• # January 24, 2020

Posted by Timia Seabolt on 1/24/2020 4:45:00 PM

Hello again!

Thank you to the families who were able to come to the Family Code Night last night. It was so much fun! Please check your child's folders for an important Homework assignment regarding the Hundredth Day of School, which will be on February 10th.

On Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:40-2:30 we will be celebrating not only our January Birthdays, but also our class meeting our Home Reading Goal! I invite students to dress in their pajamas, bring either a blanket, pillow or stuffed animal, and their favorite book. If you can join us, come on down. I would love to give some snacks to the kiddos, but need a little help with this. If you can sign up to help, please click HERE!

CALLING ALL WHO CAN HELP! Our classroom supply of snacks and expo markers has gotten smaller and smaller. If you can help us out, we need more of these. Thank you in advnace to whomever is able to contribute.

Specials:

Just a quick reminder that Monday is Library. Please remind your student to bring their books back to school!

Monday and Friday are also our P.E. days. Please make sure your child wears appropriate shoes for those days.

Reading

Story of the week:

Let's Go to the Moon

Comprehension learning goals:

We can determine the author's purpose in a story to help us better understand the text.

We can identify the main idea and detail within stories to better understand the text.

Spelling list:

1. so
2. go
3. home
4. hole
5. no
6. rope
7. joke
8. bone
9. stove
10. poke

Phonics learning goals:

We are learning to read words with the long o and u spellings "o_e, u_e, and _o", and base words with inflected endings -s, -es, -ed, -ing and high frequency words: around, before, because, bring, carry, light, show and think.

Math:

Learning Targets:

We will be learning about place value and how to add and subtract with teen numbers using regrouping. We will also be finishing up and assessing our knowledge of Module Two standards. Next week's learning targets will be...

We are learning to:

• add and subtract teen numbers
• regroup when needed to add and subtract
• Read, Draw, and Write to solve addition and subtraction story problems.

Science

Learning Targets:

We are learning about patterns in the sky by observing the sun and moon.

Have a great week

• # December 16, 2019

Posted by Timia Seabolt on 12/16/2019 4:30:00 PM

Greetings families,

Sorry I haven't updated our website in a couple of weeks. It's funny how quickly time passes and the little things we are so used to doing can pass by us. This week we will not be learning any new reading skills, just reviewing and testing our spelling skills from previous weeks (the consonant digraphs: th, ch, -tch, sh, wh, and ph). We will be spending a lot of time this week learning about different cultures and how they celebrate different things around the world at this time.

We still need help with our Birthday Celebration on Friday from 1:35-2:30. If you are able to help supply any of the needed ingredients for our Cookie Decorating Party, please sign up here!

Only 4 more days to go and then we have our two week Winter Break! Please keep those kiddos healthy so they can be here to get some much needed testing done.

Thank you and have a great week!

• # November 22, 2019

Posted by Timia Seabolt on 11/22/2019 4:00:00 PM

Good afternoon Room 5 Families,

Well, we made it to Thanksgiving Break! Thank you so much to all the families who have supported our classrooms by sending in snacks, supplies, or coming to help in anyway. You are greatly appreciated.

Please make sure to have your child read over the break and turn in their Reading Logs on the Monday after break. Remember their goal is to get 400 minutes read within the month of November to get a coupon for a free pizza from Pizza Hut.

On Friday, December 13th at 10:30 First Grade will be having a Christmas Around the World Music Performance. Please join us for a festive and enjoyable event.

Enjoy your week with your kiddos, they are all tired and ready for some rest and relaxation. I look forward to seeing them on December 2nd.

Happy Thanksgiving!

• # November 15, 2019

Posted by Timia Seabolt on 11/15/2019

Hello again!

Thank you to the families that were able to come join us this afternoon for our Harvest Party. It sure got hot and we had to make some minor adjustments, but it was fun and most importantly, the kiddos loved it!

Please make sure to clean out those Friday Folders. Some students still have things in their backpacks from the beginning of the school year and they are starting to get pretty heavy!

On Friday, December 13th at 10:30 First Grade will be having a Christmas Around the World Music Performance. Please join us for a festive and enjoyable event.

CALLING ALL WHO CAN HELP! Our classroom supply of snacks and expo markers has gotten smaller and smaller. If you can help us out, we need more of these. Thank you in advnace to whomever is able to contribute.

Specials:

Just a quick reminder that Monday is Library. Please remind your student to bring their books back to school!

Monday and Friday are also our P.E. days. Please make sure your child wears appropriate shoes for those days.

