Daniel's Darlins

1st Grade News: May 9-13

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Thank you all SO MUCH for making me feel so special last week! I really appreciate all of the gifts, sweet cards, and kind words! I am so lucky to get to be your child's teacher!

Click here for the lunch duty schedule: My day I need covered is May 26th.

Important Dates

NO VISITORS - STAAR May 9,10 & 11

May 13th

-MAV Dad Lunch

- Book Swap

- Field Day (8:45 - 10:45 - K-2) (12:15 - 2:15 3-5)

* Bring a sack lunch, water bottle (child's name on it), a change of clothes, towel, & WEAR TENNIS SHOES

*Your child can wear a swimsuit under their clothing

* Apply sunscreen at home & your child may wear a hat

May 27th & May 30th- NO SCHOOL

June 2nd- Last Day of School & Mav Fan Jam 8:10am

* Alice In Wonderland/Mad Hatter Tea Party 11:00am-12:00pm

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Scholastic Book Orders

This will be the final Scholastic book order this year. There are a lot of great books for summer reading and even more choices on the website. You can order online by going to www.scholastic.com and entering our class code: J36LG. Please have all orders complete by Monday, May 16



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.

Class Website


What are we learning?


Focus: Non-fiction Text

I can identify the phases of animal life cycles by reading about chickens and frogs.

I can use transition words to retell the life cycle of a chicken and a frog.

Word Work & Grammar:

Focus: "ed" suffix

I can identify the suffix "ed" by writing "ed" words in my journal.


Focus: Non-fiction Text

I can sequence the life cycle of a chicken and frog by completing the graphic organizer.



I can learn how to tell time to the hour and half hour by writing about it in my math journal.


Focus: Life Cycles

I can sequence and explain the life cycle of a chicken in my science journal.

I can illustrate a diagram of a tadpole and label the parts by observing the tadpole. I can write characteristics of a tadpole in my journal.


Oviparous - Animals that produce eggs that are hatched from their bodies

Viviparous - Animals that produce live young

Wish List

Daniel Polar Bear webcast 2016