Week of 9/9-9/13
Posted by Ariel West on 9/8/2019
Reading Focus: understanding characters
Words of the week: for, what, have, he, look, too
Weekly Story: The Storm (fiction)
Weekly phonics study: words with short i (and review consonants r, h, b, g, s-with the sound of /z/
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.
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.
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. I should be getting picture packets this week or next.)
Sept 26: Field Trip to the Ag Expo at Meridian High School from 9:30-11:30am (I will need 2-3 volunteers for this field trip. Please see the yellow permission slip in your child's blue folder. Please return them ASAP.)
Sept 26: Back to School Night - COLOR RUN! It starts at 5:30pm (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!!!!) MONEY FOR THIS RUN IS DUE ON MONDAY THE 9TH
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.
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.
Blue folders are in your child's backpack! 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. Please see the yellow papers in the folder and return them signed ASAP.
Back To School Night Color Run! **Money is due this Monday the 9th**
Apple Week is coming (Sept. 23-27)! Fall is upon us and so is Johnny Appleseed's birthday. We celebrate with apple activities throughout the week and then end the week with making apple sauce. I will be sending home more information about making applesauce (I will need help) in blue folders this Friday (the 13th).
This week I will start some more beginning of year assessing. We have already taken the beginning of year math assessment and initial reading asssessment. There are only two left: sight words and a one minute fluency timing. Please make sure your child is at school as much as possible. They miss a lot when they are absent. I use all of this data to form reading and math groups. If you child misses an assessment they could spend some recess time making it up.
If you have any other questions, please e-mail me!
Let's have another great week of school!
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!