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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dear Families,

Happy Spring! I just LOVE this time of year!

Rio del Mar School Auction: Look at our School Website for all the details and read the information flyer that went home in your child's folder. Hope to see you all there as it is ALWAYS a great fun filled night!


Report Cards: We are still missing a few report card envelopes so please remind your child to bring it back to class so I can use it next reporting period. 
           
Word Wall Words:  

And that is it!! All of our First Grade Word Wall Words are up on the board! You can assess them right here on the left of this post. Printing the list, making flashcards, playing word games and writing the words in sentences are great ways your child can practice spelling these words.

Writing
: We wrote a circle story type book following Laura Numeroff's style of writing. Look for it to arrive at your home soon! We will begin our Poetry Unit learning how to write different types of poems next week. 

Reading: We will continue working in our non fiction unit enjoying many non fiction books and learning all about their text features. We are learning how to show feelings when reading and bring drama into our voice to bring the topic to life! 

Math: We are working in Engage New York's Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100. I will send home more homework pages from this module for your child to complete at home for extra support. Please review their finished work and there is NO NEED to send it back to class. 

Upcoming Events:

Rock Band Gig: Friday, 3/22 6:30pm at Abbott Square

Friday, March 8, 2019


Dear Families,

Happy EARLY St Patrick's Day! I sure hope we catch a leprechaun this year!!


Rio del Mar School Auction: Look at our School Website for all the details and information went home in your child's folder. Hope to see you all there as it is ALWAYS a great fun filled night!

St Patrick's Day: 
It is fun to hear all about the amazing leprechaun traps being made at home. Please help your child remember to follow the directions on the instruction sheet. Due on Friday, March 15th. 
           
New Word Wall Words:  so     use    two   which


Math: We will begin working in Engage New York's Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100.

Upcoming Events:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Performances 
Friday, 3/8 at 6:30pm and Saturday, 3/9 at 1:30pm

Report Cards go home: Friday, 3/15

Warriors Game (Rio benefit): Friday, 3/15 at 7:00pm

Rock Band Gig: Friday, 3/22 6:30pm at Abbott Square

Friday, March 1, 2019

Dear Families,

Happy March!

Field Trip: We had A BLAST at Sunridge Farms and learned a lot about how they make all those DELICIOUS goodies! Thank you to our drivers.

Rio del Mar School Auction: Look at our School Website for all the details. It is ALWAYS a great fun filled night!

St Patrick's Day: We are going to try again to catch one of those little rascals so look for the Leprechaun Trap Instructions Sheet next week. It will be in your child's folder so team up, read the  and help us finally make a trap that will catch a Leprechaun!
         
New Word Wall Words:  these    than    them    then

The entire list of our first grade word wall words is listed to the left of this post. Printing the list, making flashcards and playing word games with them are just some of the ways to help your child memorize how to say and spell these high frequency words.

Writing: We are wrapping up our How To Writing next week and will celebrate with friends. We will start our Poetry Writing Unit soon.

Reading:
 We will continue working in our non fiction unit enjoying many non fiction books and learning all about their text features. I hope you enjoy a trip to the public library soon to check out all the non fiction books there!

Math: We are finish working in Engage New York's Module 4: Place Value and will begin Module 6 focusing on using place value in solving word problems. Thank you for reviewing the math worksheets that your child brings home daily. They are excited to share their learning with you.  Here is a digital link to the Engage New York Homework Pages.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Dear Families,


Reminder: No School Monday, February 18th.
                   Math Festive Night is Tuesday, February 19th

Question:  Did anybody make a Scholastic book order?  I received a box full of fun books and not sure where they came from? Let me know if this might be you and I will send the books home with your child.
                 
Valentine's Day: Thank you to our Room Moms and awesome parents for the fun party and to all those that helped with donations and their time! We had a blast and appreciate all your efforts! I loved receiving all of my sweet Valentine's and gifts! 

New Word Wall Words:  why    their   only   into
The entire list of our first grade word wall words is listed to the left of this post. Printing the list, making flashcards and playing word games with them are just some of the ways to help your child memorize how to say and spell these high frequency words.

