• May 18, 2018

    Posted by TIMIA SEABOLT on 5/18/2018

    Greetings Families!

    Oh man, only 9 days of school left. And what busy 9 days we have! Please check the dates below. All our testing is done for the year so we will have dress up days all next week. There was a flyer sent home in folders today regarding this. I also have them listed below.

    • May 21: PJ Day!
    • May 22: Fancy Clothes Day!
    • May 23: College Gear Day!
    • May 24: Bright Colors Day!
    • May 25: Hat Day!
    • May 25: Talent Shows
    • May 25: FINAL READING CALENDARS DUE!!!
    • May 29: Tentative Reading Party
    • May 30: Library Field Trip in the AM
    • May 30: Field Day
    • May 31: 5th Grade Kickball Game
    • May 31: Kindergarten Moving On Celebration
    • June 1: End of School Year Picnic
    • June 1: Early Release-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

     

    Next Week: We will be finishing up our Animal Life Cycles research projects and completing our final informative writing peices.

    We will also be celebrating the end of the school year with a "camp week" packet and a fun activity.

    KEEP ON READING AT HOME! Reading Calendars are due next Friday. In order for the class to get our final reading party, we must have the collective minutes of 12,000 minutes read. We are VERY close to this goal!

     Math

    Math:

    We are finishing up our geometry unit where we:

    Can identify and reason with 2-dimensional shapes

    Can compose shapes with two or more shapes

    Can partition shapes into halves and quarters

    Can identify solid shapes

     

    With Camp week, we will also try to fit in some graphing of our favorite camp/summer activities!

     

     Science:

    We let our butterflies go today! We hope they have long fulfilling lives aheas of them.

    Next week we will be finishing up our life cycles unit.

    We will also discuss how people adapt to their environment in the summer (and camping :)).

     

    KEEP ON READING!!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  • April 20th, 2018

    Posted by TIMIA SEABOLT on 4/20/2018

    Greetings Families!

    We have a lot of dates to cover here. Please check them out and let me know if you have any questions. Please note the two field trips we have and will need volunteers for both of them!

    • April 24: EARLY RELEASE for teacher collaboration
    • April 25-26: IRI, the testing date was incorrect and we have one more weekend to keep on practicing!!! Woohoo!
    • April 26: Incoming Kindergarten Registration
    • May 1: Reading Calendars DUE! PLEASE TURN THESE IN! We need a lot more participation to get that reading party at the end of the year.
    • May 4: Zoo field trip
    • May 7-11: Book Fair
    • May 7: Family Engagement Meeting
    • May 8: PTO meeting
    • May 10: STEM NIGHT-Come and enjoy some fun for the family!
    • May 25: Talent Shows
    • May 25 FINAL READING CALENDARS DUE!!!
    • May 29: Tentative Reading Party
    • May 30: Library Field Trip in the AM
    • May 30: Field Day
    • May 31: 5th Grade Kickball Game
    • May 31: Kindergarten Moving On Celebration
    • June 1: End of School Year Picnic
    • June 1: Early Release-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

     

    READING:

    English Language Arts

     

    Anchor Text: The New Friend

    Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Understanding Characters, Narrator, and Summarize

    Spelling: ou, ow as in Owl

    Grammar: Contractions

    Writing: Persuasive

    Phonics: Vowel Combinations ow, ou, oi, oy, au, and aw

    Fluency: Phrasing, paying attention to punctuation

    High Frequency Words: buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, seven

    KEEP ON READING AT HOME! Our IRI is next week. There was an error in scheduling. SO, that means we have one more week to read and get even better :). Please keep loggin those minutes so we can get our reading party!

     Math

    Math:

    We are learning how to use the tape diagram to solve story problems using addition and subtraction.

    We are learning how to add two 2-digit numbers.

     

    Science:

    We are learning about plant life cycles.

    We may even begin learning about animal life cycles, if our supplies show up :).

     

    KEEP ON READING!!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Spring Break Already!!!

    Posted by TIMIA SEABOLT on 3/22/2018

    HAPPY SPRING BREAK!

