Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This week in 1b...

I hope everyone had a chance to play in the snow over the weekend!  With our chilly weather please remember to send your child with proper winter attire.  They go outside for PE and recess if the temperature is above 20 degrees.  

In Math students are finishing up Unit 3 this week.   This unit focused on counting larger numbers, subtraction and story problems.  Please continue working on lightning math at home.  If your child brought home lightning math and it did not come with instructions please let me know and I will be happy to send home additional ones.

The Far North Native American Region will be taught this week and we will also recap all of the native american regions in Social Studies.

We are continuing with informational writing and creating "teaching books"  they are turning out wonderful!  Students also wrote a prompt for Social Studies comparing and contrasting a native american child to a modern child.

In Reading we are finishing up retelling and will be moving on to visualizing beginning in January.  

Important Reminders: 

12/13  early release at 1:15  Please be sure that your child knows how they are going home.


-Miss Bergin

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

This week in 1b...

I hope everyone had a fantastic break!  We are very busy in these weeks leading up to our winter break:)

We are continuing to work on retelling our stories in Reading by including setting, characters, problem, solution, beginning, middle and end.  This helps students with their comprehension and making connections to their own lives by talking through the story afterwards.  We are also working on consonant blends such as bl-, br-, cl-, tr- etc.  

In Writing we are continuing to write informational pieces on Native Americans and things that we know how to do.

In Social Studies we are learning about the Eastern Woodlands Tribes.  Our guest speaker spoke about these tribes and many of their customs.

Lightning Math will be coming home on Friday with a letter attached and full instructions so be sure to check your child's folder.  This will help your child's fact fluency.  We are also continuing to work on problem solving and writing numbers to 120.  

4th: Peace Museum from 6:30-7:30
13th: Early Dismissal at 1:15
18th: Walk in the Park 1-1:30
20th: Winter Parties 2:30-3:30

Have a Terrific Tuesday!