Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer Reading and Math Homework

Hello Bighorn Families,

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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacation. 

I want to clarify the summer reading and math homework. 

The incoming second graders received a calendar for summer reading during the last week of school.    Please encourage your child to choose good fit books when they read.  A great tool to check book levels is http://www.arbookfind.com.  Please initial on the calendar when they read for more than 15 minutes.  Those that return their calendars in the fall and read at least 40 days will receive a special prize.

They also received a packet of math facts.  These worksheets need to completed and turned in at the beginning of the school year as well.

If you have any questions or concerns about the summer homework, please email me.

Thank you all for a wonderful school year.  I will miss all of my kiddos over the summer and look forward to seeing how much they have grown over the summer.

Enjoy your summer vacation.

~Mrs. Jackson~

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Week 36

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Hello First Grade Families,

It is so hard to believe we are in our final week of the 2017-2018 school year.  I am so proud of all of my first graders and the amazing progress they made this year.  It has been so fun to see them grow and I look forward to teaching them next year.

We have a busy week ahead of us.  We will be have the 2nd Semester Awards Assembly on Monday, shopping at the 3rd grade market on Tuesday (no money is needed), and 8th grade graduation on Wednesday.  Report cards, the summer reading calendar, summer math facts, and other goodies will be sent home on Wednesday.

Field Day
Thursday is Field Day.  Be sure to make sure you have filled out and sent back your child’s waiver form.  Every student needs a waiver form fill out to participate in field day. All families received an email from Oasis Academy about Field Day: label towels and clothing, sunscreen your child prior to sending them to school and only one piece swimming suits are acceptable.  A lunch of a hot dog, bag of chips, juice box, and watermelon will be provided free of charge. If your child does not eat hot dogs, send a bagged lunch that doesn’t require a microwave. Please drop off your students by 8:00 and pick up at 2:00!

My first year at Oasis Academy has been amazing and so very memorable. I am excited to return next year and look forward to the 2018-2019 school year.

Happy Summer!

~Mrs. Jackson~

Monday, May 28, 2018

Week 35

Hello First Grade Families,

It is so hard to believe we are down to the last 2 weeks of school.  Our first graders did an amazing job on their MAPs reading tests last week.  I am extremely proud of all the progress they have made this year and I am looking forward to working with them next year for second grade.

Important Information/Reminders:

  • There will not be any assigned homework for the rest of the school year.  Please have your child choose books to read for fun.
  • Oasis is sponsoring a book fair.  It will be open Tuesday through Thursday, with the hours 7:45 am - 8:15 am, 11:15 am - 2:30 pm, and 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm.  This is a buy one get one free sale and a great opportunity to pick up books for summer reading.

Last week in first grade:
  • We practiced finding the moral of the story and completed an assessment for this skill.
  • We began writing our final drafts for our narrative small moment stories after proofreading and editing.
  • We began discussing economics and learned about producers and consumers.

This week in first grade:
  • We will finish up assessments for report cards.
  • We will complete our final written drafts of our narrative small moment stories.
  • We will learn more about economics our role in the economy.

A Math Message from Mrs. Bloomfield

Students will be taking an end of the year assessment on Wednesday and Thursday.

We hope you enjoyed your long weekend.  We are looking forward to the last 2 weeks of the school year.  It will busy, but there will be lots of fun mixed into our days as well.

Have a great week!

~Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Bloomfield~

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week 34

Hello First Grade Families,

With only 11 days of school left in first grade, we have a lot to finish up.  We will be working on assessments for report cards and completing our final MAPS reading test for the year on Thursday.  Please make sure your student gets a good night of sleep and eats a healthy breakfast before heading to school.

Important Reminders/Information:

  • Please send a water bottle with your child each day.  We have had some warm days and I want to make sure everyone stays hydrated.
  • Check the lost and found table for misplaced items.  With only a few days of school left, any unclaimed items will be donated.
  • Homework-  study fluency sheets and read for 20 minutes each night, Math homework is listed below
  • Check your email for information about the OA Field Day.  Field Day will be held at Oasis Academy on the last day of school from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.  All students are released at 2:00 pm this day!

Last week in first grade:
  • We practiced finding the moral/lesson of a story.
  • We used commas when writing the date and when making a list.
  • We added the beginning and ending to our small moment stories.
  • We learned more about plant and animal superpowers.

This week in first grade:
  • We will read Yertle the Turtle and identify the moral/lesson of the story.
  • We will complete assessments for report cards and take the MAPS reading test on Thursday.
  • We will proofread, edit, and write final drafts of our small moment stories.
  • We will discuss Economics and how we use money.

A Math Message from Mrs. Bloomfield:


The countdown is on!  We are officially down to the last 11 days of school.  You will be receiving an email from O.A. about Field Day.  Field Day will be held at Oasis Academy on the last day of school, June 7th, from 8:00 - 2:00.  ALL student are released at 2:00 this day!

Over the next week please have your 1st grader choose an IXL assignment from the 1st grade IXL objectives for math to complete for homework Monday - Thursday.  There will be no assigned homework.  I will be receiving updates through IXL in order to see who has completed assignments throughout the week.  If they choose NOT to complete an assignment each day, they will stay in for study hall.

Have a great week!

~Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Bloomfield~

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Week 33

Hello First Grade Families,

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Teacher Appreciation Week was amazing.  Thank you all for the wonderful gifts...notes, flowers, chocolates, and so much more!  I feel so loved and spoiled.

