Tumbleweed Times Week 16
News from Ranch 25 - December 18, 2015
First Grade Happenings
In social studies we learned about the Christmas tradition called Las Posadas which begins on December 16th and lasts for nine nights. The word "posadas" means "inn" or "lodging". In Mexico, people go door to door, pretending to search for a place where Joseph and Mary can stay. They carry lanterns and sing songs. They also carry an entire, and typically large, nativity scene. When they reach the prearranged house, the nativity is carried in, prayers are said, and refreshments are served. A piñata is often the highlight of the party.
In math this week we applied all the strategies we have learned so far to problem solving activities. We did not do every single problem in every packet. This is a good opportunity to learn from your child. Ask him/her to explain how to solve a problem we have not yet solved. Read more about it in the parent newsletter at this link . . . Math News: Grade 1, Module 2, Topic C.
Chinese Acrobat Assembly
Thank you for giving me a wonderful birthday!!
What a surprise!
I have such a wonderful and loving group of students!
Too many to hold!
Flowers, cards, gifts, and so much more!
How blessed am I?
Thank you again for making my birthday so special.
Care and Share
Winter Party and Other Holiday Fun!
Winter is Here!
If only it would snow in San Diego. We are ready!
Make a Snowman
Another fun-filled party planned by our wonderful Room Moms.
Holiday Party Fun
Thank you to all the parents who spent the morning helping at our party.
Gold Medal Reading
Next Week's Curriculum Focus
3.4 Reading Theme: Being Creative
Essential Question: What clues from the story did you us to draw conclusions about the characters? (This is a good question to ask when reading with your child.)
Comprehension Skill: Draw Conclusions
High Frequency Words: after, done, find, new, old, work
Phonemic Awareness: Long vowel "o" and "u" using the silent e (-oke, -ose, -ote, -ute, -ube, -uke, -ue)
Vocabulary Words: create, hobby, inspire, resourceful, structure
Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:
after, done, find, new, old, work, joke, woke, nose, note, cute, cube
A cute rat ran down the hole.
A dog uses its nose to find bones.
Writing Genre: Informative
Math: Introduction to Place Value through Addition and Subtraction to 12
Social Studies: Winter Holidays and Traditions
Science: Plant and Animal Parts and Survival
- Winter Break - No School - December 21, 2015 - January 1, 2016
- School Resumes - Monday, January 4, 2016
- Monthly Assembly - Friday, January 8, 8:35 AM
- No School - Monday, January 18th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- PTA Bingo Night - Friday, January 22, 2015, 5:30 PM