Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Week 17 - 1/15-1/8

Hello first grade families,

Last week we had a great 1st week back. It was great getting to see all the students again and getting back into our learning routine.

Last week we..

  • Learned how to replace nouns with the correct pronoun.
  • learned about plural nouns and when to add s, es and ies to nouns to make them plural.
  • reviewed all the other types of nouns.
  • used a graphic organizer to write all about our winter break.
  • Looked at non-fiction text features including (table of contents, bold print, heading and sub-heading and the glossary)
This week we will...
  • review plural and pronouns.
  • Learn about Martin Luther King Jr.
  • finish up non fiction text features.
  • Begin to learn about verbs.

Math News from Miss Garcia

In math, the first grade students are working on measurement.  There was a lot of discussion of shorter vs. longer.  We compared our classmates and objects within the classroom using short, shorter, shortest as well as long, longer,longest for our math vocabulary.  They also ordered 3 different objects by length.  The students used both small and large paper clips, tiles, cubes, string and ribbon as various “non-standard” measuring tools.

Some examples of non-standard measuring tools.

Here is a saying we use in order to measure with accuracy.  There are hand movements to go with it… “End to end, no gaps, no overlaps.”  Have them say and show you!  We will continue to practice this week.

“End to end… no gaps… no overlaps”
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Happy Tuesday,
Miss Garcia & Mrs. Bloomfield

Week 17 Homework
January 16th - 18th
No Homework - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Worksheet - measure the pencils using pennies
Worksheet - measure the laces using pennies
IXL - P.4 measure using an inch ruler

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Week 16 -- Jan. 8 - Jan. 11

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I hope everyone had a amazing holiday and break!! It was nice having 2 weeks to rest and relax.  The weather was beautiful which helped also.  Thank you for all your thoughtful gifts, I truly feel loved!!

I am looking forward seeing all the students on Monday and getting back into the daily routine.  Here are a couple reminders going into the New Year!


  • Please remember to write your child's name on all loose items (water bottle, jackets etc.)
  • Homework consists of 20 minutes of reading and 15 mins of math.  Reading sight words and studying spelling should be counted towards the 20 minutes of reading
  • Monday January, 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. day we will not have school. 
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This week in first grade we will...
  • Learn about non fiction text features.
  • review common, proper, and possessive nouns.
  • replace proper nouns with a pro noun.
  • use a graphic organizer to write a paragraph about winter break. 
Math News from Miss Garica

Happy 2018!  We hope that you had a fun, enjoyable and relaxing  Winter Break!  We can’t believe how quickly the first Trimester came to an end.  Here we are back for a fresh start in January!  

This is the 2nd Trimester...the expectations are even higher and we are preparing the 1st graders to master their 1st grade objectives and work towards 2nd grade math skills!  

We can’t wait to see those smiling faces return on Monday!

Happy January 2018!
Miss Garcia & Mrs. Bloomfield

Week 16 Homework
January 8th - 11th
IXL -  W.9 Shapes of everyday objects Part 1
IXL - W.10 Shapes of everyday objects Part 2
IXL - P.2 - Compare Objects: length and height
IXL - P.3 - Measure using Objects

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Week 15 -- 12/18 to 12/21

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Happy Holidays,

I can't believe we only have 4 days left until winter break.  This year is just flying by. 

Last week in first grade we...
  • learned how light travels in a straight line. 
  • made cup a phones to demonstrate how sound is made from vibrations.
  • reviewed common, proper and possessive nouns.
  • finished up our opinion writing.
  • use our senses to write about what it would be like to live in a snow globe.
  • learned about exclamatory and imperative sentences. We now know all about each type of sentence. 
This week we will ...
  • finish up our unit on light and sound, by learning all about the materials light can travel through. 
  • take an assessment on nouns.
  • follow direction to complete a directed draw and then write one of each type of sentence about our drawing.
  • We  will not have spelling this week!
Thursday will be our Christmas party.  We will be decorating cookies and rotating through some fun crafts and games. 

Math News from Miss Garica

We are down to the last 4 days of school before Winter Break!  We can see and feel all of the “hustle and bustle” of the holidays!  Enjoy the Christmas Season and Winter Break with your families. Mrs.Bloomfield and I look forward to seeing all of you on Monday, January 8th 2018!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Miss Garcia & Mrs. Bloomfield

Week 18 Homework
Dec. 19th- 20th
V.4 Compare sides and vertices
W.2 Name the 3 dimensional shape
W. 4 Select 3 dimensional shapes
No Homework - Merry Christmas!
Have a wonderful Holiday!!
Mrs. Rowlett & Miss Garcia