A Peek at Our Week

December 7-12, 2015

Language Arts

(RF1.3, RF1.4, RL 1.1, RL1.2, RL1.3) L1.4, W1.2, W1.5, W1.6, W1.8,L1.1, L1.2)

We will learn the /oo/ sound. We will also learn long /u/ spelled u and ue. We will read “Can Elephants Paint?", "Jungle Fun”, and “An Elephant’s Three T’s” in our hardback reader. Our reading strategy this week will focus on the main idea of the story and rereading for meaning. This month we will focus on making predictions. We will review visualizing (making mental images) and making connections. Our vocabulary words are agreement, rejoice, extraordinary, unnoticed, unthinkable, and predicament. We will work on using possessives. Our Writer’s Workshop will focus on writing information books.


1.OA.1, 1.OA.6,1.NBT.2, 1.NBT.5

This week the students will be focusing on how to stategize and apply understanding of the equal sign to solve problems.

Students will be using the words true or false to describe an expression.


Joe has 6 red fish and 5 blue fish. Sarah has 7 red fish and 6 blue fish. Do the kids have the same amount of fish?

Students will learn to solve the problem using the following strategy.

Joe .... Sarah

6+5 = 7+6

11 = 13 This is not true. So, the kids do not have the same number of fish.

We will also be working on place value. Students will be learning that a number can be represented in many ways: 35 (3 tens and 5 ones, 30+5, thirty- five).

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Such a sweet surprise!


Thank you for the beautiful flower arrangement! My surgery was a success and I am so glad to be back. Thank you for all of your prayers, sweet emails, and cards.


Payge Chambliss

Library Collaboration on Alabama Indians

November Top Readers!

So proud of Anderson and Tristan for reading up a storm. They filled up lots of Novemeber reading logs!

First grade was the overall winner for the school! Love my little book worms!

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Science/ Social Studies

We will continue our science module on Air and Weather.

Spelling Words













School Events

12/15/15—-First Grade Christmas Parties

12/18/15—Schools close at noon for Christmas Break

1/ 6/16— Welcome Back to School!!!

December Lunch Reservations

Our lunch time is 11:50-12:20.

Elves! Elves! Elves!

We will be entering into the holiday season very soon and the elves will begin making their yearly visits. While Santa’s little helpers are as cute as can be, they tend to cause distractions at school, and many times, they end up misplaced or lost. To help alleviate the stress elves can cause for our young students, we are asking that they not come to school over the next several weeks. Students will be allowed to bring their elves the day of their class Christmas party, but any other time, they should not be at school. Please be mindful of this as you begin making preparations for your child’s elf’s return

Paine Primary’s Holiday Book Fair

Help grow your child’s love of reading at our Evening Book Fair!

Books make wonderful gifts!

We will be open Tuesday (12/8) and Thursday (12/10)

From 3:00pm – 7:00pm

See you there!

Here is a short video you can share with your little reader…