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Objectives for Week of May 16-20

Please continue to turn in library books and guided reading books as you find them, they are now past due.

Tuesday & Wednesday: Scientastic Days! Our campus is closed to visitors these two days due to STAAR Testing in the upper grades, but that does not stop us from our fun with learning! We have exciting experiments planned for our little scientists. Link to Scientastic Info.

Tuesday: Students are encouraged to wear a super hero t-shirt in support of our students taking the STAAR Test.

Wednesday: Students are encouraged to wear a TCES t-shirt in support of our students taking the STAAR Test. 

Link to see more upcoming activities: Let's Step up to 2nd Grade!

 

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with the letter combination "igh." Examples: light, bright, sigh. Spelling test on Friday (example: The light is very bright) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: review.

Reading: Readers will use the questioning reading strategy.

Writing: Writers will review  grammar.

Math: Mathematicians will identify coins and use relationships to count by twos, fives, and tens to determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and/or dimes. Test on Monday. Then we will work on yearly review, math benchmark test on Thursday.

Social Studies: Good citizens will create a product in class for our Market Day on Friday. 

Science: Scientists will investigate lifecycles of animals. We will also conduct science experiments this week.

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. For extra math practice use Imagine Math (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). For extra reading practice use Lexia Core 5 (log in to clever.com and then select Lexia app). Let's finish strong!

At Home Extension Activity:  Thank you for sharing your children with me this year! I would love to know your thoughts, please complete this parent survey

Objectives for the Week of May 9-13

Happy Mother's Day to you all!

I hope that you all are enjoying this beautiful day with family and loved ones!

Thank you for an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week!

Such a blessing to serve this community and love on your children each day!

Tuesday: Campus wide GE Model School Celebration

Wednesday: Camp Learn A Lot Day - Students may bring books, a small blanket, stuffed animal, & flashlight (must all fit in their backpack). We will enjoy s'mores and have camping themed activities. Please note that this is a 5th grade STAAR day and the campus is closed to visitors.  Link to see more upcoming activities: Let's Step up to 2nd Grade!

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with the letter "y" at the end (the letter "y" in a word can make the "y" sound, the long "e" sound, or the long "i" sound) Examples: cry, fly, why. Spelling test on Friday (example: Would you like to be a sly spy?) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: mother, just, too, over.

Reading & Writing: Continue research unit. Students will generate questions, develop and follow a research plan, identify and gather relevant sources and information to answer questions, demonstrate understanding of information gathered, and create a research report on an assigned animal.

Math: Mathematicians will identify coins and use relationships to count by twos, fives, and tens to determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and/or dimes. Test over coins is Monday, May 16.

Social Studies: Good citizens will describe ways that families meet basic human needs; identify examples of goods and services in the home, school, and community; identify ways people exchange goods and services.

Science: Scientists will investigate lifecycles of animals. 

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. For extra math practice use Imagine Math (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). For extra reading practice use Lexia Core 5 (log in to clever.com and then select Lexia app). Let's finish strong!

At Home Extension Activity:  How many different ways can you make 25 cents? Have your child draw as many different ways that they can think of. Turn in to earn some fuzzies :)

Objectives for May 2-6

 

I enjoyed seeing several parents at our Volunteer Luncheon this past Friday, thank you for all you do in supporting our school and classroom!

Thursday: Field Day - Volunteers needed! Link to Volunteer sign up genius *Please wear 1st grade tshirt and tennis shoes on Thursday.

We have exciting end of the year days planned for your child - please see this link to see activities and what you may bring for each day: Let's Step up to 2nd Grade!

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with letter combination "ew" (this long u sound can also be made with letter combinations "ue" and "ui") Examples: blew, stew, flew. Spelling test on Friday (example: Drew threw it into the stew.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: going, where, before.

Reading & Writing: Continue research unit. Students will generate questions, develop and follow a research plan, identify and gather relevant sources and information to answer questions, demonstrate understanding of information gathered, and create a research report on an assigned animal.