Reading

Story of the week:

At Home in the Ocean

Comprehension learning goals:

We can determine the author's purpose in a story to help us better understand the text.

We can analyze and evaluate stories to better understand what we read.

Spelling list:

1. that
2. then
3. this
4. them
5. path
6. thick
7. moth
8. thin
9. with
10. bath

Phonics learning goals:

We are learning to read words with consonant digraph "th", and base words with inflected endings -s, -es, -ed, -ing and high frequency words: blue, cold, far, little, live, their, water, and where.

Math:

Learning Targets:

We will be assessing our knowledge of Module one standards and moving onto Module 2 next week. Next week's learning targets will be...

We are learning to:

• solve word problems with three addends
• find the friendly number 10 within the three addends to make adding easier

Social Studies

Learning Targets:

We are learning to tell the difference between wants and needs.

We are learning to identify what things we may want and what things we may need.

Have a great week

• # November 8th, 2019

Posted by Timia Seabolt on 11/8/2019 4:00:00 PM

Greetings Room 5 Families,

Thank you for keeping up with the reading at home. We have collectively read over 3,000 minutes and are getting closer and closer to the class goal of 10,000 minutes read, recorded, and turned in on reading logs. Please help your kiddos to record that time and keep track of it. We really want to have a reading party at the end of the semester!

Join us on Friday, November 15th from 1:30-2:30 for our Harvest Party. The First Graders are all working on a project throughout next week where we will create Literary Pumpkins based on a character from a book. They will have a very short presentation of their pumpkins and why they chose the character. Then we will have a puppet craft and poem to practice and recite to our guests. After that we will enjoy a small sweet treat from the First Grader Teachers. We would love for you to join us if you can!

Please make sure to clean out the Friday folders. This is my main form of communication with families and if you aren't looking through those, you may miss somthing important! Also keep up to date with the happenings of Desert Sage by reading the newsletters our wonderful office staff create and send out. We are so fortunate to have so many resources at our school and this is how we share those with our Desert Sage Families.

Specials:

Just a quick reminder that Monday is Library. Please remind your student to bring their books back to school and sign those library consent forms!

Monday and Friday are also our P.E. days. Please make sure your child wears appropriate shoes for those days.

Reading

Story of the week:

A Cupcake Party

Comprehension learning goals:

We can follow the structure of a story and use it to help us retell what we read.

We can visualize as we read to better understand what we read.

Spelling list:

1. jump
2. lump
3. dump
4. stump
5. dusk
6. husk
7. tusk
8. pump
9. gust
10. hunt

Phonics learning goals:

We are learning to read words with short u, and final consonant blends and high frequency words: eat, give, one, put, small, and take.

Math:

Learning Targets:

We will be assessing our knowledge of Module one standards and moving onto Module 2 next week. Next week's learning targets will be...

We are learning to:

• solve word problems with three addends
• find the friendly number 10 within the three addends to make adding easier

Social Studies

Learning Targets:

We are learning to tell the difference between wants and needs.

We are learning to identify what things we may want and what things we may need.

Have a great week

• # November 1, 2019

Posted by Timia Seabolt on 11/1/2019 4:15:00 PM

Happy Friday!

THANK YOU for the wonderful Parent Teacher Conferences! Please look in those Friday Folders and Clean them out.

The School Book Fair is approaching soon-the week of November 11-15. If you can volunteer to help, please let the office know or Mrs. Stahlecker our School Librarian. Also that week we will have a Harvest Party, featuring our Literary Pumpkin Parade where we will welcome parents to come see our artwork. This will be from 1:30-2:30. Come join us in the fun!

Specials:

Just a quick reminder that Monday is Library. Please remind your student to bring their books back to school and sign those library consent forms!

Monday and Friday are also our P.E. days. Please make sure your child wears appropriate shoes for those days.

Reading

Story of the week:

Dr. Seuss

Comprehension learning goals:

We can use text and graphic features to better understand a non-fiction text.

We can ask and answer questions to better understand what we read.

Spelling list:

1. spell
2. spot
3. spin
4. swim
5. sled
6. smell
7. snag
8. step
9. stem
10. swell

Phonics learning goals:

We are learning to read words with short e, and consonant blends with s and high frequency words: after, draw, pictures, read, was, and write.

Math:

Learning Targets:

We are learning to:

• cross off a part to solve subtraction stories.
• write subtraction number sentences.
• use number paths to solve subtraction stories.

Science

Learning Targets:

We are learning about light and sound waves

We are learning how to change how things look using light.

Have a great weekend!

• # October 18, 2019

Posted by Timia Seabolt on 10/18/2019

Happy Friday!