    Greetings everyone. I hope you all enjoy your break, but please keep on reading. The Idaho Reading Indicator is only a month away! On the documents page, you will find a digital copy of the Ada Community Library School/Outreach Child Library Card Application. These also went home last week in folders, but I only recieved one back. In May we will be having a field trip to the library and students will only be able to check out books if they have a card with them. They are also handy to have for Summer Break which is just around the corner! Please see the list of important dates below...

    • MARCH 23: No school (Teacher in-service)
    • MARCH 23: Scholastic Book Orders due
    • March 26-30: SPRING BREAK
    • April 2: March Reading Calendars due
    • April 2: Roaring Readers Charts due!!! No late charts will be accepted
    • April 9: Family Engagement Meeting 8:15 in the library
    • April 10: PTO Meeting 4:10 in the library
    • April 18-20: IRI Testing (PLEASE, PLEASE KEEP READING AT HOME!)
    • April 26th Kindergarten Registration (for incoming Kindergarteners)
    • May 7-10: Book Fair
    • May 10: STEM Night!!!
    • May 30: Library Field Trip (I will need volunteers as the time gets closer, but wanted to put the date out there for those of you who may want to plan to attend.)

    There were spelling lists that went home today for the week after Spring Break. Once again, enjoy your break and we will see everyone back on April 2nd (hopefully with Library Card Applications, Reading Calendars, and Roaring Reader Charts in hand)!

     

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  • March 9th, 2018

    Posted by TIMIA SEABOLT on 3/9/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Families!

    • March 12: Family Engagement meeting (8:15 in the library)
    • March7-14: Grins on the Go Delta Dental Sealant Clinic
    • March 21: Storyteller Jim Cogan Assembly
    • March 22: Star Lab experience!
    • MARCH 23: No school (Teacher in-service)
    • MARCH 23: Scholastic Book Orders due
    • March 26-30: SPRING BREAK
    • April 2: March Reading Calendars due
    • April 2: Roaring Readers Charts due!!!

     

    READING:

    English Language Arts

     

    Anchor Text: Little Rabbits Tale

    Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Cause and Effect, Story Lesson

    Spelling: Compoud Words

    Grammar: Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

    Writing: Narrative Writing (Personal Narrative)

    Phonics: Compoud Words and short e spelled -ea

    Fluency: Rate

    High Frequency Words: door, old, try, want, wash, more, mother, use

     

    KEEP ON READING AT HOME! Our final Book It Reading Calendar and Roaring Readers Calendars are due April 2nd!!!

     Math

    Math:

    We are learning to identify tens and ones in two digit numbers.

    We are learning how to figure out one more and one less and ten more and ten less than any given 2-digit number.

    We are learning to compare 2-digit numbers.

    We are learning to correctly use the symbols <,>, and =.

    Social Studies:

    We are learning about continents, countries, states, and cities. 

    We are learning how to find things on maps.

     

    KEEP ON READING!!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  • February 16, 2018

    Posted by TIMIA SEABOLT on 2/16/2018

    Greetings Families!

    My apologies for a mistake on the upcoming important dates. Please pay special attention to the updated correct date...

    • February 19: NO SCHOOL! President's Day
    • February 22: Early Release (Teacher Collaboration)
    • February 23: Scholastic Book Orders Due
    • March 1: 5th grade music performance
    • March 2: Read Week Read-In 1:40-2:30 Come one, come all! (See note in Friday Folders)
    • March 2: Jump Rope for Hearts donations due!
    • March 8: Picture Day
    • March 12: Family Engagement meeting (8:15 in the library)
    • MARCH 23: No school (Teacher in-service)
    • March 26-30: SPRING BREAK
    • April 2: February Reading Calendars due
    • April 2: Roaring Readers Charts due!!!

     

    READING:

    English Language Arts

     

     

    Anchor Text: Next week we will be rereading the story The Big Trip and reviewing concepts from last week.

    Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Compare and Contrast characters.

    Spelling: NONE THIS WEEK

    Grammar: compound sentences

    Writing: Informative Writing

    Phonics: Review

    Fluency: Intonation

    High Frequency Words: review

     

    KEEP ON READING AT HOME! Roaring Readers Reading charts will be due before you know it!

