Team Austin 1A

January 4, 2016

Janell Thach

Language Arts

Interactive read alouds:

Kate and the Beanstalk

The Three Billy Goats Gruff (2 versions)

Falling for Rapunzel

Reader's Workshop

characteristics of fairy tales

retelling a story including details (practice for mid-year reading assessments)

beautiful language an author uses

higher level thinking in responding to books

Writer's Workshop:

writing poetry

We are going to have to wrap this up this week and select one poem to publish to the bulletin board in the hallway. I wish I could clone myself to conference with more people at one time!

Word Work: u-e (2 sounds: long u and /oo/) high frequency words her, would, make

We WILL test on Friday. Please continue to review at home. Sentence dictation will begin in the third nine weeks, rather than me just calling out a list of words.



putting groups together

adding in any order

making a quick ten

adding zero

Money (review)

counting groups of pennies, nickels and dimes

comparing coin values (ex. 2 nickels = 1 dime)

what coin is missing to make an amount total

Social Studies / Science

Economics / School expectations

Making a budget

Kahoot survey for discussion ex. Would you rather work longer hours and have more money or work less but have less money?

After a break and with the beginning of the new year it is always important to spend some time reviewing expectations. We'll be reinforcing those and introducing the idea of goal planning.


Happy 2016! It's hard to believe we are beginning the new year and the second nine weeks is coming to a close on January 15. I know it will take a few days for everyone to get back in the swing of things, but we will hit the ground running this week!

Thank you again to our wonderful room mothers for planning such a fun winter party before the break and to everyone that sent in items for the snacks or craft supplies. We appreciate you! Thank you for the lovely class gift of the Brighton cuff bracelet and gift card to Barnes and Noble. I used it to buy the new book for my book club!