News from Room 2!
Mrs. Smith's Firsties
This is our class project photo for the Arts Festival on Tuesday, April 25th. It will be a part of the silent auction. Come bid on it!
What Will We Be Learning This Week?
We are continuing our Literacy curriculum this week. We will begin Wonders Unit 6 Week 1. Below are the areas and concepts we will be focusing on:
Comprehension Skill - Theme
Comprehension Strategy - Reread
Grammar - Pronouns
Writing Traits - Sentence Fluency: Complete Sentences
Phonics Skill - Variant /u/ sounds: ui, oo, u_e, u, ou, ue, ew
Spelling Words - moon, tune, fruit, blue, soup, flew
High Frequency Words - answer, busy, enough, door, eyes, brought (note that we now have 6 high frequency words - I will test on 5 and the 6th will be another challenge word).
Challenge Words - spoon, truth (+2 extra credit)
Everyday Math Unit 8
We will begin Unit 8 this week. Unit 8 focuses on geometry.
Concepts we will be learning this week:
- Building shapes with defining attributes
Homelinks - Monday (8.1), Tuesday (8.2), Wednesday (8.3), and Thursday (8.4).
Everyday Math Games
- Listed below are the games we have learned and the ones we will learn this upcoming week:
- Bunny Hop
- Monster Squeeze
- Top - It
- Penny Dice
- Rock, Paper, Scissors
- Rolling for 50
- Penny Plate
- Domino Top-It
- Subtraction Bingo
- Addition Top-It
- The Digit Game
- Fishing for 10
- Roll and Record Doubles
- We do calendar every single day. Incorporated into our daily calendar routine are multiple math concepts including:
- Place Value
- Number of the Day
We will continue our Life Science unit this week. We will spend time in class researching animal habitats before going on our field trip to the OKC Zoo on May 2nd. We will use books and online resources to conduct our research.
We will continue with our Second Step lessons. These lessons focus on the social emotional development of each learner. There are Second Step homelinks on our grade level website under the parent page.
We will also use this time to continue to build classroom community. Building that community is imperative for learning to take place.
Tuesday - Combined in the gym due to testing
Wednesday - Combined in the gym due to testing
Thursday - Music with Shepard
Friday - P.E. with Stuemky (wear tennis shoes)
Tuesday, April 24th - Monroe Arts Festival from 5:30-7:30 pm
Friday, April 27th - School - Wide Pajama Day
Tuesday, May 1st - EOY Math Benchmark Window Opens
Wednesday, May 2nd - First Grade Field Trip to the OKC Zoo
**We are still waiting on a couple permission slips and money. If you have not turned this in, please get it to me asap. Thanks!
Thursday, May 3rd - Author Visit (David Titus)
Thursday, May 3rd - Spring Individual Pictures
Friday, May 4th - Volunteer Appreciation at GMM
Friday, May 4th - Super Kids Day
Friday, May 4th - Hat Day
Wednesday, May 9th - Walk or Ride Your Bike to School Day
Friday, May 11th - Principal's Reading Challenge Celebration
Wednesday, May 16th - Senior Day at GMM
Friday, May 18th - Talent Show @ 1:15 pm
Friday, May 25th - Hat Day
Monday, May 28th - No School (Memorial Day)
Thursday, May 31st - Last Day of School
**Please note the changes in the school calendar dates and the daily time change below.
- First Bell - 7:30 a.m.
- Second Bell - 7:40 a.m.
- Dismissal Bell - 3:10 p.m.
- School will be in session Tuesday, May 26th - Thursday, May 31st, with Thursday being the last day of school.
As events get closer, I will give you more information. If you have any questions, please email me.
Principal's Reading Challenge
Please fill out the logs for all the books you read at home. Once your log is full, send it back to class and I will send home another!
Due date is Friday, April 27th!!
One thing we are sure of at Monroe, is that we cannot reach our goals and meet the needs of all students if they are not here with us at school. Because of that, we have a continuous focus on improving our attendance. We are striving for an Average Daily Attendance of greater than 95%. Currently, as a school, we are hovering at 93%. Please help us to reach our goal by making sure your student(s) are at school on time, every day. We know that absences can sneak up on you. I encourage you and your family to continue to make a goal to miss fewer than five absences this year! We can do it! ☺