Room 124 News
We are thankful for so much!
The last couple of weeks have absolutely flown by and there have been so many beautiful moments along the way. From creating Thanksgiving wishes for our veterans to Grandparents Luncheon to our lovely holiday concert....so many sweet memories have been made.
We have been finishing up our study of short vowels this week with short /e/ (E says "eh" like elbow!). We have practiced listening for the /e/ sound, we have found it in our reading, and we have made sure to write /e/ when we hear it! Sight word checks were done this week and first grade, as a team, has set a new goal for mastery of words. I'm very excited to see the growth in all kiddos and I will keep you posted as we make our way closer and closer to meeting the goal.
In math, we unpacked our new standard...PLACE VALUE! As a first grader, we need to be able to understand that the first digit in a two-digit number is the 'tens' and the second digit in a two-digit number is the 'ones'. This understanding will come in handy later in the year when we use place value to add and subtract with two digit numbers. We are continuing our work with addition and subtraction facts and strategies that accompany these skills. We have some new and exciting tools in our room to help us learn these too!
I also wanted to clarify the flashcards that I sent home over vacation. These cards should have been cut and kept at home. The purpose of them is to play games with your kiddo and improve automaticity is his/her facts. Please do not write the answer on each card. If your house needs more/new flashcards, please let me know and I will can send home some more!
REPORT CARDS came home this week! Please sign and return the envelopes as soon as possible! Thank you!!
Finally, we will be doing some whole grade level activities/projects in the upcoming weeks. I'm looking for three or four individuals who would be able to help out in mornings. Please send me an email if you're available. Right now, I'm looking for help on the mornings of December 15th and December 22nd.
GRANDPARENT LUNCHEON - November 18, 2014
First Grade Holiday Concert - December 4, 2014
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW
Dec 11th - First Grade presents to the whole school about Shared Visions!
Dec 15th - Gingerbread House Building
Dec 17th - Antonio Rocha Storytelling Assembly
Dec 22nd - First Grade Travels Around the World
Dec 23rd - Pajama Day/Polar Express
Dec 24th to Jan 2nd - HOLIDAY VACATION - No School
Holiday Help Needed
gum drops, m&ms, tootsie rolls, skittles, peppermints, candy canes, gummy bear, nonpareils, marshmallows, etc.
Meet our new Math Tool
Holiday at Hadlock
Saturday, Dec. 6th, 10am-2pm
271 Park Ave
Room 124 Giving Tree
AA & AAA Batteries
Decks of Playing Cards
Ziplock Baggies (Sandwich/Quart size)
Gift Cards: Target, Walmart, Dollar Store, TeachersPayTeachers.com