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Friday, May 31, 2019

Dear Fabulous First Grade Families,

How cute were the kids in our Frog and Toad play? We had so much fun. I am so proud of all of their hard work!

Well this is it! This is the last blog entry of the school year! Can you believe that in one week your child will be a second grader?! It is a very exciting time and I am beyond proud of all your child's hard work and accomplishments.  I really appreciated all of your help and support throughout the year!!!

Have a great summer together reading lots of good books, writing stories, practicing math skills and playing outside!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Dear Families,

Thank you so much for spoiling me during this special teachers' week. It was so nice to be treated to a latte every day this week! Wow! I LOVED it all!

Open House: We can't wait to see ALL OF YOU at Open House this Thursday, May 16th. We have been working hard on all of our projects to show you.

Jog-a-Thon: I sent home pledge sheets today.  Our run time is at 9:45am on Friday the 17th. You are welcome to come and cheer us on!

Pizza Party: We won the pizza party for selling the most raffle tickets for the auction!  Our pizza party is scheduled for Friday, May 17.  Please just pack a light lunch for your child that day since we will be having pizza!

Math: We are still working in Engage New York's Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100. We will begin working with Fact Families next week. fact family is a group of math facts using the same numbers.  For example, you can form a fact family using the three numbers 10, 2, and 12: 10 + 2 = 12, 2 + 10 = 12, 
12 − 10 = 2, and 12 − 2 = 10.

School Survey: Please find the time to take this quick survey to help us with our technology planning. Click on this link and follow the prompts.
https://questionnaire.bbyt.es/campaigns/55b05474bee927544dd73fb0

Upcoming Events:

Open House: May 16th
Jog a thon: May 17th
No School: May 27th

Friday, May 3, 2019

Dear Families,

The year is just flying by.  Just five more weeks to go!


Poetry: Our Poetry Corner is growing! We can't wait to show you at Open House on Thursday, May 16.

 
Frog and Toad Play: This week we read through our scripts, learned some new songs and picked our parts.  Next week we will be practicing a lot!  The kiddos are so excited to perform for you on May 28 at 8:30 in our classroom.


Math: We are still working in Engage New York's Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100. We will begin working with Fact Families next week. fact family is a group of math facts using the same numbers.  For example, you can form a fact family using the three numbers 10, 2, and 12: 10 + 2 = 12, 2 + 10 = 12, 
12 − 10 = 2, and 12 − 2 = 10.

School Survey: Please find the time to take this quick survey to help us with our technology planning. Click on this link and follow the prompts.
https://questionnaire.bbyt.es/campaigns/55b05474bee927544dd73fb0

Upcoming Events:

Capitola Author’s Fair: Saturday, May 4th at the Capitola Mall
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6-10
Open House: May 16th
No School: May 27th

Friday, April 26, 2019


Dear Families,


Poetry: It's been all about poetry. The students have learned three types of poetry so far: a diamante, acrostic, and a haiku poem.   

Frog and Toad:  Hopefully you will all be able to make it to our class play, A Year With Frog and Toad, on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:30 AM in our classroom.  We will begin reading our scripts this week and pick out our parts.  The kids are so excited!

Math: We are working in Engage New York's Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100. We practice fluency each day with a math fact sprints from Engage New York as well flashcards. We are using place value to determine the amount when given a handful of coins. Try this at home too!

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Upcoming Events:

Volunteer Appreciation Coffee: Wednesday, May 1st at 7:30am

Capitola Author’s Fair: Saturday, May 4th at the Capitola Mall

Friday, April 12, 2019

Dear Families,

Hope everyone had a great spring break. I had a nice time relaxing with family and friends! Thank you for all of the classroom supplies that have come in!

Rio del Mar School Auction: Looking forward to seeing you all there tomorrow night. Our class baskets are amazing!

Writing: We are finishing up our circle stories and will soon do a whole class book.  We will also be focusing on writing different types of poetry this month. 

Centers/Reading Time: I have had so much fun having parents in the classroom this year!  We will be ending Centers at the end of this month and I thank you so much for all of your help.  In May, we will be focusing on a class play(a short and sweet little play called "A Year with Frog and Toad") that we will perform for you on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:30 in the morning in our classroom. We look forward to seeing you there!

Math: We are working in Engage New York's Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100. We practice fluency a few times per week with a math fact sprints from Engage New York as well as flashcards.

Upcoming Events:

Book Swap: Wednesday, April 17th

Spirit Day/Superhero Theme: Wednesday, April 17th

No School: Friday, April 19th

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