Reminders/Information:
  • This will be our last week for spelling words.  We will continue to have reading groups with homework and fluency/sight words to practice.
  • Spring MAPS testing will be during the week of May 21st.  This will give us a few days for make-up tests, in case of absences.
Last week in first grade:
  • We continued to practice finding the moral/lesson of a fable.
  • We learned how to use commas when writing the date and when making a list.
  • We added details to our small moment stories.
  • We completed some assessments in preparation for report cards.
This week in first grade:
  • We will continue to practice finding the moral of the story in preparation for assessment.
  • We will practice using commas in different ways.
  • We will add the beginning and ending to our small moment stories.
  • We will explore more plant and animal superpowers.

A Math Message from Mrs. Bloomfield:


This week we will be reviewing shapes and measurement.  All of the IXL assigned this week deals with number sense.  Please have your 1st grader use the resources in their binder (100’s chart and number line) in order to accurately answer their IXL questions.  They can also use any of the strategies that they have been taught in class and write them out.


Homework for Week 33
May 14th - 17th
Monday
IXL - E.9 Add two multiples of 10
Tuesday
IXL - I.4 Subtract a multiple of 10
Wednesday
IXL - D.7 Addition sentences using a number line: sums to 18
Thursday
IXL - H.12 Make a number using subtraction - numbers up to 20

Have a great week!

~Mrs. Jackson & Mrs. Bloomfield~

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Week 32

Hello First Grade Families,

Wow!  We only have 19 days of school left!  These last few weeks of school will be busy with assessments, writing assignments, and lots of fun!  I am seeing lots of explosions in learning throughout my whole class.  This group is amazing and I will miss having them in my class all day next year.

Important Reminders:

  • Please continue to send water bottles to school with your children.  
  • If your child has a birthday before the end of the school year, please email me a couple days ahead of time if you plan on bringing a treat.
  • With the cooler weather in the morning and the warm afternoons, please have your children dress in layers.  Please label their clothes, so items make it home with them.

Last week in first grade:
  • We learned about fables and finding the moral of the story.
  • We worked on writing our small moment stories.
  • We practiced writing 5 star sentences.
  • We learned about animal teeth and wrote about what would happen if we had animal teeth.

This week in first grade:
  • We will continue to practice finding the moral of the story in fables.
  • We will learn how to use commas when writing the date and when making a list of items.
  • We will continue to add detail to our small moment stories.
  • We will explore more plant and animal superpowers.

A Math Message from Mrs. Bloomfield:


Oasis Academy Volunteers,

Thank you for ALL that you do to go above and beyond to help your children and the teachers of Oasis Academy.

We are down to the last 20 days of school…which is SCARY & EXCITING at the same time!  There is still a bunch of math concepts, strategies and assessments to work on and complete.  The teachers are also busy re-assessing most concepts taught in order to see if your child has mastered them by the end of the year.
Our focus this week in first grade will be to add two, 2-digit numbers by using 2 different strategies: Branch Addition (which the kids are familiar with) and Arrow Method, which is a newer concept that we began last week and will continue to work with again this week.  Both examples are listed below.

Branch Method Examples:
Example   31 + 6 = 52 + 12 =
                    ↙ ↘ ↘                             ↙ ↘ ↙ ↘
                  30 + (1 + 6) =                            50 2 10 2
30 + 7 = 37       (50+10) + (2+2) =
                                                                              60 + 4 = 64

Arrow Method Example:

53  + 34  =          1. Start with the bigger addend (53).
   + 30     +4
53 83 87        2. Draw an arrow.  Break down the other addend (34) into tens(30)
and ones (4).                                       
                                 3. Above the arrow write a plus sign and the amount of tens (+30).     
Write the subtotal.after the arrow (83).
                                  4. Draw another arrow after the subtotal. Above the arrow write a
plus sign and the amount of ones (+4).  Write the total (87).





Week 32 Homework
Week 32 May 7th - 10th
Monday
Arrow method worksheet
Tuesday
Arrow method worksheet
Wednesday
IXL C.7 -Adding 7
Thursday
IXL C.8 - Adding 8
 
Have a great week!

~Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Bloomfield~          


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Week 31

Hello First Grade Families,

It so hard to believe there are only 6 more weeks in the school year!  I am so pleased with everything my class has learned this year and excited to see them as amazing second graders.

Important Reminders/Information:

  • Please send a water bottle with your child every day.  It is especially important on the warmer days.  Don't forget to label the water bottle with their first and last names.
  • Please label your child's snack with their class number.  We spend a lot of time unpacking in the morning, and this would help me tremendously.

Last week in first grade:
  • We practiced finding the main idea and details in a paragraph.
  • We wrote about ways we can help the Earth in honor of Earth Day.
  • We worked on our small moment writing.
  • We explored the superpowers of birds by doing an experiment with different bird "beaks."

This week in first grade:
  • We will learn about fables and how to identify the moral of the story.
  • We will continue working on our small moment stories.
  • We will learn about more plant and animal superpowers.

A Math Message from Mrs. Bloomfield


1st Grade Blog - Math

Week 31 April 30th - May 3rd


This week we say goodbye April and hello to May!

Since it is the 3rd trimester, we have already taught most math standards.  At this point, I am focusing on re-assessing previous standards as well as pulling in some standards that we previously taught that the students have NOT yet mastered.  With that being said some of the IXL Objectives will be repeated for additional practice.

I know that it is a busy time of year however, please continue to read and complete your daily math homework!  

Arrow Method Example:

53  + 30  =          1. Start with the bigger addend (53).
   + 30    
53 83                    2. Draw an arrow; above the arrow write a +30      

                                 3. Write the total (83).
Week 31 Homework
April 30th - May 3rd
Monday
IXL - C.5 Adding 5
Tuesday
Worksheet - Arrow Diagram addition
Wednesday
IXL - U.2 Match analog clocks and times
Thursday
IXL - C.6 Adding 6
Have a great week!

~Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Bloomfield~

Summer Reading and Math Homework

Hello Bighorn Families, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacation.  I want to clarify the summer reading and math homework.  ...