Week of January 22nd

Spelling words: We will have no new spelling word this week… Please practice the past two weeks words to make sure they know theses words.  They are doing amazing at applying these words to their writing.

Writing: We have been busy learning how to edit our stories.  A big thanks to everyone that sent in highlighters, red and yellow pens, and lamps.  We are loving our writing time.

Math: We are starting to focus on clocks and fractions.  (we will be moving to money shortly… money- counting coins is always a hard concept for kids… So if you want to start at home looking at coins to get a head start that would be great!) Please continue to practice addition, subtraction and story problem.  We do a story problem and addition and subtraction everyday during our morning work and the kids are getting amazing… we are still working on making sure we don’t miscount and to check our answers.

Tomorrow is early release at 11:30! If your kiddos go to boys and girls club please text me to let me know how they are going home since boys and girls club will not meet tomorrow.

We have started having Friday CHAMPS assemblies! We have been working on how CHAMPS behave.  I have a class FULL of CHAMPS! The only goal that we are working on right now is what a 1 voice sounds like compared to a 4 voice. (It only happens because they are getting so excited about learning!! At home, if you want to practice the difference this will help when they get so excited! -Though I love their excitement about learning!

 

I would love to set up conferences with you all if you would like to have a mid year meeting to see where they are and what our new goals are.  If you would like to meet please email me and let me know!  I can meet during my conference time at 1:15-2 everyday except Wednesdays. I can can also do phone conferences if you prefer!  I am so very proud of each of them!!!

 

Week of January 14th

Spelling words: then, many, she, out, them

Reading: please make sure that the red folders are coming back each day! That is how I give them a new book each night!

 

A few things we need (If you have them laying around the house and wanted to get rid of it…)

-Lamps (the kids are really wanting lamps to utilize during our writing time)

-red pens

-green pens

-small flash lights (we are going to start doing flashlight reading one day a week to help motivate our reading) (the small $1 flashlights from walmart: we need either 12 or a class set)

 

New Year!

Hi everyone!!!  Hope you all had a great two weeks of food, fun, family and friends!!!!  I can’t wait to get some hugs in the morning and hear all about the many adventures y’all had.  First of all, I want to thank everyone that had anything to do with our Christmas party, from sending goodies to just being there!  It was awesome and the kids had a blast.   It’s always nice to get to walk around and just enjoy these Firsties.  I would also like to personally thank everyone for spoiling me with such awesome gifts this year!  I feel very special.

Spelling:  The words for the next two weeks will be:  will, each, about, how, up, out, them, then, she, many, This week I will be focusing on the first 5… And on Friday we are going to try something new and take a spelling test on only those 5.  Then the next Friday take a test on the last 5.  Then we will take a week to review all 10 words.  (I am hoping this will help us really understand these words a little more since they are getting harder!)

Phonics:  We will continue working on vowel combinations and dipthongs.  The vowel combinations that follow the rule of 1 vowel does the walking and the other does the talking like; ee, ea, ie, ai.  Dipthongs are the combinations that do not follow that rule like; oi, oy, ow, oo.  We will spend two weeks just focusing on these before moving to nouns.

Math:  We will begin a unit on measurement.  I will introduce vocabulary words like length, bigger than, smaller than, etc…  We will learn how to measure with different tools like cubes, paper clips, measuring worms, etc…  We will learn how to tell how much longer an object is than another.  We will continue with addition and subtraction with modeling and making 10 as well.

Science/Social Studies:  We will learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and all about RESPECT for our CHAMPS Assembly.

As always, thank you so much for all you do for our kiddos and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at any time!!!! EEEEK I can’t believe it is already January!!!!!!!!