Tumbleweed Times Week 25

News from Ranch 25 - March 11, 2016

First Grade Happenings

This week in math we focused on ordering numbers from least to greatest and greatest to least. We also learned how to compare numbers by using the words is greater than, is less than, or is equal to, by using the symbols <, >, and =. You can read more about this weeks's lessons by going to the following webpage: Math News: Grade 1, Module 4, Topic B.

Legoland Field Trip

Our Legoland field trip just days away on Wednesday, March 16th. Here are a few reminders . . .


  1. We will be leaving at 8:45, and we need the first 15 minutes of school to get ready. Please be on time.
  2. Pack your child's entire lunch in disposable containers (brown bag, ziplock bags, plastic water bottles, etc.) The adults cannot be responsible for managing lunch boxes or reusable water bottles, and the children need to have their hands free to enjoy the activities of the park.
  3. Pack a small snack in baggie, separate from the lunch.
  4. Wear your "Baldwin's Bucking Broncos" t-shirt.
  5. Put on sunscreen in the morning before coming to school.
  6. Make sure all hats and jackets have your child's name inside them. Your child will be responsible for keeping track of these items.
  7. Children will not be able to shop or purchase food from the park. Please do not send any money with your child that day.
  8. We will be return to school between 2:00-2:30.


We have already discussed appropriate field trip behavior in class. All school rules still apply. While this field trip will be a fun excursion, it is still an education experience.

Next Week's Curriculum Focus

5.1 Reading Theme: In the Sky


Essential Question: What events in the story happened because of something the characters did? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)


Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect

High Frequency Words: another, poor, climbed, poor, through

Phonemic Awareness: r controlled vowels spelled er, ir, ur

Vocabulary Words: discover, dusk, mysterious, pale, scatter, leaped, lucky


Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

another, poor, climbed, poor, through, her, fern, germ, bird, dirt, fur, burn

The girl got hurt when she fell.

She got dirt on her red shirt.


Writing Genre: Opinion

Math: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40

Social Studies: We Love Our Country

Science: Sound, Light, and Communication

Important Dates

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days/Noon Dismissal) - March 7-11
  • Daylight Savings Time Begins - March 13
  • Legoland Field Trip - Wednesday, March 16
  • Pajama Day - Friday, March 18
  • Bids for Kids (Foundation Fundraiser) - Saturday, March 19
  • Spring Break - April 4-8

Email Errors

If you received this message by error, or this is not the correct address to use for school communication, or if you would like to add an additional address, please email me and let me know.

Mrs. Baldwin - tbaldwin@sbsd.net