Sunday, August 28, 2016

Week of August 29-September 2


Congratulations to our Student of the Month Aadi!  He will have the Oscar award at his desk for the month of August and be recognized in the front hallway of our school.

The first grade classes are celebrating Grandparents on Thursday, September 8th and Friday, September 9th.  If your child's grandparents  (OR someone special in their lives ) would like to come and read to the class  please click on the link below to sign up. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aa4ad2da0f49-grandparents

I will also be sending a reminder sheet home with the students on Monday.

What we will be learning this week!
In Math we are continuing our unit on Place Value.  We will be building numbers from 11-99 using base ten blocks and units.  We will also begin using our math journals in the morning and learning how to think through word problems.  During Language Arts we will be focusing on S-family blends. In Writing, we will continue learning about writing Narratives in 1st grade.  We have finished our unit on Weather in Science so this week we are moving into Social Studies.  We will be learning about our first American Hero, Benjamin Franklin.  We will visit the Media center on Wednesday so please remember to have your child return their library book.  On Monday we will have Super Specials.  This means the children will have Specials twice on Monday and no Specials on Tuesday.  The children will have Art and PE.  With that being said our lunch time has changed on Monday.  We will be eating from 11:45 -12:15.  
 
From the Foundation:
Do you want to see Mrs. Hallmark and Mr. Cohen be on the roof top?  Or maybe KISS A PIG! or even get taped to a wall?  You can and will if we make our Foundation goals.  Please consider donating to our Foundation.  Any amount is welcomed and it's for a great cause.  One of the biggest benefits from Foundation is our Science Lab and Mrs. Knobbe and you know how much your child LOVES the Science Lab.  Also, the classroom with the most donations will receive an IPad for the classroom!   Deadly for donations is September 9th. Thank you!


Important Dates:

Thurs. Sept. 1 - Chick-Fil-A Night 5-8pm Come out and support our school.
Mon. Sept. 5 - Labor Day - No School
Wed. Sept. 7 - Brewster's Spirit Night -   4-7pm
Thurs. Sept. 8 - Grandparent's Breakfast Grades 3, 4, and 5
Fri. Sept. 9 - Grandparent's Breakfast Grades K, 1, and 2

Tuesday, Sept. 13-15: CoGat (please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and is at school on time)

Friday, Sept 16: Sparkles Night

Friday, Sept 23: FBI Breakfast at 7:15 am Dad's come have breakfast with your child and stay for the meeting. S
September 26 -30: Fall Break 
Reminders about Homework:
  Everyone has done an amazing job with homework this past week.  Many of them did the entire page which was fantastic!  Just a few things to remember...
1.They should be doing a Spelling Activity each night.  Rather than mark it on the Menu sheet have them write the activity done next to their work
2. Please make sure they are doing their homework in pencil unless it is part of the Spelling Activity
3.  Encourage them to use as much as one page as possible.  Neatly of course :)  We need the notebook to last as long as possible :)
4. The Spelling words will be listed on my Blog each week for easy reference. 
If you have any additional questions regarding homework don't hesitate to contact me.

Friday, August 26, 2016

What a fun few weeks we have had in first grade! Here are a few pictures of what we have been doing!

Skittles Graphing!




 Science Lab!






 Melting Olaf!



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Week of August 22-26

From the Foundation:
Do you want to see Mrs. Hallmark and Mr. Cohen be on the roof top?  Or maybe KISS A PIG! or even get taped to a wall?  You can and will if we make our Foundation goals.  Please consider donating to our Foundation.  Any amount is welcomed and it's for a great cause.  One of the biggest benefits from Foundation is our Science Lab and Mrs. Knobbe and you know how much your child LOVES the Science Lab.  Deadly for donations is September 9th. Thank you!

