First Grade Happenings
October 16, 2016
Some things to keep in mind this week:
Victor is our next Top Dog!
The Founders Day Walk-a-Thon, although a little wet, was a huge success! Now we just need the money to come rolling in! All pledge money is due next Friday, October 21st.
- The Scholastic Book Fair is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Students will get a "sneak peek" on Tuesday. This is a great way to buy inexpensive books for your child and it helps our school!
- Yogurtland will be here after school on Tuesday. $4.00 for a cup of frozen yogurt!
Field Trip News: We will be going to see “Seussical” at the Montalvo Arts Center on Tuesday, October 18th. Leaving around 8:30 am and returning around 11:00 am.
Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 8:30-11am
15400 Montalvo Road
Homework assignments for the week:
Remember, homework is due on Monday. Please remember to have your child log how many minutes he/she read each day on the homework sheet.
Homework goal for this week: accuracy! Take your time and do a good job the first time so you don’t have to correct errors during Fun Friday!
Please remember to remove items on the “Keep” side of the Homework Folder.
Academic skills last week:
*Independent reading and reading to others.
*Met with the new reading groups, distributed their new Guided Reading book and each child highlighted words they did not know.
*Noun/Adjective Sort: Students were given sentences and partnered to find the nouns and the adjectives.
The meaning of subtraction.
Subtraction Equations and number stories.
New game: Sub Track: Students roll two dice and determine the difference. They then cross of this number on a sheet. Once the number has been crossed off, if it is rolled again they get a strike. 3 strikes and you are out.
Friday Centers: Computer, I-Pads, Money Bags, Pop to Win, Shapes
Investigation 3, Part 2: Separating Soup MIx: Students were given a container with five different solids (rice, cornmeal, pinto beans, lima beans, mung beans). They were then told to separate the 5 items. They were given 3 different screens to help them with this.
We read and discussed a Scholastic News article called "Pumpkin Surprise". I also read aloud Too Many Pumpkins.
The students completed a "direct draw" of Frankenstein. The next day they were painted. They are hanging in the window. Check them out; they are awesome!
- We discussed (and role played) two choices on our "Wheel of Choice" : Counting to 10 to cool off, and Ignore it. Hopefully these are tools the kids can use when they are frustrated. Ask your child to show you the 4 different ways to count to ten.