Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 21 - 25, 2016

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: fable, cuddle, little, puzzle, able, title, cradle, middle, shuttle, battle

Phonics- "le" ending pattern

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. (Text features and comprehension strategies)

L.Arts:  We will focus on things that are needed in a sentence. What is a sentence? Is this a sentence? What is a fragment? What is a run on?

Writing Workshop: Students will review and continue writing their own animal teaching book. Students will have the opportunity to research information about an animal, write about it and present it to the class. We will focus on finding the important parts in our text. How can we share information from the book we are reading without plagiarizing?

Math: Students will continue going over MAP review skills. We will review polygons, 2-D shapes and 3-D shapes. What is a polygon? What is a non-polygon? How are 2-D and 3-D shapes alike and/or different?

Science: Students will continue to investigate different animal habitats. They will learn about the Rainforest, Wetlands, Oceans, Arctic and Desert. We will look at what animals need to survive in each area and why other animals from other habitats would not be able to live there. ( Ex: polar bear would not be able to survive in the desert) This week students will begin to build a habitat for the animal they have researched. They will need their shoe boxes and other materials from home to build at school this week. :)

1. Practice your Sight Word List
2. Reading Passage ( Rabbits)
3. Math (Review)
4. Review your spelling words nightly
5.READ! :)

Check Spelling City out to practice your spelling words for the week. :)
Be on the Look Out

Please see the report card for permission slip. First graders will have the opportunity to go the the University of Georgia Vet School for the day on April 1st.
 Please sign and return permission form ASAP.:)

                                 First Grade Play E-I-E-I-OOPS!

The first grade students will present three performances of the musical drama "E-I-E-I-Oops" on Thursday, March 31st. Our performances will be at 9:00, 10:15 a.m., and 7:00 p.m. 
*** Please send in your student's shirt in a ziploc baggie to school ASAP for the play.***

Calling All 1st Grade Parents!

Ms. Granger needs volunteers to help with the 1st Grade Musical, "E-I-E-I-Oops!"  Help is needed with the scenery and costumes for this performance.  Workdays to help with both will take place on the following days:
MondayMarch 21

If you are able to help, please come to the Art & Music rooms from 2:45-4:00 pm.  Children are welcome, and they can even help, so you can write a note for any school-aged children to stay after school on any day you are able to work.  You may want to bring your child a snack for after school.

We are also asking for donations of gallon Ziploc bags.  We will need one for every 1st grade student to keep each child's costume in one safe place.  If you are able to send in any with your child, it would be greatly appreciated!

If you are interested in helping or have any questions, you can contact Lindsey Pollack at

 Upcoming STEM UNIT
In preparation for our next STEM unit: Building an Animal Habitat, we are collecting shoe boxes and building materials. Each student will be a creating diorama that will represent the habitat for their animal. The students will research facts and become experts on their animal during our writing time. 

Every student will need a shoe box and any other materials that would be helpful in creating their habitat by Monday, March 21stYou can send your child's shoe box and building materials in a bag to school that is labeled with their name. 

Building Material ideas: clay, toilet paper roll, tissue paper, sandpaper, items from nature (rock, sticks, leaves, rocks), stickers, scrapbook paper, cardboard pieces, etc.

Thank you so much for your continued support of our STEM activities.

Upcoming Events
3/22--We will go to the library to check out new books

3/23--Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8am to 9am

3/25--Miss Donna from the Bogart Library will come for story time

3/31-- E-I-E-I- Oops Play at 9:00, 10:15 and 7:00 pm

4/1--1st Grade Field Trip Vet School

4/4-4/8-- Spring Break

Have a great weekend!!


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  2. Wonderful activity! Some of them stimulate the development of kids’ perception. I personally think this could help them out when they get older and continue their studies in middle and high schools. Many kids unfortunately have big problems with that, although they could always turn to essay writers in case they feel unsure about their writing skills. But if you visit, you shouldn’t have issues. And yet, I would personally recommend to take care of this in their early childhood.