The Prugh Crew

Week of April 27th

Learning Targets

Reading and Writing:

We will be reading Fairy Tales with a Texas twist this week to go along with our Social Studies unit about Texas.


Students will compare the Texas version of the fairy tale with the original, making text to text connections. Later in the week they will each write their very own "Texas" fairy tale.


We will take our May iStation assessment on Friday.


Spelling: say, other, very, full, gave, love, hour, house, shower, power


Bonus:


Use this link to practice your spelling words online:

https://www.spellingcity.com/McGowenFirstGrade/


word family: ou/ow

Grammar: review (subject/predicate)


Math
Students will continue to practice how to measure using non-standard units. They will also compare the lengths of two objects and describe how the measurements differ.


On Wednesday, we will begin our time unit and students will learn how to tell time to the hour and half hour.


Students will take the end of year TEMI this week - Texas Elementary Math Inventory.


Science:

We will learn about the way animals are classified.

FYI

Wednesday - Progress Reports

Friday, May 1 @ 8:15am - April Mav Fan Jam

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4th-8th (more info in Tuesday folders)


May 4 - on campus registration begins for 2015-16

May 26 @8:30am - Kindergarten round up


Lunch Volunteers - Please HELP!!

Q4 Lunch Duty Sign Up: http://goo.gl/ef3QNb

*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


Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com

username: first.last123@student.mckinneyisd.net (123=last three numbers of student ID)

password: 8-digit birthdate


iStation: please have your student login 30 minutes per week

username: s+student ID number

password: student ID number