1st Grade Cape Crusaders of Success! It's A BIG Year!
May 17th -23 Week 35
Good Evening Parents,
Hope this evening's newsletter finds you and our kiddo's doing great. I've truly enjoyed the weather lately but I think it's time to turn off the valve. I'm thankful for the lakes filling up. Fishing time for me will begin soon! And my yard needs to be mowed too!
Also, if you have fish at home and need some tropical mollies. I've got some for you. Just let me know and I'll bring them to school. Don't try to fry them! They are to small. :)
This week I've sent home the guided reading log for free reading. All guided reading books are to be turned in if you have any left at home. Remember:The KEY is reading, reading, reading! Please keep their reading behaviors going strong. READ with your students nightly, have them ask questions and them discuss with you what we discuss in class. We cover so much in helping them not only decode words but also comprehend by asking good questions during reading and after reading. Work on vocabulary when reading too. They still are responsible for their reading log documentation.
Discuss with your students their behavior and expectations for the end of the year. If behavior becomes an issue, as it has with some students, it's very likely they will loose play day time and that includes any and all fun attractions. Speaking of PLAY DAY! It's here rain or shine. If it rains all activities will be in the school. It will be fun! There will be NO concession stand this year. So bring whatever you decide best for you. You student will have water supplied by the PTA. Don't forget to get your badges! Call A HEAD so you don't have to wait in line and it also makes our secretaries job easier!
Lets talk about academics. In Reading your students reviewing poetry and will be writing their own poems for you. We are discussing mental image as a poet has when they write. This week we all talking about the comprehension piece of learning about poetry and what the author is wanting to convey in us through imagery and text.
In Math, This week we are working with money again using the dollar sign and two digit addition and subtraction. These are multi-step problems where they have to determine if it's subtraction and or addition
In science The Life-Cycle of Animals and Plants. We will look at how meal-worms change into their metamorphic state from a worm to a beetle. We have planted our seeds and observing them as they grow. Learning how to develop an hypothesis.
Social Studies- We are talking about customs and beliefs of being a good citizen. How it's important to follow rules and about the laws of the land.
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Our Learning This Week
Word Wall Words: review of all word wall words
Fry Phrases: Writing and reviewing fry phrases and words.
Amazing Words~Poet, poetry, lines, stanzas, fiction, non-fiction, rhythm and rhyme. Emotion and expression.
Spelling Words Review: Focus: comparative endings: Focus on diphthongs such as ou and ow sound. Words like (Couch, Ouch, grouch, cow, frown, gown, clown..etc
Reading/ English-Reading good books and studying authors and poetry. Students will be expected to justify what type of literary element and genre. Students retell and discuss what type of literary elements the book is with teacher and partners. They will discuss literary elements of poetry as a Poet as the author.
Math ~ We will be discussing standard units of measurement and non-standard units of measurement. Students will learn to estimate and justify their answers. Students will create and measure they're bar graphs with measurement
Social Studies: None This Week.
Science: Life-Cycle of Animals and Plants. Students will discuss reading and different videos on how the life-cycle of organisms are important to meet everyday needs.
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22 Play Day
25 Memorial Day
04 Pre K AM/PM Ceremony
05 Early Release - All Students
08 5th Grade Promotion 8:30 am
08 Class Parties
1st Grade 2014-2015
Mixing Food Color
The students mixed food color, milk, and soap and watched the colors separate from the soap. Soap breaks down fat and grease and the fat in the milk did the same as it moved the milk mixing the colors.
Learning how to make different colors by mixing paint.
Mixing Food Color
This is for students to work on math concepts being taught daily. I will be assigning assessments and extra practice through this website. Please check it daily. Thank you.