News from Room 4

January 11, 2019

What we will be learning/doing Next Week:

* Language Arts Unit 3 Week 4- Being Creative

- Vocabulary: create, hobby, resourceful, inspire, structure

-Words to Know (read, spell, write):

- Grammar: Verbs- Is and Are

- Phonics: words with –oke, -ose, -ote, -ute, -ube

-Spelling: joke, nose, note, woke, cute, cube, chop, whale, old, new, spoke, close

- Skill: Draw Conclusions

Important Notes:

Recycled Creation

-In Language Arts we are reading about and discussing creativity. So, Friday, January 18th each student will create an individual Recycled Creation. Please send in clean boxes, string, cans, bottles, bottle tops, (make sure they are washed, manageable size and no glass), anything that is lying around your house. We will turn junk into masterpieces! We will display our finished product in the Media Center. Happy hunting!

First Grade PBL Project

First grade is getting ready to start a big project! Each child will need an adult size shoe box. If you have any around the house, please send them in. Each child will need 1. Feel free to send in extras if you have them. Also, if you have any WHO WOULD WIN? (Scholastic books that put two animals against each other by Jerry Pallotta) we would like to borrow them- please put your family name in the book so that it may be returned to you.

-After School Enrichment:

The classes are starting Monday so sign up soon! There are great classes that the children love attending. It’s also a good way to avoid the after school traffic while providing your child a fun learning and social experience.

Pink Eye

Pink Eye is going around so if your child is itching their eyes you may want to investigate it!

January's Community Service - The Great Kindness Challenge

Our school will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge the week of Jan 28-Febuary 1st. We will have a class checklist of different ways we will be showing kindness and keeping track of all the fun and loving things we can do. Feel free to enjoy the week of kindness at home as well.

HERE is a family checklist

HERE is a link to the website for more info and watch an inspiring GKC video

Valentine’s Day

-Before you know it Valentine’s Day will be here.

Here are a couple guidelines:

-If your child wants to participate, he/she must have a valentine for everyone in the class, not just some of the children.

-Your child must write the names on the outside of each envelope.

-Making valentines cards is a fun craft and the children really enjoy receiving homemade cards better than the store bought ones. So please start making valentine cards with your child. We will talk about how to create cards to give your child some ideas. (If you already bought them, that’s ok. It’s just a suggestion.)

Valentine's Craft Party

We will be having a Valentine’s craft time on Thursday, February 14th 10:45-12:00. I need 4 parent volunteers who will help students at a craft station. Please email me if you're interested.

Valentine's Cards

-It is fine if you would like to attach a little candy treat however, because of our focus on heath, a pencil or small toy would be better but not required, kind notes are just as good.

Here is our class list to help you:

#1 Alex Denson

#2 Ariella Almaneih

#3 Emily Bertelsen

#4 Flynn Paterson

#5 Greyson Jarvis

#6 Ivor Paterson

#7 Zachary Clyne

#8 Kaidan Storch

#9 Mia Carranza

#10 Nathan Filipovic

#11 Niveta Anand

#12 Paige Pettijohn

#13 Paige Middleton

#14 Pierce Hall

#15 Reid Brown

#16 Seth Steinmeier

#17 Story Kuechler

#18 Syrus Almaneih

#19 Wilma Gustavsson

Word Sort and Sentences

Reid and Mia's sentences made me laugh this week so they earned a pencil.

Math Fun

We are working on finding efficient ways to count big numbers. This week we guessed how many M&Ms were in a candy bag and then we worked in small groups to find out! Some groups sorted and counted by color, other groups used little cups to sort and count by 5's or 10's.


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During Read to Partner we are hunting for adjectives and writing them on sticky notes.


We made snowmen and wrote verbs to show what they were doing.

Book Sort

I brought in 4 boxes of new books and the class stamped and sorted the books into appropriate categories.

Niveta Lost a Tooth!

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New Playground!

Mr. Frumovitz came by and showed us 4 playground options. We all voted on our favorite one. He is going to visit each classroom and then he will let us all know which option was voted on the most!


Upcoming Events:

-January 21st – Martin Luther King Holiday – No School

-January 14th and 17th- MAPS assessments

-February 14th at 10:45 Valentines Party

-January 28 - February 1st Schoolwide: The Great Kindness Challenge

Planning Ahead! May 16th at 1:00-2:00 First Grade Parent Program - You WON'T want to miss this show!


Christy Campbell