THANK YOU to the families that dropped off those last minute snacks for us! We had so many donations that I had to send home one of the mini cupcakes with each student. The kids really enjoyed our special treats.

Please look through and clean out those Friday Folders! This week you should find pictures. If you see pictures that are not your child's please send them back to school. It appears I may have made a mix-up when filing those this week.

My mind must be on a Friday! I also sent home a spelling list and next week will be a review week. Please disregard that spelling list. It's good practice and we have covered the short e already so they should be able to spell those words. My apologies!

The School Book Fair is approaching soon-the week of November 11-15. If you can volunteer to help, please let the office know or Mrs. Stahlecker our School Librarian. Also that week we will have a Harvest Party, featuring our Literary Pumpkin Parade where we will welcome parents to come see our artwork. This will be from 1:30-2:30. Come join us in the fun!

Reminders from last week:

Parent Teacher conferences are coming up very soon! Please click HERE to sign up if you have not yet.

Calling for BOX TOPS! Did you know our school earns 10 cents for every box top that is collected and sent in? These little things are on the top of many of your pantry items. If you find any on your cereals, ziplock baggies, snacks, etc. please cut them out and paste them to the paper that was sent home in your child's folder this week. Our class is competing with all the other classes in our school to try and collect the most! If we win, we will earn a party from our PTO. Please help us out! THESE ARE DUE NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 23RD to be entered in for the school contest. After that date, you can always bring in more and put them in the Box Top box at the front of the office.

Specials:

Just a quick reminder that Monday is Library. Please remind your student to bring their books back to school and sign those library consent forms!

Monday and Friday are also our P.E. days. Please make sure your child wears appropriate shoes for those days.

Reading

Story of the week:

Reivew Week!

Comprehension learning goals:

Review week!

Spelling list:

Review week!

Phonics learning goals:

We are learning to read words with short i, and consonant blends and high frequency words: animal, how, some, make, of, and why. (Review

Math:

Learning Targets:

We are learning to:

• cross off a part to solve subtraction stories.
• write subtraction number sentences.
• use number paths to solve subtraction stories.

Science

Learning Targets:

We are learning about light and sound waves

We are learning how to change how things look using light.

Have a great weekend!

• # October 4, 2019

Posted by Timia Seabolt on 10/4/2019 4:00:00 PM

Greetings Room 5 Families,

I cannot believe we are already well into October! This year is already going by too fast!

Don't forget to keep on Reading with your child every school night, for at least 20 minutes and log it on the Reading Logs! I forgot to put a due date on those logs. They will be due October 31st. If your child is hoping to get a Pizza Hut pizza coupon, they MUST read 400 minutes and turn their logs in on time with your signature. If you lost the log, find a digital copy on the Class Documents Tab. Questions you can ask while reading...

• Who are the characters?
• What is the setting?
• What is the problem?
• How did the characters solve this problem?
• What was your favorite part?
• Do you want to read it again?
• If you could rate it out of 5 stars, what rating would you give it?

Calling for BOX TOPS! Did you know our school earns 10 cents for every box top that is collected and sent in? These little things are on the top of many of your pantry items. If you find any on your cereals, ziplock baggies, snacks, etc. please cut them out and paste them to the paper that was sent home in your child's folder this week. Our class is competing with all the other classes in our school to try and collect the most! If we win, we will earn a party from our PTO. Please help us out! THESE ARE DUE NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 23RD to be entered in for the school contest. After that date, you can always bring in more and put them in the Box Top box at the front of the office.

Don't forget to join our school the night of October 10th at the Farmstead to see which Desert Sage Staff member will have to "Kiss the Pig." Will it by Mrs. Baker our Safe School Assistant, Mrs. Amos our Vice Principal, or Mr. Barnett on of our 5th Grade teachers? The fun at the Farmstead will last until they close, but the Kiss the Pig event will start promptly at 7:30. Make sure to arrrive early enough to find parking and get a good spot to see this happen! It should be a fun time. :)

On October 10th, our school will also be doing one of our Lock Down DRILLS. Please keep in mind we practicet these drills so our students know what to do in the tragic event that something bad were to happen. It is very important that we practice this so they know what to do and who to look at for directions.

Specials:

Just a quick reminder that Monday is Library. Please remind your student to bring their books back to school and sign those library consent forms!

Monday and Friday are also our P.E. days. Please make sure your child wears appropriate shoes for those days.

Reading

Story of the week:

Jack and the Wolf

Comprehension learning goals:

We are learning about understanding characters.

We are learning to tell about the message of a story.

