Team Austin 1A

December 14, 2015

Janell Thach

Language Arts

Interactive read alouds:

The Christmas Blizzard

Mother Hubbard's Christmas

Shared reading:

Cute Little Snowman poem

Reader's Workshop

practicing our Reader's Theater skits

Writer's Workshop:

writing poetry

-line breaks, word choice, rhythm, topic choice, special punctuation

We are still working on writing and publishing our own poems. We're a little behind where I thought we'd be!

*practice letter writing

Word Work: review week; NO TEST ON FRIDAY



counting groups of pennies, nickels and dimes

comparing coin values (ex. 2 nickels = 1 dime)

what coin is missing to make an amount total

Social Studies / Science


review of unit; interactive digital Kahoot game


Giving Tree (last week to participate): Don't forget that if you would like to participate in the toy drive for those in need, learners may drop off unwrapped toys in the cafeteria, immediately upon their arrival at school. The PTO will be on hand to assist them in placing an ornament on the tree on display in there. This is a good opportunity to reinforce the idea of giving to others!

We are working on some Reader's Theater plays during E time. This is low key, no memorization, no props, etc. We hope to film our performances for you to view!

HOUR OF CODE: Last week we participated in the Hour of Code which encourages everyone to practice computer programming. Many were interested in exploring more about it. This was one of the sites we used. We used the "block" method. There are 3 different "characters" to choose from ... Star Wars, Frozen and Minecraft. Your learner may want to check it out again!


Monday: wear red or green; rotations for special learning activities with the other first grade classes

Tuesday: short video and a treat

Wednesday: wear your P.J.'s and bring a couple of favorite books

Thursday: WINTER PARTY beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Friday: teacher holiday show / EARLY DISMISSAL AT 12:50 p.m.

Thanksgiving Models

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The Hour of Code

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