Monday, April 17, 2017

Week of April 17 - 21, 2017

April 17th - 21st

Here’s a peek at next week!

Phonics Family Words: helpless, useless, careless, playful, restful, hopeful, fastest, newest, smartest, sillier
Phonics: review

Reading: Daily 5 with emphasis on beginning, middle, and ending, finding evidence in text to support answer and retelling the story. What was the author's purpose? This week we will be reviewing skills we have already learned (comprehension strategies, parts of information text, things to learn from pictures, questioning strategies).We will also review suffixes, story elements, cause and effect, problem and solution. 

L.Arts:  We will review skills already covered this year. 

Writing Workshop: Students will review and begin a new small moment piece of writing. What do I feel comfortable sharing with others? What is the difference between a watermelon and seed story? Why do I want to tell seed stories? How can I hook my reader?

Math: Students will begin a week long project related to goods and services. They will have the opportunity to create a project to sell, name their business, create ads, and even a business card. On the final day we will try to convince our audience to "buy" our product.

Social Studies: Students will begin to learn about goods and services that people provide for each other as well as what producers and consumers do. Who are producers and consumers? How does each person play a role in the lives of the other? What goods do we buy? What are some services we use? 
Positive Discipline: We will continue to model ways to solve our problems independently and review the difference between tattling and telling.

1. Practice Sight Words 
2. Reading Passage – Earth Day
3. Read 

“Wheel Rise Above Cancer, Working Together”
Rocket Relay
Our school will have our very own Relay event much like Relay for Life. On Friday, April 21st, all first graders are asked to wear PINK. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing everyone in PINK on Friday! 

Our field trip to Bear Hollow Zoo is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd from 9:15-1:00. If your child does not have a permission form turned in, they will be unable to attend. We are asking that lunches be sent in a disposable bag with items that can be tossed or recycled after lunch. If you would like to purchase a sack lunch from school, please email me by 4/14. Thank you for your help!

We have snack every day. Please encourage your student to pack a snack each day. Lunch time can be a long time to wait to eat.

Upcoming Events
Rocket Relay (students and faculty) – 1:00-2:15pm
iMom – April 24th
Sonic Night – April 27th
Relay for Life at OCHS – April 28th (6:00pm-12:00am)
Bear Hollow Field Trip – May 3rd
K-2 Field Day – May 11th
Last Day of School (parties start at 1:30) – May 19th

Have a great weekend!

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