16-19 January

Jan 12 – No School

Jan 15 – Martin Luther King Day – No School

Jan 16th – Permission Slips Due

Jan 18th – Field trip to the Treehouse. We could still use a couple of volunteers.

Bottle Caps – Thank You to everyone who sent these in. We have finished collecting them and sent them off.

App Issues – This is probably not an issue for most of the 1st graders, but I wanted to let you know about an app that has been causing some problems. It is called Sarahah and it allows people to text anonymously. Some harmful things have been said using this app.

Language Arts

This will be a review week. I will not be sending home the little Take Home Books.

Infer/Predict, Conclusions, Verbs & Time, Text Features

Spelling Words – little, where, never, brown, know, yellow, four, two, those, walk

Math

We will continue to work on Chapter 7 – Creating and reading graphs

8-11 Jan.

11 Jan. – All Missing and Make up work is due

12 Jan. – 2nd Terms Ends - No School

16 Jan. – Field trip permission slips due

18 Jan. – Field trip

Lunch Issues – If your child forgets their lunch we will try to call you first thing in the morning. If you are unable to come to the school and bring their lunch  I will send a note to the office so they can get a cop of noodles for lunch. So many students are asking the office for forks and spoons that the office running out. From now on I will have plastic utensils in my classroom that students may purchase for 5 cents or a hawk dollar. They will also be available at the school store for 5 cents. Please put one or two nickels in your students lunchbox that they can use if needed.

Language Arts

Compare & Contrast, Clarify, Suffix (er, est), Be Verbs

Spelling Words – time, bike, stripe, like, white, mice, kite, drive, bird, fly, those, both, long, walk, eyes, or

Vocabulary Words –bird, fly, those, both, long, walk, eyes, or

Math

Chapter 7 – We will be working on Graphing

Winter Break

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

See you back on January 3rd.

Language Arts

Infer/Predict, Conclusions, Verbs & Time

Spelling Words – came, late, waves, make, gave, chases, brave, shape, four, over, two, five, starts, watch, into, three

Vocabulary Words –four, over, two, five, starts, watch, into, three

Math – We will finish chapter 6 with adding and subtracting tens. We will also continue to work on place value.

Dec 18-20 and Jan 3-5

We are joining with HAFB to help a girl named Kylie. Kylie is a three year old girl from Elmira Heights, New York who is in need of a kidney transplant! For every 1,000 PLASTIC CAPS (plastic bottle caps, milk jug caps, soda bottle caps, etc.) we receive will  fund ONE dialysis treatment for Kylie. Our goal is to collect 10,000 PLASTIC CAPS so that Kylie can receive 10 dialysis treatments and be where she needs to be for a kidney transplant. We do not have an exact pick up date yet, but it may be before the Winter Break.

21 Dec. – 2 Jan. – Winter Break

Because we have two short weeks before and after the break we will keep the same spelling and vocabulary words through January 5th. I will not be sending home a reading passage during the winter break, but you will have the take home books. Please read these sometime the week of the 18th of Dec. and again the week after Christmas.

Language Arts

Infer/Predict, Conclusions, Verbs & Time

Spelling Words – came, late, waves, make, gave, chases, brave, shape, four, over, two, five, starts, watch, into, three

Vocabulary Words –four, over, two, five, starts, watch, into, three

Math – We will continue chapter 6 with adding and subtracting tens. We will also continue to work on place value.

11 – 15 Dec

8 December – No School

20 December – Christmas Party

21 Dec – 2 Jan – Winter Break

We need glue sticks – Thank you

Language Arts

Cause & Effect, Accuracy, Word Endings (ed, ing)

Spelling ship, when, shell, shop, whip, graph, which, fish, down, green, open, fall, grow, yellow, goes, new

Vocabulary –  fish, down, green, open, fall, grow, yellow, goes, new

Math

We will begin Chapter 6 on subtraction and regrouping. We will continue to review place value

Dec 4-7

Dec  4th – Last day for donations for our Dr. Seuss basket

Dec. 4th – Our class is going to the Christmas Shoppe

Dec. 7th  – Winter Carnival (5:30-8:30). If you have not yet signed up for a shift please send your form in.

Dec. 8th – No School

Language Arts

Sequence of events, Homophones, Proper Nouns

Spelling Words – chin, chop, match, chip, rich, pitch, much, chick, been, never, own, brown, off, very, know, out

Vocabulary Words – been, never, own, brown, off, very, know, out

Math

We will be finishing Chapter 5 on Place Value.

20 Nov -1 Dec

Language Arts

Author’s Purpose, Phrasing, Proper Nouns

Spelling Words – that, them, tenth, with, thick, bath,  blue, little, water, cold, live, where far, their

Vocabulary Words – blue, little, water, cold, live, where far, their

The take home books and reading passage that come home on Mon. the 20th will be due back on Fri. the 1st of Dec. because of the holiday.

Math

We will continue working in Chapter 5 on Place Value

Upcoming Holiday Events

22-26 Nov. – Thanksgiving Break

4 Dec. – Silent Auction items for the Dr. Seuss basket are due.

4 Dec. – The 1st grade will be visiting the 9th Grade Christmas Shoppe. More information will be coming home soon.

7 Dec. – Winter Carnival 5:30-8:30. If you have not yet signed up for a time, please return your form as soon as possible.

8 Dec. – No school

20 Dec. – Christmas Party

13-17 Nov. 2017

13-17 November – Entrepreneurial Week – The first grade will be selling their wand pens during lunch for $2  each. These are available in purple and red.Pen

The Mayflower project will be November 13th and 14th. Please send one small item to school with your student that they can take on our voyage. This will be returned to them, however, please so not send anything expensive or fragile. Also, the item must fit in their backpack.

22-26 November - Thanksgiving Break

7 December - Winter Carnival. The first grade will be running the sweet shop during the carnival and we will also be putting together a Dr. Seuss Basket for the Silent Auction. A note will be coming home with more details on Monday the 13th.

Language Arts – We have finished Unit 2 and this will be a review week. I will not be sending home any of the paper reading books.

We will work on Complete Sentences, Synonyms, Antonyms, Single & Plural Nouns

Spelling Words – every, said, animal, some, today, would, pictures, write, give, small

Math

We will start Chapter 5 on Place Value

6-10 Nov. 2017

6-10 Nov – Entrepreneurial Week

13-17 Nov. – The first grade will be selling their pens at lunch. Please let me know if you would like to come help. They designed these on the 3D printer and we will be selling them for $2.

Language Arts 

Story structure, synonyms, prepositions

Spelling Words – mush, fun, jump, sun, must, bus, eat, put, give, small, one, take

Vocabulary Words – eat, put, give, small, one, take

Math

We will continue Chapter 4 on Relating subtraction and addition

Oct. 30th – Nov. 1st

Oct. 31st – Halloween Parade at 8:30 & Party at 1:30. Please let me know if you can help with the party.

Nov. 1st – Our class had the most participation during red ribbon week so we will be having a doughnut party to celebrate.

Nov. 3rd – Class Book Orders Due.

Nov. 13th-16th – We are selling our pens during lunch. If you would like to help please let me know. 10:50-1:05 Mon.-Thurs and 10:05-12:20 on Fri.

Language Arts

Text features, antonyms, single and plural nouns

Spelling words – yes, ten, sled, step, red, get, after, read, draw, was, write, pictures

Vocabulary – after, read, draw, was, write, picture

Math

We will beginning Chapter 4 on subtraction strategies