Stremelstein's Classroom News

Mrs. Himelstein & Ms. Stremel- First Grade Room 202

May 16, 2016

Open House: Open House is this Thursday, May 19th from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!


Accelerated Reader: Please note that the Accelerated Reader cutoff date for students earning points is May 20th. Accelerated Reader awards will take place at the May 27th Flag Salute. Students earning 15 points or more will receive a medal.


Classroom Wishlist: Expo Markers, wipes & pencils:)

Dates to Calendar

Character Trait for May is Empathy: We can show concern for others.


5/19 Open House 6-7p.m.

5/20 AR cutoff date

5/27 Flag Salute: Student of the Month-(Empathy) & AR awards

5/30 Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL

6/17 Flag Salute

6/19 Father's Day

6/22 Last Day of School/ Minimum Day

Reading- Author Study : Mo Willems and Oliver Jeffers

  • Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
  • Describe characters, setting, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • Compare and Contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.


Academic Vocabulary: compare, contrast, alike, different, illustrations, character, setting, event, traits, identify, opinion, sequence, experience

Phonics Skills:

  • Soft c (Makes the "s" sound like in city)
  • Soft g (Makes the "j" sound like in giant)


Word Families:

  • _ce
  • _ge
  • _dge

Spelling Words of the Week: Word Wall Words, Word family Words and Challenge Words

Word Wall Words: become, both, learn, people, world

Word Family Words: face, place, race, trace, cage, huge, large, stage, badge, edge, fudge, judge

Challenge Words: celebrate, shoelace, backstage, gingerbread, magic

Academic Vocabulary:

Math Vocabulary:

addition, add, addend, sum, subtraction, subtract, equation, equal sign, true equation, false equation, count on, count back, make 10, place value.

Math-Addition & Subtraction

Addition & Subtraction: 1)Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems.

2) Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10

3) The commutative property shows us that we can add numbers in any order and still get the same sum. 4) The equal sign in an equation means "the same as" the quantity on one side of the equal sign should always be the same as the quantity on the other side of the equal sign.

Writing- Opinion

  • Write opinion pieces in which students introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

Science- Earth's Place in the Universe

Science: Patterns of the motion of the sun, moon, and stars in the sky can be observed, described and predicted. Seasonal patterns of sunrise and sunset can be observed, described and predicted.

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