Friday, January 20, 2017

Newsletter 1-23-17

Language Arts:
-Story: Frog and Toad
-Big Question: What changes happen in a garden?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
afraid, again, few, read, how, soon
-Reading Skill:  Author's Purpose
-Grammar Skill: Some verbs can be future tense or past tense.
-Writing Trait: Sentence Fluency

Math:
-How do we find missing parts in equations?

Science
-How do we hear sound?

Social Studies
-How is the past similar and different from now?

Second Step:
-How do we manage our emotions?

Words to Practice:
ask
asked
plan
planned
help
helped
drop
dropped
call
called

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

They did it again!

Everyone worked very hard to fill the marble jar!  Way to go first graders!!!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Newsletter 1-16-17

Language Arts:
-Story: Class Pet
-Big Question: What can we learn about animals as they grow and change?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
away, car, friends, house, our, school, very
-Reading Skill:  Facts and opinions
-Grammar Skill: Some verbs do not end in s.
-Writing Trait: Conventions

Math:
-Can you count to 120 by ones, fives, and tens?

Science
-How do we hear sound?

Social Studies
-How is the past similar and different from now?

Second Step:
-How do we manage a strong emotion?

Words to Practice:
fix
fixes
class
classes
wish
wishes
kiss
kisses
bus
buses

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Newsletter 1-9-17

Language Arts:
-Story: Ruby in Her Own Time
-Big Question: What do we learn as we grown and change?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
any, every, own, ever, sure, were, enough
-Reading Skill:  Compare and contrast information
-Grammar Skill: Some verbs end in s.
-Writing Trait: Voice

Math:
-Can you count to 120?
-Can you write to 120?

Science
-How do we hear sound?

Social Studies
-How is the past similar and different from now?

Second Step:
-How do we manage a strong emotion?

Words to Practice:
bring
trunk
pink
bank
sang
wing
rink
blank
rang
sunk

Friday, December 9, 2016

Newsletter 12-12-16

Language Arts:
-Story: A Place to Play
-Big Question: How do places change?
-Weekly Words (Word Wall):
things, always, become, day, everything, stays, nothing
-Reading Skill:  Sequence
-Grammar Skill: Sentences can have action verbs.
-Writing Trait: Ideas

Math:
-How do we organize and interpret data?

Science
-How are shadows made?

Social Studies
-What are family traditions?  How do we celebrate these traditions?

Second Step:
-How do we manage our emotions?

Words to Practice:
by
try
sunny
handy
fly
cry
lucky
silly
puppy
my