Homework Calendar

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Class News #2

Hello Everyone! Over the last 2 weeks we've been incredibly busy!
In Social Studies, we have been learning about Texas land-forms and waterways and our ever-changing Texas weather! We celebrated Constitution Day on Friday, September 17th with a read aloud of We The Kids an adaptation of the US Constitution.
In Math, we rounded and estimated to 100 and 1000 and learned about multiplication using arrays and factors of 10 and 100.
In Language Arts, we've been reading and writing in Reading & Writing Workshop, completing a personal narrative and finishing up our beginning of the year DRAs. The kids took their 1st vocabulary quiz and did really well!
In Science, the kids have been so excited to learn about the Sun, Earth and Moon. This week we'll take look at the phases of the Moon.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday night at Back To School Night!

Monday, September 5, 2011

First Two Weeks of School

Happy Labor Day to all! We have had a terrific two weeks of school! I cannot believe we’ve already been together 10 days-time flies! We have been busy working on:

  • · map skills including directions, latitude and longitude, oceans and continents in Social Studies
  • · place value up to 1,000,000, adding and subtracting with re-grouping up to 1,000,000 using modeled drawing in Math
  • · pre-writing with trigger words and wet ink, capital letters and commas in writing
  • · personal narratives, things good readers do, how to form a reader’s response, how to talk about books we’ve read in reading
  • · our first word sort in word study

We have checked out library books from Mrs. Gabriel and heard about the 2011-12 Bluebonnet books-can’t wait to get our hands on those!

We had an introduction to EasyTech from Mrs. Stutts and we are looking forward to getting started with some of its technology features.

We meet our Kindergarten books buddies on Friday and had a terrific time sharing books and we even squeezed in time for Julia’s birthday celebration and a successful fire drill!

I will try very hard to up-date the blog every two weeks so you all know what we’re doing in school-and I will post opportunities for you to volunteer! We’d love you help!

As always, thank you for letting me spend time with your children-they are our most precious commodity and I am honored to be their teacher!

See you all soon!