Monday, January 7, 2019

Thank you!


Dear 1C families,

Thank you for your generous contribution to the teacher holiday gifts. Mrs. Miller and I truly appreciate your generosity. I also wanted to say thank you for the individual gifts, they were so thoughtful. I enjoyed using the gifts over the break with my fiance.

With gratitude,

Sarah Kaye

Week 20

Happy New Year 1C Families! 




I hope that you and your family had a wonderful time over the break. I enjoyed visiting family in Colorado!

This quarter we have made a few changes to our homework routine so please take a moment to review the changes in the “announcements” portion of this post.

Finally, I wish you all a happy new year! I am so excited to get back into the swing of things and see what this new year has in store.

In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,

Sarah Kaye 



Calendar

January 7th: School Resumes

Homework

*Please read the about the homework changes under the announcements portion.

Nightly: Read for 15 minutes, practice poem (1 minute), practice rocket math (1 minute)

Monday: mail, male, female, eye, I, glass, party, upon and math wkbk pg. 7-8
Tuesday: two, twin, twice, twelve, twenty, between, they, would, could, should and math wkbk. pg. 9-10
Wednesday: any, many, city, only, where, week, weak, first, sent, cent and math wkbk. pg. 13-14
Thursday: write all words 1 time and Test B

Friday: read for 15 minutes (book of your choice) 

Announcements

Homework Change
Thank you for taking the time to complete the latest homework survey.  We looked carefully at the numeric data and anonymous comments and had good conversation as a team.  Every child is unique and homework experiences vary widely, but there are occasional patterns in these surveys that help us to adjust our homework assignments.  With this in mind, we are going to make a few adjustments in the third quarter that will hopefully make the homework experience more joyful without sacrificing good learning.  We will continue to discuss as a team and will send another survey near the end of third quarter.  Beginning January 7th, parents and students can look forward to the following changes:
 1.  Spalding words will only need to be written once using the scholar’s best handwriting. As always it is crucial that parents read the words aloud to their child. Students will also write one sentence using one or more Spalding words.
       2.  Math homework will take place Monday- Thursdays. There will not be any math homework on Fridays.
Academics
Poem: I Know The Sounds That The Animals Make by Jack Prelutsky  Idiom: Fish Out of Water

Spalding: This week we have 28 words Spelling Test on Friday!

Monday: mail, male, female, eye, I, glass, party, upon

Tuesday: two, twin, twice, twelve, twenty, between, they, would, could, should

Wednesday: any, many, city, only, where, week, weak, first, sent, cent

phonograms: ai, ey, ar, w, t, ou, sh, wh, ea, ir

Writing: Copy work and narration exercises will be from Master of all Masters and Aesop's Fables.

Grammar: Students will observe Diego Rivera's painting of La Piñata. We will identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives that exist within this painting. We will write a full sentence about this painting based on observations made throughout the week.

Math: This week is all about comparing and ordering numbers. We will compare by using the phrases “__ more than” “__less than” and we will also compare by subtracting.
Literature:  We will be reading a variety of fairy tales this week including Sleeping Beauty, Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin, and Hansel Gretel.  As we read each fairy tale, we will also work to identify various story elements.  We will also learn how to use the decoding skill “stretchy snake” to help us become fluent readers!  

History: This week in history we will be studying the ancient culture of the Maya.  We will learn about the cities they built in the rain forest, their ancient writings and other aspects of their everyday culture.
Science: This week we will begin a new unit on the human body! We will start by learning about the skeletal system. The class will be able to explain the different functions of the skeletal system. We will also put together and label our own skeletal system using q tips!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Week 19

Greetings 1C Families,

Only a few days left before winter break but they are filled with many exciting activities.  Please see the announcements below for some important info. before we head off for break! 

In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,


Sarah Kaye


Calendar
December 18th & 19th: Half Days; Dismissal beginning at 11:45am.
December 19th: World Religions Celebration with class book exchange; please visit this link to help out!
December 20th-January 4th: No school; Winter Break- Happy Holidays!
January 7th: School Resumes


Homework
Nightly: Read for 15 minutes, practice poem (1 minute), practice rocket math (1 minute)
*Poetry recitation on Monday! 
Monday: Phonogram practice sheet
Tuesday: Read for 15 minutes and practice rocket math only!
Wednesday: No homework. Have a wonderful winter break!

