This Week in Room 105
Weekly Happenings in Miss Quaresima's First Grade Class
Week of April 29 - May 3, 2013
Dates that Rate
* April 30 - Talent Show Auditions 3:30 - 4:40
May 2 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAUREN S!!!
May 3 - Race for Education Movie and Popcorn
* May 8 - Flower Sale - Please click the link for more information and to place your orders in advance. Room 105 will be visiting the flower sale at 1:00. Parents are invited to come in and shop with their children.
May 9 - 3rd and 4th Grade Spotlight on the Arts
May 13 - 15 Titus Spring Book Fair - more info to follow
May 17 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!!!
May 27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL!
May 27 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLAS!!!
May 29 - Spring Band and Orchestra Concert for Students
Gym on Tuesday - Don't forget your sneakers!!
Library on Wednesday - Please return all library books to school on time!
School Supplies - Some of our school supplies are beginning to run out. Please talk to your child to see if they need new supplies. Most children have been running out of glue sticks, dry erase markers, and crayons.
In School this Week...
The Word Wall is a great writing tool in our classroom. I do not expect the students to memorize each word wall word, but they do need to be aware that the words are on the wall, so they can use them as a reference when writing in the classroom.
This week's word wall words are: around, quick, knew, should, find.
For the remainder of the year, our weekly word wall words will be included on our Friday spelling tests. The words will always be available on the wall; the children will need to locate them and spell them correctly. Please practice these words at home with your child.
This week’s spelling words are: with, fish, still, but, must, such.
The challenge words are: jump, miss.
Please practice these words at home with your child. There will be a spelling test on Friday!!
In reading this week, we are reading the story Animals and Their Babies. While reading this week we will learn the names of baby animal, and will discuss reading with a purpose. In this story, we will read to find out more infomation about how adult animals care for baby animals. We will also practice reading fluently by chunking words into phrases as we read.
In math this week, we will practice counting by 10s and 1s on a number grid. We will identify patterns on the number grid when adding and subtracting by 10s. Later this week, we will practice figuring out missing numbers on the number grid.
In the Computer Lab...
Learning to Type
The first graders have recently been experimenting with Microsoft Word.
We have been learning to:
- type spelling words
- change the font of words
- change the color of words
- change the size of words
- use the highlighting tool
- change the format of words (bold, italics, underline)