February 11-15

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Posted by paulagarner | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 10, 2019

Thursday is Valentines Day and we will exchange cards and have a special snack on Thursday. Thank you to all volunteers for the special snack.

The STEM Expo is Friday morning at 8:30 in our classroom. Come by and see the Hibernation Stations the students built on Friday. It was a good learning experience for them, they gave some great thought into designing and building the home to keep their animals warm and dry during hibernation. We  also have an opportunity to hear a demonstration with a Glass Harpist later in the day. We’ll have sack lunches on Friday and our lunch time is 11:30.

This week we are working on adding/subtracting multiples of ten to double digit numbers, adding/subtracting single digits to double digit numbers. In phonics we are working with the spelling /ur/. In writing we continue to work with opinion stories. In social studies we continue to learn about the continents and oceans, we need to identify the continents by shape and location on a world map. We will meet in guided reading groups during our reading instruction.

Have a great week.

 

February 4-8

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Posted by paulagarner | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 3, 2019

Friday February 15 is our STEM Expo, please visit our classroom from 8:30-9:15 to see our Animal Habitat/Hibernation Stations. Students have planned their winter home for their animals and this week we will construct the homes. If you have children in 3-5 grade their Expo will follow the k-2 at 9:30. We will also be on a different schedule that day as we have a STEM program to attend too. There is no enrichment on this day.

We are in need of (Kleenex) tissues and (Clorox) cleaning wipes. We have almost depleted our supply of both with a long way to go before the end of the school year. Thank you for any donations of these items to the classroom.

This week we continue to work with adding/subtracting multiples of 10 and will work with adding single digit numbers to double digit numbers. In phonics we are working with words with the /ar/ spelling that says “r”. In writing we continue to write opinion pieces. In social studies we are learning the names and locations of the continents and oceans. This can be challenging so if possible take few minutes to look at a world map with your child and talk with them about the names and locations of these areas of land and water. As always we will meet with guided reading groups.

Have a great week.

January 28-February 1

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Posted by paulagarner | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 27, 2019

Thank you so much for the birthday cards and gifts last week on my birthday. I was overwhelmed by your kindness.

This week we are learning about adding multiples of ten to double digit numbers in math. Working with y as a vowel in phonics. Meeting with guiding reading groups during reading. We continue to learn about Theodore Roosevelt in social studies. We continue the opinion genre in writing and will write our opinions this week about whether it is better to be a boy or a girl.

Remember it is kindness week and we have theme days for participating.

Have a great week.

Kindness Week

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Posted by paulagarner | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 27, 2019

As part of our “No Place for Hate” program, we are looking forward to participating in the Kindness Challenge from January 28th-February 1st.

The students will work together as a class to complete activities to show kindness such as, asking a new friend to play, helping someone, writing a thank you note, or performing a kind act of their own design. Teachers will have daily discussions, read stories, and watch short video clips about showing kindness, inclusion, and respect.

Additionally, we will show kindness in our community by hosting a toiletries drive to benefit The Center for Children and Young Adults AND SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center. With the help of our Student Council, we will be collecting items such as shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc. These items will go to children in our community.

We will also have some fun by dressing up to the following themes each day.

Monday (1/28)-Hats off to kindness (wear hats)

Tuesday (1/29)-Being kind is groovy (wear 70s clothes)

Wednesday (1/30)-Kindness Rocks (wear rock star clothes)

Thursday (1/31)-Cougars are Kind (wear Cougar Pride or school colors)

Friday (2/1)-Cheer for Kindness (wear sports clothes)

January 14-18

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Posted by paulagarner | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 13, 2019

We had a good week back last week. It was great seeing the children again after the break. Remember Monday January 21 is a school holiday.

This week we continue to work with story problems with missing numbers in all positions and working with adding 3 numbers. In phonics we are working with the long /i/ sound spelled ie, igh, i, and y. In writing we are writing our opinions, our first opinion piece was about getting a new pet. As first graders I am looking for students to state their opinion, give reasons, and provide a closing sentence. The students usually enjoy this writing genre. In social studies we are continuing our unit on the explorers Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea. We will meet in guided reading groups this week.

Have a wonderful week.

January 7-11

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Posted by paulagarner | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 6, 2019

Welcome back from the Holiday Break. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I am looking forward to seeing the kiddos Monday morning. A few reminders as we gear back up for the second half of our year. *All library books are due. Students need to return their books before they are able to check out anything new. We will visit the library together on Thursday. *Homework will start back this week, look for the homework sheet in student folders. *Report cards come home Friday, look for them in student folders, please sign and return the signature envelope, please do not seal it, you  keep the copy of the report card.

This week we will work with story problems with missing numbers in all positions in math. Meet with guided reading groups in reading. Our new writing genre is opinion, we will discuss what an opinion is and how we can support our opinions with reasons. In phonics we are working with the long /o/ digraph spelled ow and oa. In social studies we are beginning a unit on the explorers Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea.

Have a great week.

Mrs. G.

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