Week 19-20 Sight Words and Spelling Words: January 7-18, 2019

Spelling Words:
lake        cone        eve        lock        rule

spine      sung        spin       save       while

Sight Words:
would     wild     children      pull        friend

school    full        watch         child      could

Spelling & Sight Word Test:  Friday, January 18

January 11-21: Reminders

Homework: Due Friday, January 11

Spelling & Sight Word Test: Friday, January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 21 (No School)

General Reminders:
-Please make sure all jackets are labeled wit your child’s name.
– It is very helpful for students to bring a labeled bottle of water each day.
-Please remember that water bottles must be clear, and may only contain water.

Week 19: January 7-11, 2019

READING:  5-day Close Reading of Martin’s Big Words and Riding with Rosa Parks
Goals: Students will ask and answer questions about key details in a text, identify the main topic and retell key details in a text, ask and answer questions to help determine the meaning of words, identify similarities and differences between two texts, and describe text elements clearly.
Activities: Vocab 4-Square, bubble map, Venn diagram
Resources: Martin’s Big Words, Riding with Rosa Parks, graphic organizers

WRITING: Informative Writing
Goals: Students will write to inform the reader.
Activities: Brainstorm, Baseball Diamond, Rough Draft, Final Draft of Facts about MLK, Jr.
Assignments: Weekly Writing: Facts about MLK, Jr. Wednesday Writes:  Write information about penguins.

MATH: Strategies to Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems
Goals: Students will use strategies such as counting on, making ten, decomposing a number leading to ten, and will use relationships between addition and subtraction.
Activities:  Lesson, math centers, math games, math videos
Assignments: Math formatives, math centers
Resources: SplashMath, iStation Math

SCIENCE: Motion of Objects
Goals: Students will identify ways that objects can move.
Activities: sorting, drawing, observing
Assignments:  sorting, drawing observing
Resources: 
Science Videos, Journal Pages

SOCIAL STUDIES: Primary Sources
Goals: Students will identify and use primary sources.
Activities: Journal Pages, Videos
Assignments: sorting, identifying, videos, anchor charts

Week 18: December 17-19, 2018

Reading: We will read several holiday-themed texts, and will complete crafts and activities related to each text.
Texts: The Nutcracker, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Writing: We will plan and write about “If I was trapped in a snow globe….”
We will complete a craft to accompany the writing.

Math: We will review math topics learned this year, and will participate in holiday-themed math activities!

Science: We will participate in a candy-cane experiment by making predictions and recording results.

Social Studies: We will learn about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and will complete activities relating to each holiday.

 

Week 17: December 10-14, 2018

READING:  5-day Close Reading of Fables
Goals: Students will ask and answer questions about key details in a text read-aloud or information presented orally or through other media, compare and contrast the adventures of characters, describe story elements, central message, and identify the main topic and key details of stories.
Activities: Vocab 4-Square, flee maps, bubble map, reader’s response quiz
Resources: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, graphic organizers

WRITING: Opinion Writing
Goals: Students will write to persuade the reader, and tell one’s opinion
Activities: Brainstorm, Baseball Diamond, Rough Draft, Final Draft of Santa or Rudolph?
Assignments: Weekly Writing: Santa or Rudolph Wednesday Writes:  Write about what would be the best present to receive.

MATH: Strategies to Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems
Goals: Students will understand the meaning of the equal sign, and will find two addition or subtraction facts that are equal.
Activities:  Lesson, math centers, math games, math videos
Assignments: Math formatives, math centers
Resources: SplashMath, iStation Math

SCIENCE: Classifying Objects
Goals: Students will identify ways that objects can be classified.
Activities: sorting, drawing, observing
Assignments:  sorting, drawing observing
Resources: 
Science Videos, Journal Pages

SOCIAL STUDIES: Reading Maps
Goals: Students will label a globe and identify landforms.
Activities: Journal Pages, Videos
Assignments: sorting, identifying, videos, anchor charts

Week 17-18 Sight Words and Spelling Words: December 10-19, 2018

Spelling Words:
dress        smell        plug        flash        spill

class          stuck       desk        frog        slip

Sight Words:
again       been        live        after         look        carry

food         large         very      both         every      give

Spelling & Sight Word Test:  Wednesday, December 19

Week 17 Information: December 10-14, 2018

Homework:  All homework is due on Friday, December 14!

Spelling Test: Wednesday, December 19

Sight Word Test: Wednesday, December 19

First Grade Winter Showcase: Monday, December 10 @ 6 p.m. Students report to the Ms. Harrell’s classroom at 5:30 p.m.
Attire: School appropriate pajamas; dance shoes/ballet shoes if you already own them; otherwise, students will dance barefoot; hair needs to be pulled back off of faces (ponytail, half-up/half-down, pig tails, etc.)

First Grade Polar Express Day: On Friday, December 14, first grade students may wear their school-appropriate pajamas to school. We will be participating in Polar Express activities and will have the option to watch the movie for Fun Friday.

Thursday Volunteers: I will need a volunteer every Thursday to complete filing and project prep. Follow the link to sign up!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844afaa22a02-november2

Week 16 Information: December 3-7, 2018

Homework:  All homework is due on Friday, December 7!

Spelling Test: Friday, December 7

Sight Word Test: Friday, December 7

Scholastic Book Club: The next Scholastic Book Order is due Friday, December 7. You can order online using the class code – NVWG7

First Grade Winter Showcase: Monday, December 10 @ 6 p.m. Students report to the Ms. Harrell’s classroom at 5:30 p.m.
Attire: School appropriate pajamas; dance shoes/ballet shoes if you already own them; otherwise, students will dance barefoot; hair needs to be pulled back off of faces (ponytail, half-up/half-down, pig tails, etc.)

First Grade Polar Express Day: On Friday, December 14, first grade students may wear their school-appropriate pajamas to school. We will be participating in Polar Express activities and will have the option to watch the movie for Fun Friday.

Thursday Volunteers: I will need a volunteer every Thursday to complete filing and project prep. Follow the link to sign up!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844afaa22a02-november2

Week 16: December 3-7, 2019

READING:  5-day Close Reading of Susan B. Anthony
Goals: Students will ask and answer questions about key details, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas or pieces of information, distinguish between information from pictures vs. text, use illustrations to describe details, identify the main topic and key details, identify author’s purpose, and learn the meaning of new words.
Activities: Vocab 4-Square, flow map, answering the focus question
Resources: Susan B. Anthony internet articlegraphic organizers

WRITING: Opinion Writing
Goals: Students will write to persuade the reader, and tell one’s opinion
Activities: Brainstorm, Baseball Diamond, Rough Draft, Final Draft of The Best Holiday
Assignments: Weekly Writing: The Best Holiday Wednesday Writes: Do you like rain or snow better?

MATH: Word Problems
Goals: Students will use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving adding to, putting together, taking apart, with unknown addends.
Activities:  Lesson, math centers, math games, math videos
Assignments: Math formatives, math centers
Resources: SplashMath, iStation Math

SCIENCE: Solids, Liquids, Gas, Sink/Float, Classifying
Goals: Students will recognize how you can classify objects (solid, liquid, gas, sink, float)
Activities: sorting, drawing, observing
Assignments:  sorting, drawing observing
Resources: 
Science Videos, Journal Pages

SOCIAL STUDIES: Reading Maps
Goals: Students will use a compass rose to locate directions on a map.
Activities: Journal Pages, Videos
Assignments: sorting, identifying, videos, anchor charts