Thursday, September 7, 2017

1st 9 weeks-week 3

Dear Family,

Scholastic Book Orders are due by this Friday at 3:00 PM.  You may visit: Scholastic Book Clubs  to sign up and place orders online.  (you may order from any catalogue, not just the ones I send home.)  My  teacher online code is J6BVC  Anytime you order, our class collects points that turn into more books for our classroom library!!!

Math SuperStars will be done differently this year.  Please look for the yellow flyer that was in your child’s green daily folder today.  Mrs. Troccoli’s class code for Math Superstars is: B372HE The program starts on September 11 and there is already a tab, labeled Math Superstars, on my classroom website to access it.

Club Night is tonight.  Registration begins tonight at 7:30 PM. and will be open until September 11 at midnight.  You may sign up on the Sommer website. This is not first come, first serve basis.  Our goal is to have every student who registers get in to at least one club.  The registration asks for 2 preferences and 2 options.

Running Club starts on Monday, September 11.  1st graders run on Mondays and Wednesdays (weather permitting) from 7:10-7:30 AM.  There is no registration required and parents are welcome!

Next week...
Math:  This week we continue our graphing unit. We will continue to learn about Data Collection. The students will be introduced to forms of data collection with various types of graphs. There will be a different graph each week and a Graphing Math test on Friday.
Science: Students will continue to classify objects by their observable properties (larger/smaller, heavier/lighter, shape, color, and texture) through hands on activities. At the end of the week, students will be assessed on their knowledge of lab safety and classifying matter.
Reading: Students will continue to retell stories using Beginning Middle End, sequencing, describing characters and setting. Students will also be introduced to inferring. (Inferring: making meaning of something through the use of prior knowledge [schema] and information provided/given.)  Students will learn how to infer feelings and emotions based on certain situations that arise in a book and how to construct meaning.  Inferring meaning will also be practiced through looking at pictures, using context clues, and discussing the theme.
SS Integration:  We will continue our “Good Citizen” PBL (project based learning). Students will continue exploring/discovering what they know about being a good citizen, the difference between rules and laws, the roles of community leaders, and our responsibilities to take part in our government. Students will then determine how they can share with others how to be good Sommer citizens.
Writing: Students will be introduced to ABC order. They will practice their skills with ABC order using a dictionary. Students will also practice using their Word Wall as a resource for spelling.
Phonics: Students will be reintroduced to long and short vowels over the next several weeks.  This week’s focus is on Short A and Long A.  Students will be hearing, seeing, and have practice writing various words that contain the different sounds of A.  They will also gain a further understanding into the “why?” the different sounds are made and how that sound changes words and their meanings.

Important Dates:
  • Sept. 8 Scholastic Book Orders due by 3:00 PM
  • Sept. 11 Math Superstars online program begins
  • Sept. 27 Mrs Troccoli absent-attending Science Curriculum Collaborative Meeting
  • Sept. 29  Fall Pictures
  • Oct. 6 Mrs. Troccoli’s class will have a substitute teacher from 11:30 AM to dismissal
  • Oct. 9-10 No School for students

Library book are due every Tuesday!

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