Feb 12-16, 2018

This Week’s Work:
Social Studies: We will continue working on understanding where we live in America and in Georgia. We will also be discussing president’s day.
Math: This week we will continue to work on addition word problems as well as begin discussing subtraction word problems. Students will continue with their personal math facts goals and completing as many of the addition math facts as they can this week.
Reading: This week we will focus mainly on reading and writing words with double letter endings ( -ff, -ll, -ss, -zz). We will continue reviewing words ending with –s, digraphs and glued sounds. In addition to this program students will be working on their individual reading goals: reading books on their independent level and mastering sightwords at their own pace.
Writing: This week students will work on writing Valentines! This will expand on their letter writing skills.
Social Emotional Education: This week students will continue to work on positive interactions with peers and adults. Specific attention will be paid to making an appropriate apology.

Important Dates to Remember:
Feb. 14 – Candy Grams Delivered
Feb. 19-23 – Winter Break

Feb 5-9, 2018

This Week’s Work
Social Studies: This week we will be revisiting where we live and working on understanding what Country and State we live in. We will also be revisiting some symbols that represent where we live.
Math: We are continuing working on addition in problems to 20, addition math facts and word problems involving addition. Students will also be working on making sets, counting and identifying numbers. As students master addition facts subtraction will be introduced.
Reading: In addition to reading books on their level working on sightwords students will continue working on mastering previously taught skills within their reading program. These skills include: glued sounds, digraphs, -s ending and words ending with double –ff, -ll or –ss. The phonics program will monitor student progress with these skills and, once mastered, more glued sounds will be added for the students to read and write with.
Writing: Students are working on written responses to books that they are reading as well as writing simple sentences including the skills that have been introduced in the phonics/reading program.
Social Emotional Education: Students are working on good sportsmanship and positive interactions with others.

Important Dates to Remember: 
Feb. 5-9 – Candy Grams for Sale
Feb. 7 – Super Specials for grades 1, 2, 4
Feb. 8 – Super Specials for grades K, 3, 5
Feb. 14 – Candy Grams Delivered
Feb. 19-23 – Winter Break

Jan 29- Feb 2, 2018

This Week’s Work
Science: This week we will be discussing how germs spread and how to stay healthy! We will also be discussing dental health!
Math: We will continue working on solving math word problems. We are also currently working on addition within 20 and memorizing addition facts within 10.
Reading: In addition to reading books on their level working on sightwords students will continue working on mastering previously taught skills within their reading program. These skills include: glued sounds, digraphs, -s ending and words ending with double –ff, -ll or –ss.
Writing: The class is currently working on written responses to books that are read. Students will also be writing about how to prevent germs from spreading.
Social Emotional Education: Students will continue to work on identifying and dealing with strong emotions appropriately.

Important Dates to Remember: 
Feb. 1 – STEM Night
Feb. 5-9 – Candy Grams for Sale
Feb. 7 – Super Specials for grades 1, 2, 4
Feb. 8 – Super Specials for grades K, 3, 5
Feb. 14 – Candy Grams Delivered
Feb. 19-23 – Winter Break

January 4-5, 2018

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a restful and happy holiday break! This week we will be getting back into the swing of things and reviewing where we were with academics when we left for the break.

This Week’s Work
Reading: Review words ending in S and words ending in the double letter -ff, -ll, -ss. Review sight words, complete sight word activities.
Math: Review counting by tens and counting to 100. Review comparing numbers to 10 and 100.
Writing: Students will write about what they did over the break.
Social/Emotional: Students will work on reviewing classroom rules and routine. Students will work on appropriate listening skills and work on treating friends with respect.

Important Dates to Remember: 
January 15th – No School MLKJr. Day
January 26th – Spirit Day Hat Day
February 5-9 – Selling Candy Grams
February 14th – Valentines Day, Candy Gram Delivery
February 19-23 – Winter Break No School

Dec 18-20, 2017

This Week’s Work
Social Studies: We will be discussing different holidays and completing fun holiday activities.
Math: We will be reviewing measuring and analyzing data. We will be doing a couple of holiday related data collection activities.
Reading: In addition to reading books on their level working on sightwords students will continue working on reading words ending in –S.
Writing: The class will be completing holiday writing craftivities.
Social Emotional Education: Students will review accepting NO for an answer.

Important Dates to Remember:
December 18th – Class Holiday Party
December 19th and 20th – Early Release

Enjoy your break!

Dec 11-15, 2017

This Week’s Work
Social Studies: This week we will be discussing the various winter holidays and different cultures that celebrate these holidays.
Math: We will continue working on Measuring and analyzing data. In addition to this the first graders will be working on their addition and subtraction skills as well as working with word problems within 10.
Reading: In addition to reading books on their level working on sightwords students will continue working on reading words ending in –S.
Writing: The class will be writing letters to Santa or letters asking their parents for a new toy.
Social Emotional Education: Students will work on identifying and dealing with strong emotions appropriately.

Important Dates to Remember:
December 18th – Class Holiday Party
December 19th and 20th – Early Release

Dec 4-8, 2017

This Week’s Work
Science: We will be introducing and working with Magnets this week!
Math: We will continue working on Measuring and analyzing data. In addition to this the first graders will be working on their addition and subtraction skills as well as working with word problems within 10.
Reading: In addition to reading books on their level working on sightwords students will be introduced to what it means to add –S to the end of a word. They will learn the different sounds of S, how to identify when it makes each sound and also using –s at the end of all words learned up to this point. This is the first week of a three week long unit.
Writing: The class will be working on informational writing as well as working on writing complete sentences and writing sight words independently.
Social Emotional Education: Students will work on implementing the skills taught last week when they were identifying feelings and begin to work on express their feelings.

Important Dates to Remember:
December 18th – Class Holiday Party
December 19th and 20th – Early Release

Nov 27th – December 1st, 2017

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break. I hope your break was restful and you got to eat a lot of delicious food!

This Week’s Work
Social Studies: This week we will be discussing famous American figures: Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea.
Math: For the next three weeks we will be working on Measuring and analyzing data. In addition to this the first graders will be working on their addition and subtraction skills as well as working with word problems within 10.
Reading: In addition to reading books on their level working on sightwords we will be introduced to two new glued sounds to incorporate into our reading: -am and –an.
Writing: The class will be working on informational writing as well as working on writing complete sentences and writing sight words independently.
Social Emotional Education: This week students will work on identifying their feelings.

Important Dates: 
December 18th – Class Holiday Party
December 19th and 20th – Early Release