The Prugh Crew

Week of January 19th

Learning Targets

Reading
We will continue learning about polar bears this week using non-fiction text selections.


All students will take the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) this week.


Writing

Using the information they gather through our read alouds and research in class, students will write a feature article about polar bears.


Spelling:

could, find, help, our, says, can, have, yes, flake, snake


Bonus words: snowflake, arctic, freeze, habitat, characteristics


Use this link to practice your spelling words online: https://www.spellingcity.com/McGowenFirstGrade/


Grammar / Word Family

-ake word family / st- / present tense verbs


Math

We will finish our fraction unit and work on our numeracy skills.


Science

We will learn about the skeletal, muscular and joint systems.

FYI

Jan 19 No School

Jan 20 Scholastic book orders due

McGowen's Talent Showcase @ 6:00pm

Jan 22 Mooyah Spirit Day 11:00am - 8:00pm



Jan 30 Mav Fan Jam 8:15am RSVP Here

Family Fun Night 5:30pm


Feb 2 Valentine Spirit Sticks For Sale 7:30am

Feb 6 Mav Dads First Friday Lunches RSVP Here

McGowen Dance 6:00-8:00pm


Feb 10 3rd grade Black History Month Concert 6:30pm

Feb 11 Progress Reports


Feb 16 Staff Development - No School

Feb 17 Spring Picture Day & Class Photos

Feb 18 1st grade Field Trip - Children's Theater


Wednesday, February 18th- 1st grade field trip to the Dallas Children's Theater

Please return permission slip, $9 (cash or check to McGowen) by Feb. 3rd

*please indicate if your child will need a sack lunch on the permission slip


Lunch Volunteers - Please HELP!!

Q3 Lunch Duty Sign Up: http://goo.gl/HqtB3z

*younger siblings are welcome to come to lunch duty! You must be an approved volunteer.


We have PE - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please wear athletic shoes and shorts/tights under dresses and skirts!


Bring a water bottle and a dry, healthy snack each day. Only water is allowed in the classroom. Please do not send milk or juice for snack time.


Fill out your volunteer form for 2014-15! *needed for parties, field trips, etc
http://www.mckinneyisd.net/parents/volunteer/


HOMEWORK:

I do not assign weekly homework. I expect my first graders to study their weekly spelling words, log into iStation for 30 minutes per week, and read at least 15-20 minutes per night. Please let me know if you are having problems logging in.

There is also an iStation app available to students.


They may read with you, to you, or on their own. I hope they play outside, with friends, and try some extra curricular activities too.


Class Website: www.prughcrew.wikispaces.com


Follow us on Twitter - @theprughcrew


McGowen Website http://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/mcgowen


iStation: please have your student login 30 minutes per week

username: s+student ID number

password: student ID number