Friday, January 12, 2018

Week 20

Here’s what our CA first graders are learning in our 20th week:

IRA: This month we start by taking a look at the author, Jan Brett.  We will read The Mitten, The Three Snow Bears, Hedgies Surprise, and The Three Dassies"   Each story sowcases Jan Brett's creative style of story telling mixed with rich illustrations that make the story come to life.

Phonics:  We are focusing on reading and spelling the  r control sound of er.  We will use the patterns of -er, -ir, and -ur.  (skirt, purse, and hammer)

Writing: We have begun our informational writing piece of non-fiction. Your child will be reading non-fiction books and writing a report style writing piece. They begin by writing one, with support, but later will write one on their own.  They are amazing!

Math: We will finish taking interim 1.2 this week. This is your child's chance to show us what they can do. Yeah!  We will also begin graphing data using bar graphs, picture graphs, and tally graphs.

IXL: If you would like to use IXL at home, we recommend these sections for practice this week:
  • Counting and Number Patterns (Section A)
  • Addition (Section B, C & D)
  • Subtraction (Section E, F, G & H)
  • Mixed Operations (Section J) 
  • Comparing (Section K)
  • Place Value (Section M)
  • Spacial Sense (Section N)
  • Graphing  (Section O)

Core Knowledge: Our new unit is called Different Lands Different Stories. We are reading stories from different lands that have similar stories to those our children have heard like Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.  Our students will be learning about settings, characters, plots, and identify the characteristics of a sub genre of fiction; folktales.

Core Virtue: January is Courage


Early Release Dates:

Friday, January 19th
Friday, March, 23rd
Friday, May 25th

MLK Service Project

January 15th

National Choice Week
January 22-26th

January 25th

OSA/ College t's
January 26th

Dudes and Donuts
February 2nd

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Spanish Expo Performance Schedule - January 25th
Kindergarten will perform 5 short songs on the stage from 5:00pm-5:20pm
1st grade will perform 3 short songs on the stage from 5:30pm-5:50pm
2nd grade will perform 2 longer songs on the stage from 6:00pm-6:20pm
3rd grade will perform 2 longer songs on the stage from 6:30pm-6:50pm