Stremelstein's Classroom News

Mrs. Himelstein & Ms. Stremel- First Grade Room 202

February 22, 2016

Monday, February 22- Our class will participate in 100th Day Math activities sponsored by our 4th and 5th grade classes and students.

Tuesday, February 23- It's the 100th Day of School! We would love to have the kids dress up like they are 100 years old. Here are some ideas: Girls- printed skirt, pearls, eyeglasses, sweater, wig or curled hairstyle, soft rollers, gray hair, spray, knee high stockings, large purse, scarf. Boys- Button down shirt, flannel shirt, suspenders, tie, eyeglasses, drawn on mustache or beard, gray hair spray. We can't wait to see how they look!

Report Cards- Report Cards were sent home last Friday. Please review, keep the report card, but sign and return the envelope. Keep in mind that developing (2) towards proficiency on common core standards is the expectation for mid-year reports! I am so proud of our little scholars for the amazing growth they've made. Thank you for your continued support!

Family Math Night - On Thursday, Family Math Night will be help here at SEES. Come and play some fun math games with your family!

Dates to Calendar

2/25 Family Math Night of the Century

2/26 Flag Salute: Student of the Month-Respect & Math Award

2/27 Father Daughter Dance

3/7-3/11 Book Fair

3/11- Flag Salute- Athlete of the Month

Reading-Compare & Contrast

  • Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas or pieces of information in a text.
  • Identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g. in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

Phonics Skills:

  • Long u vowel teams _ew, _ue, _ui (ex: blew, clue, fruit)


Word Families:

  • _ew
  • _ue
  • _ui

Spelling Words of the Week: Word Wall Words, Word family Words and Challenge Words

Word Wall Words: America, been, into, saw, think

Word Family Words: blew, chew, few, knew, new, blue, clue, due, glue, true, fruit, suit

Challenge Words: outgrew, review, threw, overdue, tissue

Academic Vocabulary:

Bald Eagle, symbol, strength, freedom, North America, talons.

Math-Place Value

Place Value


  • Use multiple strategies to identify a number that is greater than (>), or less than (<) another number.
  • State what is one more, one less, ten more, and ten less than a given number.

Writing- Narrative

  • Write narratives in which students recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use transition words to signal event order and provide some sense of closure.

Science & Social Studies

Science: Plants

Social Studies: American Symbols & Traditions- There are many symbols, icons, and traditions of the United States that provide continuity and a sense of community across time.

Classroom, SEES & PTO Websites

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