Friday, August 23, 2019

Week of August 26th

Welcome to the 4th full week of first grade! At this point we are settled into our routines and curriculum. I know you all have been working hard on homework with your scholar. Please continue to keep us posted on how things are going as we move forward this year with a lightened homework load. In addition please remember to send the homework packet to and from school each day. We do the first portion of Spalding homework in class.

We are need of a few families to make play-doh and bring paper plates for an upcoming project in history. If you are able to help out please let us know.
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Mark Your Calendars:
September 2nd Labor Day No School
September 3rd Spalding and Singapore Night 5:30-6:30
September 16th No School (teachers at Summit)

Spalding:
an, my, up, last, not, us, am, good
time, have, blue, chance, charge, little, are
little, ago, old, bad, red, of, be, but, this, all

Grammar:
Common Nouns
Proper Nouns

Literature:
Tom Thumb Stories from Around the World

Math:
Addition within 10

History:
Test on Ancient Mesopotamia
Intro to Ancient Egypt

Science:
Gases and Changing Matter


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Week 3

We would like to extend our gratitude to each of you who made time in your busy schedules to join us at curriculum night this past Thursday!

We are excited to move forward in our exciting curriculum. We have a few reminders for this upcoming week.
1. We will begin benchmark testing this week. We are transitioning from MAP to the more efficient Galileo testing this year. DIBELS will also begin this week.
 

2. Homework will begin this week. If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher directly. Please remember this should only take 25-35 minutes. Your child will receive two leveled readers each Monday. Please use these for the reading portion of homework. Our intention is that your child master decoding, comprehension, and fluency at his or her level.
 

3. Picture day is on August 20th. Please send order forms to school or order online beforehand.

Spalding Words
me, do, and, go, at, on, a, it, is, she

ELA
Proper nouns
Fables
Sequencing story events
Retell

Math
Number bonds
Combinations of 10
Unit 2 test, Thursday 8/22
Creating addition stories

Science
Review of states of matter

History
Ancient Mesopotamia

Monday, August 12, 2019

A Look at Our Week

Curriculum Night: Parent Only Event
This Thursday, August 15th
6:00-7:30pm


Requests from Teachers:
  • If you have a reading bag from Kinder, please bring it in. We will be using them to send home leveled readers.
  • We are collecting egg cartons to use as ten frames in Math.
  • Spalding homework will begin next week, after Curriculum Night

This week we will be learning:

Math: Number Bonds
History:  Mesopotamia
Science: States of Matter
ELA: Exploring Fables and determining the moral of the story
Writing: Writing a sentence using the 5 parts of a sentence

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Our First Full Week!

We are excited that our first full week of instruction is finally here! We have been planning and preparing, and we can't wait to share the wonders of first grade with your scholar.  A few items to remember headed into the week:
1. Please make sure your child has a water bottle each day
2. We do enjoy a snack daily- please make sure your child has a mess free snack that is also nut free.
3. Wednesday dismissal is at 12:30!  Please make sure you have a plan for your student's early dismissal beginning this Wednesday.
 (There are wonderful club options found on our website, www.archwaylincoln.org)

This week your scholar will be learning the following:

ELA:  Kevin Henkes, Aesop Fables

Poetry: The Caterpillar by: Christina Rossetti

Math: Using a storyboard to solve math problems; skip counting

History: What is History? Introduction to Mesopotamia

Science:  The Scientific Process (ask your students what they learned during their Jitter Juice experiment!)

Writing: What makes a complete sentence?


The Caterpillar

Brown and furry
Caterpillar in a hurry;
Take your walk
to the shady leaf, or stalk

May no toad spy you,
May the little birds pass by you;
Spin and die,
to live again a butterfly.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Welcome to First Grade!

Welcome to a wonderful year of learning and fun!  We are excited to start our year with you tomorrow, August 1st.  Please remember, if you did not bring your supplies to Meet the Teacher we will be helping your student get organized and set up on the first day.  We have snack time each day, so a nut free snack in addition to lunch is appreciated! We will be starting the year learning the following:

ELA:  Kevin Henkes, Aesop Fables

Poetry: The Caterpillar by: Christina Rossetti

Math: Using a storyboard to solve math problems; skip counting

History: What is History? Introduction to Mesopotamia

Science:  The Scientific Process (ask your students what they learned during their Jitter Juice experiment!)

Writing: What makes a complete sentence?


The Caterpillar

Brown and furry
Caterpillar in a hurry;
Take your walk
to the shady leaf, or stalk

May no toad spy you,
May the little birds pass by you;
Spin and die,
to live again a butterfly.

Week of August 26th

Welcome to the 4th full week of first grade! At this point we are settled into our routines and curriculum. I know you all have been working...