Math: Mathematicians will identify coins and use relationships to count by twos, fives, and tens to determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and/or dimes.

Social Studies: Good citizens will describe ways that families meet basic human needs; identify examples of goods and services in the home, school, and community; identify ways people exchange goods and services.

Science: Scientists will investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats and compare ways that young animals resemble their parents. We will also be looking at the life cycles of different animals.  Science test on Monday. Tuesday we begin our new unit on lifecycles. *We had 5 baby chicks hatch last week!

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. For extra math practice use Imagine Math (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). For extra reading practice use Lexia Core 5 (log in to clever.com and then select Lexia app). Let's finish strong!

At Home Extension Activity:  Do you have loose change in your pocket, purse, piggy bank? Have your child practice identifying coins, telling their value, and add up the value of a collection of coins. Here are some online games to play as well:

https://www.pinkcatgames.com/play/game?quiz_id=4016 

https://www.splashlearn.com/counting-money-games (you do not need to sign up to play, scroll down to see the 1st grader counting money games)

https://www.abcya.com/games/counting_money

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/CoinsForCandy/money001.htm 

Objectives for Week of April 25-29

Friday: Volunteer Luncheon - join me at 11:05 for lunch in the library! We want to celebrate all of our parents who have shared their time with us this year! Link to RSVPLibrary day, don't forget your books!

Upcoming: Field Day on Thursday, May 5th. Volunteers needed! Link to Volunteer sign up genius

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with dipthong "oo" (a dipthong is two vowel sounds in one syllable) *This dipthong actually makes two different sounds depending on the word it is used in. Examples: book, hood, boot, scoot. Spelling test on Friday (example: Is the book in the room?) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: here, saw, after. 

Reading & Writing: Continue research unit. Students will generate questions, develop and follow a research plan, identify and gather relevant sources and information to answer questions, demonstrate understanding of information gathered, and create a research report on an assigned animal.

Math: Mathematicians will solve different types of addition and subtraction problems within 20. Text on Thursday.

Social Studies: Good citizens will describe ways that families meet basic human needs; identify examples of goods and services in the home, school, and community; identify ways people exchange goods and services .

Science: Scientists will investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats and compare ways that young animals resemble their parents. Exciting news: We are expecting the arrival of our baby chicks to hatch around 21 days which is this Thursday! 

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. For extra math practice use Imagine Math (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). For extra reading practice use Lexia Core 5 (log in to clever.com and then select Lexia app).

At Home Extension Activity:  Encourage your child to write two different word problems and how to solve them. One word problem should model addition and one should model subtraction. Students write the word problem story, draw a picture to show how to solve it, and then write a number sentence to go with it. Numbers used should be between 0-20. Bring to school to earn some fuzzies!

Objectives for Week of April 18-22

Happy Easter! I hope you all are having a great weekend and enjoying family time!

Book Fair in the library this week!

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with dipthong "oi" (a dipthong is two vowel sounds in one syllable) Examples: coin, spoil, point. Spelling test on Friday (example: Point to the soil.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: now, down, day. 

Reading & Writing: New unit on research. Students will generate questions, develop and follow a research plan, identify and gather relevant sources and information to answer questions, demonstrate understanding of information gathered, and create a research report on an assigned animal.

Math: Mathematicians will solve different types of addition and subtraction problems within 20. Text next Thursday.

Social Studies: Good citizens will describe how technology has affected communication, transportation, and recreation. We will identify the contributions of inventor Benjamin Franklin. 

*Earth Day is Friday - back in October we buried some pumpkins on our playground with various leftover trash from our lunches. We will dig them up on Friday! What do you think we will see?

Science: Scientists will investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats and compare ways that young animals resemble their parents.

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. For extra math practice use Imagine Math (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). For extra reading practice use Lexia Core 5 (log in to clever.com and then select Lexia app). 

