Week 5-Room 104 reads “A Fox and a Kit” and studies Plants

Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on August 29th, 2010

Room 104 will be rocking SCHOOL WEEK 5. Here is what we are studying:

ReadingAnimals Wild and Tame Unit 1 Week 4 A Fox and a Kit

Writing- Personal Narratives

Spelling– adding -s to words

Math– Chapter 1, Addition and Number Concepts, continues

Science-We will begin a unit of study about Plants

Social Studies-We are studying rules and being a good citizen.

Hello Parents and Fans of Room 104! This week will be a busy one! On Monday, Polly Produce will make her debut at Bulldon Bash and afterward,  it’s the boys turn to hear about Boy Scouts. Tuesday is picture day-wear your best outfit and smile! Friday-is Watermelon Day at South Edmonson. This is an old tradition at our school where the whole staff and school meet on the front lawn and enjoy the best fruit of the season. Come out and watch those seeds fly! I hope you have a great week-come visit when you can!!

Love,

Ms. Monica

"Come Join in the Circle"

Room 104 is Working on Week 4

Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on August 23rd, 2010

"Of all the faces that I see, no one else looks just like me!"

Room 104 has begun SCHOOL  WEEK 4. Here is what we are studying:

ReadingAnimals Wild and Tame Unit 1 Week 3  Big Blue Ox

Spelling– words with short /o/

Math– Chapter 1, Addition and Number Concepts, continues

Science-We will begin a unit of study about Plants

Social Studies-We are studying rules and being a good citizen.

The number one question of the week is about AR. AR is an abbreviation for Accelerated Reader. This is a computerized reading program that allows students to gain points for reading books and successfully completing quizes about the stories. There is a link on the South Edmonson homepage for more information on AR and a “finder,” that will allow you to search for book titles that already have AR quizzes. Students accumulate points all year, weekly room leaders are announced each Monday at Bulldog Bash, point totals are reported on each report card, and then students are allowed to “buy” prizes at the end of the school year with all their points. At school, each student is working in the computer lab Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Teachers have been working one on one to help students learn how to log onto the program and how to take the quizzes. Last year, I had some parents that liked to come in and work with their child in the computer lab on this program. I thought that was a great idea! This program is another way to encourage your child to read. Please make a list on the back of the reading log of any extra books your child reads at home. We will try to help them take the AR quiz for it. We will also take quizzes whole-class about books that are read aloud in class.  If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail or call me. Have a great week! Also, if you are following this blog, PLEASE  leave some feedback in the area below! I want to know what you think!!

Check Out What We are Studying and Homework Information

Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on August 15th, 2010

Room 104 is charging into the third week of school. Here is what we are studying:

ReadingAnimals Wild and Tame Unit 1 Week 2  Pig in a Wig

Spelling– words with short /i/

Math– Chapter 1, Addition and Number Concepts

Science-We will begin a unit of study about Plants

Social Studies-We are studying rules and being a good citizen.

There was a little confusion on the homework logs last week. The log inside the folders does not reflect our routine very well, but I will correct it as necessary. Our homework will follow the same routine for at least the first grading period. On Mondays, read the small, leveled readers. On Tuesday and Wednesday read the weekly story from our hardback texts. On Thursdays,  there will be a spelling sheet that also has review questions from the story to help study for spelling and reading tests that we have each Friday. Most students did very well on testing, if you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail or call me. Have a great week!

Welcome Back to School!

Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on August 8th, 2010

Well, we made it through our first week! We made it through our first birthday party and we made it through our first guest teacher! We read lots of good books including: Froggy Goes to School, Will I Have a Friend?, Harry Gets Ready for School, No, David!, Cookie’s Week, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, I Learned from My Friends, Hooway for Wodney Wat and The Kissing Hand. Congratulations to our first four Star Students: Caroline, Catherine, Colby and Dylan. We learned several songs including: Two Little Hands; Hi There, Neighbor!; the Circle Song; Five Green and Speckled Frogs; and I’m Just as Ready. What a wonderful week. Thanks to all the parents for the fabulous school supplies! We have everything for a great start!

For Week-2, we will begin our reading and spelling unit, as well as learn how to work at sixwork stations! Homework will also begin this week. First grade students are expected to read every night and study spelling words for their homework. Each day in your child’s folder, you will find a log that has the night’s reading assignment. Usually on Mondays,  there will be a little reading book in the folder. This is your child’s reading group book. We read it together in small reading groups, then,  students practice reading it at home to someone. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, your child will be bringing home their hardback reading text book. This will have our story for the week in it. Students need to read and discuss the story with someone at home. There is a space on the log for parents to sign when homework is completed. Students are given a spelling and reading test each Friday over this story, so homework Thursdays will be to reread and study.  Spelling word lists will be sent home on Mondays in the First Grade Newsletter and can be found on South Edmonson’s home page for each week of the school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail. Thanks again for all the awesome support, it’s going to be a great year!