Stremelstein's Classroom News

Mrs. Himelstein & Mrs. Stremel- First Grade Room 202

September 26, 2016

Picture Day is on Monday!


Earbuds: It would be helpful if your child brings earbuds and leave them at school. They will use the ear buds for the Listening Center and the Computer center during our Reading Rotations. Please put them in a ziplock bag and write your child's name on the bag. We would love any donations!


Volunteers still needed: Our class is still in need of a Garden Docent.


Lexia Reading- Last week we started using Lexia Core 5 Reading as part of our class Reading Rotations. Students had a chance to practice with their login information and started their work in Lexia. It would be helpful if they memorize their username and password. USERNAME : Student 's graduation year (28), first initial/last name, and last 5 digits of the student ID#. (Not case sensitive). The PASSWORD: birthdate with yyyy/mm/dd. To log into Lexia Core 5 Reading, you can scroll down to the bottom of this page and click onto the Clever log in link or go to the SEES website. http://www.smusd.org/sees. Click onto Clever Log in Page under Site Shortcut (Left margin). Then type in your child's username & password. Click onto Lexia Core 5.

Dates to Calendar

9/26 Picture Day

9/30 Crazy Sock Spirit Day & Friday Flag Salute (8:45 a.m.)

10/5 Walk to School Day

10/6 Make Up Picture Day, Rubios's Dine Out

10/7 Room Parent Meeting (9:30-11:00)

10/10-10/14 Book Fair

10/28 Flag Salute, Monster Bash (6:00-9:00 p.m.)

11/14 No School- Parent Teacher Conferences

11/15-11/18 Parent Teacher Conferences- Minimum Days

11/21 -11/25 Thanksgiving Break

Reading

  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text
  • Retell stories, including key details and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson
  • Story Elements: Setting (Where/When), Characters (Who), Problem (What), Solution(How)

Phonics Skills:

  • Short e
  • Double final consonants (ck, ll, ss ) ex: deck, bell, less
  • Plurals short e (ex: net, nets)


Word Families:

  • _et
  • _est

Spelling Words of Week: Word Wall Words & Word family Words

Word Wall Words: are, look, my, said, too

Word Family Words: bet, get, jet, let, met, net, pet, set, vet, wet, yet, fret

best, jest, nest, rest, vest, west, zest, chest, crest, quest, guest

Vocabulary Words:

Characters, character traits

Math- Geometry

  • Attributes give us descriptive information about a shape. There are defining and non-defining attributes.
  • Explain the difference between defining attributes and non-defining attributes. (Ex: Defining Attributes: What makes a shape a shape...A triangle has three sides and the shape is closed. Non-defining attributes, a triangle is still a triangle even if it is turned upside down/sideways (orientation), large/small, or different colors.
  • Build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.

Math Vocabulary:


  • Defining attributes (sides, angles, points (vertices), faces, and the shape is closed)
  • Non-defining attributes (color, orientations, overall size)
  • 2-Dimensional Shapes (2-D): rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half circles, & quarter circles.
  • 3 -Dimensional Shapes (3-D): cubes, rectangular prism, cones, cylinders.

Writing- Informative

  • Have a topic sentence, 3 details, closing sentence
  • Write a complete sentence with capital letters, spacing and punctuation

Science & Social Studies

Science: Animal Adaptations & Environment

Social Studies: Government and Citizenship

STREMELSTEIN CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS

CENTER ROTATIONS: 9:40-11:00
  • MONDAY: UZMA QAZI (ZAARA)
  • TUESDAY: ALLYSON YARBROUGH (NATHAN)
  • WEDNESDAY: LAURA ZEGLER (MIA) & JENNIFER YANG (DAYLON)
  • THURSDAY: JODI ORR (KELLEN)

ART (ALTERNATE TUESDAYS 2:30-3:00) ROOM 605 WITH MRS. WHITING

  • TARA CLARK (JACKSON)
SCIENCE LAB (ALTERNATE THURSDAYS 2:00-2:30) ROOM 604 WITH MRS. SEFL
  • AMY RIVIERE (ETHAN)
ROOM PARENT
  • CHARITY LEE (MAKENA)
CLASSROOM PHOTOGRAPHER
  • MALIA GOSS (KAINOA)
GARDEN DOCENT
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Growth Mindset for students - Episode 1/5

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