Ms. Schaum's Class Newsletter

Week of January 20-23, 2015

Upcoming Dates

Monday, January 19: MLK Holiday, No School


Friday, January 23: Report Cards Go Home


Friday, January 23: VRE Spirit Day - Wear a hat!


Monday, January 26: Return Report Cards Signed


Friday, February 6: Star Saver's Bank


Tuesday, February 10: 1st Grade Musical Performance, 6:30pm


Thursday, February 12: Apex Fun Run


Friday, February 20: PBL Parent Meeting in VRE Library, 8:15am


Friday, February 27: Spring Carnival

Curriculum Corner

Reading: We will complete Daily 5 rotations and Ms. Schaum will continue to meet with guided reading groups! During read alouds we will be focusing on making connections and sequence of events during retelling.


Writing: We will begin to write personal narratives retelling something we have done. We will use circle maps and flow maps to help us organize our thoughts.


Math: We will be practicing our addition and subtraction skills - making them as quick and automatic as possible.


Science: We will continue to study rocks and minerals by doing hands on observations and experiments.


Social Studies: We will launch a new PBL!


PBL: We will launch our Researching Famous African Americans PBL for Black History Month (the month of February).

Nut Free Classroom

We have some learners with severe nut allergies, so our classroom is designated as a nut free zone. Please do not send any food to school that contains nuts. Thank you for helping us keep our classroom safe for all learners!

Reminders and Announcements

If you pick up your learner out front when school dismisses, your learner must walk all the way to 1A's spot on the concrete before he/she may leave with you. Please do not try to take your learner out of line until we have reached our spot....thank you!

Class Schedule

7:50 Morning Work/Morning Meeting

8:15 Math

9:15 Snack/Restroom Break

9:30 Science/Social Studies

10:30 Recess

11:05 Lunch

11:40 Silent Reading

12:00 Writer's Workshop

12:30 Daily 5 Rotations/C.A.F.E.

2:00 Specials

2:50 Daily Reflections/Pack

3:05 Dismissal



Library Day: Monday 9:30am



Specials Schedule

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- PE

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Music