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Week of November 11, 2019

I enjoyed meeting with you for parent-teacher conferences! If you were unable to attend your conference, your child’s first marking period report card will be coming home on Monday. Please review it and sign the envelope. You may keep the report card and send only the envelope back to school. Please let me know if you have any comments or concerns . Thank you for a great start to the year!

Monday Day C- Phys. Ed We will celebrate veterans today! We also will be bringing home new spelling words. If your child is taking a modified list, please only practice the spelling words that are highlighted on the Words To Know list. Our spelling test will be Friday.

Spelling List – us bus must cut cub club with then don’t says

High Frequency Words now tree

Robust Vocabulary: claimed dine groaned classify function nutritious

Tuesday Day D – Music Today we will continue to work on tens and ones in math class, along with practicing the sound of short u in spelling. Books to read at home will come home today, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please be sure to read these with your child and return to school in your child’s Apple Folder. We are learning about community helpers in social studies.

Wednesday Day A- Applied Engineering We have an assembly today. We are also preparing for a quiz on tens and ones.

Thursday Day B- Art I will be at meetings today, but will have a substitute. Miss Riley will also be staying at Hambright to teach today! Mr. Schuck will teach a social skills lesson.

Friday Day C- Phys. Ed We will have a spelling test today on our short u word list. Have a great weekend!

Week of October 28, 2019

Monday 10-28 Day B ( ART) Today we will learn about bats and complete some fun reading, math and art activities! We will take our math benchmark test on adding and subtracting using pictures and manipulatives. Monday is also team shirt/ jersey day for our Red Ribbon Week. Be sure to wear your favorite team shirt!

Tuesday 10-29 Day C ( PHYS ED) We will read, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything and complete several fun scarecrow activities today! Mr. Schuck will also teach a social skills lesson and we will begin our short math unit on using and counting tens and ones. For Red Ribbon Week this week we will celebrate by wearing orange ( ” Orange you glad you don’t do drugs?”) .

Wednesday 10-30 Day D ( MUSIC) Today we will learn about spiders and write a non fiction piece of 3 spider facts. We also will have out spelling test on short e words ( sent home last week). We will continue to play games using tens and ones in math class. During science, Mrs. Adams will give our kiddos their unit assessment on seasons and weather. For Red Ribbon Week, we will wear red!

Thursday 10-31 Day A ( APPLIED ENGINEERING) We will celebrate fall by having pumpkin stations this afternoon! Students will travel to all 1st grade classrooms to complete a fun fall station. Be sure to check out the neat fall crafts and activities the kiddos bring home! Be sure to wear jeans for Red Ribbon Week. New spelling words will be send home:

Spelling Words: then them this that path with ten get said was

High Frequency Words: don’t her line Mr. says water

Vocabulary : applauded chatty gather duty envy resent

Our spelling test will be next Friday. As we look ahead to the following week, please remember we have parent-teacher conferences Wednesday and Thursday. The students will be having an early dismissal Wed. 11-6, Thurs 11-7, and Fri 11-8. Please notify the office with any transportation changes.

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY!! Be safe if you are trick-or-treating!

Week of October 21, 2019

Monday Day A – Today we will take our spelling test on Lesson 6 words, words that contain -all endings. We also have applied engineering. We will begin working on related facts in math.

Tuesday Day B – We have art today and will also begin Lesson 7 in language arts. We will be working on words with short e, comparing and contrasting, and sequencing events this week. In math, we will continue to work on related facts.

Spelling Words: set, sent, ten, tell, let, get, all, call, make, of

High Frequency Words: day, eat, first, said, time, was

Vocabulary Words: chorus, odor, shoved, assemble, consume, enthusiastic

Wednesday Day C: Wear your sneakers for gym class today!

Thursday Day D- In math today, we will review for our test on subtraction tomorrow. We also have music today. Mr. Schuck will teach a social skills lesson today also.

Friday Day A– Today is an early dismissal. Please let the office know of any transportation changes. today is our math test on subtraction using pictures. We have Applied Engineering today! Have a great weekend!

Week of October 7

Monday Day D- Music Today our class celebrates pj day bu wearing our pajamas to school. The class earned this by their good choices in the classroom and at recess. Today we will also take a short math quiz on subtracting using pictures.

Tuesday Day A Applied Engineering We will make a fun scarecrow craft today!

Wednesday Day B Art Today we will take our spelling test on short o words.

Thursday Day C- Phys. Ed We will get new spelling words today with the – all pattern. See below for new words of the Lesson.

Spelling- all call fall wall ball tall not top much thank

High Frequency Words- how make of some

Vocab: commotion overflowing muffle locate search symbol

Friday Day D – Music Happy Friday! Remember, no school on Monday 10/14 🙂

Week of September 30, 2019

Monday September 30 Day C- Phys Ed. Today we will start subtraction in math class! We will also start switching for content today. Our class will begin a science unit on weather with Mrs. Adams.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Day D- Music Today we will take our spelling test on words ending in -ck. We will have math homework tonight.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Day A Applied Engineering and Book Exchange New spelling words will be sent home today ( see below) . I will have a substitute today as I complete reading assessments with the first graders. We are completing these to help us find a perfect fit of books to read during reading group.

Spelling words: top, hop, hot, not, dot, lot, back, pick, oh, yes

High Frequency Words: find, much, thank

Vocabulary Words: horrible, invigorated, presented, sweltering, aid, persistent

Thursday, October 3, 2019 Day B Art Today we will have a social skills lesson from Mr. Schuck. We will also have math homework tonight on subtraction.

Friday, October 4, 2019 Day C – Phys. Ed Happy Friday!

Week of September 23, 2019

Monday 9/23: Day B – Art Today we will take our spelling test on Lesson 3, short i words.

Tuesday 9/24 : Day C: Phys Ed today we will be bringing home math homework on missing addends. This is a tricky subject. Try your best, but stop if you are frustrated. We will send home new spelling words. See below:

Spelling: pick pack tack back sack sick big in hold so

High Frequency Words: late, oh, yes

Vocabulary: ambled, politely, pouted, considerate, unexpected, routine

Wednesday 9/25 Day D- Music Today we will take our social studies test on citizenship. I am confident all of our class will do well on what it means to make good choices and be a good citizen! They have been doing a great job of it so far!

Thursday 9/26 Day A – Applied Engineering ( no library book exchange) Mr. Schuck will teach a social skills lesson today. We will also study for our math test tomorrow on adding using pictures. The students are allowed to use counting chips on their test.

Friday 9/27 Day B- Art – Our class will take our first math test today. We have an early dismissal today! Please let the office know of any transportation changes due to the early dismissal.



Tomorrow is also book exchange.

Tomorrow is Apple Day! Be on the lookout for lots of fun apple projects coming home tomorrow evening.

Our spelling test on lesson 3, short i words, will be on Monday, September 23.

Tomorrow is Game Day!

The class has earned ten behavior points! To celebrate we will have a game day tomorrow where students are invited to bring a board game to school to play between 2-2:30. Please don’t worry about not being able to send in a game, I will bring plenty, but just wanted to make it available. If you do bring in a game for 2-6 players, please make sure your child’s name is on the game box. Congratulations first grade on making your mark!