Announcements
Class Book Exchange: We will have a class book exchange on December 19th in the morning. Please have your child bring a wrapped book (used or new) and will receive a new (to them) book in return!
Desk Cleaning: As we prepare for the new year, our wonderful cleaning crew will be cleaning the insides of desks.  I know in other classes parents are providing bags to put supplies into. In 1C Mrs. Miller and I will be providing the bags, so it is a little easier on you!
Thank you!: Thank you to all who took the time to complete the homework survey.  We appreciate your feedback!
Lost and Found: The lost and found will be cleared out over break. Please stop by the MPR for any missing sweaters, water bottles, etc.
Book Bags: Book bags will not be sent home this week.  Although there is not assigned homework, break is a great time for some free reading!

Academics
Poem: Table Manners by Gelett Burgess- Recitations on Monday and Tuesday
Idiom: The More The Merrier!
Spalding: This week we will not have spelling words. Students will be assessed on all 70 phonograms, half on Monday and half on Tuesday.
Please make sure to practice the phonograms over the weekend and on Monday night in preparation. Practice sheets will be sent home on Friday, 12/14 and on Monday, 12/17.
There will be no book bags sent home this week.
There will be no grammar/writing this week due to the half days.

Math: On Monday, we will practice our sorting and graphing skills with jelly beans.  On Tuesday, we will build a snowflake with various shapes.  We will also take part in various holiday math games.

Literature:  We will conclude our Frog and Toad book series by making a Toad puppet to remember all of his adventures with Frog. We will also read the African American folktale “Brer Rabbit Gets Brer Fox’s Dinner”.

History: This week we will be finishing up our Mexico unit with a review, a story and a craft! 

Science: This week we will conduct a holiday themed science experiment and practice following the steps of the scientific method. We will make a hypothesis and observe what happens when candy canes are placed in different liquids such as water, salt water, and vinegar. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

World Religions Party

Next week Wednesday, December 19th is our class world religions party. Below is the link to the signup genius.


Thank you for your help!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Holiday Book Exchange

Dear Parents,

I'm excited to announce that our classroom will be holding a holiday book exchange this holiday season! As you know, reading is so important and what better way to ring in the holiday season than celebrating with a new book? Your child should bring in a book (wrapped in some sort of wrapping paper!) to exchange with another student. If you need ideas of where to find a book, check out the following:

  • Local book store or department store
  • Thrift store
  • Home
  • Scholastic book order
If you are exchanging a used book, Please make sure it is gently used. Remember, this will be a brand new book to another child!

Please bring in a wrapped book by 12/19. Let me know if you have any questions or if you need help bringing in a book for the exchange.

Thank you,

Sarah Kaye

Week 18

Greetings 1C Families!

Our Archway Arete library has officially launched and we had our very first visit yesterday! It was such a joy to watch the student's faces beam with excitement as they selected a book! There is an orange slip of paper stating when the book is due (a 3 week time period). Students are welcome to turn-in their book before the 3 week mark.  We are looking for volunteers to help students check out books.  Sign up here to serve! Our next class library visit will be on January 18th from 8-:115.

Have a wonderful week! 

In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,

Sarah Kaye

Calendar
December 18th & 19th: Half Days
December 19th: World Religions Celebration
December 20th-January 4th: No school; Winter Break
January 7th: School Resumes

Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 minutes, practice poem (1 minute), practice rocket math (1 minute)

phonograms: oo, ch, or, ph, gu, g, f, ar, p, r
Monday: wind, wind (a toy), print, air, fill, along, lost, name, room, hope and wkbk pg.154-156
Tuesday: same, glad, with, mine, chair, forgot, guess, hang, meat, mouse and wkbk pg. 157-159
Wednesday: phone, store, supper, through, toe, became, brother, rain, keep, start and wkbk pg. 160-162
Thursday: Review all words and wkbk pg. 163-166
Friday: Review phonograms and wkbk. pg. 167-170

Announcements
Class Book Exchange: During our world religions celebration on December 19th, we will have a class book exchange. Your child is welcome to bring a wrapped book (used or new) and will receive a new (to them) book in return!


Winter Dress Code: Winter dress code has begun! Shorts are longer permitted and girls must wear tights or knee socks with dresses.  Pants must be worn with belts.  Also, please ensure that your child wears black sneakers for P.E. (Monday and Thursdays).  Thank you!

Lunch Snacks: We are thankful to our PSO for selling snacks during lunch for students to purchase.  Snacks are typically 50 cents each so we recommend students who wish to participate to bring 50 cents to one dollar with them  to school.  Thank you!  

Homework survey: In an effort to provide a fruitful homework experience for our scholars, we rely on the feedback of our families. Please find the homework survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiwa2O-PdfvbfEJ_tMkn7drot0erm-yOIA0LAgsO9lYdGibQ/viewform


Academics

Poem: Table Manners by Gelett Burgess  Idiom: The More The Merrier!

