Week of 9/2-9/6

Posted by Ariel West on 8/30/2019

Reading Focus: finding the main idea of an informational text 

Weekly word study: and, be, help, you, play, with

Weekly Story: What is a Pal?

Weekly phonics study: words with short a (and review consonants n, d, p, f)

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

Grammer: Nouns

Science: N/A

Social Studies: Civics and Government - Why rules at home and school are important, why they are created, why apply them fairly, and what are responsbilities?

Math: The frist week of school we composing (building) and decomposed (breaking apart) numbers 1-10. This week we will be using number bonds, part-part-whole mats, and maybe some ten frame strategies to apply what we learned to basic addition. 

 

Upcoming Events: 

Sept 2: NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

Sept 12: Free Community Health Screening @ 5:00-7:00pm

Sept 17: Constitution Day

Setp 17: Operation School Bell. Please contact the school counselor for more information (Erin Fischer).

Sept 18: PTO Meeting in Teacher Lounge @ 4:10pm. Please come and get involved. We can't do events or fun celebrations without parental involvement. 

Sept19: Culture and Community English Language Family Night

Sept 25: Individual School Pictures (More information to come)

Sept 26: Field Trip to the Ag Expo at Meridian High School. (I will need 2-3 volunteers for this field trip. I will have more information and permission slip in next week's blue Friday Folders)

Sept 26: Back to School Night - COLOR RUN! (Please see the hand out in your child's blue folder. It sounds like a lot of fun...there is an opportunity to spray silly string on the teacher!!!!

  

 

    

 REMINDER: I do not provide a class snack. If you would like your child to have a snack during the day, please pack them one daily. We have an afternoon snack to help keep our brains alert and ready to learn. I have a fridge for those snacks that need to stay cold (fruit, cheese sticks, yogurt, etc.) Please remember that we have around 5-7 minutes to eat snack; they should not be huge. There have been a lot of snacks that have been quite large. Snacks should be only one item (please only send one item per day). We don't always have a lot of time to eat snack. 

  

 

There are 2 birthdays this month; Beau and Myla! We will be combining the August birthdays with September. We will  be having these birthday celebrations on Friday the 27th of September from 2:00-2:30. If you would like to bring in a sweet treat; there can only be one :) Please e-mail me to let me know if you are interested. 

 

Box Tops

Please click the link for more information about the new way to collect Box Tops: Box Tops Website

 

Please see the Seesaw tab on the left hand side of this website. Seesaw is so much fun to use in the classroom! I sent home instructions in the Welcome to First Grade packet at Meet and Greet. I would love to have everyone (who would like to participate) have their accounts made by next week. If you are not wanting your child to participate - please let me know. I will send home instructions again in next week's blue Friday folder.

 

Please see the Class Dojo tab on the left hand sife of this website. I am excited to use it this year. You will have the opportunity to see live updates on how your child is behaving in class. I sent home instructions in the Welcome to First Grade packet at Meet and Greet. I would love to have everyone (who would like to participate) have their accounts made by next week. If you are not wanting your child to participate - please let me know. I will send home instructions again in next week's blue Friday folder.

 

             

I sent your child's blue Friday folder home for the first time today! Please make sure you are checking your child's backpack every Friday and taking out the weekly blue folder. It is filled with weekly work, important information about upcoming events, and their weekly reading log/spelling practice. It is to be returned every Friday. I also send home 4 page paper books along with the reading log. These books are for you to keep and have your child practice reading. They correlate to our weekly reading focus. They start off very easy and gradually become harder as the year progresses. Your child will also be bringing additional short stories home as we read one in class every Monday. Please e-mail me with any questions regarding blue Friday Folders.

 

Back To School Night Color Run!

Color Run Info

   

If you have any other questions, please e-mail me!

Let's have another great week of school!

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!