Daniel's Darlins

1st Grade News: March 21-25

Important Dates

3/22- Texas Roadhouse Night

3/24- Mav Fan Jam @ 8:15am, Family Fun Night 5:30-6:30pm

3/25- Unused bad weather day- No school

3/29-3/30- STAAR Days for older grades- No visitors in the building

3/31- 1st Grade Field Trip- Wear McGowen shirt or a blue shirt, bring a sack lunch

Wish List

baby food jars (by Friday)

Use this link for a signup genius of other items


Weekly Homework

***Please, please make sure your child is reading every night!***

1. Read nightly and record books in homework journal. Be sure you are reading book baggie books several times to practice fluency.

2. 1 reading response a week needs to be completed in the homework journal. **Responses can be completed using ANY book, not just from the book baggie.

Reading responses should be completed using complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation.**

3. Practice reading and spelling list in book baggies

4. Xtramath.org at least twice a week to practice fact fluency.

5. iStation 30 minutes a week

6. Return book baggie with books and journal to school everyday.

Class Website


What are we learning?


Continued Focus: Author Study: Leo Lionni & FABLES

I can explain the elements of a FABLE to my partner and write the Elements of a Fable on a recording sheet.

I can identify the moral of the story & explain the moral to my partner.


I can write a summary of one of Leo Leonni's stories by using the following transition words: In the beginning, Next, Then, After that, and In the end.

Word Work & Grammar:

I can read and write words with "ing", "ang", "ung" & "ong" by writing them on my white board.


I can identify the attributes and label 3-D Shapes in my journal. I can identify the attributes of solid shapes by explaining how many vertices, faces, & edges each shape has.

Vocabulary: Vertex/Vertices, Face, Edge, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Cube, Rectangular Prism, Triangular Prism, & Pyramid

Science / Social Studies:

Focus: Energy- Light & Heat/ States of Matter

I can identify & classify sources of light as natural or man-made. I will explain how light is important to everyday life by recoding my observations in my journal.

Review: Vocabulary:

energy: what keeps things moving

light energy: a form of energy that travels in waves and can be seen with our eyes

light source: the thing where light comes from

light: the illumination that comes from something

reflection: light bounces off a shiny surface and reflects the image of an object

heat: energy that makes things warmer

New Concepts:

heat: energy that makes things warmer

I can observe and describe how heat energy causes change.

I can describe the properties by observing it change into different forms when heat is added.

I can describe the cause and effect of melting and evaporating by recording it in my Investigation Notebook.

I can:

• Identify and describe water in different states as a solid, liquid, and gas.

• Observe and describe how heat melts an ice cube.

• Observe and describe how heat causes water to evaporate.

• Describe how heat is important in everyday life.

I will use a graphic organizer to demonstrate understanding of new vocabulary including solid, liquid, and gas.

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