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Class News 11.13.17  

What We're Learning This Week


Reading: We are reviewing retelling a story using details from the beginning, middle and end. We are practicing reading strategies for comprehension and accuracy.


Writing: We are beginning to learn about informative/explanatory writing. We are researching a topic as a class and writing facts on the topic, using appropriate grammar, capitalization and punctuation. 


Word Study: We are studying words with the "L" blend. 


Science: We are learning about force and motion.


Math: We are practicing different ways to make numbers. 


Thankful Feathers 


Today your student brought home a blank construction paper feather. This is a project for you 😊 Please complete the feather with reasons why you are thankful for your student. We will hang our feathers on a turkey in the hallway. Feel free to be creative and decorate your feather! Feathers will be due Friday, November 17th. 


School Pictures


If you would still like to purchase your student's school pictures, the deadline is this Wednesday, November 15th. 


Fall Festival 


Fall Festival is this Friday, November 17th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM. I look forward to seeing you there!

Classroom News 11.7.17  

What We're Learning

Reading: We are reviewing identifying the main details from the beginning, middle and end of a story. 

Writing: We are reviewing word sizing and spacing, sentence structure, and wrapping up our personal narrative unit.

Word Study: Due to a short week, we are reviewing previous Letterland word patterns. 

Math: We are practicing addition and subtraction strategies. 

Science: We are learning about Force and Motion. 


Report Cards

Report Cards were sent home today. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please sign and return the report card envelopes.


Operation Christmas Child 

NEHS is collecting items for families in need. The deadline for donations is November 9th. 1st Grade items to bring: comb, hairbrush, toothbrush, washcloth, bar soap, bandages, non-liquid lip balm, compact mirror, hair bows, bracelets, sunglasses, hat.


Classroom Needs 

Our classroom is in need of tissues and disinfectant Lysol wipes, thank you for your support! 


Veteran's Day Activities 

This Thursday, we will spend our Early Release day learning about Veteran's Day. Stateside will be hosting a breakfast following Morning Meeting for any visiting Veteran's. Morning meeting (starts at 8:45) will include speakers from multiple branches, a presentation from our Patriot Voices chorus group and a viewing of our own Honor Guard presenting the colors for the school.


Fall Festival

Our Fall Festival is Friday, November 17th 5:30 - 7:30. Information was sent home today with report cards about purchasing tickets in advance. Hope to see you there! 


Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, 11/9: Early Release Day

Friday, 11/10: No School 

Friday, 11/17: Fall Festival

Classroom News 10.10.17  

Good afternoon!


What We're Learning This Week


Reading: We are identifying the character, setting, problem and solution in a fiction text. We are practicing writing about our reading using complete sentences and details from the book. We are reviewing the reading strategies Cross-Checking for accuracy, Tune Into Interesting Words for vocabulary and Check for Understanding for comprehension.


Writing: We are drafting and editing our personal narrative story about a small moment in time. We are reviewing capitalization, punctuation and grammar.


Letterland Word Study: We are learning about the Vowel Men at the End. The Vowel Men like to be on the end of little words because they can shout their name in the Reading Direction and no one will be in their way. Mr. I gets very dizzy at the end of some short words, so his friend Yellow Yo-Yo Man takes his place (shy, why, my, etc.). 


Math: We are learning subtraction strategies. 


Social Studies: We are learning about citizenship in the community.


RAZ Kids and Comprehension Question Suggestions Card


Your student's log in information for RAZ Kids is in their homework folder today. This is an awesome resource for online leveled reading.There is also a Comprehension Card with questions that can be used with a book or with RAZ Kids. Choosing a question from the card and writing a response with details from the book is an extra additional practice for your student at home! 


Parent-Teacher Conferences


Please sign up for a conference if you have not yet done so. The link is below:
Please sign up for a date and time that works well for your schedule. At our conference, we will discuss beginning of year assessment results and our goals for this school year. I look forward to meeting with you! Please contact me with any questions or concerns.



Field Trip T-Shirt


Our First Grade T-shirt orders are due on Monday, October 16th. Please let me know if you would like another order form. This shirt will stay at school and I will wash it for your student to wear to each field trip. Students will keep the T-shirt at the end of the year. Each T-shirt costs 10 dollars. 


Upcoming Dates


10/16 T-Shirt Orders Due

10/19 Early Release and Professional Development Day