# Mrs. Vanselow's Jungle Crew News

## WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

* On Tuesday Washington's student council voted on the best snowman door decoration for each grade and the best over all. Our class won the best snowman in first grade. There was a lot of great competition throughout the school.

* We finally had a normal school week. It was great!!!

* 11 of our students have reached 400 reading steps.

* Five of our students earned PAWS Applause Awards. Congratulations!

* Our Junior Achievement volunteer visited on Thursday and discussed occupations.

## NEXT WEEKS CURRICULUM OUTLOOK

Theme

• What's the Weather?

• extreme
• predict

Weekly Stories

• "Warm and Cold Days"
• "Stormy Weather"
• "Dangerous Storms"

Common Core Standards

1. CCSS# 5 Informational - Know and use various text features (headings, table of contents, glossaries, bold print, captions, diagrams, labels) to locate key facts or information in a text.
2. CCSS# 9 Identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.

WRITING: Report

• Writers Trait - Organization

GRAMMAR: Go and Do

SPELLING: they, one, of, were, what

MATH:

• 6.5 - Using the Facts Table for Subtraction
• 6.6 - The Centimeter
• 6.7 - Explorations (Pattern Blocks, Addition Facts, Triangles)
• 6.8 - Addition Facts Practice with "What's My Rule?"

CONTENT: Social Studies

• Focus Where People Live

## UPCOMING EVENTS

MONDAY

TUESDAY

• 2 Hour Late Start

WEDNESDAY

• Wildcat Wednesday (wear your gear)

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

• Valentine's Day Party

## KIDS CORNER

• 1. Play Addition Top-it. You will need a deck of cards with numbers zero through ten and four of each number. Taking turns each partner takes two cards and adds them together. The partner with the larger sum wins all four cards.
• 2. After reading a book of your choice ask these four accountable talk questions for CCSS#5
1. The story or text I read was ___________________.
2. This book is a ____________________. (literary or informational)
3. I know this because ______________________.
4. In the book ___________________________ happens.