Monday, February 19, 2018

Week 22

Hello First Grade Families,

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I hope you all enjoyed our long weekend and had fun playing in the snow.

Important Information/Reminders:
  • If you would like to place a Scholastic Book order, please visit https://clubs.scholastic.com/home and use the code RRT4Q for my class.  I will be submitting the February orders on the morning of 2/28/18.
  • Please remind your child to leave toys, Pokemon cards, and other personal items like this at home.  If they would like to bring balls or other playground equipment to school, they must be prepared to share during recess.
  • Winter MAP testing will occur next week for both 1st and 2nd grades.
  • Due to the short week, we will not have spelling words this week.

Last week in 1st grade:
  • We practiced using adjectives before the noun when writing sentences.
  • We learned how to use conjunctions and connect ideas in our sentences.
  • We shared our nonfiction polar bear books with Mrs. Rowlett's first grade class and the two 6th grade classes at Oasis Academy.
  • We began working on our partner animal projects.
This week in 1st grade:
  • We will learn about the president's job and why we celebrate President's day.
  • We will practice using conjunctions in our writing and learn how to use prepositions.
  • We will continue to work on our animal research projects.

A Math Message from Mrs. Bloomfield


Get ready to tell time!  Practice reading both analog and digital clocks.  The first graders will be telling time to the hour and ½ hour using both types of clocks.  After Tuesday nights review, your 1st grader will have IXL homework the rest of the week!

Digital  Clock Analog Clock













Week 22 Homework
February 19th - 22nd
Monday
President’s Day - No Homework
Tuesday
Worksheet - Review: Decomposing
Wednesday
IXL - U.1 Match digital clocks and times
Thursday
IXL - U.2 Match analog clocks and times
Have a great week!

~Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Bloomfield~

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Thank You!

First Grade Families,

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Thank you all for the thoughtful Valentine's gifts!  We had a fun day filled with love and kindness.

~Mrs. Jackson~


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Week 21

Hello First Grade Families,

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Just a reminder...we will be having our Valentine's Party on Wednesday at the end of our school day.  The kids will exchange Valentine's and have a small treat, provided by me.  If your child is bringing Valentine's cards, please have them sign the cards, but leave the "to" section blank.  We have 24 kids in our class.

Last week in first grade:

  • We learned about adjectives and how to use them in a sentence.
  • We practiced writing vowel consonant e words.
  • We finished making our nonfiction polar bear books.

This week in first grade:
  • We will practice using adjectives before the noun in our sentences.
  • We will scoop and label open, closed, and vowel-consonant-e syllables.
  • We will learn about conjunctions and how to use them to connect ideas in our sentences.
  • We will share our polar bear nonfiction books with the 6th grade classes.
  • We will begin working on our partner animal projects.

A Math Message from Mrs. Bloomfield


First Graders are continuing to work on decomposing and composing numbers to make a group of 10 and 20!  This has been a challenging concept for many of the students to “get.”  This week will be just as challenging; the students will be working within 100.  They will decompose a two digit number to get to the next “10” by decomposing a two digit number.  Please look at the example below in case you or your child is unsure of what the steps to complete the homework.

Here is an example of this week's homework:
34    +    12  = ___
↙ ↘        ↙ ↘                   1.Decompose 34 into 30 and 4 and 12 into 10 and 2
30   4 +  10  2                  2.Combine “like” place value; tens and ones
(30 + 10) + (4 + 2)           3. Add 30 and 10 then add 4 and 2
  ↘  ↙           ↘  ↙
   40     +       6 = 46         4. Add 10’s and 1’s together to find the sum.


President’s Day will be celebrated on February 19th.  Oasis will not have school on Monday, February 19th!

Monday, February 12th is President Lincoln’s Birthday and Thursday, February 15th is President Washington’s Birthday.  I wonder if we could figure out how old each President would be…?