At Home Extension Activity:  Students will be assigned an animal to research with a partner in class for the next two weeks. Encourage helping them to find additional facts on their assigned animal (they will find out Monday which animal they have). Here are some safe websites that you can explore with your child: www.pebblego.com (username: timbercreekes, password: read); https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/https://rangerrick.org/animals/

Objectives for the week of April 11-15

Friday: Good Friday Holiday - No School

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with dipthong "ou" (a dipthong is two vowel sounds in one syllable) Examples: mouth, sound, pout. Spelling test on Friday (example: I found a cloud.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: first, been, who. 

Reading: Readers will discuss techniques that poets use such as alliteration and action words.

Writing: Writers will compose poetry.

Math: Mathematicians will solve different types of addition and subtraction problems.

Social Studies: Good citizens will describe how technology has affected communication, transportation, and recreation. We will identify the contributions of scientists and inventors  Garrett Morgan and the Wright Brothers

Science: Scientists will investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats and compare ways that young animals resemble their parents.

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. For extra math practice use Imagine Math (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). For extra reading practice use Lexia Core 5 (log in to clever.com and then select Lexia app).

At Home Extension Activity:  This week we will be wrapping up our poetry unit. Let's continue to share students' original poetry in class. Students can write a poem at home that uses one of our big brain words to earn some fuzzies.  (Big brain words are what we call our enriched vocabulary words that we come across while reading.) Remember poems do not have to rhyme!  Think of the types of poetry we have learned about in class (list poem, concrete poem, bio poem, repetition poem). Here is a link with Big Brain words that we have already learned. They can choose any of the words from the list to use.  Big Brain Word 

Objectives for Week of April 4-8

Friday: Library day, don't forget your books :)

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with vowel pair "oa" (examples: float, roast, load). Spelling test on Friday (example: The goat ate some roast.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: our, could, than. 

Reading: Readers will discuss rhythm, rhyme, and repetition in a variety of poems

Writing: Writers will compose poetry; review articles.

Math: Mathematicians will solve different types of addition word problems.

Social Studies: Good citizens will describe how technology has affected communication, transportation, and recreation. We will identify the contributions of scientists and inventors Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Garrett Morgan.

Science: Scientists will identify and compare the parts of plants. Test on Thursday.

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. For extra math practice use Imagine Math (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). For extra reading practice use Lexia Core 5 (log in to clever.com and then select Lexia app).

At Home Extension Activity:  Students have enjoyed sharing their original poetry in class. Students can write a poem at home that uses one of our big brain words to earn some fuzzies.  (Big brain words are what we call our enriched vocabulary words that we come across while reading.) Remember poems do not have to rhyme!  Think of the types of poetry we have learned about in class. Here is a link with Big Brain words that we have already learned. They can choose any of the words from the list to use.  Big Brain Word 

Objectives for the week of March 28 - April 1

Friday: Dash and Bash Day!  First grade will "dash" at the color run during specials from 1:05-1:55 and "bash" at the school wide event in the evening, come on out and support TCES! Library day, please bring your books. *Link to RSVP to join us for the dash color run:https://forms.gle/LuGSiu3y4HGpQp2V6 

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with vowel pair "ai" (examples: paint, train, snail). Spelling test on Friday (example: I do not want to wait in the rain.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: away, very, us. We will become word surgeons on Monday and perform "contraction surgery." Thank you to those that donated items to make this a fun lesson for us!

Reading: Readers will discuss lines, stanzas, and visualization in a variety of poems

Writing: Writers will compose poetry; review adjectives

Math: Mathematicians will use objects, pictures, and expanded and standard forms to represent numbers up to 120; use concrete and pictorial models to compose and decompose numbers up to 120 in more than one way as so many hundreds, so many tens, and so many ones; use relationships to determine the number that is 10 more and 10 less than a given number up to 120. Unit test on Thursday.

Social Studies: Good citizens will describe how technology has affected communication, transportation, and recreation.

Science: Scientists will identify and compare the parts of plants.

