Tumbleweed Times Week 35
News from Ranch 25 - May 27, 2016
First Grade Happenings
This week in math we finished Module 6. We practiced solving word problems using the strategy called a "Tape Diagram." We also practiced solving addition equations using a variety of strategies we have already learned. You can read more about these lessons and how you can help at home by going the following webpages: Math News: Grade 1, Module 6, Topic D and Math News: Grade 1, Module 6, Topic F.
Next week we will take the Module 6 assessment. I am confident the students are more than ready for this test. We have been practicing for a couple weeks now. In addition we will take the addition and subtraction to 10 timed tests.
Send Back Reading Books
Students should wear their blue digital dash class t-shirt and shorts or pants that can get wet (no swimsuits). They should also wear shoes that can get wet, but still cover the toes. Your child will only need a change of clothes if s/he will be attending CDC after school.
Students should apply sunscreen at home in the morning and wear a hat if desired. They also need to bring a refillable (not disposable) water bottle to carry with them on their journey around the stations.
Lots of volunteers are needed to run our station, to work with our class, and to help with set up and clean up. If you are able to help out, please contact our Room Moms to let them know. Any questions can be sent to me.
Next Week's Curriculum Focus
6.5 Reading Theme: Special Days
Essential Question: Who are the main characters in the story, and what is the setting? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)
Comprehension Skill: Character, Setting, and Plot
High Frequency Words: around, begin, brought, certain, minutes, straight
Phonemic Awareness: compound words
Vocabulary Words: fantastic, nutritious, plentiful, stubborn, visit, cancel, daydream
Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:
around, begin, brought, certain, minutes, straight, lunchtime, daydream, shortcake, pancakes, everything, strawberry
Can you eat pancakes at lunchtime?
I got a lunchbox for my birthday.
Writing Genre: Opinion
Math: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100
Social Studies: The Marketplace
Science: Patterns and Motions of Objects in the Sky
- No School - Memorial Day - Monday, May 30
- Author Assembly (Matthew Ward) - Wednesday, June 1, 9:00-10:15 AM
- All School Assembly - Friday, June 3, 8:35-9:00 AM
- Last Day for Classroom Volunteers - Friday, June 3
- Field Day - Thursday, June 9, 12:30-2:30 PM (parent volunteers needed)
- Last Day of School - Friday, June 10, noon dismissal