February 12th - 15th
Monday
Worksheet - Add a two digit number to a two digit number
Tuesday
Worksheet - Add a two digit number to a two digit number
Wednesday
No Homework due to Valentines Day
Thursday
IXL - C.5 Adding 5’s

Have a Happy Valentine's Day and a great week!
~Mrs. Jackson & Mrs. Bloomfield~

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Week 20

Dear First Grade Families,

It's hard to believe we are halfway through our school year already!  I am so proud of my first graders and how much progress they are all making.  We definitely have strong readers and writers in this group.  Thank you to those families that placed Scholastic book orders.  I will contact you when the order arrives.

Important reminders/information:

  • Spelling practice-  Our spelling lists are developmentally based.  While studying the ten words with your child, please focus on the pattern versus just the words on the list.  I send home their spelling tests every Monday.  Be on the lookout for them in your child's binder.
  • Binders-  Please check your child's binder weekly.  I send home graded work and would like those papers to remain at home.  Binders overflowing with papers are tough for the first graders to manage.
  • Reading logs- Please remember to include reading for fun as part of the 20 minutes of homework.  You may record their reading group books, as well as books of your child's choice on their reading log.
  • Scholastic book orders-  If you would like to order books, please go to https://clubs.scholastic.com/home and use the code RRT4Q for my class.  Please let me know if you have any problems with your order.

Last week in first grade:
  • We learned how to scoop and label multi-syllabic words.
  • We identified verbs in sentences.
  • We continued to study polar bears and added information to our non-fiction books.

This week in first grade:
  • We will learn about adjectives and how to use them in a sentence.
  • We will learn the secret story for superhero "e", and we will spell and write words with the vowel consonant e patter (ex. cake, like).
  • We will learn about the life cycle of polar bears and add cool facts to our non-fiction books.

A Math Message from Mrs. Bloomfield



Happy Monday!  Last week our 1st grade classes focused on adding two; 1 digit numbers to compose (make) a group of 10 without “renaming.”  This week we are introducing adding a two digit number to a one digit number without renaming.  This is going to be DIFFICULT for most students.  Please refer to the examples below AND have them use their 100 charts in their binder as a tool to count on.  You are NOT helping your child out by just telling them the answer.  We have taught them many strategies in order to figure out equations.

Examples:

 23 + 4 = 27 54 + 2 = 56
 ↙ ↘  (decompose 23 into 20 and 3) ↙ ↘  (decompose 54 into 50 and 4)
20 + (3 + 4)   add 3 and 4       50   (4 + 2)  add 4 and 2
        ↘↙ ↘↙
20   +   7  =  27              50  +  6 = 56

January February 5th - 8th
Monday
Worksheet - Decomposing
Tuesday
Worksheet - Decomposing
Wednesday
Worksheet - Add a two digit number to a one digit number without renaming
Thursday
Worksheet - Add a two digit number to a one digit number without renaming
Have a great week!

~Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Bloomfield~

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Week 19

Hello First Grade Families,

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Last week was very busy, so I am sure all of my students were ready for some rest this weekend.  Congratulations to all of my students that received semester awards at the assembly on Thursday!

Important Information/Reminders:

  • Morning Snacks-  Please remember to write your child's number on their snack.  We have had some snacks go missing recently.  I am encouraging students to bring snacks that will keep them full between recess and lunchtime.
  • I sent home a letter and Scholastic book catalogs last Thursday.  If you would like to place an order, please follow the directions on the letter.  Orders are due January 31, 2018.
  • Please read my last blog post about Oasis Academy Math Night.  It is on Tuesday, January 30, starting in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm.

Last Week in first grade:
  • We identified the difference between open and closed syllables, and practiced writing examples on our whiteboards.
  • We learned about verbs and how we use them in sentences and when speaking.
  • We began studying polar bears and what they look like.
  • We participated in a Tribes activity by learning how to ask questions and use habits of discussion & format matters to answer questions.

