Week of May 14th

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Reminders:

  • Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you enjoy all of your children’s writing, pictures, and flower.They were precious!!
  • Please send in requested donations this week unless otherwise stated.
  • Kid’s Choice Awards Tuesday 9am.
  • This is our last full week of school. Not that you need a reminder!

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week we will be be solving word problems which require students to add 3 addends. There will be an assessment toward the end of the week. Also, we will be taking the end of quarter Math Touchstone.

Reading-This week we will be using all the skills and strategies we have learned this year for our end of year reading assessments. We will also take our end of quarter Reading Touchstones.

Phonics- We will keep practicing long u sound spelled ue, ew as well as all vowel teams.

Writing-We will be writing about our end of year reflections, as well as organizing our writing portfolios with our writing pieces from the year.

Science-We will wrap up our unit on animals!

Have a great week!

Week of May 7th

Field Day fun!

  • Save the Date: Kids Choice Awards: May 15th from 9 a.m! Make sure your child is practicing their script.
  • Thank you to Amir’s mom for our water and popsicles on field day!
  • We will go to the Book Fair this Thursday. If you would like your child to buy something, please send money in a baggie.
  • Last week I sent home letters requesting items for our end-of-the-year fun days and also a $5 donation for pizza for our class picnic. Non-refrigerated/frozen items can be sent in at any time. Thank you in advance for helping!

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math- We will wrap up our unit on fractions. For the rest of the week we will be reviewing all that we have learned in 1st grade: addition, subtraction, multiples of 10, missing addends, greater than less than, time, fractions, as well as integrating all of these skills into word problems. Students will also take the end of the year MI(Math Inventory).

Reading-This week we will continue comparing and contrasting the information that we can learn from the text we are reading vs. the information we can learn from the illustrations. We will also take the end of the year RI (Reading Inventory).

Phonics- This week we will be working on the long u sound spelled ew, ue.

Writing-Believe it or not, Mother’s Day is this weekend! We will be singing and writing about your praises! Your ears will be ringing!

Science-We will continue our unit on Animals. This week we will be focusing on basic animal needs.

Have a great week!

Week of April 30th

Reminders:

  • Our Garden is planted! We had a ton of fun on Friday planting cucumbers, peppers, cabbage, and tomatoes. Now to watch them grow.
  • Save the DateField Day: Thursday, May 3rd! If you did not get a field day shirt they can wear a NES shirt or a navy shirt. Please make sure they wear tennis shoes, shorts and a short sleeve shirt (forecast looks hot). They can also bring a change of clothes, water bottle, towel, and sunglasses IF you wish. Ms. Hunt will NOT be responsible for these things though. If you would like to come and see the fun, please sign up using the link below.

K-2 Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0848aaac2aa5fe3-mayfield1

  • Save the date: Kid’s Choice Awards May 15th 9am! This special event is held in the classroom and totally run by the students. Scripts for memorizing go home Monday. 
  • Please send in all library books this Friday! We are going to the library. We have quite a few overdue books, so please send them back this week. The library will be starting their final inventories.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week we will learn how to partition shapes into equal parts. Students will work on identifying and creating the fractions, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4

Reading-This week we will compare and contrast the information that we can learn from the text we are reading vs. the information we can learn from the illustrations.

Phonics- This week we will keep working on 0e, ow words with the long o sound. We will also start working on the “ew” sound which is spelled “ew” as in blew and “ue” as in glue.

Writing-Our class will continue writing their animal research papers.

Science-We will continue our plant unit.

Have a great week!

 

Week of April 23rd

Reminders:

  • B3 Celebration this Wednesday, April 25th! 
  • Save the Date: Kids Choice Awards May 15 at 9am. Scripts will go home this week. Please help your child memorize their lines. Students should work on reading fluently, loudly, and with expression. Hope to see you there!
  • All parents will be asked to donate 1 or 2 items to help us celebrate the end of a great year. We have many fun days in May and I will need your help. Thank you in advance. I will put requests in folders soon, if unable please let me know asap.
  • Sight Words – all 200 this quarter!

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-We are practicing story problems and adding and subtracting large numbers. Our next unit will be on fractions/partitioning shapes equally.

Reading-We will continue learning new vocabulary words by using the context clues around these words to predict their meaning. We will also review our higher level comprehension skills, explaining the hows and whys of our reading.

Phonics- This week we will be working on the “long o” sound spelled “oa, ow” as in boat and mow.

Writing-This week we will be researching an animal of their choice. Students will take notes on all of their findings. We will then convert these notes into a research paper, organized into different subheadings.

Science-We have started our animal unit and will begin to learn about the defining traits of the different animal classifications, i.e. mammals, birds, reptiles, etc. Students will be creating a book with this information.

Have a great week!

Week of April 16th

Image result for spring clipartReminders:

  • Movie and Food Truck night this Friday night!
  • If you would like to join us for Field Day, here is the link to sign upK-2: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0848aaac2aa5fe3-mayfield1
  • Expo markers and Clorox wipes are needed please.
  • Testing schedule until Tuesday.
  • Please remember a healthy snack for your child.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week we will continue working on math story problems. This tends to be tricky, you can help by trying a few at home, like “I went to the store today and bought 15 oranges. I gave some to you and your friends and now I only have 7 left. How many did you and your friends eat?

Reading-We will be strengthening our ability to use context clues to predict the meaning of new vocabulary words. This will help improve our reading comprehension.

Phonics- This week we will be working on the “long a” sound spelled “ai or ay” as in brain and play

Writing-This week we will be writing our own personal narrative stories. Being sure to include and opening, at least 3 sequenced events, and a closing.Our focus this month will be expanding our sentences with details using conjunctions, i.e. because, and, but, or, etc..

