Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekly News

Important Information

*Check out the new photos and videos on our class blog!

*We are looking forward to our Poetry Potluck!  Please join us in the cafeteria at 6pm.  You may use the front or back entrance to the school.  If you are bringing a DESSERT, please set it on the tables outside our CLASSROOM door.  If you are bringing an APPETIZER, ENTRÉE, or SIDE DISH, please put it on the food tables in the hallway right outside the cafeteria.  Bring any needed serving utensils.  Dinner will be served at 6:15pm.  Once everyone is finished, we will head to our own classroom for dessert and our big poetry production.  So excited for you to see the children’s published pieces!

*This has come up quite a bit this past week so I wanted to make sure that everyone knows that the group text app does not permit replies to my messages.  I’ve contacted the company that created this app and they “do not offer this option for security reasons at this time.”  Until this becomes an option, please email me as I check my email account daily after school lets out.


Important Dates

March 18th – 1st grade Pajama Day

March 19th – Poetry Potluck 6-7:30pm in the cafeteria

March 20th – Early Release

April 1st-5th – Spring Break


What are we learning?

Word Work

Our new 1st grade word wall words are: stop, same, well, six.  We are reviewing these kindergarten words:  now, came, was.  This is week 28 on Spelling City.  We are also studying the spelling patterns oi and oy.

Writing and Reading

We are exploring realistic fiction this week.  Our study with tie into our American History unit in Social Studies.  We will also work on determining importance and building schema.

Social Studies

This week we will begin a new unit on American History.  We will learn about important figures in history as well as their contribution to America. 


We will continue our number sense unit this week by comparing numbers using the <, >, and = symbols. 


Related Arts

Monday – Art

Tuesday – Art

Wednesday – Art

Thursday – Art

Friday – Music