Stremelstein's Classroom News

Mrs. Himelstein & Ms. Stremel- First Grade Room 202

January 12, 2016


Winter Party: A big THANK YOU to our room parents, Deanna Murphy and Heather Blank for all your hard work and effort in planning a fun filled event for the children. Also, thank you to all the parent volunteers for your help and for all the party supply donations! The children had a great time!

Holiday Scrapbook Project : Just a friendly reminder that the Holiday Scrapbook Project is due this Friday, January 15, 2016. We are looking forward to having the children share their holiday family traditions!

Dates to Calendar

1/18 No School: Martin Luther King Jr

1/23 Father Daughter Dance 5 p.m-8 p.m.

1/29 Flag Salute: Athlete of the Month, AR Awards, Student of Month-Respect, Math Award


  • Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

Phonics Skills:

  • long o with silent e

Word Families:

  • -oke
  • -ope

Spelling Words of the Week: Word Wall Words, Word family Words and Challenge Words

Word Wall Words: because, funny, many, out, work

Word Family Words: broke, choke, joke, smoke, stroke, woke, cope, hope, mope, rope, scope, slope

Challenge Words: heatstroke, slowpoke, antelope, microscope

Academic Vocabulary:

compare, contrast, similarities, differences, connection, relationship, opinion, reason(s)

Math- Place Value

  • Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
  • Understand that the two-digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.
  • Understand 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones-called a "ten."
  • Understand the numbers from 11-19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
  • Understand the numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).
  • Compare two two-digit numbers based on meaning of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparison with the symbols > = <
  • Given a two- digit number, mentally find 10 more or ten less than a number without having to count, explain the reasoning used.

Math Vocabulary:

  • solve
  • represent
  • compare
  • number line
  • hundreds chart
  • count
  • value
  • tens
  • ones
  • place
  • units

Writing- Opinion

  • Write opinion pieces in which students introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

Science & Social Studies

Science: Plants

Social Studies: While some things have stayed the same, there are many things about life today that are different from long ago ( ex: school, transportation, technology, communication, communities, home life, recreation, work etc.).

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