Sunday, March 18, 2018

Week 26 3/19 - 3/22

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Good Morning 1st Grade Families,

I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend.  There is a lot going on with baseball, softball, swim team, swing dance and lacrosse!  Please make sure to be responsible with your academics completing 20 minutes of reading and 15 minutes of math each night, Monday through Thursday.  This week we will celebrate the season of Spring and the 100th Day of School!

Presentations:  1st graders will be presenting their slideshows on WEDNESDAY March 21, from 1:30-2:00.

Book orders: If you would like to place a scholastic book order please do so by March 27. The books will be in the week after spring break.  Here is a link: our class code is HLFMD.

Conferences:  Please sign up for parent teacher conferences.  There are 2 dates available March 23 and April 13.  There are still a lot of times to choose from we are striving to have 100% participation. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's growth and progress 

Last week we...
  • Practiced our slide shows by presenting to our class and to Miss Garcia's second graders. 
  • Began our poetry unit. We wrote Acrostic and Color Poems. 
  • completed assessment for the end of the trimester. 
  • Read books that are written in poetic format.
This week we will...
  • Continue writing poems including Ing poems, I like poems, and I wish poems. 
  • begin our unit on Earth, Sun and Moon and how they move in the sky,
  • Learn all about root words and how the meaning of a root word can change by adding a prefix or suffix. 
  • Identify whose point of view a story is written from. 
Math News from Miss Garcia

This week the first graders  will be working on adding numbers up
to 100.  You will see your child using two strategies: Branch Addition as well as a new strategy called Partial Sums; here is an example of each…

Week 26 Homework
March 19th - 22nd
Adding 2-digits to a multiple of 10
27  + 20 = ___
     ↙ ↘   ↙ ↘
  20 +  7 + 20 + 0 = ___
 (20 + 20) + (7 + 0) = ___
       40 +  7 = 47
Partial Sums
        2  4 →      20 + 4                       
    + 3 3  →   + 30   + 3
        5 0      50 + 7                                                 
     + 7

Week 26 Homework
March 19th - 22nd
IXL - A.18 Which even or odd number comes before or after?
Worksheet - Branching Adding a multiple 10.
Worksheet - Partial Sums
Worksheet - Partial Sums
Have a great week!!
Mrs. Rowlett & Miss Garcia

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Animal Slideshow Presentations

Happy Tuesday!!

First graders will be presenting their slideshows to family and friends!!!

When:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Where: Oasis Cafeteria
Time: 1:30 - 2:00

We hope you can make it.  Extra parking is available at the college. Please enter through the front entrance and sign in at the counter. 

Also, if you haven't already done so please sign up for a conference.  A sign up genius was sent out Sunday night.  Let me know if you didn't get the email.  

Thank You!!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Week 25 -- March 12 - 15 -- 3rd Trimester

Dear Bighorns,

Thursday marked the end of our 2nd trimester.  I am amazed that we are already 2/3's of the way finished with the school year.  Parent conferences are officially scheduled for April 13.  However, the 1st and 2nd grade teachers will be offering Conferences on March 23rd as well as April 13.  You will be receiving a Sign up Genius with the times that are available.  Please sign up for the day that works best for you.  If you are unable to meet at the times available please let me know and we can schedule a different time.  Also if you don't receive the email please let me know.  

Last week in 1st Graders...
  • finished up our research projects.
  • learned about prepositions and prepositional phrases.
  • used conjunctions to combine 2 simple sentences.
  • began our poetry unit. 
This week we will...
  • Practice our slideshows so we can present them to you!  Our tentative date for our presentations is Wed. March 21st.  please watch for a email coming in the next 2 days.
  • Take a few end of the trimester assessments.
  • Write some fun poems.
Special Event
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Oasis Family Engagement Committee is sponsoring a
Dress Up Day on Thursday, March 15th.  For $1 students may wear “street clothes”, the
committee has sent out a flyer with the specific guidelines. Looking forward to seeing lots
of green in 2nd grade this Thursday!

Spring is almost here!  The clocks have been set forward!  Lacrosse, baseball, and softball
are in full swing!  It is getting into the busy time of year! Remember to make time for reading
and math homework.  It can be tricky with so much going on but it is important to make time
even when schedules are full!

Due to assessments we may not meet for formal reading groups.  Please make sure your child reads 20 minutes nightly.  

Math news from Miss Garcia
Happy Monday!

Last week our class worked on odd and even numbers as well as telling 1 more/1 less and 10 more/10 less than a given number.

This week we will focus on determining a number as even or odd.  The students have been making “bridges” with their hands and drawing a picture of what number is in the 1’s place to determine if the number is even or odd.

Week 25 Homework
March 12th - 25th
IXL - A.13 Counting on a hundred chart
IXL - A.14 100 Chart
IXL - A.15 Even or Odd
IXL - A.16 Identify numbers as even or odd.
Have a great week!
Mrs. Rowlett & Miss Garcia