Daniel's Darlins

1st Grade News: April 11-15

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Important Dates

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

Friday will be our money quiz. Please help them with the following during the week:

*Practice counting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters and making change

*Practice counting by 5's, 10's, & 25's

* Give your child a number & ask them to build different ways to make that amount using quarters, dimes, nickels, & pennies (Example: 64 cents & have them use different coins to make the amount)

***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.

Class Website


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What are we learning?


I can identify & explain elements of a Fairy Tale by talking to my partner about Fairy Tales.


I can complete my armadillo story and explain the writing process to my partner.

The Writing Process

· 1. Brainstorm- Plan

· 2. Draft- B-Introduction, M-Details, & E-Conclusion

· 3. Revise

· 4. Edit

· 5. Publish

Word Work & Grammar:

I can read and write singular words and change them to plural 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 Internalize facts about the meaning of Texas and Texas Pledge by using key vocabulary to write sentences about these facts.

I can share Texas symbols using a power point presentation or any other form of media to present my knowledge with my classmates.

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