Mrs. Miller's Class Updates

Late November - December 2015

Dates to Remember

November 25 12:40 Dismissal for Thanksgiving Break

November 26 Happy Thanksgiving!

November 30 Return to School

December 2 Alanton Musical Program- Upper grades Perform

December 5 Breakfast with Santa at Alanton 9-11 AM

December 10 Early Dismissal 12:40 (early PE and early lunch)

December 15 Chick-Fil-A Alanton Night FC Road Location

December 15 Quarter 2 Progress Reports issued

December 23 Class Winter Celebration 11:30-12:30 Dismissal 12:40

December 24 - January 3 Winter Break. Have a safe and joyful holiday!

Here are some academic happenings in our classroom:

Language Arts: Students will have weekly word sorts to practice reading and writing. The goal is to learn to spell new words and apply these new words to our writing.

Reading: Students will continue to receive small group daily instruction according to reading levels. We will focus on fluency and story elements where we identify title, author, illustrator, characters, setting, main events and sequence.

Writing: Students will continue to write effectively to communicate ideas. We will continue to use appropriate capitalization and punctuation. We will start to use closing sentences in our paragraph writing.

Word wall words will continue to be learned weekly.

Math: Unit 3 Part 2 Numeration

We will count orally by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s to 120. 2s can be tricky for first graders. Extra practice at home is appreciated!

Place Value is a focus during this unit and many first graders have a hard time grasping place value. For example if I say look at this number 52. What number is in the 10s place, this can be tricky for students. Generating place value dialog at home is encouraged. We will be practicing a lot at school. We use a lot of visuals and manipulates in class for place value.

We will also compare numbers using greater than, less than and equal to.

Social Studies: Economics: goods and services, money, producers and consumers.

Science: Matter- Solids, Liquids and Gases

5 Senses

Seasonal Changes