Please continue to collect pennies for our Pennies for Patients fundraiser. Report cards will go home on Wednesday, February 8th.
The Science Fair is at Elizabeth Vaughan on Thursday, February 9th at 5:30.
Reading- We will be learning how to find the main idea (the big idea) in a non-fiction book. We will use details to identify what the book is mostly about.
Writing- We will continue to edit and revise our writing. The students will check their writing to make sure that they start their sentence with a capital letter and that they put punctuation (. ! ?) at the end of their sentence.
Math- We will learn about weight and how to use a balance scale. We will use the words lighter and heavier to describe objects. (Example: The pumpkin is heavier than the pencil. The marker is lighter than the desk.) The object that is heavier will go down on the balance scale. The object that is lighter will go up on the balance scale.
Science- We will review the scientific method and finish our science fair project.
Social Studies- We will learn about the famous American Benjamin Franklin. He discovered electricity. He started the first library and the first fire department. He was not a president.
Sight Words- almost, brother, change, draw, fast, hand, inside, learn, mean, need, together, walk
No School on Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and No School on Friday, January 20th for Inauguration Day.
Reading- We are continuing to work on identifying and using text features. (Photographs, illustrations, heading, captions, title, charts, bold print, glossary, and Table of Contents)
Writing- We are working on an informational writing. This week we will pick our favorite animal and write four facts about our animal.
Math- We are continuing to solve addition and subtraction story problems.
Science- We will learn about different animal habitats. A habitat is the place where an animal lives.
Social Studies- We will learn about producers and consumers. A producer is a person who makes a good. A consumer is a person who buys a good or service.
Sight Words- air, both, cold, fall, fix, game, home, land, mad, rain, room, set
Reading - We are working on identifying and using text features. (Photographs, illustrations, heading, captions, title, charts, bold print, glossary, and Table of Contents)
Writing - We are working on informational writing. We will be researching facts about an animal of our choice.
Math - We are working on writing number sentences based on the pictures/groups we see.
Science - We will be learning about different animal coverings (fur/hair, feathers, scales, and shells).
Social Studies - We will be learning about goods and services. A good is an object that you can buy. A service is something provided by a person.
Sight Words - ago, another, because, car, didn't, fish, found, green, leave, map, right, should
Week 17 (12/19/16-12/21/16)
Monday-Wear Blue and White Day
Tuesday-Wear Green and Red Day
Wednesday-Wear Pajamas Day
*We will not send homework home this week and we will not have our spelling test on Wednesday.*
I hope you all have a very happy winter break!
Reading - We are continuing to make text to self, text to text, and text to world connections.
Writing - We are writing a personal narrative. We expect the kids to write at least 3 detailed sentences using SWAG.
Math - We will be taking our test on telling time to the hour and half hour on Tuesday.
Science - We will continue to learn about hibernation and migration. We will also conduct an experiment to see some animals have adapted to the cold weather.
Social Studies - We will continue to learn about needs and wants. A need is something that you need to have to live or survive. A want is something that you would like, but you don't necessarily need it in your life.
Week 16 (12/12/16-12/16/16)
Reading - We are continuing to make text to self, text to text, and text to world connections. We are working on digraphs (th and wh)
Writing - We are writing a personal narrative. We expect the kids to write at least 3 good sentences!
Math - We are learning how to tell time to the hour (9:00) and time to the half hour (12:30) on a digital and analog clock.
Science - We are continuing to learn about winter. We are learning about hibernation and migration. Hibernation is when the animals are sleeping during the winter. Migration is when animals move to a warmer location or a location that has more water.
Social Studies - We will be learning about different holidays that are celebrated around the world. This ties in with Standards of Learning (SOL 1.3 holidays, SOL 1.4 map skills, SOL 1.6 climate and location, and SOL 1.12 diversity).
Sight Words - ate, better, bring, does, every, friend, light, only, think, too, under, year
Week 15 (12/5/16-12/9/16)
Sorry for not posting in the past couple of weeks! Things have been pretty crazy but we have been learning a lot! The kids have really enjoyed doing all the activities in science for motion and sound! I hope everyone had a great break and enjoyed spending time with their families!
We are working on...
Reading - making connections. We can make connections between the text and ourselves, other texts, and the world. We are working on digraphs (sh and ch).
Writing - writing a personal narrative. We expect the kids to write at least 3 good sentences!
Math - fractions! The students need to be able to correctly identify the fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4.
Science - winter. What is the temperature like? What clothes do we wear? What do the animals do or what happens to them? - Some animals migrate or hibernate, other animals grow thicker fur, etc.
Social Studies - needs and wants as well as saving money. What do we need? Water, shelter/clothing, air, and food. What do we want? Toys, cars, McDonald's, computers, televisions, candy, etc.
Sight Words - always, but, dear, each, five, maybe, never, once, ride, school, took, why
Week 10 (10/31/16-11/4/16)
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH!
DON'T FORGET, CONFERENCES ARE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH!
Reading- We are continuing to work on retelling a familiar story. We will practice reading words that have a short vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u).
Writing- We are continuing to write personal narratives. Our focus is making sure our writing is in sequential order (First, Next, Then, Last).
Math- We are working on learning about different shapes. What is this shape? How many sides does this shape have? How many vertices does this shape have?
Science- We will be taking our end of unit test on Forces and Motions.
Social Studies- We will be learning about patriotic symbols (Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument, Bald Eagle, American Flag).
Sight Words- ask, box, brown, cut, end, hot, let, sit, sun, yes, than, their
Week 9 (10/24/16-10/28/16)
This week is Spirit Week! Please feel free to have your child participate!