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. For extra math practice use Imagine Math (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). For extra reading practice use Lexia Core 5 (log in to clever.com and then select Lexia app).

At Home Extension Activity: We are learning about plants and seeds during science.  Please help your child fill a ½ dozen egg carton with different seeds (You can cut a regular egg carton in half).  Encourage them to eat fruits and vegetables to find the seeds inside as well as look outside in nature to find seeds.  Do not go to the store and buy packages of flower seeds, instead discover the seeds around your home.  Write the name of the seeds on an index card and tuck it into the egg carton.  *Do not put soil in the egg carton - the egg carton is just to hold the seeds in the different compartments so that we can look at all of them. Bring in the seed collection any day this week to earn fuzzies - students love looking at all the different shapes and sizes that seeds come in!

Objectives for Week March 21-25

Monday: Teacher work day, Student holiday

Tuesday: Students return to school - excited to see you all!

Friday: Library day, please bring your books

**If you have any of the following supplies that you would like to donate for an upcoming lesson, we would love to have: band aids, kid sized face masks, and kid sized disposable gloves. 

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with vowel pair "ee" (examples: teeth, sheep, green). Spelling test on Friday (example: My feet are green!) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: two, more, I'm

Reading: Readers will discuss rhyme, rhythm, repetition, and alliteration in a variety of poems

Writing: Writers will compose poetry

Math: Mathematicians will use objects, pictures, and expanded and standard forms to represent numbers up to 120; use concrete and pictorial models to compose and decompose numbers up to 120 in more than one way as so many hundreds, so many tens, and so many ones; use relationships to determine the number that is 10 more and 10 less than a given number up to 120.

Social Studies: Good citizens will describe how technology has affected communication, transportation, and recreation.

Science: Scientists will identify and compare the parts of plants.

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. For extra math practice use Imagine Math (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). For extra reading practice use Lexia Core 5 (log in to clever.com and then select Lexia app).

At Home Extension Activity:  While reading, be a word detective and look for contractions (two words that were shorted by omitting letters and replacing it with an apostrophe, example: don't). Bring in a list of at least 10 contractions that you found while reading to earn some fuzzies.  We will be performing "contraction surgery" next week. If you have any of the following supplies that you would like to donate to make this a fun experience, we would love to have: band aids, kid sized face masks, and kid sized disposable gloves. 

Objectives for Week of March 7-11

Friday: Library day, please bring your books.

Spring Break: no school March 14-18

Monday, March 21: No school for students, teacher workday

Tuesday, March 22: Students return to school

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with digraph "ar, or, and ur" (We also refer to this digraph as "Bossy R." (examples: turn, chat, store). Mixed review week. Sight word review: don't, know, because, there.

Reading: Readers  will make connections from one text to another text across several types of genres (poems, fiction, nonfiction, articles).

Writing: Writers will write, edit, and revise personal narratives.

Math: Mathematicians will partition two‐dimensional figures into two and four fair shares or equal parts and describe the parts using words; distinguish between attributes that define a two‐dimensional or three‐dimensional figure and attributes that do not define the shape; identify examples and non‐examples of halves and fourths. Unit test on Thursday.

Social Studies: Good citizens will recite the Texas Pledge and identify anthems and mottos of Texas. Unit assessment: create a Texas brochure in class.

Science: Scientists will review objects in the sky, rocks and minerals, water sources, living vs nonliving.

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. For extra math practice use Imagine Math (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). For extra reading practice use Lexia Core 5 (log in to clever.com and then select Lexia app).

At Home Extension Activity:  Continue to make connections while reading. Have your child write a text to text connection that they made between two different books.  A solid text to text connection occurs when a students is able to apply what they've read from one text to another text. (example: In the book Spiders by Gail Gibbons,  I learned about spiders and how they do not all make webs . I am learning more about spiders and different kinds of webs they can make in this book, Spiders by National Geographic Kids.  Bring it to school to earn some fuzzies :)

Objectives for Week of February 28-March 4

Monday: Books brighten our lives! Wear neon or bright colors.

