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Mrs. Arms 1st Grade Class- May 17, 2013

May 20th- Last Day for Scholastic Orders

Poet's Tea Volunteer Sign Up

Be Sure to Check e-Backpack

Save the Date

May 17- All Library and Home Readers are 1 week overdue

May 16-17 Aladdin performed by Stallion Choir

May 23 Conference Forms go home

May 27 Holiday

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

May 28 Conference Forms Due

May 29 5th Grade Flugtag 9:30AM

May 30 K-5 Awards Assemblies

1st Grade 9:45-10:30 AM

May 31 5th Grade Graduation

May 31 Yearbook Signing-bring yearbook if ordered, all others will create a memory book to be signed

May 31 School Parties

1st Grade is 1:30-2:30

May 31 Last day of School & Report Cards go Home

What Are We Learning- Week 10

Reader's Workshop- Study the Structure Poetry

TEKS

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



1.11 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to

(A) recognize sensory details in literary text.


Structures Studied:

Haiku

Diamente

Shape Poems

Free Verse

Chants

Songs


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
  • Poets reach for honest, precise words.
  • Poets look for patterns
  • Poets use poetic instead of ordinary language


TEKS

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- Reviewing Mental Math With Fun and Games

TEKS:

Review


Games Played for Practice:

Take Off

Double Barrel

Headache

Double Trouble

Take or Tally

How Much More?

Roll On

Spinning Around


Social Studies- Wants and Needs

TEKS:


1.9 Economics. The student understands the condition of not being able to have all the goods and services one wants. The student is expected to:

(A) identify examples of people wanting more than they can have

(B) explain why wanting more than they can have requires that people make choices

(C) identify examples of choices families make when buying goods and services


Generalizations:

1.9A

Identify: What are examples of people wanting more than they can have?

· You have a budget for basic grocery needs but it doesn’t include ice cream or other wants that are luxuries.

1.9B

Explain: Why is wanting more than people can have require that people make choices?

When you have a budget, you have to decide whether you are going to buy the things you need versus things you want.

1.9C

Identify: What are examples of choices families make when buying goods and services?

Buy luxuries versus paying bills or items that one needs to survive.

Career Day