Fun in First with Mrs. Crist

2015-2016 First Grade Happenings

WELCOME!

Welcome to 1C's Newsletter! If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me at any time! Thank you!


IMPORTANT INFORMATION...

  • Sign up for the SeeSaw App to view what your students have been working on!
  • Sign up for REMIND for my classroom: Text this code (81010) to

    @mrscrists

    or follow this link:
    remind.com/join/mrscrists

IMPORTANT DATES...

MAY

May 2nd: Blue Day, McTeacher Night at the Marion McDonalds

May 3rd: Hay Day, 1st Grade Music Performance (6:15)

May 4th: Inside Out Day

May 5th: Job Day

May 6th: Kick off our shoes in the classroom

May 12th: Ice Cream Social

May 20th: Field Trip to Nature Center

May 26th: Starry Games: We will need volunteers!

May 27th: Early Out & Last Day of School

THIS WEEK...

MONDAY, May 2nd

  • Art
  • Green Day


TUESDAY, May 3rd

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library...please return your library books!
  • Hay Day


WEDNESDAY, May 4th

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Music
  • Inside Out Day
  • Duct Tape Mr. Ewald


THURSDAY, May 5th

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library checkout only...please return your library books!
  • Job Day


FRIDAY, May 6th

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Music
  • Kick off your shoes in the classroom

READING...

Stories: "Hi! Fly Guy" & "Busy Bugs" Poetry

Focus:

  • Characters
  • Suffixes: -ly, -ful, -y
  • Long Vowel Patterns


Essential Question: How Can Insects Be Helpful?


Words to Know:

  • caught, thought, beautiful, took, minute, friendship, listen, idea


Vocabulary:

  • corner: a place or area
  • signs: things that give information
  • disguised: dressed in a way that hides who you are
  • solve: figure out
  • mystery: something with a puzzle to be figured out
  • seriously: in a way that it thoughtful and not joking

MATH...

This week:

  • Skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, etc.
  • Story problems with many numbers (ex: 3+5+4 = ?)
  • Place Value (tens and ones)
  • Adding and Subtracting tens


Here is what else we are reviewing:

  • Time to the hour and half hour
  • Balanced equations
  • Coins and their values


XTRA MATH

Check out XtraMath on your computer or tablet! The kids use it to practice their fast facts quickly and accurately. It's a fun way to do a little math each day!

Please see the note I sent home to access your student's account or contact me with questions!

*For responsibility if students do XtraMath I give them a stamp on their pyramid*


SplashMath:

We started splash math at school on a 3 month free trial. Let me know if you still need information for logging on.

Science

Our kit is called: Plants and Animals


More pictures and information to come!

REMINDERS...

  • Bring a water bottle to school
  • Empty your take home folder daily
  • If your child is going home different than normal, please send a note to myself and the office. I will always send your child to their normal pick up place unless I have a note.