21-25 Aug

Solar Eclipse – We have glasses for everyone and we will be going outside around 11:30 to view the eclipse for just a couple of minutes.

Please return you summer reading log if you have one.

Language Arts

What is the Main Idea and reading with accuracy

Spelling – am, at, man, mat, sat, dad

Vocabulary – play, be, and, help, with, you

Spelling and Vocabulary Tests are on Friday

Math

Chapter 1 – Modelling addition and basic facts

Volunteers

Everyone has returned the volunteer sign up sheets – Thank You

I am looking for volunteers to pull students to practice reading and spelling words in the morning and math facts or homework catch up in the afternoon. We will do this Monday – Thursday. I will need two parents for each time slot. (yes it is okay to bring a younger sibling). If you are available for any of the times below please send me an email. thill@hmcharterschool.org

Monday 11:20 – 12:20 and 1:35 – 2:35

Tuesday 11:20 -12:20 and 1:35 – 2:35

Wednesday 11:20 – 11:50 and 1:15 – 2:15 (Wed. we have music in the morning)

Thursday 11:20 – 12:20 and 1:30 – 2:30

The other volunteer I will need for now is someone to lead Junior Achievement. This is a series of 5 lessons from October through  December. We can work out whatever day and time fits your schedule. The school will provide training and all of the needed materials.

Field Trips – As I get dates confirmed for these, I will email those you you who were interested in chaperoning to get volunteers.

Summer  Reading  Program – If your student was here at the end of last year they received a summer reading log from the librarian. If you student has completed this please send it back to school with them ASAP and I will get them sent to the library. Mrs. Wilson will have more information on the reward program later.

Welcome Back

Thank you all for attending Back to School Night.

The year is off to a great start. Thanks to everybody who brought in supplies. We should have enough of everything to make it through the year.

I have collected many of the volunteers forms. Over the next few days I will be making a volunteer schedule that I will post on the blog.

Next week students will start bringing home spelling words and math homework. These will both be written in their planners. Spelling words will also be on the blog.

21 August – Our class will be observing the eclipse. I have glasses ordered for every student.

 

Last Week

22 -23 May – Regular Days

24 May – Teddy Bear Picnic (8:30-10:50)

25 May – Field Day (Field Day shirts will not be issued if your students has any missing books or fines)

26 May – Last Day – Out at 11 AM (Yearbooks will not be issued if your students has any missing books or fines)

We will not have spelling words or a fluency passage this week.

Students do not need to bring Planners and Homework Folders this week.

Teddy Bear Brunch

May 24th from 8:30-10:50. We’re asking for kids to bring the following items based on their last name. If you can’t bring what you’ve been assigned please let us know ASAP. That way we can make sure we have enough of each item for both classes to have.

The students may also bring a Teddy Bear to the brunch. If you have any questions please contact me.

Food Assignments

NO NUTS!

A-E – Gogurt

F-L – Sliced Fruit

M-R – Doughnuts

S-Z – Capri Suns

 

 

15-19 May

24 May – Teddy Bear Picnic

25 May – Field Day

26 May – Last Day – Dismiss at 11.

Spelling Words  (Review 2) – friend, white, scoop, brown, flown, never every, brave, would, mixed, block, hopped, paint, stripe, spray

Vocabulary – None

Math – Reviewing money, time, measurement and shapes

8-12 May

Please return any library books that your student has checked out ASAP.

8-12 May DIBELS Testing

24 May – Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Language Arts

We have finished the regular curriculum. For the next three weeks we will review concepts learned during  the year. I will still be sending home Read Naturally Passages.

Spelling (Review 1) –  Graph, which, flagpole, himself, brave, chases, after, write, these, street, tenth, their, light. myself, funny, small

Vocabulary – None

Math – We will be reviewing money, time and measurement for the next couple of weeks. Students will not have math homework unless there is something they do not complete during class.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear Picnic

The 1st grade classes will be celebrating the end of the year with a Teddy Bear Brunch on May 24th from 8:30-10:50. We’re asking for kids to bring the following items based on their last name. If you can’t bring what you’ve been assigned please let us know ASAP. That way we can make sure we have enough of each item for both classes to have.

The students may also bring a Teddy Bear to the brunch. If you have any questions please contact me.

Food Assignments –  NO NUTS!

A-E – Gogurt

F-L – Sliced Fruit

M-R – Doughnuts

S-Z – Capri Suns

Thank You,

Mrs. Harper and Mrs. Hill

1-5 May

4 MayBrick Orders Due! Please help support the school. I have showed the kids the design for our brick and they are excited about it.

Language Arts

Understanding Characters, Suffix (ly), Adjectives that Compare

Spelling Words – even, baby, paper, below, open, tiger, zero, because, begin, music, table, silent

Vocabulary Words – brothers, loved, people, everyone, most, sorry, field, only

Math

We have finished with our math book. We will spend the last few weeks reviewing concepts with time, money and measurement.

24-29 April

26 April – Last Day to turn in box tops!

Read-a-thon – Our class raised about $500. Thank You everyone!

Language Arts

Cause and Effect, Prefix un) and Adverbs

Spelling – sad, slowly, trick, helpful, sadly, dust, tricky, quickly, slow, dusty, help, hopeful

Vocabulary – almost, gone, idea, any, happened, leaves, behind, hello

Math

Chapter 10 – 3 dimensional shapes

17-21 April

Last Call for Box Tops 2017

21 April – Read-a-thon Pledges due. The class and the student who raise the most money will receive a prize.

Language Arts

Story Structure, Homographs, Adjectives

Spelling Words – my, fly, pie, light, by, cried, myself, sky, dry, night, brighter

Vocabulary Words – across, head, second, ball, heard, should, cried, large

Math

We will finish Chapter 9 on two dimensional shapes. The test will be on Thursday