The children have continued practicing their addition and subtraction facts, writing words and sentences, segmenting words, substituting letters to create new words, calendar and weather, watched science videos, finished our unit 1 of social studies, talked more about our emotions and reading body language in Second Step, read books and were read to, and worked on chrome books. This week we are celebrating Halloween and getting ready for our Parent-Teacher Conferences. I have all the grades up on Skyward and they will be able to be viewed later this week. I look forward to seeing all of you at conferences! Take Care, Mrs. Julie Zimmermann
Happy Fall 2019!
The children had a wonderful time yesterday at Tanner's Orchard. Check out my class pictures and twitter page for pictures and videos of the kids in action.
We have been working on counting, addition, understanding number representation, writing words and sentences, practicing sounds and forming words, finishing up our Social Studies Unit 1 (we've learned about rules, laws, making good choices, being a good friend, being a responsible citizen, being honest, etc.), and reviewing what we've learned about shadows, the sun, and stars in Science. Students have been reviewing sight and trick words, they have been reading books and listening to me read them stories in class (we just finished Scooby Doo: The Case of the Lumberjack Ghost and just began a Judy Moody book), practicing our reading and writing skills during Centers, working on our Everyday Math lessons, and visited the Prize Patrol.
I have been gathering up their grades from the whole First Trimester to share with parents on Skyward and at Parent-Teacher Conferences in a couple weeks. Have a wonderful fall weekend! Mrs. Z
I hope you're all having a good week. We have been continuing to work on sight words, practicing our writing skills, working on number and counting activities, reading and listening to stories, diving into friendship and how to be a good friend, learning more about the North Star and the Big Dipper, visited the Washington Fire Department, had a fire drill with the Washington Fire Department, continued learning about "The Leader in Me," and we are having a "Leader in Me" assembly tomorrow. Have a great weekend! Mrs. Z
I hope you and your children have a wonderful weekend! Just a reminder, tomorrow is a Teachers' Institute Day and Monday is Columbus Day, so we won't have school tomorrow or Monday. I told the kids they could read at least twenty minutes a day, practice math facts, and practice writing stories at home (we're starting with writing a sentence and drawing a picture to go along with it).
This week the kids practiced forming words with digraphs sh, wh, th, ck, and ch. We worked on addition and number skills using white boards, markers, erasers, dice, number grids, number lines, and water bottles with dice in them. We worked on IXL. So far this year, we have worked on these lessons on IXL: A.1, A.2, A.3, A.12, B.1, B.2, B.3, C.1, C.2, C.3, D.1, D.2, and D.3. If the kids haven't finished those and want to get more practice at home, they can complete those lessons to 100 %.
Students read books, they took A.R. quizzes, they listened to me finish reading Magic Tree House Book #1 and started listening to me read a Scooby Doo chapter book where we're trying to figure out the mystery, and practiced writing words and sentences. We did a science experiment by creating a star gazer and learned about making good vs. bad choices in social studies. Students continued writing and illustrating their stories.
Have a great weekend! Mrs. Z