     Math

    Math:

    We are learning to compare and order objects by length.

    We are learning to measure objects using non-standard and standard units of measurement.

    Science: 

    We are learning about states of matter. We are making observations about the properties of objects as we complete experiments as a class.

     

    KEEP ON READING!!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  • January 26, 2018

    Posted by TIMIA SEABOLT on 1/26/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Happy New Year!!!

    • January 29-31: Winter IRI for students who did not get a 3 on the Fall IRI
    • February 2: Reading Calendars Due.
    • February 19: NO SCHOOL! President's Day
    • February 22: Early Release (Teacher Collaboration)
    • February 23: NO SCHOOL (Teacher in-service)
    • April 2: Roaring Readers Charts due!!!

     

    READING:

    English Language Arts

     

     

    Anchor Text: Animal Groups (Unit 3, lesson 15)

    Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Compare and Contrast, Text and Graphic features, monitor and clarify

    Spelling: Long i (CVCe)

    Grammar: The Verb be

    Writing: Informative Writing

    Phonics: Long i (CVCe), digraphs kn, wr, gn, mb

    Fluency: Intonation

    High Frequency Words: bird, fly, those, both, long, walk, eyes, or

     

    KEEP ON READING AT HOME!

     Math

    Math:

     Students will be able to solve word problems involving subtraction and addition using teen numbers.

    Science: 

     Students were introduced to matter and began to make observations and categorize things this week. Next week we will continue to make observations and categorize things.

     

    KEEP ON READING!!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted by TIMIA SEABOLT on 1/12/2018

    Happy New Year!!!

    A few dates to remember:

    • January 15: NO SCHOOL! Human Rights Day
    • January 18:  Reading Party @ 3:15!!! More to follow...
    • January 19: Early Release (End of Semester)
    • January 22: Family Engagement Meeting 8:15-8:45
    • January 29-30: Winter IRI for students who did not get a 3 on the Fall IRI
    • January 26: Scholastic Book Orders due
    • February 2: Reading Calendars Due.
    • February 19: NO SCHOOL! President's Day
    • February 22: Early Release (Teacher Collaboration)
    • February 23: NO SCHOOL (Teacher in-service)
    • April 2: Roaring Readers Charts due!!!

     

    READING:

    English Language Arts

     

    Review Week!!!

    With no school on Monday and an early release on Friday, we will not be doing a new story this week. This week we will be reviewing and progress monitoring student growth.

    We did meet our reading minutes goal for the semester so our class earned a Reading Party! Next Thursday, January 18th. I invite students to bring in their pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals (as long as they fit in their backpacks) and their favorite books from home. From 3:15-3:45 we will enjoy time where they kids will be able to relax and read with their classmates. I invite anyone who is available to come in and join us. You could bring your own favorite childhood books and read with your child or a small group of students. Let's get excited about reading and what better way than to cozy up and read!

    ****We have a new incentive to keep your kiddos reading at home. Today I informed the class that we are participating in the Roaring Readers program. Please see the flyer from the Class Documents page for more information regarding this program. I will pass out the Student Chart on Tuesday, or you can print it off from the Documents Tab also.

    ***Don't forget the IRI is coming up for those kiddos who didn't get a 3 on the Fall IRI. The goal is for your children to be able to read 63 letter sounds correctly in a minute. They should also be reading about 23 words per minute at this point in the year. If you are ever curious about their reading fluency, I progress monitor monthly and am happy to share their latest fluency scores with you. Once I finish up their latest one next week, I will post a grade for fluency on PowerSchool. Their scores will be based on the following:

         Proficient: 23 words per minute

         Strategic: 13-22 words per minute

         Basic: 0-12 words per minute

     

    KEEP ON READING AT HOME!

     Math

    Math:

     

    Students will be able to solve word problems involving subtraction from 9 and 10.

    Students will be able to subtract 8 and 9 from teen numbers.

     

    Social Studies

    Students will understand the difference between needs and wants.

    Students will use directions on a map.

     

    Have a great weekend!

