We've had another fabulous week in Room 412! Here are some pictures of our kiddos hard at work and having fun. Continue to read nightly and practice sight words.
This week has been great. We have been working hard on establishing class routines and procedures. The students have been very excited about building their "stamina" during our Daily 5 center time. Our goal is to remain engaged and continue our stamina for 20 minutes - we're almost there! Check out these pictures of our wonderful students working on "Read to Self" and "Read to Someone."
We are looking forward to Open House on Thursday (August 11th) from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. We know that evenings can be hectic, so if you are not able to attend, please review our Open House presentation below. If you are having difficulty viewing the PowerPoint, please clink on the link. It is full of important information about our school and first grade! All handouts from the evening will be sent home on Friday with your child. Thank you so much for your continued support!
Crimm/Hyde Open House Presentation
We have had a great first week back to school. This week we have enjoyed reading stories about making friends, sharing with others and making good choices with our work and behavior.
Next week, we will continue to review our classroom rules and routines.This is what else we will be doing:
Phonics: Reviewing letter sounds and using those sounds to make words.
Math: Beginning addition
Reading/Language Arts: Making self to text and text to text connections with the stories that we read. Also, we are working on answering comprehension questions about the text.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Open House. Have a wonderful weekend with your family.
We hope that everyone's summer is off to a great start! As we look back, we definitely had a wonderful year with all of your kiddos. Please continue to have them read daily, practice math facts and, perhaps, even keep a journal of their summer adventures. We will miss our students and hope that they - and all of you - will come to visit us next year. Have a fabulous and safe summer. :)
We had a great week of learning!
Science: We are continuing to learn about animals. This week we learned about Sea Horses. We are continuing to record information in our STEM Animal Journals. We like to reflect back on all the animals we have learned about so far and make comparisons about their sizes and habitats.
Social Studies: We had a great time learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans. Please click on the link and watch the song that helped us learn where we live! The 7 Continents Song
The kids were so excited to come back to school today and share about their fun times in the snow. Their snow stories made for some great writing during Weekend News time. This week in . . .
Math - We are continuing to practice using Arrow Math to solve addition and subtraction sentences. The students are really starting to get the hang of using this strategy. Don't forget to keep logging in to First in Math to practice all those important math skills.
Social Studies - This week we will learn about Theodore Roosevelt and George Washington Carver. Be sure to ask your child some facts about these historical figures.
Science - We are learning about the Fossa this week. What a cool animal! We can't wait to see this creature when we visit Zoo Atlanta on March 16th. More information will be coming home soon about this exciting field trip.
Have a wonderful week!
We hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. Last week in . . .
Math: We continued comparing numbers and students are learning to correctly use and "read" the greater than, less than and equal to symbols. We are looking forward to celebrating the 100th day of school next week.
Social Studies: We discussed Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream of everyone being treated fairly. Ask your child about the M and M activity we did - we learned that we may all look different on the inside, but we are all the same on the inside. We will learn about Harriet Tubman next week.
Science: We began working on our STEM Animal Journals. Each week we will learn about the characteristics, classifications, habitats and food sources of a different animal. This past week we enjoyed learning about the Kookaburra. We can't wait to hear its laughing sound when we visit Zoo Atlanta in the Spring.
Happy 2016 and welcome back! We have had a fantastic week and have been busy learning a lot.
Math - We have worked on 10 More and 10 Less and 1 More and 1 Less. The students will need to learn to do this mentally; however, a good way to practice this skill is to print out a 100's board, call out a "target" number and have your child tell you numbers that are 10 more, 10 less, 1 less and 1 more. Next week, we will continue to practice this skill and begin using the symbols for greater than and less than.
Writing - We have worked on using transition words while we write (first, next, then and last. We enjoyed writing about how to build a snowman and how to make hot chocolate. Next week, we will continue to discuss our opinions and how to back those up - the students will have to state their opinion and then give 2-3 reasons why they feel a certain way about our topic.
Science/STEM - We have talked about winter and its characteristics. Next week, we will begin studying about various and rare animals that you would find at the Zoo! This will be a fun time, as we learn about the characteristics, habitats and other fun and interesting facts about each animal.
Have a wonderful weekend - stay warm and dry! Keep reading and working on those sight words! :)
We have had an amazing past few weeks of learning. Thank you so much to our Earth Moms, Mrs. Yeomans and Mrs. Gallegos, for coming and doing a fabulous lesson with us on using our 5 senses as we journeyed on our Ford Nature Trail.
Thank you for coming to our Thanksgiving Feast. The kids enjoyed sharing a delicious lunch with all of you. Mrs. Hyde and I are so thankful for all of you and your precious children. We have an amazing class.
We wrote letters to Santa today and the kids are so excited about the upcoming holiday season. We are hoping that the letters make it to the North Pole and that we get a letter back from Santa!
We hope that you and your families have a wonderful, fun and safe Thanksgiving! We will see you back on November 30th. Gobble Gobble!