Today was the 100th day of school! We were surprised it went so fast! Putting together 100 piece puzzles, making creations with sets of 100 game pieces, and reading 100 books was fun! We worked together, laughed, and had a great time!
* Playground Expectations were taught to us this week by Ms. Marlene and Ms. Leah
* Wednesday, February 13 Celebrate Valentine's Day
* Tuesday, February 19 Celebrate 100th Day of School
* Friday, February 22 Field trip to the Dental Office
* SPELLING TEST on Friday, February 22
* No School February 14-18.
I hope everyone is staying warm! There are many fun things happening in first grade the next couple of weeks.
Thursday, January 31- middle school’s play performance of Blather, Blarney, and Balderdash
Friday, February 1st- brass band performance at the BEAT.
Tuesday, February 12- 100th day of school! (Unless there are any more missed days in the next weeks)
Wednesday, February 13-Valentine’s Day celebration
Listed below are the students in our class if you wish to have your child send valentines to school. Please be sure you have one for each child if you send valentines.
Peyton Ella Nadia Koda Robert Travis Hannah Natalie Wyatt Sheyenne Cooper Ryann Payton Jade Noah Quinn Vanessa Amoni Grayson Oliver
If you have spare empty rectangular tissue boxes, Mr. Resley in the music room is in need of them for a project.
*Since we do not have school on Tuesday and Wednesday due the cold weather, we will not have the spelling test this Friday. We will continue the same words into next week and then test on Friday, February 8.
Next week, January 14-18, is Snow Days. We will celebrate by dressing up each day.
Monday, January 14 HAT AND GUM DAY (bring your own gum)
Tuesday, January 15 DRESS LIKE A TWIN OR FAMILY MEMBER
Wednesday, January 16 COMFY DAY/PJ
Thursday, January 17 DRESS LIKE A PIONEER, SOMEONE FROM HISTORY, OR 100 YEARS OLD
Friday, January 18 JERSEY DAY OR PURPLE PRIDE
Please help your child remember how to dress each of these days to join in the fun!
I can't believe we are at the end of another year! This week is going so fast. Listed below are a few reminders and ideas for the break ahead.
Speak Up: Bring an ornament Thursday, December 20
Spelling Test: Thursday, December 20
Party/ Game day: Friday afternoon
Please continue to work with your child over break:
Tying shoes independently
Memorizing address & phone number
Reading-maybe a field trip to the Public Library. Reread all paper books sent home.
Math-Time telling & coin counting skills. Fact fluency practice on Moby Max.
Spelling-practice by writing it many times before testing
Please be sure all of your child's winter clothing has their name on it with permanent marker.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Today your child is bringing home a set of paper dominoes. Please encourage them to play Domino Top It with someone. Each person picks up a domino and adds the two sides together. The person with the higher sum takes both dominoes. This is a great way to practice math facts. After several times they should be able to recognize dot patterns and know how many without counting and also remember some math facts without counting or adding on. Continue to have you child reread any paper readers that come home. They include sight words we are practicing and letter patterns. I have seen wonderful progress from each student already this year. Thank you for your support at home!
This week we have been reading a variety of books with the same story line as The Three Little Pigs. We talked about the characters, settings, and events in these stories. We compared them to each other. Another topic of discussion were the shelters that each of them made. We talked about why some were better than others to withstand the enemy in the story. Today each group of students were given the same supplies with the directions to make a strong shelter that can stand up to the big bad wolf trying to blow it down (my hairdryer). They had one hour to complete their shelter.
"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"
All of the houses stayed standing on the low setting and everyone that dared the high setting withstood the blowdryer as well! We all agreed that this was a fun project!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Hopefully with the long break everyone will come back rested and healthy.
This week in reading we will be working on the last of the short vowels. After this week we will be introducing ending and beginning blends, long vowels, and vowel patterns. Please continue to practice spelling words, sight words, and sentence reading on the sheet that comes home on Mondays. Also continue rereading the paper books that are sent home.
In math we will soon be including a dime into our nickel and penny counting. Challenge your child by having them count a handful of coin combinations and then trade for fewer or fewest coins.
We finished our habitats unit in science. I hope your child shared their habitat project with you a couple of weeks ago. They also used an app on the ipads called SeeSaw to take a picture of their project and record themselves telling about it.
*Thursday, October 25: Vet Clinic Field Trip: We will be walking to Lake Country Vet Clinic for a field trip. Please have your child prepared for cold weather (coat, hat, gloves). We will walk unless it is raining. Permission is covered by a blanket form signed at the beginning of the school year for trips in Albany.
*Halloween Party: October 31: We will have a party and parade around the school. Please send your child's costume in a separate bag to help stay organized.
This year we will have parties on Halloween, Valentines, & Christmas. I will ask some kids to bring treats for each party (you would've already received a note if you were on for Halloween). Some folks still like to send a treat even if they aren't on for something, and that is okay.
*Please continue to help your child work on telling time to the hour and counting combinations of nickels and pennies. We just reviewed adding and subtracting, so fact practice is also great to work on.
*No spelling or speak-up this week.
*No school Thursday, October 18 or Friday, October 19.
*Check out the pictures tab on my website. I will try to add more pictures each month.
*Please continue to count money (nickels and pennies). Try also trading for fewest coins. Practice telling time on a clock to the hour and half hour. Remember to log into Moby Max for practice in math facts and other areas.
*Picture Retakes are Oct. 24. Pictures should be arriving this week.
It is that time again!! You can order yearbooks until February 1. Use the link below.