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