A few weeks ago our building flooded and some of the first grade classes were displaced. We had the opportunity to welcome some of the first graders in our class. Our class LOVED having the help of some of the first grade friends. This was an awesome time for peer tutoring. Our first grade friends helped us do our pumpkin project. Here are some pictures…
Don’t forget…there will be a student holiday on Friday, October 20th!
Be sure to vote for our class project!!! There are only a couple more weeks of voting! I would really love for our class project to be funded.
If our project is funded, our kiddos will love the flexible seating that we will receive in our classroom!
REMINDERS for ****THIS**** week:
- Parent Orientation is on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
- Picture Day is on Thursday, September 21. Pre-pay online at LifeTouch–click link below:
What’s going on this week?
- Sight Words: see, me (review I, can, like, am, on, the) Take time each night (less than 10 minutes) to review ALL of these words. Make sure your child can *READ* and *WRITE* this word.
- Reading: Sorting and recognizing letters, words, and sentences. Also, focusing on a *CAPITAL* letters and punctuation.
- Writing: Together (Interactive) and independently working on writing sentences about *FALL* and using our sight words.
- Math: 3D Shapes (comparing to 2D shapes), counting to 100, number talks with ten frames, and making groups up to 10 using math manipulatives.
- Penmanship: Numbers and letters–learning to write from TOP to BOTTOM!
- Science/Social Studies: Learning about Johnny Appleseed!
This is what we will be learning this week:
Sight Words: Review: am, like
Do you have an Aa in your name? Yes/No (kids will sign their name underneath) We will discuss observations
Did you eat cereal for breakfast? Yes/No (kids will sign their name underneath) We will discuss observations
Do you like the color blue? Yes/No (kids will sign their name underneath) We will discuss observations
Can you tie your shoes? Yes/No (kids will sign their name underneath) We will discuss observations
*Other morning activities: Name activities, Journal Writing, Play-Doh letter stamping, I am ________. with illustration to go with.
Number Corner: Counting 1-20 forward/backward, counting to 100, 1 more/1 less, Ten Frame Subitizing, Calendar (today, tomorrow, yesterday, date)
Interactive Writing: Continue Environmental Print writing to create our class book using I can, I like etc.., Create an Environmental Print Poster, Continuing I can writing from last week.
Reading Skills: Concepts of Print, Parts of a Book (spine, cover, title, back, etc..)
Big Books/Shared Reading: I Like Me/I Can Move
Reading Centers: *We will start practicing rotating using our center folders this week! That will help us when we start small group guided reading soon!
Listening: Listen to Ten Apples Up On Top and complete a response to the story
ABC Center/Word Work: Option 1: I See The Leaves Fall – book working with the word I.
Writing Center: Have to: I can ______. Write the sentence and draw a picture Extra: other options: tracing names, handwriting, drawing/labeling
Technology: Language Arts Games
Pocket Chart: Matching names with pictures of the friends in our class.
Poetry/Mimio: I Can poem: highlight words/capital letters Mimio: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom sorting capital and lowercase letters
Lightbulb: Phonics pages with the letter Aa and Bb, whiteboard writing, sight word journals: can, like, am
Art: create student’s name with chalk and allow the student to put bright colored paper to make their names.
*Writing Skills: Beginning sentences with a capital letter and using a punctuation mark at the end. We will also be working on our pencil grip. The kiddos will practice opening and closing a clothespin to build strength in their hands.
Writing Anchors: What Gets a Captial?
Independent Writing: Simple Sentences: I can ___. I am ____.
Poems: I Like School/I Am
Things we focus on with our weekly poems:
-Fluency (reading smoothly, not like a robot, and sounding like we talk)
-Word Chunks etc…
Penmanship: Numbers 3-4 and letters A-B
Math Focus: Number Sense/Composing and Decomposing #s/Shapes (comparing attributes)
-Subitizing Ten Frames (What do you see? How do you see it?)
-They will justify why they think it is a certain #. We will then discuss different ways to make that number (tally marks, objects, domino, dice, ten frame, number path, fingers, etc..)
-Subitizing Cards Game
Math Anchors: Ways to Make 5
-Ten Apples Up on Top
-Comparing 2D/3D shapes
-Make What You See using Ten Frames
-Apples Measuring How Tall You Are
-Numbers 1-10 Puzzles
-Roll and Record