Monday 5th February 2018

by hahall
  • Thanks to the families that attended Raise a Glass for Ray! I believe I saw 6 families from our class! WOW!
  • Students will be permitted to play outdoors on Mondays and Fridays until 8:55am. Students will be escorted in shortly before 9am.
  • Report cards and NWEA test results will go home this week. Please contact me if you have questions about either report. I am happy to meet on Mondays or Fridays at 8:45am.
  • We will exchange Valentine’s Day cards on February 14th at the end of the day. Please use card making as an opportunity to practice writing. We love homemade cards. It is not necessary for your child to bring cards, but if they do, please ensure that every classmate receives a card. Candy/treats are not permitted.
  • The 100th day of school is coming up on the 16th. Please begin to think about a collection of 100 small items. Students will complete a set of clues describing their object and will present to the class. More to come on this project in the coming days.


This week we will read Chik Chak Shabbat. This quarter first graders will hear many stories that feature diverse characters. We will identify story elements such as characters, setting, character development and author’s purpose. We will use the book to make predictions and inferences. Students will continue to identify character traits that support a growth mind set and perseverance. We will review words in the short u family, brainstorm words with s blends (sp, sm, sk) and learn about long I words with the silent e.

Sight Words: way, find, use, may, water

Vocabulary: Cholent, waff, hurl, tantalizing, shabbat


We are continuing on with our unit on All About Writing. Students have now began to write their facts in booklets and are adding details, as well as important vocabulary that pertain to their topic. Students will add diagrams, table of contents and other non-fiction text features this week. Students will work on organizing facts and writing strong introductions.


This week, we will continue with unit 5 in math. Students will practice creating comparison number stories. We will play the difference game. We will work more with the animal cards to compare weights and heights and add double digit numbers using the number grid and base 10 blocks. Students will also find the difference in animal weights. Students will take the unit 5 assessment at the end of the week.


In science we will use begin the second part of the science unit on sound and light. Students will use flashlights to make shadows and will explore what happens when we move the light source closer to the object. We will learn about Alice Walker this week.

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