Team Austin 1A

January 11, 2016

Janell Thach

Language Arts

Interactive read alouds:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Somebody and the Three Blairs

The Paperbag Princess

Little Red Writing Hood

Reader's Workshop

Double bubble map: comparing and contrasting 2 stories

Character traits

Writer's Workshop:

Adjectives: jazz up our writing

Writing process using a Thinking Map (modeled/shared writing)

Word Work: long e (spelled e at the end of a short word or syllable and ee)

high frequency words like, him, into

We will test on Friday



counting on when adding 1, 2 or 3

doubles facts

Social Studies / Science

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will be using some of this time this week to review and complete some assessments for report cards. Friday is the end of the second nine weeks.


Overall, we had a good first week back. They were definitely happy to be with their friends!

It was nice to have time over the break to plan and make materials for some of our lessons. It's like I need an organizing day or two every couple of weeks!

Don't forget that Monday, January 18 will be a HOLIDAY, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I will be out Tuesday attending a district Math training and in the morning on Wednesday to attend a training on our campus for Go Quest, a digital resource our school recently purchased. If you have any unusual transportation changes, please be sure to let the office know.


We were able to order 5 new pairs of these headphones with campus funds this year. Thank you, Mr. Hilton! We are still in need of 5-6 additional pairs. Last year I, myself, purchased 6 new headphones for our class. Unfortunately, the quality was not as I had expected and despite my best efforts to encourage taking care of them, they have all broken and been disposed of. This brand has held up well so far this year. The way the plug is made on these seems to be very durable and I haven't had any complaints regarding the comfort of the ear part. If anyone is interested in contributing a pair of these to our classroom, I've included the link below. We would be very grateful!