidence from the text.  In writing we will begin drafting personal narratives, and work with partners to expand our stories. We will practice zooming in on one topic and identify clear aspects of GOOD writing. In science we will learn The Earth’s Rotation Hokey Pokey and begin learning about the moon. In math we will finish up unit 2 and take the cumulative assessment for unit 1 and 2. We will use dominoes for counting and learn about parts and totals diagrams. In social studies we will share and write about family traditions and responsibilities.

Have a great week!

Sight Words: when, we, were, all, what

Vocabulary: dull, delicate, sag, distant, marvel

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spanish

 

Homelink 2.7

Spanish

 

Unit 2 Review

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

 

Unit 2 Assessment

Spanihs

 

 

Homelink 3.1

P.E

 

Friday Letter

 

10/11/16

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 10:48 | Category : October 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               October 11, 2016

As a reminder I will be out of town from the 13th-19th.  Ms. Fullett will still be here to make sure all of our lessons go on as planned.

Notes for the week:

  • School pictures are Monday, October 17th. Please return the form along with payment or pay online.  Information went home Thursday.
  • Please pay the $85 school fee.
  • We have field trip on October 31, 2016. Please fill out the volunteer form provided by our room parents.
  • We have Gym on Tuesday and Thursday.

WORD STUDY

Vocabulary=         chute, furious, dash, scrub,                     

Sight Words=        with, his, they at, be

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Harry the Dirty Dog.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story, the story lesson and how pictures can help us answer questions that are not directly stated in the text. We will add the poem I Know a Dog to our poetry notebook.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to write 3-page narrative pieces focusing on stretching out unknown words, work spacing and punctuation. Students will begin to learn about BIG ideas (a birthday party) vs. small moment (the feeling you had when you blew out the candles).  We will also continue to discuss editing and partner work.

 

MATH

In math we will continue to learn about addition and subtraction strategies.  We will play High Roller, Subtraction Bingo and learn combinations of 10 using 10 frames.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will watch an informational video about the sun and learn about why we have day and night. In Social Science we will discuss the various responsibilities family members have.

Have a great week!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spanish

 

NO
SCHOL

P.E

 

Homelink 2.5

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

 

P.E.

 

 

Homelink 2.6

Spanish

 

Friday Letter

10/3/16

Monday, 3 October 2016, 15:00 | Category : October 2016, Uncategorized
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Room 114 News

Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               October 3, 2016

Notes for the week:

WORD STUDY

Vocabulary=       mammoth, dawn, chat, borrow, lapel

Sight Words=        this, have, from, or, one

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Scarecrow.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story, the story lesson and character emotions.  We will continue to add counting poems to our poetry notebook.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to write 3-page narrative pieces focusing on stretching out unknown words, work spacing and punctuation.  We will also form partnerships to edit our work.  Please remind your child to practice spacing, proper letter formation and punctuation at home.

MATH

In math we will continue to learn about addition and subtraction strategies.  We will play Roll and Total, also learning about Turn Around Facts.  Students will continue to compare various ways to show a number and work with Ten Frames.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will once again attempt to observe the sun and its location in the sky at various times of day. Last week the rainy days caused for a change in our science lesson but we still learned a lot about the sun.   In Social Science we will discuss the various roles family members have.

Have a great week!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Library

 

Pick a Card and Count

Please use a deck of cards or give your child a number to start with.

Library

 

Homelink 2.2

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

 

Homelink 2.3

Library

Return Library Book

 

Homelink 2.4

P.E

 

Friday Letter

 

9/26/16

Monday, 26 September 2016, 13:41 | Category : September 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               September 26, 2016

 

Thank you to all the parents that came to Open House and stayed for the PTO meeting.  If you were unable to make it all the information was sent home on Friday.  This year we are very lucky to have two room parents.  They will be putting together a directory for all of first grade.  As sheet will go home this week for you to opt out of the directory.

Room Parents are responsible for:

  • Communicating with the teacher to identify classroom needs
  • The room parent then acts as the volunteer coordinator for the teacher, communicating these needs to the classroom families.
  • Creating a group e-mail list. (This will be helpful for outside of school activities as well, such as birthday invites)
  • Creating spreadsheets to coordinate needed classroom items and sharing the spreadsheet with the class list.
  • Communicating/coordinating with the room parents for the other 1stgrade classrooms for grade wide activities, such as field trip

Notes for the week:

  • School begins promptly at 8:45 am and ends at 3:45 pm. If you anticipate being late, please call the school. Also, please note that I will begin escorting the children in at 8:40 am. Please remember to meet your child on our class number at dismissal time to avoid congestion around the school doors. Please remind your child to say good-bye before leaving. I .will walk the students out beginning at 3:40 pm. Any students who remain at 3:45 pm will be escorted to room 306.
  • Please return all forms that have been sent home: emergency contact, student information, lunch form and student fees.
  • Children are permitted to have “pop top” water bottles in the classroom.
  • Please pay the $85 student fee

WORD STUDY

Vocabulary=       glide, shimmer, shocked, admire, wise

Sight Words=        was, for, on, are, as

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Rainbow Fish.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story and the lesson the main character learns.  We will continue to add counting poems to our poetry notebook.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to write narrative pieces focusing on stretching out unknown words, work spacing and punctuation.  We will also learn about turning a one page story into a three page story.  Please remind your child to practice spacing, proper letter formation and punctuation at home.

