I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break. This week are getting back into the swing of things.
Reading: We are focusing on identifying Problems and Solutions in our story "Ming Lo Moves the Mountain"
Math: We are comparing numbers, working with money and practicing double-digit addition.
Writing: We are completing an Opinion Writing on My Favorite Season.
Science: We are talking about weather.
I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Spring weather.
Upcoming Kellogg Events:
Parent Teacher Conference is Wednesday, April 19 from 11 am-2 pm and 3 pm-6 pm. 7th Grade will be hosting a Blood Drive tomorrow that is open to all.
Join us this Saturday for Clean and Green at 9am
Next week is Penny Wars for Special Olympics (flyer is attached). Kellogg is joining other 19th ward schools in this event. All students can wear "a touch of red" Friday, April 28 to support Special Olympics.
Jazzin at the Blossom fundraiser Friday, June 2.
This is our last week of school before Spring Break.
In Reading we will be reviewing past concepts but instead of class discussions and worksheets we will complete short writings to explain our answers.
In Math we will continue to work on Comparing Numbers (Greater Than, Less Than and Equal To) We will also work on counting coins and adding coins.
In Science we are focusing on "What If I Had Animal Ears?"
I am no longer using the Behavior Worksheet. I will begin using Class Dojo on Wednesday.
Look for the invite to go home.
Events This Week:
Thursday: Dress Up Day. Junior Achievement will come into our room to teach us about businesses in the neighborhood.
Friday: No School!
For African-American History Month we learned about the origins of Black History Month, who created it, who inspired it and why we celebrate it.
First Grade learned three valuable things this month:
We learned about Carter G. Woodson, the "Father of Black History"
We learned that it is celebrated in February to honor the birthdays of Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
We also learned that we celebrate it to honor those who have paved the way to make our lives better and we need need to continue the work they began.
Thank you for working with your child at home to complete this research project.
I am so proud of what the first grade class accomplished!!!!!
Monday we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of service. I hope we all used yesterday as a "Day of Service" instead of a "Day Off".
This week we are continuing our study on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This week we will listen to Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. We will discuss this speech and create our own dream based on what we
have learned from him. We will also focus on things we can do to make others feel happy.
This will be our Social Science project for Quarter 2, please look for portions of this project for homework.
In Reading we will read different text and identify the Author's Purpose.
In Math we are continuing our focus on Subtraction.
This Saturday is the Kellogg Open House from 1 pm-3 pm. I hope to see you all there to welcome perspective parents.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season and Winter Break.
I'm so excited to see everyone today, I can't believe how quickly this school year is flying by.
This week in Reading we are focusing on Author's Purpose. We are asking the question, "Why is the author writing this text?" Is it to provide information or for my entertainment?"
In Math we are learning how to use addition to answer subtraction problems. In addition we learned that numbers can be "parts" that when combined become "whole". In subtraction we will work on decomposing the "whole" into parts.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we will focus on learning who he was, his teachings and how we can continue his work.
In science we are learning how animals and their environments work together to survive.
I am so happy to see all my babies here with me on this blistery cold Monday. This week we are reviewing and enjoying each other's company before our long vacation.
Holiday Craft Project.
Kellogg Karlos begings at 5:30pm. Please bring an ornament to hang on the tree.
Holiday Craft Project
We have a great movie surprise in the Gym in the morning.
Our Polar Express Pajama Party is at 12:00pm.
Please bring PJs and a snack to share. I will provide pizza and drinks.
Christmas Surprise from Mr. Overstreet.
I'm so happy to see everyone here today!!! Last week we were so busy that I forgot my Monday post. Thank you to all of the parents who helped with Laylah's Community Service Project. The kids really had fun.
Here is our focus for this week:
We are working on CVCe "i_e" words. The spelling Tic Tac Toe Sheet is going home tonight and needs to be returned by Friday.
Writing: We are completing our Basic Composition "What is My Favorite Thing to do in Class." We will begin our Expository Writing, "How to Make Hot Chocolate"
Math: We are continuing our work with Making 10 using 10 Frames. This multi-step process foucses on taking two addends, decomposing one number into two smaller numbers to make 10, then we add to solve the equation.
Social Science: We are disucssing cultrues and traditions.
We will have our Holiday Celebration next Wednesday, December 21st. Look for the flyer this week.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
I cannot believe how quickly this school year is flying by...the year is almost over.
Since we will only be in school for two days, there will not be any spelling words or sight words this week.
We will spend these two days progress monitoring what we have learned and focusing on the history of the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.
Today we will read a historical text about Pilgrim children, "How Did Pilgrim Children Live?" and the story "The Treasure" by Uri Shulevitz.
In "The Treasure", an English folktale, Issac hears a voice three times in his dreams. The voice tells him to go the capital city and look for treasure under the bridge by the royal palace. Issac is not sure about the journey and feels a little foolish but he sets out to find if his dream is true. At the end what he finds is a great surprise.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.
I hope everyone had a relaxing Veteran's Day weekend. This week we are beginning our Reading Unit on Relationships. In the upcoming weeks, First Grade is going to learn how people affect one another, how friends can resolve conflict and how different species can become the best of friends.
In Math we are focusing on Addition. Now is the time to begin Addition Flash Card practice. We will be practicing in the classroom too. All first graders should know at least 10 facts in a minute. I will be testing at the end of the quarter.
Sight Words and Spelling Words are going home today. Our test will be on Friday, please help your child study.
The Quarter 2 Objectives Parent Letter is going home today. It is attached to the Homework Behavior Log.
Have a great week.
Thank you for everything you do!!!!