Daniel's Darlins

1st Grade News: April 4-8

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Important Dates

April 5th- Math "MONEY" Homework Activity is DUE

April 5th- PTA Board Meeting 6:30pm

April 8th- MAV Dad Cook Off 6:30pm

April 11th- Boosterthon Kick-Off 1:50pm

April 13th- National Library Media Specialist (LMS) Day

April 15th- MAV DAD Lunch

April 22nd- Boosterthon Color Run (K & 1st) 9:15am

April 27th- Progress Reports Go Home

April 29th- MAV FAN JAM


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Wish List

Weekly Homework

***Please, please make sure your child is reading every night!***

1. Read nightly and record books in homework journal. Be sure you are reading book baggie books several times to practice fluency.

2. 1 reading response a week needs to be completed in the homework journal. **Responses can be completed using ANY book, not just from the book baggie.

Reading responses should be completed using complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation.**

3. Practice reading and spelling list in book baggies

4. Xtramath.org at least twice a week to practice fact fluency.

5. iStation 30 minutes a week

6. Return book baggie with books and journal to school everyday.

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What are we learning?

Reading: Nonfiction

I can find text evidence to answer questions by reading a story & using the "Text Evidence" Chart. I can explain why good readers predict, change their predictions, and use text evidence by using the Text Evidence Chart.


I can learn new vocabulary by listening to the story. I can create an armadillo and use it as the main character in my fiction story.

Word Work & Grammar:

I can read and write words with the long "a" sound (ai, ay, and a_e) by writing them on my white board.


I can identify U.S. coins, including pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, by value and describe the relationships among them. I can use relationships to count by twos, fives, and tens to determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and/or dimes. I can distinguish between spending and saving and define money earned as income by writing about needs and wants in my math journal.

Science / Social Studies:

I can recognize the different types of landforms and bodies of water across the state of Texas. Students will place pictures of landforms on a map of Texas according to the area of Texas in which it is found.

Lesson Content Objective:

• Identify, describe and compare landforms in Texas

• Identify, describe and compare bodies of water in Texas

• Distinguish the difference between a landform and a body of water

Lesson Language Objective:

• Compare and contrast to explain the differences between landforms and bodies of water in Texas.


• geography: the study of the Earth and its features

• map: a flat drawing that shows where places are located or can be found

• globe: a model of the Earth

• location: the place where you find something

• positional words: below, above, near, far, top, bottom, left, right

• cardinal directions: north, south, east, west

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Daniel Polar Bear webcast 2016