Daily Archives: March 10, 2019

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will take place next week Monday and Wednesday.  I am excited to meet with all of you to share some of the AMAZING growth your child has made since this fall.  I am so proud of these first graders!!!

I’ve posted the revised conference schedule below.  We have a lot of wonderful things to talk about in just 15 minutes.  Please remember to be prompt and I will do my best to stay right on schedule too!

Report cards will be sent home in your child’s blue folder on Monday, March 11.

Thank you!!

Mrs. Stadt :)

Important Dates: Week #27

Our cute leprechaun drawings from our Fast Friday sure made it feel like spring, even if the weather still hasn’t warmed up.  (See the photo stream for more cute pictures!!!) As the snow finally begins to melt, pack some extra clothes in your child’s backpack.  We try to wear our boots and avoid the mud and puddles, but sometimes our clothes/socks/shoes end up soggy.

March 11 & 13 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

I will post our updated conference schedule later today.

March 12 – Book Fair Preview

We will head down to the book fair so your child can make a wish list of the books he or she would like to get.  You do not have to purchase these books.  This experience gets the kids excited about new books to read and possibly buy!!

March 14 – Book Fair Buy Day

Today our class has the opportunity to visit the book fair to purchase books.  If your child would like to buy a book, please send his/her money to school on Wednesday in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and the phrase “Book Fair Money”.  Remind your child to hand me the envelope when they get to school.

**No library this week due to the book fair.**

Learning Update!!!

Writing:

This week, we transitioned back into opinion writing. The first graders used their collections, brought from home, to be a judge and choose their best object. We then wrote a review of the object they chose. As they were writing their review, we started to see features of their writing that reminded us of our persuasive letters that we wrote back in December.

As we worked on a shared review together, we took note of key features that we’ll see in our own Reviews. We’ll build on these few features to build more persuasive reviews throughout this unit.

Math:

This week our math switch groups reviewed how solve missing partner addition and subtraction equations.  To support our math learning we added new purple and blue quilt cards to our math toolkits.  Our purple and blue cards are very similar to our previous yellow and orange cards, except this time we are encouraging our mathematicians to count-on or “make a ten” as they solve equations with teen totals.
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We also began solving mixed stories again.The first graders performed very successfully when they complete the appropriate steps in order.

Reading:

During our reading time this week, we worked on being the BOSS of our reading!  If we’re being the boss of our books, when we get to a tricky word we know we have to STOP and try something to fix it. If that doesn’t work we can try another strategy!

Finally, when we think we figured out the word, we do a triple check to make sure the word: makes sensesounds right, and looks right!