Stremelstein's Classroom News

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

May 9, 2016

Open House: We hope you can join us for Open House on Thursday, May 19th from

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The children are working hard on finishing all their projects and looking forward to sharing their wonderful work with you that evening. We hope you can make it!


Safari Field Trip: The children had a great time at the Safari Park. Thank you to all the parent chaperones who helped us with the field trip!


Earth's Place in the Universe Home Extension Project: The children did an amazing job on their projects. Thank you for your help in making it a success!


Classroom Wishlist: Expo Markers, wipes & pencils:)

Dates to Calendar

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


5/13 Flag Salute: Athlete of the Month

5/19 Open House 6-7p.m.

5/20 AR cutoff date

5/27 Flag Salute: Student of the Month-(Empathy) & AR awards

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:

  • dipthongs _ou & _ow


Word Families:

  • _ou & _ow

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

Word Wall Words: paper, room, together, use, week

Word Family Words: about, cloud, ground, scout, shout, sound, brown, cow, chow, growl, how, plow

Challenge Words: aloud, countdown, without, power, snowplow

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.

Science- Earth's Place in the Universe

Science: Patterns of the motion of the sun, moon, and stars in the sky can be observed, described and predicted. Seasonal patterns of sunrise and sunset can be observed, described and predicted.

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