Tuesday: Hats off to reading! Wear your favorite hat.

Wednesday: Books make us laugh! Wear a fun hairstyle.

Thursday: Cougars are readers! Wear your favorite Cougar or TCES tshirt.

Friday: Books give us confidence! Dress up as your favorite book character. Book character parade right after the announcements!  Library on Friday!

 

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with digraph "ur" (We also refer to this digraph as "Bossy R." examples: turn, surf, curb, hurt). Spelling test on Friday (example: Do not burp at church.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight word review: other, about, some, would

Reading: Readers will look at the genre of biographies. We will learn about the children's authors and illustrators Kate DiCamillo, Mo Willems, and Dr. Seuss. We will make connections to text: text to self, text to text, and text to world.

Writing: Writers will write, edit, and revise personal narratives.

Math: Mathematicians will review time to the half hour; partition two‐dimensional figures into two and four fair shares or equal parts and describe the parts using words; distinguish between attributes that define a two‐dimensional or three‐dimensional figure and attributes that do not define the shape; identify examples and non‐examples of halves and fourths

Social Studies: Good citizens will recite the Texas Pledge and identify anthems and mottos of Texas.

Science: Scientists will classify things as living or nonliving.

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. Practice Imagine Math at home (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon). End of year goal is to complete 30 lessons in Imagine Math.

At Home Extension Activity:  We are celebrating literacy this week with Tomball Reads! I encourage each of the students to participate in our dress up days. Extend the love of reading throughout each activity you do as a family. Keep a basket of books in the living room at home, visit a library together, practice reading environmental print as you have outings, or read a menu together at dinner. Have your child write a text to self connection that they made to 2 different books read at home. Bring it to school to earn some fuzzies :)

Need more books in your home? Shop our classroom link at: https://orders.scholastic.com/P8RHM With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS). Please share the Class Page link to extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE Books for our class.

Thank you for your support!

Ninja Math Has Begun!

Ninja Math Flash Cards

Ninja Math has begun!
 
Each Monday, student will have the ability to test their Math Fact Fluency with our Ninja Math quizzes. The students will have 90 seconds to complete the quiz. If they complete the quiz within 90 seconds - and have all of the facts correct - they earn their Ninja Belt for that week!  (Our Ninja's are hanging on the wall inside the classroom). If a student does not pass that week's Ninja Quiz, they will retest the following Monday. The goal is to have every student on Black Belt by the end of the year!
 
90 seconds/ 19 questions:
White Belt: Mixed Addition facts, sums up to 11  (ex. 9+2)
Yellow Belt: Mixed addition facts, sums up to 14 (ex. 5+9)
Green Belt: Mixed addition facts, sums up to 17 (ex. 9+8)
 
180 seconds/ 40 questions:
Blue Belt: Mixed addition facts, sums up to 18
 
90 seconds/ 19 questions:
Orange Belt: Mixed subtraction facts, sums up to 18 (ex: 16-2)
Purple Belt: Mixed subtraction facts, sums up to 13 (ex. 18-5)
Red belt: Mixed subtraction facts, sums up to 12 (ex. 16-4)
 
180 seconds/ 40 questions:
Black Belt: Mixed subtraction facts, sums up to 14 (ex. 15-3)
 
The best way to become a Math Ninja is by practicing Math Fact Fluency using flash cards. I have attached some easy-to-print flash cards for practice at home. 

Objectives Week of February 21-25

Monday: No School - President's Day Holiday. 

Tuesday: "Twosday" 2-22-22 Dress up in tutus, ties, and/or tennis shoes

Friday: Final Cougar College Day & library day - please return books.

Next week we will be leading the Call to Excellence each morning.  Kids will be coming home with a script for the day that they will be leading Call to Excellence.  Please work with your child and practice speaking loudly.  This is a fun experience.  Please note: if your child wishes to not speak, they will not be required.