 

MATH

We will take the unit 1 assessment.  The assessment will deal with using a number line, weather, number stories and tally marks.  A unit review will be sent home on Tuesday.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will begin to observe the sun and its location in the sky at various times of day.  In Social Science we will discuss why families are important and compare families, celebrating differences.

Have a great week!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Library

 

Homelink 1.11

Library

 

Unit 1 Review

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

Library

Return Library Book

 

Homelink 2.1

P.E

 

Friday Letter

 

Scholastic Book Club

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 20:42 | Category : Uncategorized
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Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
One-Time Class Activation Code: LTNCK

Dear Families,

Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why I am so excited that our class will be participating in Scholastic Reading Club this school year.

With Scholastic Reading Club:

  • Every book you buy earns FREE Books for our classroom library
  • You can choose from handpicked, grade- and reading-level-specific books for your child
  • You’ll find the best values on a variety of formats, including eBooks

Each month, your child will bring home Reading Club flyers. Together you can choose from books hand-selected by teachers and experts, and then order online or by returning your order form and payment to me.

I’d also love some help growing our classroom Reading Club. If you’d like to help out, please let me know! I’m excited to get our class reading!

Thank you for your support,

  •  VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
  •  ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
  •  SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  •  SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  •  All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

9/19/16

Monday, 19 September 2016, 14:26 | Category : September 2016
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Dear Room 114 Families,                                                                               September 19, 2016

Notes for the week:

Thank you to all the families that provided snack!  This will be the last week a hard copy of the newsletter is sent home.  The newsletter will be emailed to parents and put on the blog.

  • Please remember to have your child wear gym shoes on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Return library books on Thursdays.
  • Open House is scheduled for September 22nd from 5-6 pm. A PTO meeting will follow.
  • School begins promptly at 8:45 am and ends at 3:45 pm. If you anticipate being late, please call the school. Also, please note that I will begin escorting the children in at 8:40 am. Please remember to meet your child on our class number at dismissal time to avoid congestion around the school doors. Please remind your child to say good-bye before leaving. I .will walk the students out beginning at 3:40 pm. Any students who remain at 3:45 pm will be escorted to room 306.
  • Please return all forms that have been sent home: emergency contact, student information and lunch form.
  • The volunteer schedule will be available at Open House. If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis, please sign up. A finalized schedule will was sent home today. Please also consider volunteering in the lunchroom and during lunch recess. If you intend on volunteering, you need to fill out a volunteer packet prior to volunteering. I also need volunteers to take home pencils to sharpen and a volunteer to wash classroom tables weekly.
  • Children are permitted to have “pop top” water bottles in the classroom.
  • Please pay the $85 student fee
  • We will make time for a daily snack in the afternoon. I will provide a snack schedule in the brochure that goes home today. Please send enough snack for 26 students. Please send healthy, nut-free snack

WORD STUDY

In Phonics we will work on recognizing rhymes, building words using the alphabet chart, hearing sounds in sequence and saying words slowly to predict letter sequence. We will focus on the short sound of /i/.

Vocabulary=       enemy, recipe, squint, mumble

Sight Words=        is, you, that, it, he

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will continue to read a collection of books about friendship and being unique. We will read the books “How to Lose All Your Friends”, “Recess Queen”, and “Enemy Pie”. We will learn the following poem and add it to our poetry journal: “A Peacemaker Promise”.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

We will continue to write narratives in Writing Workshop. We will work on telling the stories of our lives using illustrations and focusing on small moment rather than an entire day.

MATH

In math we will learn all about tally marks, collecting data and writing number stories.  We will also learn more about appropriate use of math tools.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will begin our unit on space systems, focusing on the sun, moon and stars.  We will continue out unit on families.  A huge thank you to all the families that completed the Friday letter.  The students loved seeing what their families wrote to them.  The family letter is a great way to connect home and school.  The students especially loved that their family had Friday homework and they did not!

Have a great week!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Library Library P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

Library

Return Library Book

Open House and PTO

P.E

 

Ray ENews

Monday, 12 September 2016, 21:33 | Category : September 2016, Uncategorized
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