This week!
In Math, we will be starting our unit on Place Value.  Students will begin by creating groups of tens and then begin their work with base ten blocks.  In Language Arts, we will be focusing on R Blends during phonics. Throughout the week we will continue to practice our Read to Self stamina and Read to Someone stamina goals.  We are currently at 17 minutes for Read to Self and 10 minutes for Read to Someone.  During Science we are continuing our unit on Weather and we will visit  the Science Lab on Tuesday.  Wednesday is Media Center and the class will have the opportunity to check out another book. Ms. McCoy will also be teaching a technology lesson  Please remember to have your child bring their book back so they can check out a new one.  Friday, Mrs. Binzer will be coming into our class to teach another Guidance lesson and the children will also be visiting the Light Bulb Lab with Mrs. Schwartz. It's going to be a fabulous fourth week in first grade!



Parents please remember to sign your child's agenda each night.  This is so that I know you are aware of your child's behavior in our classroom and throughout the school.  Thank you so much!

Important Dates:

Fri. Aug. 26 - FBI Breakfast at 7:15am Dad's come have breakfast with your child and stay for the meeting.
Thurs. Sept. 1 - Chick-Fil-A Night 5-8pm Come out and support our school.
Mon. Sept. 5 - Labor Day - No School
Wed. Sept. 7 - Brewster's Spirit Night -   4-7pm
Thurs. Sept. 8 - Grandparent's Breakfast Grades 3, 4, and 5
Fri. Sept. 9 - Grandparent's Breakfast Grades K, 1, and 2

Tuesday, Sept. 13-15: CoGat (please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and is at school on time)

Friday, Sept 16: Sparkles Night

Friday, Sept 23: FBI Breakfast at 7:15 am Dad's come have breakfast with your child and stay for the meeting. S
September 26 -30: Fall Break 
Reminders about Homework:
1.They should be doing a Spelling Activity each night.  Rather than mark it on the Menu sheet have them write the activity done next to their work
2. Please make sure they are doing their homework in pencil unless it is part of the Spelling Activity
3.  Encourage them to use as much as one page as possible.  Neatly of course :)  We need the notebook to last as long as possible.
4. The Spelling words will be listed on my Blog each week as well as at the top of the weekly mathematics page. 

Everyone did a great job with homework this week!  Many students' did the entire mathematics page and I was very impressed!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Today we started our new Daily 5 activity read to a friend! Everyone did a fantastic job!








Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Don't Forget! 

If you would like to order an Addison "Leader In Me" T-shirt, the payment dedline is tomorrow, August 17th. There are extra forms in the front office if anyone needs one. In addition, money for your students weekly reader is also due tomorrow.

Thank you to everyone who has already completed their order!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

It's going to be an exciting week in first grade!

This week...
In Math we are working on collecting data and creating graphs.  This week we will be creating picture and bar graphs. We will also continue to work with tally charts. In Language Arts we are starting our Phonics unit. This weeks focus is the L Blends. We are also still working on our Read to Self Stamina during Daily 5.  The children have made it 10 minutes of reading quietly and staying in one spot. Our goal for the end of this week is to be at 15 or possibly 20!  We will also start our Read to Someone Stamina towards the end of the week. Again the students need to be able to read to someone for 20 minutes, quietly and in one spot.   During Writing we will be learning about our expectations during writing, working on writing for 20 minutes (work on writing stamina), and practicing telling a story through words and pictures. In Science we are beginning our unit on Weather. This week we will specifically focus on the four seasons and how the weather differs during each one.

Homework is coming home Monday.  You will find the Spelling Words at the top of the homework along with the number of questions your child needs to complete. It is due every Friday.  If you have any questions regarding the homework please don't hesitate to contact me. Spelling words will also be located on the left side of this blog each week. Remember that students' spelling menu, math work page, and reading log will all be glued into your child's spiral homework notebook.

We will visit the Media Center on Wednesday so please make sure your child returns their book so that they can check out another one. As of now students can only check out one book at a time but soon they will be able to pick two. Very exciting!

Important Dates to Remember:
August 16th: Zaxby's Night come out and support your school
August 18th: Xdrenaline
August 20th: Bike Rodeo
August 26th: FBI @ 7:15am (Dads come have breakfast with your child and stay for the meeting)

Also, every Friday is Spirit day please make sure your child wears their Addison attire!