November 14th

Hey all!!!! Hope everyone is doing great and gearing up for this Holiday season.  We are in here Firstie Land for sure.  This is such a busy time for everyone and there is so much to try to fit in.  I’m going to give you guys a few reminders of upcoming events and then I’ll break down what we are learning.  Fall picture retakes/makeup pictures are  the 15th.

Our Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater is  Friday at 12:00 in our room.  It is super cute and I will be recording it and posting on our blog for family members all over to see.  You are welcome to take your kiddo after the performance to start your family time.

Spelling: Here are the words for the next two weeks: but, what, all, were, when, we, there, can, an, your  Please remember to make this a fun time for your kiddos.

Phonics:  We are working on the 3 sounds of “ed”.  “T”  “D” and “ED”  Past tense forms of root words ex:  wantED, walkED, waterED

Math:  We are working on attributes of 2D shapes and word problems/ starting subtraction and multistep word problems.

Writing:  We are still focusing on elements of a good story and individual goals.

Science/Social Studies:  We are researching turkeys and what Thanksgiving is all about.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time!!!!

Week of November 3rd

I will be at a reading conference on Monday and Tuesday.  I will miss the kids very much!


Spelling words: but, what, all, were, when, we, there, can, an, your

Phonics: adding ed to words and the three sounds it makes.

Math: 2D shapes/ addition/ intro to Subtraction


This week be on the look out for a note coming home to explain our upcoming readers theater!! SO FUN! (I should be sending it Wednesday when I get back.

Last week: Wow! We had sooo much fun last week! We learned about vowel patterns by making a witch’s tr”EA”t, a ghost that says b”OO”, and the most fun of all…. fl”OA”ts!  We carved a pumpkin then made it “explode” .  Again, thank you for everyone who donated items to make last week so much fun! I love seeing the kiddos making memories!

Week of October 22nd

Spelling: Review all words

Phonics: th, ph, wh, sh, ch and we are working on ABC order.

Writing: We have now set our writing goals: ask your child what their writing goal is.

Math: Addition facts and 2D shapes.

Reading: Starting Tuesday in their red folder there will be a fluency page (a Repetitive story) I have timed them at school and recorded the time. Each night time them to see if they are getting faster and record the time… The kiddos are so excited about this! The WANT to get faster!

Science: Owls/Nocturnal animals

Social Studies: Red ribbon week

Halloween: Is a half day! Kiddos can dress up as story book character!


Week of October 15th

Reminder: No School on Friday, watchdog launch party tonight!! If you have not signed up for conference day please do so!

Spelling be, this, from, I, have, or, by, one, had, not

Math: Combinations of 10 and addition sentences.

Science: Nocturnal animals : Owls

Reading: ask your child why we read the back of books!

Writing: We are really trying to make sure our sentences starts with a capital and ends with a period!

Week of October 9th

Student led conferences will be October 30th.  Please use this link to sign up for a time… Sign up here  


Spelling words: be, this, from, I, have, or, by, one, had, not

Phonics: r blends   Try to practice words that have a r blends: brick, tree, creek, etc…

Science: We are having so much fun learning about spiders and bats! Ask your kiddo how we take “high School” notes! They LOVE it.

Math: we are really practicing our addition math facts! Try practicing at home! (5+1, 5+2, 5+3 etc… )

Week of Sept. 24th

Spelling words: We are continuing with the spelling words: at, they, as, his, with, are, on, was, for

Spelling test will be October 2nd for these words.  Once we have a test over spelling words students are expected to use and spell those words correctly in their writing… I take an authentic spelling grade from their writing (grading ONLY words we have had a spelling test over)

Science: We are continuing with 5 senses.

Writing: We are talking about adding a setting into our stories.

Reading: We are really focusing on making connections as we read.

Phonics: We are working on L blends.  (bl, fl, cl, sl…) Ask your kiddos about our restaurant! They are blend chefs this week!!

Week of Sept. 17th

WOW! I am now done with all reading and math testing and can start reading and math groups!!! This means that now the books that come home in their red folders will be their “working” level… They should not be easy and should not be hard.  They are at a level that requires guidance… This allows you and me to help teach them the skills to read that book! SO make sure that when they read at home each night you are there with them hearing them and helping them.


Spelling Words: We will have 10 new spelling words that we will work on for a full 2 weeks.  After the two weeks we have the spelling test on that following Tuesday.  (I am looking for mastery on these words that is why we do two weeks!)

This round of spelling words are: at, they, as, his, are, on, was, for, be TEST will be October 2nd.


Graded papers: Graded paper will go home on Thursdays ONLY.  Every other day they will still have papers sent home but these are our daily sheet/center work.  Remember that I try to check those but sometimes miss things so please check and go over with your child for understanding!


Math: We are learning how to compare and order numbers.  You can practice this at home by: giving them random cards from a deck of cards and having them put in order EX: 8, 5, 3 They would put in order: 3, 5, 8 .  We are also leaning how to use the symbols: <, >, =   Give them two numbers and ask” which does the alligator  want to eat?”

Week of Sept. 10th

Spelling: We will have our first spelling test tomorrow, Tuesday Sept. 11th.  We had a pretest today and I sent it home to show you which ones we still need practice.  After the test, this is considered a review week… So no new words… We will practice the ones they missed.

Graded papers:  We had our first graded paper last week and it will be going home today… We are now starting to grade.  Once a word is a spelling word that word is expected to be spelled correctly anytime they use that word and could cost points on other assignments. (SO make sure to still review past spelling words as the year moves on!)

Writing: We are really focusing on good penmanship, so please make sure to practice at home.

Math: WE are comparing set of numbers.  A good game to play at home is war with a deck of cards: they know how to play! (they might call it battle or war)

Homework: On Tuesdays, I will try to send home a math homework.

Please make sure to check folders every night!! Take papers out and look over them… I try to check them all but I miss some.. So if you see that something is not correct that is a good learning experience at home to go over it.

Also… We are playing the dot game to practice strategy and thinking skills… play at home help them get “tricks” for it.