Reading:
 We will continue working in our non fiction unit enjoying many non fiction books and learning all about their text features. I hope you enjoy a trip to the public library soon to check out all the non fiction books there!

Math: We will continue working in Engage New York's Module 4: Place Value. Please review the math worksheets that your child brings home daily to see the skills he/she is learning. During our Number Corner Time, we will combine dimes, nickels and pennies as well as telling time to the hour and half hour. Using the Engage New York Homework Pages at home will help your child with his/her math skills.
Here is a digital link to the Engage New York Homework Pages.


Needs: Prize box items

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dear Families,

Happy February and happy 100 day of school. We had fun today making our 100 Day Book and doing activities the 100 Way!

Reminder: No School Monday, February 11th and Monday, February 18th.

Spirit Day: Wednesday, February 5th: Crazy Clothes Day

Reading: We are well underway with our new balanced literacy program, Reading Workshop and excited to start Unit 2, How To Get Super Smart About Non Fiction Topics!  We organized our class library pulling out all of our non fiction books and can't wait to use the good reading habits we learned from unit 1 as we dive into non fiction books!

Writing: In our writing program, Writing Workshop, we are immersed in non fiction as well. We will continue for about 6 weeks leaning how to write to share information. We will have lots of discussions about how we are experts on many things and can use this style of writing to share what we know. When writing in the genre, your child will learning how to write an interesting introduction, give 3 or more facts, add details, add pictures and offer a conclusion. They will also learn about the text features most non fictions book have. Reading lots of non fictions books at home and noting the text features will help your child greatly.

Math: We will continue for several weeks working in Engage New York's Module 4: Place Value. Please review all the math worksheets that your child brings home to see the skills he/she is learning. During our Number Corner Time, we will be combine dimes, nickels and pennies as well as telling time to the hour and half hour. Using the Engage New York Homework Pages at home will help your child with his/her math skills.
Here is a digital link to the Engage New York Homework Pages.

Needs: prize box items

Friday, January 18, 2019

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! I hope you all have a fabulous vacation. Thank you again for all of the wonderful gifts. I loved everything! We are excited to be back and ready to learn!

Reminders: Please take the time, daily, to sit with your child to review the contents of his/her Take Home Folder. This is a wonderful way for your child to share his/her learning and a great way for you to know more about his/her school day and how to continue the learning at home.

Homework: Your child is expected to be reading to an adult nightly, bring his Book Bag to school each day to get a new book as well as always having his/her Reading Log up to date. Using a first grade computer math program, addition and subtraction flashcards, first grade math worksheets and math games are great ways to continuing to help your child's math skills grow at home too.

Reading: We started our new balanced literacy program, Reading Workshop, this week with the lessons focused on learning that good readers have good habits. Ask your child and you should hear that good readers take a "sneak peek" at a book before reading, they check their predictions about a book by looking at the first few pages, they have choices about what to do when they finish a book and lastly, this week, they learned that good readers make a plan to read more and more books!

Writing: In our balanced writing program, Writing Workshop, we started a new unit. We will be working in this Information Style of writing for about 6 weeks leaning how to write to share information. We will be having lots of discussion about how we are experts on many things and can use this style of writing to share what we know.  When writing in the genre, your child will learning how to write an introduction, give 3 or more facts, add details to tell more about the facts and offer a conclusion. Reading lots of non fictions books at home would help your child build his/her knowledge about people, places and things helping him/her have more on which to write.

Math: We have started a new unit with all lessons centered on place value working in ones and tens. During our Number Corner calendar board activity time, we will be counting dimes and pennies, writing story problems, finding the missing parts and whole in an equation and writing number bonds.

Needs: tissues, large size ziplock bags, sour patch kids

Friday, December 14, 2018

Happy Holidays and yes, only 4 days next week!!!

We will enjoy a week taking a look at the many holidays that are celebrated this time of year and reading lots of books helping us learn more! Math and Writing will continue with a holiday theme too.

On Thursday, we will have our Holiday Party from 11:30-1:00.  Our Room Moms, Lindsay and Kim, sent an email with all the info and details of how you can help. I look forward to seeing all of you!

Hope you all enjoy a very relaxing winter break! See you next year!!!