Spalding: This week we have 30 words Spelling Test on Friday!
Monday: wind, wind (a toy), print, air, fill, along, lost, name, room, hope
Tuesday: same, glad, with, mine, chair, forgot, guess, hang, meat, mouse
Wednesday: phone, store, supper, through, toe, became, brother, rain, keep, start
phonograms: oo, ch, or, ph, gu, g, f, ar, p, r
Writing: Copy work and narration exercises will be from two poems called "The Months" and "Bed in Summer".


Grammar: Students will observe Francisco Goya's painting of Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga. We will identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives that exist within this painting. 
Math: We will review various concepts that we have learned this year.  We will take our cumulative assessment on Friday.  
Literature:  We will finish reading Frog and Toad All Year and we will respond to what we have read. 
History:This week in History we will be learning about Mexico’s independence day and the important role Hidalgo played in Mexico’s independence. We will also be learning about how hunting and gathering turned to farming and settling in one place to form cities. 
Science: This week we will continue to learn about matter. We will conduct a melting experiment and observe how a substance can change states from a solid to a liquid by applying heat and pressure. We will talk a short quiz on Thursday to demonstrate what we have learned.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Week 17

Happy December 1C Families!

We conducted our class spelling bee last week! All of the scholars worked very hard and should be proud of their participation in this event. We are proud to announce that the winners of our 1C spelling bee are Ethan and Noble. Ethan will move on to compete in the school spelling bee with his 1st-5th grade peers. Noble will attend as a runner up. The school spelling bee is on Wednesday, January 9th at 6pm in the MPR. All are welcome to attend this event but only the 1st place winners from each section will perform in the school spelling bee.
 
In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,

Sarah Kaye

Calendar

December 18th & 19th: Half Days

December 19th: World Religions Celebration; more information to come!

December 20th-January 4th: No school; Winter Break

January 7th: School Resumes

Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 minutes, practice poem (1 minute), practice rocket math (1 minute)

phonograms: y, wh, ir, or, ou, er, r, ay, ai, o

Monday: why, bill, want, girls, girl, part, still, place, report, never and math wkbk. pg. 139-143

Tuesday: found, side, kind, life, here, car, word, every, under, most and math wkbk. pg. 144-148

Wednesdaymade, said, says, say, work, our, more, when, from  form and Test B

Thursday: Review all words and Test B

Friday:Review phonograms and wkbk. pg. 149-153


Announcements


Winter Dress Code: Winter dress code has begun! Shorts are longer permitted and girls must wear tights or knee socks with dresses.  Pants must be worn with belts.  Also, please ensure that your child wears black sneakers for P.E. (Monday and Thursdays).  Thank you!

Lunch Snacks: We are thankful to our PSO for selling snacks during lunch for students to purchase.  Snacks are typically 50 cents each so we recommend students who wish to participate to bring 50 cents to one dollar with them  to school.  Thank you!  

Homework survey: In an effort to provide a fruitful homework experience for our scholars, we rely on the feedback of our families. Please find the homework survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiwa2O-PdfvbfEJ_tMkn7drot0erm-yOIA0LAgsO9lYdGibQ/viewform


Academics


Poem: Table Manners by Gelett Burgess  Idiom: The More The Merrier!

Spalding: This week we have 30 words Spelling Test on Friday!

Monday: why, bill, want, girls, girl, part, still, place, report, never

Tuesday: found, side, kind, life, here, car, word, every, under, most

Wednesday: made, said, says, say, work, our, more, when, from  form

phonograms: y, wh, ir, or, ou, er, r, ay, ai, o

Writing: Copy work and narration exercises will be from The Saturdays.

Grammar: We will practice writing complete sentences. Complete sentences must have a capital letter, punctuation mark, a subject, and a verb. We will also practice how to write with abbreviations and titles of respect. 

Math: This week’s form of measurement is capacity! Students will compare the capacity of two containers as well as estimate and measure capacity using non-standard units of measurement. 

Literature:  We will journey through the four seasons with Frog and Toad as we read Frog and Toad All Year. Please ensure that your child has their copy at school to be read during class time.

History:  This week we will begin our unit on Mexico. The students will learn how to locate Mexico is relation to Canada and the United States. We will learn about the mix of Native American and Spanish heritage in Mexican culture as well as what tradition is and how a fiesta and piñata are important Mexican traditions.

Science: This week we will continue to learn about matter. We will study closely the different relationship between solids, liquids, and gasses. Scholars will complete two different experiments and observe chemical reactions such as evaporation and condensation. 

Thank you!

Dear 1C families, Thank you for your generous contribution to the teacher holiday gifts. Mrs. Miller and I truly appreciate your gener...