This Week in Room 108
Weekly Happenings in Miss Quaresima's First Grade Class
September 9 - 13, 2013
Dates that Rate
September 10 - First Grade Back to School Night - 7 PM
September 18 - Race for Education Labels Due
September 27 - Picture Day!
Teddy Bear Thursday
This week has several bear themes. We will read the stories Moonbear’s Books and Corduroy and our poem of the week is all about bears!
To add some extra fun to our theme, we are asking that you send your child to school with a teddy bear on Thursday (9/12).
We will do several reading, writing, and math activities to go along with having a bear in school. Thursday night will be the “Teddy Bear Sleepover” which simply means that your child will leave their bear sitting at their desks when they pack up for dismissal so that the teddy bears can have their own “sleepover” in school. When the students come in Friday morning, they will find that their bear has “moved” around the room, and will be found either reading from a book box, writing on a whiteboard, or getting a drink from the water fountain, just like they do!
If your child does not have a Teddy bear, please let me know as I have a few extra that I can provide.
Fall Conference Sign-Ups
Parents are being asked to sign-up for their fall (November) conferences during our scheduled “Back-to-School-Nights” this year. Our hope is to provide families with more opportunity to find times that work with their schedule and their life. Tables with clipboards (one clipboard for each teacher) will be set up in room 301 during each “Back to School Night” – September 10, 12 & 19. Each evening, there will be sign-up sheets for every teacher. This means, a parent who has a child in 1st grade, 3rd grade and 6th grade can sign-up for all three students on any given night.
Teachers and staff will be available each night in room 301 to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding conference sign-ups.
Book Box Reminder
In School this Week...
The Word Wall is a great writing tool in our classroom. I do not expect the students to memorize each word wall word, but they do need to be aware that the words are on the wall, so they can use them as a reference when writing in the classroom. For the first few weeks of school, we will be reviewing the word wall words the students learned in Kindergarten.
This week's word wall words are:
no, play, to, go, said, was, in, we, went, my
In reading this week, we are comparing the stories Crabby Cat Goes Shopping and Moonbear’s Books. We are continuing to practice the appropriate ways to take care of books. This week we will create a list of opposites and begin learning about first grade centers.
In math this week, we will practice writing the numbers from 1 – 100, identify numbers that are one more and one less, compare numbers to determine the larger number, and record tally marks.
This week we will discuss cooperation and how we can get along in school. We will talk together about sharing, taking turns, and listening to one another.
In the Computer Lab...
The Titus Home and School association has purchased a one year license for BrainPOP, which is a very interactive online source for virtually every subject and topic associated with our elementary curriculum. We are now able to access BrainPOP, BrainPOPjr, and BrainPOP Español for both home and school.
In First Grade, we use the BrainPOPjr site at http://www.brainpopjr.com/ several times a week. Please visit the site with your children at home and encourage them to tell you about the activities we've completed in school.
Here are some videos pertaining to what we have been learning recently in first grade:
Check the Computer Lab Links page on our classroom website to find more fun learning games your child can practice at home.