Social Studies/Science-We will continue our study of George Washington Carver and then we will begin our plant unit. We will be planting our class garden Friday, if the weather is nice. Students will learn the parts of plants and what plants needs.

Have a great week!

Week of March 26th

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Reminders:

  1. Careers on Wheels Tuesday
  2. Field trip Wednesday – if you checked that your child will bring a lunch from home please put it in a disposable bag.
  3. Career Day – dress up as your career Friday
  4. Report Card Envelopes: Please sign and Return!

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week we will start learning about the defining attributes of 2-D and 3-D shapes (plane/solid figures). We will be creating designs with them as well as finding them in our environment.

Reading– This week we will continue making connections while we read as well as focusing on our comprehension skills and our ability to answer questions while reading.  We will also spend time using strategies to learn the meanings of new vocabulary words while we read by using context clues.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words that have the “ie,igh” spelling. Again, these patterns more be confusing because they all produce the same sound.

Writing-This week we will be working on using adjectives in our writing. Students will understand how using these “Sparkling Words” can add so much to our writing. We will also work on using conjunctions in our writing: because, so, and, or, etc.  Using these allows us to add so many interesting and important pieces of information to our writing. We will be learning about and using adjectives and conjunctions for the next couple weeks.

Social Studies – We will start learning about The “Plant Doctor” George Washington Carver.

 

 

Week of March 19th

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Reminders: 

1. Report Cards will go home this Thursday, March 22nd!

2. NES Dash is this Saturday!

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week we will start learning about the defining attributes of 2-D shapes. We will be creating designs with them as well as finding them in our environment.

Reading– This week we will be focusing upon making text to self, text to text and text to world connections while we read. Students will also get a chance to do this in their reading responses.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words that have the “igh, ie” spelling pattern. This may be confusing for the students because these patterns all make the same sound, so it may take them more practice to be able to differentiate the spelling pattern.

Writing-For the entire fourth quarter we will be reviewing our Narrative, Informational and Opinion Writing units. I also think it is important to foster our creative minds, so we will start writing more fictional stories, which they love to do. It is important at this time of year to hone in on students’ editing skills, so you will see these assessments coming home more frequently. Encourage your students to edit his/her work at home, as well.

Social Studies- We will begin learning about Ruby Bridges, her courage and bravery.

 

Week of March 12th

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Reminders:

  1. This Wednesday is Early Release, March 14th!
  2. Quarter 3 officially ends this week. Report Cards will be sent home next Wednesday, March 21st!

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week we will be spiraling back to review all the concepts we have learned so far this year, i.e. True/False Statements, Comparing Numbers, Adding by Tens, as well as Word Problems.

Reading– Quarter 3 ends this week, so I will concluding my assessments of students’ reading levels, as well as sight word acquisition. I will also be assessing using our Touchstone remotes

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words that have the “ee,ea” pattern such as tree and meat.

Writing-I will be assessing Opinion Writing this week; we have concluded our unit. I will also be assessing editing skills. We will also be kicking off our new unit, Fiction Writing! This is always a fun unit that allows everyone’s imaginations to come to life on paper.

Social Studies- We start learning about George Washington Carver and all of his contributions to the world of farming. This will transition nicely into our next science unit on plants.

Have a wonderful week!

Week of February 12th

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Reminders:

1) Please send in all Valentine’s boxes and cards on Wednesday, Valentine’s Day!

2) Please send an email to me if you would like to donate a special treat for the class for Valentine’s Day.

3) Please return progress reports and field trip permission forms.

4) Teddy bear day is Friday, the 16th. A letter went home on Friday about this annual event.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week will practice answering addition problems with missing addends, i.e. 8+?=15. Please make sure you are working with you children at home on their math flashcards every day!

Reading– This week we will continue comparing and contrasting the experiences and adventures of characters in the different stories that they read. While your child reads this week, ask him or her about how the character’s experiences and adventures compare/contrast with those of other characters.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words with the long o sound spelled with a silent e, as in pole and drove. We will discuss the phonics rule, “Silent e make the vowel long”

Writing-We will continue our Opinion Writing unit until the beginning of the 4th quarter. This week we will work more on the revision process by adding revision strips to their writing. They will be adding “Wow!” sentences including more interesting details and more vivid vocabulary. They are ready!

Social Studies– This week we will wrap up our unit on Teddy Roosevelt.

Have a wonderful week!

Week of February 5th

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1) Directions for Valentine’s Day boxes and class names were sent out last week. Have fun creating!

2) February Homework Calendars went home last week. Keep working on sight words. Students need to know 150 of the Cobb Co sight words for a 3 on their report card.

3) Progress Reports go home Thursday.

4) Field Trip permission forms went home last week. Please fill out and return asap. If you are interested in chaperoning please email me.

5) Please remember to send in a healthy snack for your child. There are NO extra snacks.

What We’re Learning This Week:

Math-This week will review and assess adding with multiples of 10, as well as comparing numbers using place value. After that, we will spiral back to adding and subtracting to 20, using missing/unknown numbers.

Reading– This week we will continue comparing and contrasting the experiences and adventures of characters in the different stories that they read. While your child reads this week, ask him or her about how the character’s experiences and adventures compare/contrast with those of other characters.

Phonics- This week we will be learning about words with the long o sound spelled with a silent e.

Writing-I know you will not be surprised, but your children have become excellent opinion writers. They have mastered their topic sentences, supporting reasons, as well as their closing sentence for just about every topic I throw at them. This week we will write about our opinions in a creative way.

Social Studies– We will begin learning about accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Science – We will continue to learn about light and shadow.

Have a wonderful week!