We have started using Prodigy in our classroom and the kids are really excited about it! Please encourage you child to use Prodigy at home. It is a great way to build math skills!!
Right now, I am in the process of leveling my students. I hope to be finished in the next couple of days. I will be sending Book Bags home as soon as I know your child's reading level. When your child brings their book bag home, please have them read their book to you each night. They should bring their book bag to school everyday. I will not send a new book home if they do not have their bag. I will change the book out each week.
*Computer lab days are Wednesday. Please keep sending in the headphones (we will use them every week)
K-2 open house is re-scheduled for the 21st; I hope to see everyone there! This is the time to come in and find out about the nuts and bolts of our classroom and first grade.
Math: understanding and solving addition and subtraction word problems. Creating our own addition and subtraction word problems vocab: difference, sum, part-part-whole, equal
Science: Continue talking about matter and classify objects by properties (size, shape, and color) vocab: larger, smaller, heavier, lighter
ELA: Students will read and write words with short vowel i (Spelling Test on Friday); readers make connections as they reads; writers have a beginning/middle/end to their story
Social Studies: rules and laws at home, school and community
I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a Parent Reader this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class. Parent Readers will visit us on Fridays at 1:20 each week. Readers are asked to bring 3 books to choose from. To be a reader you must have already filled out the volunteer application and completed the background check!! If you have not been cleared by the district you will not be allowed to come back to the classroom.
Please click the link below to sign up:
Thank you to the parents who have helped their kiddos log on to prodigy math. If you haven't managed to yet, I encourage you to try this week. It takes a few times to really get going, but the kids love this program, and it really does encourage a lot of math practice. Their logins were in their homework folder last week.
*Our library day will be on Tuesdays this school year. Please make sure library books are brought to school that day.
*Computer lab days are Thursdays. Please keep sending in the headphones (we will be working on beginning of the year testing for reading and math in the computer lab soon and will need them).
*Myon pop party on Friday at 3:00 PM for students who turned in their pink summer reading sheets.
Our Objectives for the week are:
Math: making ten and understanding the equals sign. Unit 1 math test will be on Wednesday over addition and subtraction with numbers up to 10.
Science: Continue talking about matter and classify objects by properties (size, shape, and color); science test on Thursday
ELA: Students will read and write words with short vowel e (Spelling Test on Friday); readers will choose good fit books; writers generate ideas for writing
Social Studies: Celebrate Freedom Week - Explain how patriotic customs and celebrations reflect American individualism and freedom
Math: using a part-part-whole diagram (3+7=10, 3 and 7 are parts, when put together 10 is the whole).
Science: observe and record properties of objects, including relative size and mass, such as bigger or smaller and heavier or lighter, shape, color, and texture
ELA: Students will read and write words with short vowel a (first Spelling Test on Friday); introduce different parts of a book and the information it provides; writers will learn how writers workshop works in our classroom and how to keep writing organized.
Social Studies: understand how rules and laws are made and why they are important in the home, school, and community