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Mrs. Arms 1st Grade Class- May 3, 2013

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May 6-10 National School Nurses’ Week

May 6-10 Last Week for Home Readers and Word Study

May 7 Volunteer Luncheon- Join me at 12:20 in the library

May 9 PTA Chik-Fil-A Night

May 10 All Take Home Readers Due

May 10 All Library books due

May 14-15 5th Grade STAAR Retakes

May 14 PTA General Meeting

May 16 PTA Chik-Fil-A Night

May 16-17 Aladdin performed by Stallion Choir

May 23 Conference Forms go home

May 27 Holiday

May 28 Coffee Cart

May 28 1st Grade Poet's Tea 8:30-9:30AM

May 29 5th Grade Flugtag

May 30 K-5 Awards Assemblies

May 31 5th Grade Graduation

May 31 School Parties- 1st is 1:30-2:30

May 31 Last day of School & Report Cards go Home

What Are We Learning

Reader's Workshop- Poetry


1.8 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to

(A) respond to and use rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration in poetry


How I Hopscotch by Kristine O’Connell George

Spaghetti by Shel Silverstein

Ice Cubes by: Joan Bransfield Graham

Pocket Full of Rocks by: Sheree Fitch

Writer's Workshop- Writing Poetry

We have spent a few weeks studying poetry as readers and will begin studying and practicing the craft of writing poetry.

Strategies Poets Use

· Poets find a big topic that gives them big, strong feelings.

· Poets find a small object or moment or detail that holds the big feeling.

· Poets look with poets’ eyes and see this ordinary thing in a special way.

· Poets write about it, experimenting with line breaks


1.18 Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to:

(B) write short poems that convey sensory details.

Math- Patterns


1.4 Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking. The students use repeating patterns and additive patterns to make predictions.

1.4A Identify, describe and extend concrete and pictorial patterns in order to make predictions and solve problems

1.5 Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking. The student recognizes patterns in numbers and operations.

1.5A Use patterns to skip count by 2s, 5s, and 10s.

1.5B Find patterns in numbers including odd and even


1. Patterns have rules that can be identified, analyzed, and communicated.

2. Predictions can be made based on patterns.

3. There are different kinds of patterns. Two kinds of patterns are additive patterns and repeating patterns.

4. Skip counting is a pattern that can be created by adding the same number, but is related to multiplication

5. A variety of strategies and tools help us compute problems in everyday situations.

Social Studies- Good and Services


1.8 Economics. The student understands the concepts of goods and services. The student is expected to:

(A) identify examples of goods and services in the home, school, and community

(B) identify ways people exchange goods and services

(C) identify the role of markets in the exchange of goods and services



Identify: What are examples of goods and services in the home, school, and community?


· Goods-furniture, toys, microwave

· Services-doing chores, driving to meetings/events


· Goods-pencils, desks, paper, copier, computers, books

· Services-teacher, secretary, librarian, nurse


· Goods-cars, food, gasoline, clothes

· Services-lawyer, doctor, hospital, restaurant


Identify: How do people exchange goods and services?

· Market system - Money is used for exchange in place of goods and services.

· Bartering - Goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods and/or services


Identify: What is the role of markets in the exchange of goods and services?

A market is a place or a system where goods and service are exchanged

Shout out to Asha- Thanks for volunteering this week