Team Austin 1A

December 7, 2015

Janell Thach

Language Arts

Interactive read alouds:

The Shoemaker and the Elves

Santa's Book of Names

The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand

The Jolly Postman

Shared reading:

Cute Little Snowman poem

Reader's Workshop

ABC order

Writer's Workshop:

writing poetry

-line breaks, word choice, rhythm, topic choice, special punctuation

We are working on writing and publishing our own poems.

*introduction to letter writing

Word Work: long o vowel sound with silent e

High frequency words: so, some, these

We will test on Friday. Please continue to review at home, reinforcing the skill. Thank you!

Handwriting: We have complete all of the lower case letters. We will continue working on using capital letters appropriately and using the 2 line handwriting paper correctly.



counting groups of pennies, nickels and dimes

comparing coin values (ex. 2 nickels = 1 dime)

Social Studies / Science


-goods and services

-saving vs. spending

-characteristics of a job well done


All of the team leaders will be in a meeting in the afternoon on Wednesday, December 9. We will have a substitute for the late afternoon after specials.

Giving Tree: Don't forget that if you would like to participate in the toy drive for those in need, learners may drop off unwrapped toys in the cafeteria, immediately upon their arrival at school. The PTO will be on hand to assist them in placing an ornament on the tree on display in there. This is a good opportunity to reinforce the idea of giving to others!