Stremelstein's Classroom News

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

May 30, 2016

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Character Trait for May is Empathy: We can show concern for others.


6/17 Flag Salute

6/19 Father's Day

6/22 Last Day of School/ Minimum Day

Reading- Author Study : Mo Willems and Oliver Jeffers

  • Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
  • Describe characters, setting, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • Compare and Contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.


Academic Vocabulary: compare, contrast, alike, different, illustrations, character, setting, event, traits, identify, opinion, sequence, experience

Phonics Skills:

  • Suffixes: __ful, ___ly


Word Families:

  • __ful
  • __ly

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

Word Wall Words: another, ask, better, found, please

Word Family Words: cheerful, helpful, painful, playful, thankful, truthful, deeply, finally, gladly, lately, nicely, safely

Challenge Words: carefully, colorful, thoughtful, equally, happily, hungrily

Academic Vocabulary:

Math Vocabulary:

addition, add, addend, sum, subtraction, subtract, equation, equal sign, true equation, false equation, count on, count back, make 10, place value.

Math-Addition & Subtraction

Addition & Subtraction: 1)Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems.

2) Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10

3) The commutative property shows us that we can add numbers in any order and still get the same sum. 4) The equal sign in an equation means "the same as" the quantity on one side of the equal sign should always be the same as the quantity on the other side of the equal sign.

Writing- Opinion

  • Write opinion pieces in which students introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

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