Stremelstein's Classroom News

Mrs. Himelstein & Ms. Stremel- First Grade Room 202

January 19, 2016

Lexia Core 5. Please remember to practice Lexia at home with your child. Our class goal is to have the children be on Lexia for 15-20 minutes per day. Here is the link under Site Short Cut (Clever login page) of the school website: You will need your child's username and password. (Username is student ID # and Password is Birthdate yy/mm/dd) Let us know if you need this login information again. Thank you for your support!

Dates to Calendar

1/23 Father Daughter Dance 5 p.m-8 p.m.

1/29 Flag Salute: Athlete of the Month, AR Awards, Student of Month-Respect, Math Award


  • Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

Phonics Skills:

  • long u with silent e
  • long e vowel teams

Word Families:

  • _ee
  • _eep

Spelling Words of the Week: Word Wall Words, Word family Words and Challenge Words

Word Wall Words: friend, going house, sleep, water

Word Family Words: bee, flee, free, knee, see, tree, deep, keep, jeep, sheep, sleep, steep

Challenge Words: agree, bumblebee, carefree, housekeeper, oversleep

Academic Vocabulary:

Compare, contrast, similarities, differences, connection, relationship, opinion, reason(s), past, present, long ago, transportation, education, chores, recreation

Math- Place Value

  • Understand that the two-digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.
  • Understand 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones-called a "ten."
  • Understand the numbers from 11-19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
  • Understand the numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).
  • Compare two two-digit numbers based on meaning of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparison with the symbols > = <
  • Given a two- digit number, mentally find 10 more or ten less than a number without having to count, explain the reasoning used.

Math Vocabulary:

  • solve
  • represent
  • compare
  • number line
  • hundreds chart
  • count
  • value
  • tens
  • ones
  • place
  • units

Writing- Opinion

  • Write opinion pieces in which students introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

Science & Social Studies

Science: Plants

Social Studies: While some things have stayed the same, there are many things about life today that are different from long ago ( ex: school, transportation, technology, communication, communities, home life, recreation, work etc.).

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