Mar 5 - 9

Posted by ARIEL WEST on 3/6/2018

Reading Focus: putting events of a story in order (sequential order)

Weekly word study: words with -oa and -ow that say o

Weekly Phonograms: --oa and --ow

Weekly Story: Tomas Rivera (biography)

Writing:Throughout the year we will be focusing on narratives, informational, and persuasive types of writing. We will also be practicing neat handwriting, spacing between letters and words, and capitalization, punctuation (. ?) all year long.

  • We have moved on to writing 2 star sentences (noun, verb, and adjective)
  • Writing Opinion/Persuasive pieces: This is our writing focus for the year. We will start by doing a series of book studies on stories that have opinion and persuasion as the main focus (I Wanna Iguana, Click Clack Moo, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Red is Best, etc.) and mimic some of their writing. We will then be writing an opinion piece about what animal is the best animal.

Grammer: contractions

Science: N/A. 

Social Studies: We are starting one of my favorite units ( I have many) - Mapping! We made our version of a globe this week and applied our knowledge of water and land on a map. We then labeled the cardinal directions and added a title. In your child's homework they are practicing making a map of their room. 

Math: We wrapped up our short measurement unit and are back into learning about place value. We are learning that counting by groups of ten is easier/faster than counting by ones. 


Upcoming Events: 

Mar 8: Class Pictures

Mar 11: Daylight Savings time (turn clocks ahead) Send students to bed earlier to help with an easier transition.

Mar 17: St. Patrick's Day (will celebrate on the 16th)

Mar 20-22: Star Lab

Mar 21: Jim Cogan Assembly








REMINDER: NO SNACKS CONTAINING NUTS PLEASE! Our classroom is a NUT FREE room. We are running out of class snacks, so if your child does not pack a snack next week, they will do a brain break activity instead.



There is 1 birthday this month; Brinley! We will be having the birthday celebration on Thursday the 22 from 2:15-2:30. If you would like to bring in a sweet treat, there can only be one :) Please let me know if you are interested. 

If you have any Box Tops please send them in with your child. Click on the Class Document  tab for printable sheets to stick them to. It would be a great help if they were already stuck on the paper so I do not have too. If you do not have access to a printer, please send them in in a baggie. 



Please see the Seesaw tab on the left hand side of this website. Seesaw has been so much fun to use in the classroom! If you have not set up an account and have lost the QR code, please e-mail me and I will get another one for you! 

I hope that everyone enjoyed the 100s day activities. We did so many things with the number 100, I just had to share them. The kids had so much fun! The posters were amazing and thoughtful; thanks for your help!



Don't forget to return your child's blue Friday/Homework folder every Friday. I am still revceiving quite a few folders that are full and nothing has been touched. Please ask to see your child's folder if they are not giving it to you. Please take the time to look through all their work. They have taken a lot of time to complete every paper and are very proud of their work ethic.      


Another important thing in your child's folder is a chance to earn a free ticket to Roaring Springs this summer. It is on a white sheet of paper. BE SURE TO BE FILLING OUT THE READING LOG TO EARN THE FREE PASS. I have received 1 log so far. Your child has until April to record 600 minutes on their log. I will send home another one this week. 



Wahoo!!! Our school raised around $5,000 for Jumprope for heart!!


Picture Day is on Thursday! Packets went home this week. If you need on (because it got lost) please get one from the front office. 



Have a great weekend!

Ariel West


Please remember that EVERY child recieves FREE (yes, FREE) breakfast every morning and lunch in the afternoon.

I encourage you to have your child partake if your mornings are choatic and time is short. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!