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 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 27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL!


May 29 - Spring Band and Orchestra Concert for Students

Field Trip!

Please check this week's Wednesday folder for important field trip information!


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.

Box Tops for Education

Keep sending in those box tops! The Rita’s Water Ice challenge continues through the end of the year! The class with the most box tops collected will win a Rita’s Water Ice Party!!

In School this Week...

Word Wall

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.


A list of spelling words will come home each Monday in your child’s homework folder. There will be 6 new spelling words each week and 2 challenge words. The spelling words are chosen based on our Word Sort for the week.

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!!

Shared Reading

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.

Everyday Math

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.


This week we will explore our April issue of our National Geographic Young Explorer magazine. We will learn about the differences between adult animals and baby animals, identify parts of plants, and learn about animals under the sea.

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)

BrainPop Jr.

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Miss Jennifer Quaresima

First Grade

Titus Elementary School