Tumbleweed Times Week 14
News from Ranch 25 - December 4, 2015
First Grade Happenings
In math this week we continued to work on the addition strategy of Make a Ten. This time using +8 and +7. We also learned how to share and critique peer solution strategies. We first looked to see if the solution was correct and made sense. Then we compared strategies to see which was the most efficient. (Look at lesson 11 in the Friday Folders.)
In science, we looked a the pictures of the butterflies emerging from their chrysalises during the Thanksgiving Break. Then we let our butterflies go in the school garden. Most of them flew up and over the building. (See pictures below.) We will be using the pictures taken to create an iMovie showing the stages of a butterfly's life.
In STREAM lab, the students are learning how people get ideas from plants and animals to invent new things. This week, they looked at seeds that work like a helicopter. Each student brought home their own helicopter seed made out of biodegradable paper filled with wildflower seeds. You may release this in the place of your choosing.
Critique Peer Solutions
Learning to evaluate the work of others.
Writing about how we show CARING.
Kelly is a CARING member of Ranch 25.
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
The butterflies emerged from their chrysalises and hung there to open and dry their wings.
Butterflies slurp nectar. The cotton ball has sugar water, but they like the oranges best.
They loved to sit in the sun and open their wings.
Releasing our Butterflies
We went to the garden to let our butterflies go.
They flew out one at a time.
On Their Own
This one stayed around for just a few minutes before exploring the world.
Care and Share
All gifts and donations should be brought to school by Friday, December 11th. If you are unable to participate this year, please contact Karen Sykes at email@example.com as soon as possible so that other arrangements can be made.
The Rainbow Fish teaches us that happiness comes from sharing with others.
Care and Share
All students have an "assigned" gift. (See yellow section).
If you are able, please contribute.
FRIDAY FOLDER Volunteer Needed!
Next Week's Curriculum Focus
3.2 Reading Theme: Family Fun
Essential Question: Which parts of the story help you predict what is going to happen? (This is a good question to ask when reading with your child.)
Comprehension Skill: Make and Confirm Predictions
High Frequency Words: call, funny, how, more, so
Phonemic Awareness: Long vowel "i" using the silent e (-ide, -ine, -ike, -ile, -ime, -ice)
Vocabulary Words: connections, possessions, relief, support, typical
Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:
call, funny, how, more, so, there, mine, shine, bike, like, ride, hide
Can a bike or a kite make you smile?
I like to take big bites of rice.
Writing Genre: Informative
Math: Introduction to Place Value through Addition and Subtraction to 12
Social Studies: Winter Holidays and Traditions
Science: Plant and Animal Parts and Survival
- Care and Share - November 30th to December 11th
- Winter Party - Friday, December 18th, 8:45-9:45 AM
- Lost & Found Items to be donated to charity - Friday, November 18th
- Winter Break - No School - December 21, 2015 - January 1, 2016
- School Resumes - Monday, January 4, 2016