First Grade News

April 11th-15th

Monday

Day 1 Phy Ed-Media

We will have our spelling Pre-Test for our work chunk -ash. We will brainstorm new words with the -ash word chunk. Cash? We will have reading groups and centers. We will learn about why some poetry can use repeating words. We will write a new poem. We will begin to learn about telling time to the half-hour. This is trickier than telling time to the hour. We will have math centers. There IS a math video for homework tonight-Telling time to the half-hour.

Tuesday

Day 2 Phy Ed/Music

We will practice making words with the -ash word chunk. We will have reading groups and centers. We will learn how some poems can use special or missing punctuation. We will write a new poem. We will make a big class clock together and play a clock game. We will have math centers. There IS a math video tonight---MORE telling time to the half-hour.

Wednesday

Day 3 Media CHECK OUT/Phy Ed

We will have practice our sight words for the week. We will have reading groups and centers. We will write a new poem using the ideas we have learned so far. We will play a clock matching game. We will compare digital and analog clocks. We will have math centers. There is NOT a math video tonight!

Thursday

Day 4 Art

We will play spelling sparkle. We will have reading groups and centers. We will learn about writing a poem as if we were looking inside a window. We will solve math problems about passing time. We will have math centers. There is NOT a math video tonight!

Friday

Day 5 Phy Ed-Music

We will have our FINAL spelling test for the word chunk -ash. We will have reading groups and centers. We will investigate some of the tools scientists use. We will play a clock memory game. We will watch Charlotte's Web to compare how the video is the same and different to the chapter book we just finished reading. We will discuss life cycles. There IS NOT a math video tonight for homework.

Parent Notes

Please help your child remember to watch the math videos on the nights they are due. This is the math lesson for the day, so it is extremely important that your child is prepared. THANK YOU!


THERE ARE MATH VIDEOS THIS WEEK ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY ONLY! THERE ARE ALSO EXTRA VIDEOS WHICH CAN BE WATCHED ANYTIME FOR FUN AND PRACTICE!


Please remember to charge you child's iPad at home each night. We use the iPad a lot at school and it is difficult when the iPad has limited charge or no charge.


PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES:

Friday, May 20th! We will have our parent program at school. All parents/families are encouraged to attend. Our program will be at 12:45 and will last about an hour.


Friday, June 3rd! Our annual field trip to the MN Zoo. We encourage all families to join us for the trip to the zoo at a greatly discounted admission price. Siblings (not current Middleton students) are encouraged to join us. This is an all day trip.


BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ADULTS TO ATTEND THE ZOO FIELD TRIP WITH THE CLASS! GET YOURS EARLY!!!! BACKGROUND CHECKS REMAIN IN FORCE AS LONG AS YOU VOLUNTEER AT LEAST ONCE PER YEAR! PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED THE FORMS. OR SEE THE LINK BELOW FOR BOTH NEEDED FORMS.


Did you know the entire school needs to be packed for the summer due to construction? With the daunting task ahead the school board has adjusted the last day of school for Middleton students. Our last day of school will NOW be on June 9th.

Spelling Test

Week 26 -ash
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First Grade Classroom Directory

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