Team Austin 1A

February 15, 2016

Janell Thach

Language Arts

Interactive read alouds:

Arthur Meets the President

If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln

My Brother Martin

Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

A Picture Book of George Washington

Henry's Underground Freedom Box

Reader's Workshop:

brainstorming characteristics of a good president

strong readers are always thinking while they read/learning to "stop and jot"

reviewing statements vs. questions

reading response: I noticed ... I wonder

Writer's Workshop:

This week I will be meeting with learners individually to go over their district writing assessment. I can't wait! It's so fun to look at how much their writing has grown and these one on one conferences are a great way to do some reteaching and reinforcement.

Word Work: no list this week due to the short week


counting forward and backward to 120

problem solving

addition fact fluency

Social Studies / Science

History / American symbols

identifying contributions of historical figures: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman


The Fun Run Kick off will be Tuesday afternoon, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. I'm sure the learners will come home pumped up and excited! Thank you in advance for whatever way you can support this fundraiser for our PTO.

Our PTO is in need of additional volunteers to fill the board positions for next year. We have many talented parents in 1A. We would love to have some of you share your insights and expertise in this way. It is a great way to impact your child's education. If you are interested see the link below to explore the possibilities.

Thank you to our wonderful room moms (Mrs. Christensen, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Hira and Mrs. Staab) for organizing our Valentine Party. It is always so great to see so many parents and friends here to celebrate with us. 1A does love to party!