Archive for January 2014

We have not yet received the report cards to hand them out (because of the days we have been out for the weather). Hopefully we will get them as soon as possible to hand out. Along with the report card will be the middle of the year parent dibels report. An explanation is going to be attached. Once again there is no parent report for math. If you would like to know how your child did on math, just send me an email and I will write it up for you.

Once you get the report card you may notice that I have requested a conference. If I have please contact me as soon as possible so we can set up a time. If I have not requested a conference and you would like one, contact me and we can set one up. Conferences cannot be scheduled until the report cards have been handed out.

Room 104 Families,

Sight Word: with, will, day

    Previous Sight Words: I, am, like, a, can, see, the, is, here, and, to, be, my, are, have, we, on, in, look, big, little, come, go, at, run, said, it, up, you, me, one, two, three, of, his, her, for

    We do numerous activities with these words throughout the week. We will also learn sight word songs.

Letter of the Week: Ww

    Previous Letters: Ll, Aa, Ff, Tt, Pp, Bb, Ss, Cc, Nn, Gg, Ee, Xx, Yy, Mm, Rr

    Remember to have your child cut out images from the newspaper or magazines that begin with our letter of the week so we can make our letter book.

   Morning Meeting:

  • This week students will do the Skip Dice Greeting, Guess the Mystery Voice Activity, and students will share their family snowman project on their sharing day, schedule linked above.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • What we will be doing at centers this week:

    • Teacher Time – I will be finishing dibels (so close to done!) – results will be sent home this week

    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, Read Around the Room, Rhyming House Word Families, Word Family Eggs

    • Listening – Listen to The Mitten then draw a picture of an animal from the book and write about it

    • Writing -Students will pick from the topic cards and use those to help them write

    • Computer – Starfall

    • Read to Self and Read to Someone – Find/identify sight words

  • Practice writing upper and lowercase Ww

  • List words that begin with /w/

  • Read Snowy Day then sequence the events

  • Read a book about Chinese New Year called Lion Dancer

  • Complete the predictable sentence: “I will wear my ___________ with my ___________.”

  • Practice our Who Let the Letters Out? song. It is linked on The Things to Work on at Home page above

Math:

  • Snowman Measuring

  • Mitten Measuring

  • Roll and Record

  • Mitten Patterning

  • Patterns with Craft Sticks

  • Read It’s Groundhog Day and graph our Groundhog Day predictions

  • ST Math

  • Math Journals

  • Math Survey

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Jan Brett and Winter

  • Read The Mitten and list the characters

  • Read The Hat and list the character

  • Complete a venn diagram comparing and contrasting the characters in The Mitten and The Hat

  • Read The Jacket I Wear In The Snow then cut out and glue on all the winter clothes in order on a paper person

  • Snowman Glyph

Writing:

  • Students will write the beginning, middle, and end of The Mitten

  • Students will write the beginning, middle, and end of The Hat

  • Write a first, then, next, last on the steps of sledding

  • Independent Journal

  • Respond to the book Froggy Gets Dressed

Things to Know:

  • Please check regularly and use the Things To Be Working On At Home link to above.

  • Scholastic Book Order are due January 31st

  • Snowman Family Project is due Monday, January 27th

  • Continue working with ST math/JiJi. The students are doing a great job. Email me with any questions.

  • Second quarter report cards are being sent home Thursday, January 30th. I will be requesting conferences for some of the students. If you would like to request a conference after seeing the report card send me an email.

  • The students will be attending a Chinese New Year assembly on Wednesday

  • Remember that it is very important that students can independently put their outside gear on. Please practice if they are unable to. Also, remember to label everything.

  • Library books are due every Tuesday.

  • If you would like to volunteer in the classroom just let me know. The most needed time is literacy centers, but volunteers are welcomed at all other times of the school day. If you would like to work something out regularly or just every once in a while, let me know. We would love to have you!

Ms. Maltz

Room 104 Families,

Sight Word: for

    Previous Sight Words: I, am, like, a, can, see, the, is, here, and, to, be, my, are, have, we, on, in, look, big, little, come, go, at, run, said, it, up, you, me, one, two, three, of, his, her

    We do numerous activities with these words throughout the week. We will also learn sight word songs.

Letter of the Week: Rr

    Previous Letters: Ll, Aa, Ff, Tt, Pp, Bb, Ss, Cc, Nn, Gg, Ee, Xx, Yy, Mm

    Remember to have your child cut out images from the newspaper or magazines that begin with our letter of the week so we can make our letter book.

   Morning Meeting:

  • This week students will do the Hit the Floor Greeting, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shared Reading Poem Activity, and turn and talk sharing.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • What we will be doing at centers this week:

    • Teacher Time – I will be administering the dibels assessment this week

    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, Read Around the Room, Rhyming House Word Families

    • Listening – Listen to Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes and draw a picture of a character

    • Writing -Students will pick from the topic cards and use those to help them write

    • Computer – Starfall

    • Read to Self and Read to Someone – Find/identify words that begin with /r/

  • Practice writing upper and lowercase Rr

  • List words that begin with /r/

  • Read Jump Into January and complete a beginning, middle, end on the story

  • Practice our Who Let the Letters Out? song. It is linked on The Things to Work on at Home page above

Math:

  • Dibels Assessment

  • Missing Number

  • Number Writing (20-30)

  • Snowman Sequencing

  • Math Journals

  • Math Survey

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Snow/Winter

  • Read Snowmen All Night then students will write about what their snowman would do at night, they will also be making a snowman from torn paper with a nighttime scene

  • Read Snowmen All Year then write and draw about what they would do with their snowmen all year

  • Read Snowmen at Work then write and draw about about what job their snowman would have

Writing:

  • Students will be working on the above writing activities during this time

  • Independent Journals

Things to Know:

  • Please check regularly and use the Things To Be Working On At Home link to above.

