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Mrs. Arms 1st Grade Class- April 26, 2013
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April 29 End of Year Testing Window Opens
May 1 Early Release Day
May 1 DRA/AIMSWEB Window for 3-5 opens
May 2 Walsh Brown Bag Lunch-5th Grade Parents
May 2 Chik Fil-A School Spirit Night
May 3 TAG 4th & 5th Grade School Performance of MacBeth
May 3 PTA Carnival, 5-8
May 6-10 National School Nurses’ Week
May 6-10 Last Week for Home Readers and Word Study
May 7 Volunteer Luncheon- Join me at 12:20 in the library
May 8 District Employee Service Award Ceremony
May 9 Susan Arnold’s Baby Shower
May 9 PTA Chik-Fil-A Night
May 10 All Take Home Readers Due
May 14-15 5th Grade STAAR Retakes
May 14 PTA General Meeting
May 16 PTA Chik-Fil-A Night
May 16-17 Aladdin performed by Stallion Choir
May 27 Holiday
May 28 Coffee Cart
May 28 1st Grade Poet's Tea 8:30-9:30AM
May 29 5th Grade Flugtag
May 29 Deadline for AIMSWEB & DRA Input
May 30 K-5 Awards Assemblies
May 31 5th Grade Graduation
May 31 School Parties- 1st is 1:30-2:30
May 31 Last day of School & Report Cards go Home
What Are We Learning
Reader's Workshop- Poetry
1.11 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to
Night In The Country by: Cynthia Rylant
Smoky Night by: Eve Bunting
Honey I Love by: Eloise Greenfield
Writer's Workshop- Fixing Up and Fancying to Publish
We have spent weeks revising old pieces of writing from our portfolios. We will be choosing 1 special piece to rewrite and make brand new. Students will create detailed illustrations, a cover, title page, about the author page, and synopsis.
1.18 Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to:
(A) write brief stories that include a beginning, middle, and end;
1.17 Writing/Writing Process. Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text. Students are expected to:
(A) plan a first draft by generating ideas for writing (e.g., drawing, sharing ideas, listing key ideas);
(B) develop drafts by sequencing ideas through writing sentences;
(C) revise drafts by adding or deleting a word, phrase, or sentence;
(D) edit drafts for grammar, punctuation, and spelling using a teacher-developed rubric;
(E) publish and share writing with others.
1.9 Probability and statistics. The student displays data in an organized form.
1.9A Collect and sort data
1.10 Probability and statistics. The student uses information from organized data.
1.10B Identify events as certain or impossible such as drawing a red crayon from a bag of green crayons.
1. Information about everyday experiences can be collected, organized, and used.
2. The occurrence of some events is impossible.
3. The occurrence of some events is certain.
1. What is data, and what does it look like?
- What can we do with the information, or data, that we collect?
- What does it mean to say something is impossible?
- How do we know an outcome is impossible?
- What does it mean to say something is certain?
- How do we know an outcome is certain?
- What conclusions can we draw from recorded data?
- What situations produce impossible or certain outcomes?
1.10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to:
1.10A Investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats
1.10B Identify and compare the parts of plants.
1.10C Compare ways that young animals resemble their parents.
1.10D Observe and record life cycles of animals such as a chicken, frog, or fish.
- When young animals are different from their parents, we can describe these differences as part of a life cycle.
- A life cycle shows the growth and change from young animals into adults.
- We can observe and record the life cycle stages of chickens including egg, chick, and chicken.
- We can observe and record the life cycle stages of frogs including egg, tadpole, and frog.
- We can observe and record the life cycle stages of fish including egg, larvae, juvenile, and adult.
- What is a life cycle?
- What can we observe and record about the life cycles of chickens?
- What can we observe and record about the life cycles of frogs?
- What can we observe and record about the life cycles of fish?
Shout out to Li- Thanks for the birthday lunch; Angel- for the coffee
We played a lot of math games this week to practice our addition and subtraction facts.
Thank you PTA for Kona Ice Day. This was a great treat to end a week of testing.
We are awesome with addition but need much more practice with doing subtraction facts mentally. So we'll continue to work on this for the rest of the year.