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with digraph "or" (We also refer to this digraph as "Bossy R." examples: storm, porch, horn). Spelling test on Friday (example: The storm went north.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: use, come, because

Reading: Readers will look at the genre of biographies. We will learn about the children's authors and illustrators Donald Crews, Beatrix Potter, Laura Numeroff, and Eric Carle.

Writing: Writers will review nouns, verbs, adjectives, and transition words. We will continue to write procedural writing (how-to's). 

Math: Mathematicians will tell time to the half hour; identify, classify, sort, and create 2 dimensional shapes.

Social Studies: Good citizens will identify contributions of historical Texas figures Stephen F. Austin and Jose Navarro.

Science: Scientists will identify and describe a variety of natural sources of water, including streams, lakes, and oceans; and identify how water is used to make products. Test on Friday.

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. I would also like to encourage the use of Imagine Math at home (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon)

At Home Extension Activity:  Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (2-22-22, Two's Day) is a historic date! We will be creating a time capsule (really its just an envelope) in class to memorialize our time in first grade. It is my hope that parents will hang on to this envelope so that they can share it with their child their senior year of high school on Thursday, March 3, 2033 (3-3-33, Three's Day). Once the envelope comes home, feel free to add to it! Ideas: favorite family photos, the front page of a newspaper, a toy that they don't mind parting with that shows what is popular for this time in history (might want to move the contents into a shoe box or another container). You could add a face mask to represent these unprecedented times. You could write down your child's height and weight, include a coin that was printed in 2022, write a letter to your child, there are so many ideas on the internet! I hope you enjoy this project :)

Objectives for Week of February 14-18

Monday: Roses are RED; Violets are BLUE; I'm so thankful to have class parents like YOU!  Valentines Exchange in class at 3:10. Students are welcome to bring in friendship/Valentine cards to share with the class. We will have a small snack provided and have a decorated bag for them to take their cards home in. 

Tuesday: No visitors allowed on campus this day due to 5th grade testing (this includes no lunch visitors). Thank you for understanding

Thursday: Cougar College Day & Games with Grands 5-7 PM

Friday:  No School - Staff Development day for teachers

Monday: (February 21) No School - President's Day Holiday

Tuesday:  "Twosday" 2-22-22 Dress up in tutus, ties, and/or tennis shoes

This week our objectives are:

Word Work: Students will read and write words with digraph "ar" (We also refer to this digraph as "Bossy R." examples: star, yard, hard). Spelling test on Friday (example: There is a jar in the yard.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. Sight words: there, get, were

Reading: Readers will recognize the author's purpose for writing informational text. 

Writing: Writers will review nouns, verbs, adjectives, and transition words. We will continue to write procedural writing (how-to's). 

Math: Mathematicians will continue to use different strategies to add and subtract within 20. We will work with fact families - a group of math facts using the same numbers (Example 2+3=5, 3+2=5, 5-2=3, 5-3=2). Test on Thursday. Math Ninja starts Monday!

Social Studies: Good citizens will identify and describe the physical characteristics of places such as landforms, bodies of water, Earth's resources, and weather; identify and describe how geographic location influences the human characteristics of places such as shelter, clothing, food, and activities. For our unit assessment we will be creating a brochure in class.

Science: Scientists will identify and describe a variety of natural sources of water, including streams, lakes, and oceans; and identify how water is used to make products. 

Please have your child read 15-20 minutes at home everyday. I would also like to encourage the use of Imagine Math at home (launchpad.classlink.com/tomballisd then click Math folder, then click Imagine Math icon) *As parents we want to help our children. However, I ask parents to allow them to make mistakes and learn so that the program advances at a level that is at their needs.

At Home Extension Activity:  Use dominos to help practice fact families! Student chooses a domino (such as one that has 3 dots on one side and 4 dots on the other side). Then they say the 4 number sentences that go with the domino (3+4=7, 4+3=7, 7-3=4, 7-4=3). Students that bring in a drawing/paper showing 4 completed fact families will earn a fuzzy! Get creative: write the fact families inside of a house drawing.