  • Scholastic Book Order have been placed and should be here soon. The next due date is January 31st

  • No School on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Day

  • No School for students on Friday, January 24th

  • Snowman Family Project is due Monday, January 27th

  • Continue working with ST math/JiJi. The students are doing a great job. Email me with any questions.

  • Second quarter ends on Thursday, January 23rd and report cards will be sent home on Thursday, January 30th. There are no conferences this time unless requested by myself or you

  • Remember that it is very important that students can independently put their outside gear on. Please practice if they are unable to. Also, remember to label everything.

  • Library books are due every Tuesday.

  • If you would like to volunteer in the classroom just let me know. The most needed time is literacy centers, but volunteers are welcomed at all other times of the school day. If you would like to work something out regularly or just every once in a while, let me know. We would love to have you!

Ms. Maltz

Room 104 Families,

Sight Words: of, his, her

    Previous Sight Words: I, am, like, a, can, see, the, is, here, and, to, be, my, are, have, we, on, in, look, big, little, come, go, at, run, said, it, up, you, me, one, two, three

We do numerous activities with these words throughout the week. We will also learn sight word songs.

Letter of the Week: Mm

    Previous Letters: Ll, Aa, Ff, Tt, Pp, Bb, Ss, Cc, Nn, Gg, Ee, Xx, Yy

    Remember to have your child cut out images from the newspaper or magazines that begin with our letter of the week so we can make our letter book.

   Morning Meeting:

  • This week students will do the Say Your Name Greeting, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shared Reading Poem Activity, and students will bring in their favorite stuffed animal to share.

    • Please refer to the sharing schedule above

    • Help your child to prepare for sharing, make sure they have a good reason for why that stuffed animal is their favorite

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • What we will be doing at centers this week:

    • Teacher Time – Guided Reading, long/short vowels

    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, Read Around the Room, Wikki Stix Sight Words, Rhyming House Word Families

    • Listening – Listen to Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes and draw a picture of something that happened at the beginning

    • Writing -Students will pick from the topic cards and use those to help them write

    • Computer – Starfall

    • Read to Self and Read to Someone – Find/identify sight words

  • A skill we will be working on this week is identifying what happened at the beginning and middle of the story and if the story is fiction or non-fiction

  • Practice writing upper and lowercase Mm

  • List words that begin with /m/

  • Complete the predictable sentence, “His/Her ___________ are made of __________.”  This will be made into another one of our wonderful class books

  • We will learn about how the /y/ at the end of words can act as either a long /e/ or long /i/. We will sort them where they go.

  • Practice our Who Let the Letters Out? song. It is linked on The Things to Work on at Home page above

Math:

  • Snowflake and Snowman Symmetry

  • Number Bonds 2 – 6

  • Tally Marks 1 – 10

  • Number Stories: Stage 2

  • ST Math

  • Math Journals

  • Math Survey

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Snow/Winter and Martin Luther King

  • Read All You Need for a Snowman and sequence how to make a snowman in four steps through drawings

  • Read Sneezy the Snowman then make a melted snowman and write why it melted (cause/effect)

  • Read Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Man With a Dream then draw and write about what peace is

  • Read My Brother Martin then draw and write a dream for their family

  • We will be doing a day of character education a week during theme time, this week we will:

    • Read David Gets in Trouble and learn about more feelings

  • Writing:

    • When It’s Cold Outside

    • Describe Winter

    • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream

    • Independent Journals

    Things to Know:

    • Please check regularly and use the Things To Be Working On At Home link to above.

    • Scholastic Book Order are due Friday, January 17th

    • No School on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Day

    • No School for students on Friday, January 24th

    • Hopefully we will find out soon when we will make up the days we lost due to the weather

    • We have started a program called ST Math. Many of the students refer to it as JiJi. JiJi is the penguin they do math activities with. I have sent home the instructions for how the students can do math with JiJi at home. They must know their password. At this point the students should know their password. I am not assigning homework for ST Math, but please feel free to let your child work on the program at home. If you can, sit with them and ask them what they are doing/learning.

    • Remember that it is very important that students can independently put their outside gear on. Please practice if they are unable to. Also, remember to label everything.

    • Library books are due every Tuesday.

    • If you would like to volunteer in the classroom just let me know. The most needed time is literacy centers, but volunteers are welcomed at all other times of the school day. If you would like to work something out regularly or just every once in a while, let me know. We would love to have you!

    Ms. Maltz

    I hope everyone had a restful, safe, and happy long winter break.

    Students will be getting homework this week, however they have the option of turning it in on Monday, January 13th if needed. I will be accepting homework both Friday and Monday. Thanks.