Spelling list:

1. an
2. bad
3. can
4. had
5. cat
6. ran

Phonics learning goals:

We are learning to read words with short a, double final consonants, -ck, and high frequency words: away, every, call, hear, come, and said.

Math:

Learning Targets:

We are learning to:

• use models, draw pictures, and write equations (number sentences) to add.
• use addition to solve word problems.
• use counting on to add.
• use strategies to add within 20.
• fluently add by memory within 10.

Science

Learning Targets:

We are learning about sound waves.

We are learning how to change sound through vibrations.

Have a great weekend!

• # September 27, 2019

Posted by Timia Seabolt on 9/27/2019 4:00:00 PM

Hello First Grade Families!

Wow! What a busy week. We made it through Picture day, a Field Trip, our School Color Run, and a Birthday Celebration. We continued to persevere so much that the class even reached a class goal of 20 minutes of reading stamina! That meant that they got to CHOOSE their daily 5 choices, and man there are a lot of fun choices during this time. Ask your kiddo about it to find out more about how our day goes.

Please make sure to look in your child's Friday Folder for their October Reading Log. We are starting the Book It! Reading Program and these logs are an essential part of making this program work. Make sure to read at least 20 minutes with your child at least 5 times a week to help with reading fluency and comprehension. This reading time could be you reading to them, them reading to you , a sibling reading to them, them reading to a sibling, or the whole family reading together! Some questions you can ask to help with reading comprehension are:

• Who are the characters?
• What is the setting?
• What is the problem?
• How did the characters solve this problem?
• What was your favorite part?
• Do you want to read it again?
• If you could rate it out of 5 stars, what rating would you give it?

Our monthly goal will be 400 minutes per student every month. If your child reads, logs, and returns their log with 400 minutes recorded by the due date, they get a coupon for a free personal pizza at Pizza Hut! It's a fun program and the kids mainly love getting recognized for their hard work.

Specials:

Just a quick reminder that Monday is Library. Please remind your student to bring their books back to school and sign those library consent forms!

Monday and Friday are also our P.E. days. Please make sure your child wears appropriate shoes for those days.

Reading

Story of the week:

Gus Takes the Train

Comprehension learning goals:

We are learning about story structure.

We are learning about the genre Fantasy.

Spelling list: (we will have a spelling test on Friday)

1. up
2. bug
3. mud
4. nut
5. hug
6. tub

Phonics learning goals:

We are learning to read words with short eu, and consonants qu, z and sight words- friend, hold, full many, good, and pull.

Math:

Learning Targets:

We are learning to:

• use models, draw pictures, and write equations (number sentences) to add.
• use addition to solve word problems.
• use counting on to add.
• use strategies to add within 20.
• fluently add by memory within 10.

Science

Learning Targets:

We are learning about sound waves.

Have a great weekend!

• # September 20, 2019

Posted by Timia Seabolt on 9/20/2019 5:00:00 PM

Hello Room 5 Families!

This week our class did such a good job persevering during our Istation Reading Test. Please check in Folders for a summary on how your child did. Way to go First Graders!

Our Monthly Birthday Celebration is this coming Friday. Please click HERE to sign up to help with this event. It will be from 1:45-2:30. If your child had a birthday in August or September, please help make this a special activity. I can only have one parent bring a sweet treat, but there are other ways to help out!

Don't forget about Picture day on the 25th and the Color Run coming up on the 26th!

Thank you for all the parents who are volunteering to come on our field trip on September 26th to the Agriculture Expo. We have plenty of parent support! I will send out emails next week with more information about meeting us there, expectations, and groups. Thank you again! :)

Specials:

Just a quick reminder that Monday is Library. Please remind your students to bring their books back to school and sign those library consent forms!

Monday and Friday are also our P.E. days. Please make sure your child wears appropriate shoes for those days.

Reading

Story of the week:

Lucia's Neighborhood

Comprehension learning goals:

We are learning about text and graphic features in a non-fiction story.

We are learning to ask and answer questions as we read.

Spelling list: (we will have a spelling test on Friday)

1. yet

2. web

3. pen

4. wet

5. leg

6. hen

Phonics learning goals:

We are learning to read words with short e, and consonants y, w, k, v, and j and sight words- all, does, here, me, me, and who.

Math:

Learning Targets:

We are learning to compose and decompose numbers 1-10.

We are learning to count on to add numbers to 10.

We are learning to find the unknown part in a math problem.

We are learning to solve math stories using addition to 10.

Social Studies:

Learning Targets:

We are learning why rules are important.

We can make and follow rules at home and at school.

Science

Learning Targets:

We are learning about sound waves.

Have a great weekend!