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  • December 15th

    Posted by TIMIA SEABOLT on 12/15/2017

    Greetings from Room 5! 

    Don't forget our Christmas Performance is on Monday, December 18th at 1:30! We look forward to you coming!

     

    A few dates to remember:

    • December 18: 1st. grade music performance (1:30)
    • December 21: (3:15-3:50) Holiday Party
    • December 22 January 7: Winter Break

    READING:

    English Language Arts

     

    Review Week!!!

    With all the holiday programs and a short week, we will not be doing a new story or spelling pattern this week. We will be reviewing past spelling patterns and rereading old stories.

    KEEP ON READING AT HOME!

     Math

    Math:

    Students will be able to identify, count, and add numbers in the teens.

    Students will understand and apply the associative and commutative properties to add three addends.

    Students will find 10 within three given addends to add three addends.

    Social Studies

    Students will understand the meaning behind the U.S. symbols: The American Flag, The Bald Eagle, The Liberty Bell, The Statue of Liberty, and The White House.

    We will have an assessment of our U.S. Symbols before the break!

     

    Have a great weekend!

     

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  • December 8, 2017

    Posted by TIMIA SEABOLT on 12/8/2017

    Greetings from Room 5! 

    Reading calendars went home today in Friday Folders! Please see the Web Resources Tab to sign up to help with our upcoming Holiday Party

     

    ***Due to copyright laws, I can no longer put the reading home practice pages on the website. If you would like a hard copy of these in your child's Friday folder, please email me and I can make sure to do that next week.

    A few dates to remember:

    • December 8: Steelheads Hockey Night
    • December 12: Early Release for teacher collaboration(1:25 pm)
    • December 18: 1st. grade music performance (1:30)
    • December 21: (3:15-3:50) Holiday Party
    • December 22 January 7: Winter Break

    READING:

    English Language Arts

     

     Anchor Text: How Leopard Got His Spots (Unit 3, week 2)

    Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Sequence of Events, Story Lesson and Questioning

    Spelling: Consonant Digraph ch, -tch

    Grammar: Commands

    Writing: Informative Writing, Instructions

    Phonics: Digraph th, base words and -s, -es, -ed, and -ing

    Fluency: Rate

    High Frequency Words: been, never, own, brown, off, very, know, out

    Math

    Math:

    Students will be able to identify, count, and add numbers in the teens.

    Students will understand and apply the associative and commutative properties to add three addends.

    Students will find 10 within three given addends to add three addends.

    Social Studies

    Students will complete their timelines.

    Students will understand the meaning behind the U.S. symbols: The American Flag, The Bald Eagle, The Liberty Bell, The Statue of Liberty, and The White House.

     

    Have a great weekend!

     

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  • December 1, 2017

    Posted by TIMIA SEABOLT on 12/1/2017

    Greetings from Room 5! 

    December already?! Please see below for an update. I will have new reading calendars for the class on Monday. Have a great weekend!

    Please check out the class documents page for extra math and reading practice your child can be doing at home. Click on the web resources tab to access our new math website we are using in class: Zearn.org and Think Central for Reading!

    A few dates to remember:

    • December 4: Family Engagement Meeting 8:15 am
    • December 5: PTO Meeting 4:10 pm
    • December 8: Steelheads Hockey Night
    • December 12: Early Release for teacher collaboration(1:25 pm)
    • December 18: 1st. grade music performance (1:30)
    • December 22 January 7: Winter Break

    READING:

    English Language Arts

     

     Anchor Text: At Home in the Ocean (Unit 3, week 1)

    Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Author's Purpose, Details, Analyze  and evaluate.

    Spelling: Consonant Digraph th

    Grammar: Proper Nouns

    Writing: Informative sentences that inform

    Phonics: Digraph th, base words and -s, -es, -ed, and -ing

    Fluency: Phrasing: Punctuation

    High Frequency Words: blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, and where

     

    Math

    Math:

    Subtraction: Students will relate addition to subtraction to subtract more fluently

    Social Studies

     Students will work on creating personal time lines to show their own personal histories.

     

    Have a great weekend!

     

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