November 18, 2016

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This week in reading, we read a story called, “Animal Park.” We practiced reading and writing words with the short “u” sound and blends like “st”, “fr” and “pl”.  We also talked about identifying characters, setting and the main idea of a story.

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In math, we have been adding and subtracting 0, 1 and 2.  We are also practicing doubles like, 2+2=4 and 3+3=6. If we know our doubles facts, it’s easier to add on 0, 1 or 2.  We  used ten frames to add and subtract as well.  Using  ten frames allows us to see how many more ore less to 10.

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In social studies, we have been learning  about communities. We read about leaders, following rules and who works in our community.

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Don’t forget next Wednesday is an early release day. Enjoy the Thanksgiving break!

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October 21, 2016

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This week in reading, we read a story called, “The Big Blue Ox.” We practiced reading and writing words with the short “o” sound.  We also talked about the “setting” of a story and the “naming part” and the “action part” of a sentence.

 

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In math, we have continued to write and solve subtraction stories and number sentences. We also solved math sentences with ten frames.

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We have started coding in first grade with Bee Bots! Students have been coding the “Bee Bot” to go to the square that they choose. This week, we rolled the dice, added the numbers and then coded the Bee Bot to go the square with the answer.

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We have been working with chromebooks. We can log in, go to our drive, open a google doc, change the font and size AND insert a picture! We also spent a little time on animation.

Next week is the last week for our reading incentive program. Don’t forget to send in your student’s reading minutes!

October 7, 2016

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This week in reading, we read a story called, “Sam, Come Back!” We practiced reading and writing words with the short a sound, like “cat” and “mat”  and read words that ended with “ck,” like “pack” and “sack.”  We also talked about what a sentence is and what it has to have.

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In math, we are working on subtraction .  We practiced finding missing parts of a whole number up to nine. We also created and solved subtraction sentences with manipulatives, stories and on paper.

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In Social Studies we read a book about Christopher Columbus. We talked about why he took the trip, where he thought he landed and where he landed instead. We also know he took three ships.

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In science, we are still working in our tree journal. This week we read a book about the trees in the fall. We learned why the leaves change color and eventually fall off the tree.

Have a fantastic weekend! 🙂 Mrs. Wolff

September 23, 2016

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This week in reading, we read a story called, “Skip To My Lou.”  We are almost done reviewing all the consonants and sight words from kindergarten.

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In math, we have been busy creating addition sentences. We modeled addition problems with partners and cubes.  We learned that the numbers being added are called the addends,  and the answer to an addition problem is called the sum.

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In social studies, we began a unit about families. We talked about how are families are the same and different and all the things we learn from our families.

 

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In science, we are learning about trees.  We read a story about the life cycle of a tree and completed a chart showing the steps from seed to tree.

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We also started working with chromebooks this week. We practiced logging in and out of the computer. Next week, we will create a google doc in our drive!

Don’t forget next Thursday night is Open House! See you then! Mrs. Wolff 🙂

 

 

 

September 9, 2016

 

Welcome Back To School!!

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We had a great first week of school!!  The first thing we did was discuss our first grade goals!

 

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This week, we read a counting story called, “One Gorilla.” We reviewed the consonants b, c, d, f, g and h.  We also started to review sight words from Kindergarten.

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In math, we’ve been counting and reviewing numbers. We also started creating and solving addition sentences.

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In first grade, the students bring home homework twice a week in their “Homework Folder.” On Mondays, the students will be bringing home reading homework. Right now, that consists of a list of sight words and a weekly reading journal. (Later in the year, they will be bringing home spelling words to study.) On Wednesday’s, students will be bringing home math homework. Please return all homework by Friday. Don’t forget to check the students’ “everyday folders” for work that they have completed that day.  It’s going to be great year!

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April 13, 2016

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This week in reading, we read a story called “Mole and Baby Bird.”  We have been reading and making words with the “ow” and “ou”. We have also been reviewing long vowel sounds and writing sentences with exclamation marks.

 

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In Math we have been learning about shapes and solids.  We sorted plane shapes by the number of corners and sides and solids by the number of flat surfaces and vertices.  We have also started to talk about geometry. We can recognize equal parts of a shape.

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In science, we have started working in our weather journal. We talked about  weather words and illustrated them.

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Congratulations to all the first graders for performing a spectacular concert last night!

Events coming up:

May 16th – The Discovery Museum will visit us to learn about bubbles

May 20th – 1/2 Day

June 1st- Stony Brook Field Trip

April 11, 2016

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This week in reading, we have read a story called, “The Lady in the Moon.” It was about a festival that children celebrate in China. We talked about different holidays that we celebrate in class too.  We practiced reading and writing words with “oo”  and using adjectives.

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In math we have been learning about time to the hour and half hour and measurement. We practiced measuring  with inches and centimeters.

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We have been working with “Pow Toons” with our chromebooks.  “Pow Toons” is an animation program. Since we are learning about beginning, middle and end, we created three slides and connected them with different transitions. When we play the slides together, we created an animation that tells a story with a beginning, middle and end.

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We have also been creating our own mazes with Bee Bots with our 4th grade reading buddies. Then we have to program the Bee Bot to find it’s way through the maze. The students did an amazing job!