Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Reminder!

 Tomorrow, we are going on our first field trip to Parlee Farm for Apple Picking! Please make sure your child is wearing sneakers and bringing their backpack.  We will be handing out your child's blue Fox Hill T-Shirt that the PTO has provided. In addition, please pack a brown bag lunch (sandwich, fruit and drink). Important:  If your child has a bee allergy, please inform us prior to the trip. * Keep a lookout for our class book "Our Trip to Parlee Farm"
                                                Thank you for all your support.

It's Fall in Room 1

   Room 1 students have been going outdoors for nature walks looking for signs of fall! They have been  busy collecting many kinds of leaves. They are so excited to compare the variety of leaves that there classmates find. We discuss why leaves change color and why the weather is starting to get colder.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Back to School Night!

Welcome to Back to School Night!

We are looking forward to see many families on Wednesday, September 13th! The night will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Mrs. Johnson, the principal, in the cafeteria with a general overview of our school. Then, Mrs. Johnson will send you to your child's classroom, however, we ask that you go to Kindergarten Rooms 4 & 5, where the Kindergarten Teachers will do a presentation of the Kindergarten curriculum. 
Important change in date:   Our first field trip is to Parlee Farm on October 12th. 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017: Welcome to Room 7


                            Room 1


I am so excited for you to join my classroom for the 2017-2018 school year. I enjoyed meeting you all at orientation today. Thank you for coming!

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Here, you will find important information about daily classroom updates, take home folders, class schedules, scholastic and newsletters. 

The pages on the left side of the blog is a link to access important newsletters or are used as reminders of things to take home and bring back to school. 

I am so excited to start the school year!


Some important dates:

September 11th ~ First Day of School
September 13th-Back to School Night
October 4th ~ School Pictures
October 12th ~ Parlee Farms Apple Picking Field Trip



Monday, May 15, 2017

5/8 - 5/12:Research:Butterflies

Morning Meeting & Phonemic Awareness Activity
* Question of the week: Would you hold a butterfly?

Whole Group:

We continued our unit on Insects. We read nonfiction insect books and we observe our class butterflies (chrysalis). We also also gathering information to prepare for our research project. During our research we will learn:
What it looks like
What it eats
Life cycle
Cool Facts

We will research Ladybugs and butterflies.

Last week we did our unit on Ladybugs. This week the students will research butterflies in nonfiction stories.

Read Aloud Books


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Centers

Whole Group Reading Response:
Nonfiction butterfly book

life cycle map

Guided Writing:
Facts about Butterfly

Art: Butterflies Symmetry

Poetry: First comes a butterfly

Math: Subtraction rain drops from 5

Comprehension:
Identifying story elements, retelling familiar stories, main idea

Writing:

We continue with our Monday morning journals to increase our journal writing skills.

We began working on information writing. Information writing "informs" the reader. We will be using informational writing in our research unit.


Listening Center:


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Science :


Living vs. Nonliving

Animals in their habitats

Social Studies:


Memorial Day

5/1-5/5:Insects,Ladybugs

Morning Meeting & Phonemic Awareness Activity
* Question of the week: Would you hold a ladybug?

Whole Group:
We continued our unit on Insects. We read nonfiction insect books and we observe our class ladybugs. We also also gathering information to prepare for our research project. During our research we will learn:
What it looks like
What it eats
Life cycle
Cool Facts

We will research Ladybugs and butterflies.

This week we did our unit on Ladybugs. The students enjoyed researching facts about ladybugs in nonfiction stories and learning about ladybugs.

Read Aloud Books


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Centers

Whole Group Reading Response:
Nonfiction lady bug book
life cycle map

Guided Writing:
Facts about Ladybugs

Art: Paint Ladybug

Poetry: Ladybugs

Math: Ladybug Math

Comprehension:
Identifying story elements, retelling familiar stories, main idea

Writing:

We continue with our Monday morning journals to increase our journal writing skills.

We began working on information writing. Information writing "informs" the reader. We will be using informational writing in our research unit.

Listening Center:

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Science :


Living vs. Nonliving

Animals in their habitats

Social Studies:


Memorial Day

4/24-4/28: Recycle, Bug Unit

Morning Meeting & Phonemic Awareness Activity
* Question of the week: Do you like bugs?

Whole Group:
This week, we discussed what is means to recycle. We talked about the different recycling signs that we see and we sorted pretend cans, papers and plastics.

We also begin our unit on Insects. We read nonfiction insect books, we observe our class ladybugs and have a ladybug research project.


Read Aloud Books


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Centers

Whole Group Reading Response:
Nonfiction lady bug book
life cycle map

Guided Writing:
My name is __ This is how I look in the spring

Art: “Friends Put Their Hands Together”

Poetry: Save the Earth

Math: Two  More Two fewer

Comprehension:
Identifying story elements, retelling familiar stories

Writing:

We continue with our Monday morning journals to increase our journal writing skills.

We continued with our Persuasive writing in our persuasive writing journal. Persuasive writing tries to convince or persuade someone why they should or should not agree with you.

The author's purpose is to:

Convince someone to do something
make someone believe in something
change someone's mind

Some of our persuasive writing entries are:

Will a tiger be a good pet?
Should children do chores?
They should serve _____ in the school cafeteria.

We also are finishing up our science observations in our plant journals.

Listening Center:

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Science :

We will continue with our plant observation reflections and we will continue with our plant measurements.

Recycling, Earth Day

Social Studies:

Continents and using correct words and phrases related to chronology and time