Reading- We are continuing to practice retelling a story, using a retelling rope. The word families this week are -ip, -ig, and -ill (hip, lip, pig, dig, hill, pill).
Writing- We are working on writing a personal narrative using swag. The students should be able to write at least two sentences in sequential order. What happened first in your story? What happened next?
Math- We are practicing subtracting. (7-2=5)
Science- We are continuing to work on force and motion.
Social Studies- We are learning that we are all diverse even though we all live in the United States.
Sight Words- again, been, know, said, some, then, they, were, which, white, would, yellow
Week 8 (10/17/16-10/21/16)
Picture day is Tuesday, October 18th.
Reading- Practice words in the -ut, -un, and -ug word families (nut, cut, sun, bun, rug, bug). We will continue to practice retelling a story. We will be able to discuss the setting, characters, problem, solution, and beginning, middle, and end of each book we read.
Writing- We are writing personal narratives and using SWAG everyday.
Math- We are reviewing addition, story problems, and counting pennies. Make sure your child can solve an addition problem both ways. (5+3=_____ or _______ =5+3) We will take our unit 2 math test on Friday.
Science- We are continuing to learn about different forces of motion. Motion means how something moves. An object can move fast, slow, up, down, back and forth, circular, pull, and push.
Social Studies- We are continuing to learn about diversity. Even though we all live in the United States, we are different and unique.
Sight Words- about, black, came, could, here, many, other, them, three, when, who, your
Week 7 (10/11/16-10/14/16)
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 10TH.
Reading- Practice words in the -et, -eg, and -en word families (net, bet, leg, peg, hen, men). We will practice retelling a story. We will focus on the setting, problem and solution in a story.
Writing- We are continuing to work on using SWAG in our writing. We are writing more personal narratives. We are working on writing at least two sentences.
Math- We are working on counting groups of just pennies.
Science- We are working on force and motion. The students will be able to describe how an object moves (pull, push, back and forth, circular).
Social Studies- We are working on how we are united as a community, but we are all unique in our own special way.
Sight Words-before, come, down, going, have, make, our, take, this, very, what, with
Week 6 (10/3/16-10/7/16)
Reading- We are working on describing the characters in the story. The students will be retelling the story and thinking of how the characters feel.
Writing- We are continuing to work on using SWAG in our writing. We are writing more personal narratives.
Math- We are working on different ways to show addition problems as well as having an understanding of the equal sign. (9+1=10 or 10=1+9)
Science- We are learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin and how it changes throughout the seasons.
Social Studies- We are working on how we are all united as a school and a community. We work together to help each other accomplish things.
Sight Words- away, from, good, jump, little, long, much, now, over, that, went, will
Week 5 (9/26/16-9/30/16)
Back to School Night is Thursday, September 29th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Reading - We are working on different strategies that the students can use when they are reading independently. We are learning the word families -ap and -ag. (cap, nap, sap, bag, tag, flag, drag).
Writing - We are working on a personal narrative and using SWAG in our writing.
Math - We are working on different ways to show addition problems as well as having an understanding of the equal sign. (9+1=10 or 10=1+9)
Science - We are learning the life process of an apples as well as characteristics of the fall/autumn season.
Social Studies - We are discussing how the process works as well as applying it to some yummy food (M&M's vs. Skittles).
Sight Words - eat, give, help, how, into, just, may, new, old, out, saw, want
Week 4 (9/19/16-9/23/16)
Wow! September is flying by! The first graders are learning so much!
Reading - We are working on writing and spelling words in the -ad word family and the -an word family. (mad, glad, sad) (can, man, tan)
Writing - We are continuing to write a personal narrative. We are also practicing writing using SWAG (S - Starts with a capital letter, W - Written neatly, A - Always use spaces in between words, G- Give punctuation (. ? !)
Math - We are practicing different strategies to help us add. (Using a number line, ways to make ten, and counting on).
Science - We are learning about the four different seasons (winter, spring, summer, and fall) and how they are different, and what clothes you can wear during each season.
Social Studies - We are working on how to behave like a good citizen.
Sight Words - an, are, blue, but, day, get, had, her, his, off, put, two
Week 3 (9/12/16-9/16/16)
Another great week in room 105!
Reading - We are working on ending sounds as well as learning the -at family. (cat, bat, hat, mat, pat, that).
Writing - We are working on writing a personal narrative story. This is when you pick a small moment that you have experienced and you write about it. For example, I could write about the time I went to the pool.
Math - We are working on identifying the 4 coins (penny, nickel, dime, and quarter) and knowing how much they are worth.
Science - We are conducting science experiments. We are learning that solids dissolve faster in hot water than they do in cold water.
Social Studies - We are working on being quality students. We are hoping to meet out SMART goal of filling our compliment jar by Halloween. If we fill our compliment jar by Halloween, the students will get to have lunch with Ms. Griffith in the classroom!!!!
Sight Words - all, am, be, big, do, dog, him, mom, not, one, or, red
Week 2 (9/6/16-9/9/16)
We are off to a great start this year! I have really enjoyed getting to know my students!
Reading - We have been working on beginning sounds of words and learning how to behave during literacy centers.
Writing - We have been working on writing in our best handwriting and using capital letters and punctuations.
Math - We are working on counting to 20 and adding numbers.
Science - We are working on learning how to observe like a scientist. We are practicing how to make a hypothesis. We are learning what dissolve and separate means.
Social Studies - We are learning how to be a quality student and follow school and classroom procedures.
Sight Words - was, did, cat, boy, if, us, by, of, as, man, so, has