Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This week in 1b...

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend!  Here's what's happening in 1B this week.


In Reading we are working on retelling what we read.  This includes the setting, characters, problem, beginning, middle, end and solution.  Students have been doing excellent with this!

In Math we are continuing to focus on subtraction and subtraction word problems.  If students do not complete their workbook pages at school I will be sending them home to be completed.  Word problems can be tricky especially since students have to decide if they are being asked to add or subtract.

Informational writing is our main focus for the remainder of the quarter.  Students are having so much fun teaching what they know through this form of writing.  They especially love writing the "about the author" part.  We are working on abbreviations and transferring what we have learned in our handwriting books to our work in all subject areas. :)

The Northwestern tribes are our main focus of the week in Social Studies.  We will be learning all about longhouses and totem poles.


Reminders:

-Tomorrow is walk in the park during our PE time at 1:00-1:30, feel free to come out and join us!
-Thursday, 21st- we have library-please send all library books to be returned.  Also, this is the last day for after-school classes
-Friday, 22nd-OB Dine Out Night @ Pei Wei
-Old Bonhomme Barnes & Noble Book Fair is this weekend @ Ladue Crossing
-26th is Our Annual Old Bonhomme Giving Assembly- So far, our classroom has collected zero items.  Donations of canned good, books and schools supplies, gently used clothing, baby supplies and toys will be collected through Monday, November 25th.
-27th-29th-Fall Break (No School)



*If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
-Miss Bergin

Monday, November 4, 2013

This week in 1b....

Hi Parents!

Students are very excited that this week we are starting our Native American Unit in Social Studies (we have a class tepee-pictures coming soon)

In Math we are focusing on addition word problems and combinations of numbers.  Please be sure that you are using Moby Max or 1xl at home.  I can see who has been logging on and the progress that they have been making already with those math facts.  Keep up the great work!

In Writing we are continuing to work on informational writing or "how to" stories.  They are turning out wonderful.

In Reading we are working on retelling.  After reading each night, have your child retell the story in order to check for comprehension.

Reminders:

*We have a book study on the book RULES which is a fantastic and easy read.  Please visit the Old Bonhomme website for more information

November 7th-Picture retake day

November 8th- This Friday 9:45-11:45 is our field trip to the Art Museum.  We are in need of parent chaperones for 1B so if you are willing please email me as soon as possible.

November 15th-Friday No School -Professional Development

November 27th-Fall Break