The Prugh Crew

Week of March 30th

Learning Targets

Reading and Writing:
We will read the "Diary of..." books by Doreen Cronin this week. We will learn how to make text to world connections using these books. Then we will write our own comments from the perspective of a small animal using our new vocabulary.


We will take our April iStation assessment on Wednesday.


We started reading "My Father's Dragon" with our Twitter book club last week and will continue reading and tweeting with our 1st grade friends around the world this week. Follow us on Twitter @theprughcrew


Spelling:

eat, new, came, back, same. little, her, ever, sister, helper


Bonus: together, feather, spider, wonder, shiver


Use this link to practice your spelling words online:

https://www.spellingcity.com/McGowenFirstGrade/


word family: -er

Grammar: mechanics and proofreading


Math
We will begin our 3 week unit on money. Students will need to be able to identify each coin (penny, nickel, dime and quarter) and its value before the unit begins. We will learn how to exchange coins and count a small collection of coins this week.


Science:

We will learn about magnets this week. Our unit assessment will be on Friday.

Doreen Cronin Author Study

We read "Click, Clack, Peep" on Wednesday about a baby duck that was keeping all of the animals on Farmer Brown's farm awake. We wrote notes to baby duck and used the Tellagami app to record them on the iPads. I have a few projects that didn't get uploaded. I will add them next week.

FYI

Monday, March 30 & 31 - STAAR testing

(NO visitors or volunteers are allowed in the building for testing security)


BRING A SNACK - 1st grade lunch is at 1:15pm on Monday and Tuesday!


Please bring a small trinket (nothing valuable) to school by Friday, 4/3.

*We will be learning about classification using our trinkets next week.


Lunch Volunteers - Please HELP!!

Q4 Lunch Duty Sign Up: http://goo.gl/ef3QNb

*younger siblings are welcome to come to lunch duty! You must be an approved volunteer.


We have PE - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please wear athletic shoes and shorts/tights under dresses and skirts!


Bring a water bottle and a dry, healthy snack each day. Only water is allowed in the classroom. Please do not send milk or juice for snack time.


Fill out your volunteer form for 2014-15! *needed for parties, field trips, etc
http://www.mckinneyisd.net/parents/volunteer/


HOMEWORK:

I do not assign weekly homework. I expect my first graders to study their weekly spelling words, log into iStation for 30 minutes per week, and read at least 15-20 minutes per night. Please let me know if you are having problems logging in.

There is also an iStation app available to students.


They may read with you, to you, or on their own. I hope they play outside, with friends, and try some extra curricular activities too.


Class Website: www.prughcrew.wikispaces.com


Follow us on Twitter - @theprughcrew


McGowen Website http://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/mcgowen


iStation: please have your student login 30 minutes per week

username: s+student ID number

password: student ID number