Ms. Ferguson's Frogs

Weekly Updates from Room 157

REMINDERS!

  • Thank you to everyone who has scheduled a conference with me! If you have not heard when your conference is yet, expect a reminder this week!
  • Make sure your child is reading every night! It is essential for their growth as a reader. Also, reading logs need to be signed every night so we know they're reading.
  • Homework is due every Friday! (Or on this week, Thursday) Please help your child finish on time.
  • Library books can be returned every Thursday, on our class library day.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday, September 21st - After School Arts Begins; Quarter 1 Midterms go Home
  • Friday, September 25th - NO SCHOOL: Parent Teacher Conference Day
  • Monday, September 28th - NO SCHOOL: Professional Development for teachers
  • Tuesday, September 29th - International Potluck 5:30-7:00pm

Learning Read to Someone isn't easy, but these kids have got it down!

Our 1st Grade Schedule

7:40-8:05 - Unpack/Morning Work

8:05-8:20 - Morning Meeting

8:20-8:50 - Fundations

8:50-9:20 - Writing

9:20-10:10 - Specialists (M-Music, T-P.E., W-Art, Th-Drama, F-Computer)

10:10-10:20 - Snack/Read Aloud

10:20-10:50 - Roots and Wings/Daily 5

10:50-12:10 - Daily 5

12:15-12:35 - Lunch

12:40-1:50 - Math

1:50-2:20 - Recess

2:20-2:50 - Science/Social Studies

2:55 - Dismissal

Our First Grade Curriculum

Fundations

This week in Fundations, we're finishing Unit 2 with our test on Monday. On Tuesday, we will start Unit 3 which begins teaching digraphs such as wh, ch, sh, th, and ck. These are letters that stick together and only make one sound. Encourage your child to tap out any words they don't know when reading at home to practice these new skills.


Writing

We're continuing our study of sentence structure this week. We've mastered capitals and nouns, now we're studying verbs and punctuation. By next week, these kids will be ready to write!


Reading

We're in the final days of our Daily 5 Introduction Lessons! We've reached 17 minutes in our stamina and we're hoping to make it to 20 minutes this week. We've mastered Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Read to Someone. Next, we'll master Word Work!


The Leader In Me

We're finishing up our studying of Habit 1: Be Proactive. Now that we understand every aspect of being proactive, we're working on an art project to discuss how we can be proactive and take the first step! Look out for pictures of our work next week!


Math

After studying number sense, we're taking our knowledge and working on it during math centers! We've learned 2 centers so far: E for "Essential Review of Standards" and M for "Math Facts". This week we're going to learn how to do the ipad center and the Independent Work center! I love that we each get to practice our skills while having fun in centers.


Science/Social Studies

We're moving onto Social Studies this week by discussing communities. We're going to figure out "What is a community?" and "Who makes up our community?" First, we're going to study the Claxton community and meet some of the leaders that make our community great!