This week in first grade:
  • We will continue practicing how to write the 4 types of sentences.
  • We will learn how to label and scoop open and closed syllables in multi-syllabic words.
  • We will find the verbs and adjectives in sentences.
  • We will continue to study polar bears by learning what they eat and if they are carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores. 
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Math Message from Mrs. Bloomfield:




I cannot believe that it is the last week of January and the beginning of February! The first graders finished up their unit on non-standard measurement unit and moved onto composing (making) and decomposing (breaking down) to make a sum of ten. This will also continue to introduce the students to the Associative Property.
Associative Property:
Add 2 + (6 + 4) = 2 + 10 = 12  
The 6 and 4 can be used to compose a 10.  So.... 2 + 10 = 12
            
I always send home an example on the homework pages:  Here is an example of decomposing 4 into 2 and 2 in order to compose a 10 by adding 8 to 2.
Example:
8 + 4 = ___
                                                    ↙ ↘  (decompose 4 into 2 & 2)
                                                   2    2 (add the 8 to 2 to compose a 10)
                                    (8+2)  =  10  +  2 = 12
Week 19 Homework
January January 29th - February 1st
Monday
Worksheet - adding 3 digits
Tuesday
No homework - Come to “Math Night” @ 5:30
Wednesday
IXL E. 11 - Add 3 numbers
Thursday
IXL E.12 - Add 3 numbers - word problems
Have a fantastic week!

~Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Bloomfield~

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Math Night




Dear Parents,

The Oasis Academy Family Math Night is on Tuesday, January 30th. It will start at 5:30 pm with a short meeting in the cafeteria. From there, parents and students will be able to go into classrooms. In first and second grades, we will have math games for parents and students to play. Other classrooms will have different math activities. It will be a very "free flowing" evening without any formal presentations in the classrooms. I hope you will be able to attend.

Sincerely,

Anne Bloomfield

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Week 18

Hello First Grade Families,

We had a great week last week!  The kids are doing very well getting back into the routine.

Important information:

  • Valentine's Day-  If your child would like to bring Valentine's in, please have him/her address the cards to "My Friend" and sign the cards.  We have 24 children in our class.  Mrs. Rowlett and I will have provide a small treat and have games for the kids to play.

Last week...
  • We reviewed how and when to use plural and possessive nouns.
  • We learned about Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Continued learning about nonfiction text features.
  • Practiced using the 4 different types of sentences in our writing.

This week...
  • We will identify the differences between open and closed syllables.
  • We will learn about verbs.
  • We will learn about polar bears and make a nonfiction book.
  • We will participate in Tribes activities with Mrs. Lane, Ms. Claudette, and Mrs. Jackson

A Math Message from Mrs. Bloomfield



We continued to work on non-standard measurement this week.  The first grade students will be able to distinguish between a longer vs. shorter object as well as compare 3 objects by length.  They also used rulers to measure to the nearest inch.

All week the 1st graders used manipulatives such as: tiles, cubes, paperclips and discs to compare “about” how long a specific object was in length.  They also filled out a table and were required to choose an object to measure, estimate its length and record its actual length.  They then had to discuss their findings with several classroom partners.  Estimation is a difficult concept for 1st graders to understand.

This week, as a class, we will focus on addition of 3 numbers within word problems.  We will begin to compose and decompose to make a sum of ten or greater.  This will also introduce the students to the Associative Property.  

Associative Property:
Add 2 + (6 + 4) = 2 + 10 = 12  
The 6 and 4 can be used to compose a 10.  So…  2 + 10 = 12



January 22nd - 25th
Monday
Worksheet - Measurement
Tuesday
Worksheet - Addition Towers
Wednesday
IXL E.6 - Add 3 numbers (using doubles facts)
Thursday
IXL E.8 - Add 3 numbers (compose/make a 10)
 
         Have a great week!

~Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Bloomfield~

Week 22

Hello First Grade Families, I hope you all enjoyed our long weekend and had fun playing in the snow. Important Information/Remind...