Stremelstein's Classroom News

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

February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day - Just a friendly reminder that this Thursday, February 11th, students will be passing out Valentine Cards to their friends. Please NO edible Valentines (no candy, sweets, food, drinks). Your child can attach non-edible items (erasers, pencils, etc...) to his/her Valentines. Please have your child make 24 Valentine Cards. Thank you for your help in making our class Valentine's day successful.

February 12 & February 15- Please note there will be no school on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February due to President's Day.

Dates to Calendar

2/12 & 2/15 No School: President's Day & Washington's Birthday

2/19 Flag Salute: Athlete of the Month

2/26 Student of the Month-Respect, Soaring Eagle, Math Award


  • Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas or pieces of information in a text.
  • Identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g. in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

Phonics Skills:

  • Long o vowel teams

Word Families:

  • _oa
  • _ow

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

Word Wall Words: every, four, here, too, where

Word Family Words: boat, coast, float, goal, goat, throat, blow, grow, know, show, snow, throw

Challenge Words: raincoat, sailboat, rainbow, scarecrow, snowball

Academic Vocabulary:

Symbol, flag, pledge, allegiance, patriotic, freedom, country, courage, equality, unite

Math-Place Value

Place Value: We will continue to compare numbers using the symbols of greater than(>), less than (<), or equal to (=).

Writing- Narrative

  • Write narratives in which students recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use transition words to signal event order and provide some sense of closure.

Science & Social Studies

Science: Plants

Social Studies: American Symbols & Traditions- There are many symbols, icons, and traditions of the United States that provide continuity and a sense of community across time.

Classroom, SEES & PTO Websites

Helpful Educational Links