Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Week of December 14 - 18, 2015

Week of December 14th - December 18th

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: NO SPELLING THIS WEEK!!

Phonics- review from past weeks

Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions about details in texts.(Compare/Contrast)We will be reading The Polar Express and other themed stories.We will review comparing and contrasting, main ideas, story elements, as well as beginning, middle and end. I will be working to assess kids one-on-one in reading during the 3 weeks before the holiday break. More leveled readers will be sent home after the break.  Please keep reading  Raz Kids, Headsprouts, and other books at home!

L.Arts: We will still look at ways to "fix up" sentences. We will continue to point out nouns(person, place or thing) and verbs( action/doing). Lastly we will continue to identify conjunctions and how they can help our sentences have better flow. 

Writing Workshop: Finishing up teaching booklets. (Publishing- Covers and binding) Students will turn in a writing sample to showcase this unit. 

Math: Measuring objects using nonstandard measurement; How can we measure the length of an object?  What can we use to measure objects? How can we order a group of objects by their length? Why would an estimate be helpful when measuring?

Science: Discuss what went well with the STEM snow plow. Students will discuss ways to improve. Share with with one another. 

1. Practice your Sight Word List
2.Reading Passage
3.Math ( Mooseltoe Problem's)
4.READ! :)

Kindness is the focus for our PBL projects this year in first grade. We will be talking about what we can do as 1st grades to make a difference in our school, community and world by sharing kindness with others. Please see the lime green letter about care packages for soldiers! :) We would appreciate any donations to this worthy cause!!
Greer Wells will be planning our holiday celebration.  She may be contacting some of you to assist with donating items or volunteering to run a station.  Please contact her if you are willing to contribute in any way.  We are looking forward to our celebration on the 18th at 1:30 pm. As always, thank you for your support!! :)

At Rocky Branch our focus is on finding solutions to our problems. We have been learning some techniques ( Ignore it, talk it over respectfully with the person, try to agree on a win-win solution or get help from the teacher) We are working to be problem solvers by using the wheel of choice that we created as a class and to share our thoughts with each other during class meetings. We have created bonds by sharing strategies that have worked in the past. :)



Please have your child participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program by reading and recording 6 hours of reading.  Once they have completed and documented their reading, please have them return the completed form to me.  The deadline to submit your reading log is Friday, February 19.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  You can print out the forms below by clicking on the link.

Parent Letter (Print Out)

Changes in Transportation
Please use attached forms for changes in transportation. 
Upcoming Events

12/11 - Grinch Day: Have your child dress in their Grinchiest Clothing for a fun-filled celebration
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12/17 - Polar Express Day: Your child is free to bring in a blanket/towel to lie on during the movie and a small stuffed animal (everything must fit inside of their book bag)

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12/18 -  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: End of 2nd 9 Weeks; We will have a class celebration from 1:30 - 2:20.  Remember that if you would like to help out, you must be volunteer trained. 

1/5- Welcome BACK!

1/8- Report Cards Go Home

1/18- Student Holiday ( MLK Holiday)

Have a great weekend!!

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