FIRST GRADE FLASH

GARDEN OF LEARNING-DECEMBER 4TH

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So excited to launch our 2015 Picture Site filled with pictures from the activities we do throughout the year! Click below and enjoy the smiles!

Look for new pics soon!

Don't Forget Secret Elf Letters, PJ and Polar Express Day and Christmas Around the World Centers

DIGGING INTO ACADEMICS

This week we read Elf on The Shelf and Kindness Elves.
We helped the Grinch Find his Heart.
We had an Elf Day and wrote letters to sick children.
We wrote Elf stories and learned about Kindness
We read THE GIVING TREE and talked about acts of giving and kindness.
We will saw the Winter Concert.

PTO NEWS...

The PTO SNOW BALL is on Friday, December 4th. Send in the form if you wish to attend.

Digging Deeper

Next Week..
We will read King Midas and His Gold.
We will learn about wants and needs.
We will practice words with digraphs.
We will finish subtraction strategies and begin a chapter about related addition and subtraction.
We will have a Hot Chocolate Day and a Polar Express Day.
We will see the play Daisy Head Mayzie.
We will celebrate Christmas Around the World with centers.
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Calendar of Events

December


December 4th PTO SNOW BALL/ ELF DAY
December 9th Polar Express...PJ DAY
December 10th Daisy Head Mayzie Play
December 11th Christmas Around the World Centers
December 15 Reindeer Centers
December 16th Reindeer Day
December 18th Gingerbread Houses
December 21st Reveal your Secret Elf
December 22nd Welcome Winter Party
December 23rd Mustang Meeting


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TURTLE TALK:


  • Please Help! We still need donations for our Gingerbread Houses, Party and centers.
  • Se.e the link above
  • New pics will arrive soon.

KINDNESS KORNER

Please check out the December Curriculum Connections for our Month of Kindness and Giving.

Thank you for your KINDNESS and generosity. We will be able to fill 2 Turkey Baskets for students right here at Shoemaker.


Thank you ... thanks to your donations we sent 5 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.


Thank you we sent 1 bag of items to PTO.


Congrats... we were the TOP FIRST GRADE and collected the most canned foods... 81 cans! We had an ice cream treat as a prize!


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It's that time of year!

Report cards were made available on HAC Home Access Center since November 16th... It was a pleasure meeting with all of you. Thank you for your continued support. Please use resources below to help students at home.
CURRICULUM CONNECTION-PARENT RESOURCES-REPORT CARDS

TOP TURTLE Ryder

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Shoemaker Science STEM LAB

We are tracking the progress of our pumpkin seeds..our seeds sprouted last week and are already over 6 inches tall. We will use the science lab this week to explore plants and seeds.

CHECK OUT THESE SITES TO REINFORCE SKILLS TAUGHT

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Students have been entered into RAZ KIDS and I have showed them how to use this site. I selected leveled books that are a starting point for each child so they can work through the books and develop comprehension and fluency skills. Students must Listen to the Book, Read the Book, and Answer Questions before doing the next book. They may read at home but please only do 1 book each day or reread older books so they do not move through the program too quickly or before they are ready for the next level. Please complete stories in order.
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We are using a program called XtraMath to increase speed and accuracy in arithmetic. Each student is invited to spend a few minutes each day practicing math on a computer, tablet, or phone. If you would like to do XtraMath on a tablet or smartphone, look for XtraMath in the app store. The app costs $5. On a laptop or desktop computer, he/she can do XtraMath for free at xtramath.org.


Please look for the flyer with directions for your child to practice addition facts at home as well as in school. I have showed the students the site but please log on at home to get them more familiar with the site.

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Reinforce and practice spelling words by weekly lists on Spell City. Click link above and start with the bottom list of words and work up.
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