This Week in Room 105

Weekly Happenings in Miss Quaresima's First Grade Class

Week of May 20 - 24, 2013

Dates that Rate

May 21 - FIELD TRIP TO ELMWOOD PARK ZOO

May 27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL!

May 27 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLAS!!!

May 29 - Spring Band and Orchestra Concert for Students


Summer Library Hours

Is it too much of a hike to visit one of the Bucks County Libraries??

Why go so far when you can come to TITUS!!!

The Titus library will be open from 9 - 11am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings this summer for your child to come check out books!

While the library is open, there are also some very exciting reading activities available for students in each grade level! Check out our summer library calendars to see what's happening at Titus!


Sign-ups for summer reading activities will be in the Rotunda until the end of the school year, or until each activity is full. Please contact Miss Quaresima, Mrs. Wallace, or Miss Brennan for more information!!


Reminders

Gym on Tuesday - Don't forget your sneakers!!


Library on Wednesday - Please return all library books to school on time!


School Supplies - Please talk to your child to see if they need new supplies. Most children have been running out of glue sticks, dry erase markers, and crayons.

Box Tops for Education

Keep sending in those box tops! The Rita’s Water Ice challenge continues through the end of the year! The class with the most box tops collected will win a Rita’s Water Ice Party!!



In School this Week...

Word Wall

The Word Wall is a great writing tool in our classroom. I do not expect the students to memorize each word wall word, but they do need to be aware that the words are on the wall, so they can use them as a reference when writing in the classroom.


This week's word wall words are: dear, happy, outside, through, until


For the remainder of the year, our weekly word wall words will be included on our Friday spelling tests. The words will always be available on the wall; the children will need to locate them and spell them correctly. Please practice these words at home with your child.

Spelling

A list of spelling words will come home each Monday in your child’s homework folder. There will be 6 new spelling words each week and 2 challenge words. The spelling words are chosen based on our Word Sort for the week.


This week’s spelling words are: bean, feet, soap, nose, mule, tube.

The challenge words are: glue, dream.


Please practice these words at home with your child. There will be a spelling test on Friday!!

Shared Reading

In reading this week, we are reading stories about the zoo! We will be practicing visualization, making connections, and summarizing.

Everyday Math

In math this week, we will begin unit 10. We will be reviewing telling time, counting and exchanging coins.

Science

We are going to the zoo this week!! Ask your child about their trip. What animals were their favorites? After our zoo trip, we will continue our study of animals this week. We will continue to learn about reptiles and will begin learning about fish.

In the Computer Lab...

Learning to Type

The first graders have recently been experimenting with Microsoft Word.

We have been learning to:

  • type spelling words
  • change the font of words
  • change the color of words
  • change the size of words
  • use the highlighting tool
  • change the format of words (bold, italics, underline)

BrainPop Jr.

Don’t forget to visit Annie and Moby at http://www.brainpopjr.com/ !


Login: titus

Password: tigers


Here are some videos pertaining to what we have been learning recently in first grade:

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Miss Jennifer Quaresima

First Grade

Titus Elementary School