Miss Jones's Newsletter
What we have going on in Room 150...
What we are working on...
Nightly Reading Logs and Weekly Sight Words
Please continue to read every night with students in their reading logs. After every 10 books, students receive a free pizza pass!!! Please also make sure to review sight words every night! These words are so important for students to know and to be able to recognize to build reading fluency!
This month we are working on...
Place Value/Number in Base Ten -
*Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and further ones (e.g., using objects or drawings), and record compositions and decompositions using a drawing or equation
*Find the number that makes 10 when added to any number from one to 10 and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
Addition and Subtraction -
*Solve addition and subtraction word problems within 10 (e.g. using objects or drawing to represent problems)
Counting (Orally) –
* Count forward beginning from any given number within the known sequence (Count up to 120)
Representation of Numbers –
* Represent a number of objects between 0 and 20 with a numeral
*Count groups of objects up to 20
*Given a number from one to 20, count out that many objects
* Analyze and compare a variety of 2D and 3D shapes using informal language to describe similarities, differences, component parts (number of sides, vertices's) (K.G.B.4)
*Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes (joining two triangles to make a rectangle or square (K.G.B.6)
*Model shapes in the real world by building shapes from components and drawing shapes (K.G.B.5)
*Using Print Concepts when reading stories (Author, Title, Illustrator, where to start reading, direction to read, what a period is, and retelling the story - beginning, middle, end, characters, and setting.)
Themes and Central Ideas -
*With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
*With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details
Research Skills –
*With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experience or gather information from provided sources to answer a question
*Writes beginning, middles, and final sounds. Writes words phonetically. Vowels begin to appear and begin to write complete sentences.
*Writes words phonetically; most words are readable. All syllables are represented. Spells many sight words correctly. Writes multiple, simple sentences.
*Writes many words, including sight words, correctly. Writes longer, more complex sentences.
Informational Writing –
*Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic and supply information about it.
Narrative Writing -
*Narrate a single event or several loosely linked events
*Tell about events in the order in which they occurred
*Provide a reaction to what happened
*Understand how to choose an event to focus on (zoom in)
*Understand basic story structures: beginning, middle, end
*Understand how to connect what happens in the story to their own thoughts/feelings about it
Phonological Awareness –
*Blend and Segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
*Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.
*Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
Phonics & Word Analysis –
*Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings for the five major vowels.
Structures and Functions of Living Organisms:
Compare characteristics of animals that make them alike and different from other animals and nonliving things. (K.L.1)
Geography and Environmental Literacy –
Use geographic representations and terms to describe surroundings. (K.G.1)
Pictures from our Field Trip to the Arboretum
Bird watching before we started our hike!
Gracie exploring local animal skins
Listening to our guide on what types of animals to look for and what types of shelters those animals live in
Fish Hatchery Field Trip...April 15th
Our next field trip will be in two weeks (April 15th) to the Pisgah Fish Hatchery in Brevard. We will be leaving school at 8:30 am, so please make sure your student is on time that morning! We have started learning about animals and their habitats, body coverings, and how they move so this field trip aligns perfectly with our current standards! We would love to have any volunteers that are free that day to join us! This field trip is free of charge so it's a great opportunity to join us for a fun day on our Field Trip!
Egg Hunt Celebration
Upcoming Events and Dates for March
April 10th - ACS Art Show at the YMI Cultural Center from 4:00-6:00
April 15th - Field Trip to Pisgah Fish Hatchery - (WE WILL BE LEAVING SCHOOL AT 8:30)
April 16th - Saturday, Claxton Grounds Workday
April 19 - Whole Child Forum at Central Office 5:15 until 6:15
April 28 - ACS Battle of the Books
April 28 - Family Voices/Community Outreach at the Grant Center 5:30-7:00
April 29 - Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 6:00
April 30 - Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 6:00
May 1 - Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 1:30
Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6, Teacher Appreciation Week
100 Books Club
Students who have read at least 100 books for their nightly reading logs get to add their names on the 100 Books Club Poster in our room! Congratulations!!!
We have a couple of students who are very close to joining the 100 Books Club, and we can't wait for you to join!
Sight Word Club
Congratulations to these students who have learned all 72 sight words!!! We are so proud of you! We have a couple of students who are very close to joining the sight word club, and we can’t wait for you to join! Knowing all of these words will help tremendously when it comes to reading and reading comprehension!