Mrs. Abby Fisher
April News:

Spring has sprung and the flowers are blooming!  We are so excited to have warmer temperatures during recess.  It is always a good idea to keep a sweatshirt or light jacket in your child’s backpack.  The back playground can get very windy during recess. 

 

The students are finishing a content unit on Famous Americans.  We have been learning important information about the following Americans: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Hellen Keller, and Susan B. Anthony.  We will begin a two-week unit on plants at the end of the month. 

 

In reading, the students are focusing on nonfiction text features (table of contents, bold words, captions, pictures, index, glossary, etc).  While reading nonfiction books, focus on bolded vocabulary words.  Point out other text features that you may find.  Our fiction focus has been making predictions about the story and asking and answering questions about the text.  We have also been working on identifying the problem and solution of the story.  After reading, make sure to have the students retell the story with as many details as possible.  This will show whether they truly understand what they have read.

 

In math, we are focusing on geometry and fractions.  The students learned the properties of polygons by building them with straws and twist ties.  We are now looking at shapes as a whole and dividing them into equal parts.

 

 

 

Important Dates to REMEMBER: 
Friday, April 14th- No School 
Monday, April 17th- No School
Tuesday, April 18th- 2 Hour Delay





 

October

Happy Fall!!!  We are working so hard in our new reading curriculum called Wonders.  The students have been reading fiction and non-fiction stories, searching for key details, and writing responses to prompts.  They are reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

 

In math, the students have been manipulating their number grids to solve word problems and number models.  We will be working through Unit 3 this month.  Unit 3 will focus more on addition and subtraction strategies.  The students will be playing the following games: Domino Top-It, Roll and Total, High Roller, Penny-Dice, Bunny Hop, Rolling for 50 and Penny Plate. 

 

We will be focusing on Social Studies during the content block of the day.  We will begin the month by discussing Fire Safety with the students.  This will include a fire drill with a sweet treat for the students.  We will begin our Map Skills unit in the middle of the month.  The students will be working through a Map Skills workbook focusing on map symbols and main directions.  We will end the month by preparing for an election of our first grade mascot.  We will take a look at three literary characters and discuss the characteristics of each character.  We will hold a mock election on November 8th to elect our mascot. 

 

We will be having our fall field trip this month.  Please make sure you signed and returned the permission slip for the Renfrew Trip!

October

Happy Fall!!!  We are working so hard in our new reading curriculum called Wonders.  The students have been reading fiction and non-fiction stories, searching for key details, and writing responses to prompts.  They are reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

 

In math, the students have been manipulating their number grids to solve word problems and number models.  We will be working through Unit 3 this month.  Unit 3 will focus more on addition and subtraction strategies.  The students will be playing the following games: Domino Top-It, Roll and Total, High Roller, Penny-Dice, Bunny Hop, Rolling for 50 and Penny Plate. 

 

We will be focusing on Social Studies during the content block of the day.  We will begin the month by discussing Fire Safety with the students.  This will include a fire drill with a sweet treat for the students.  We will begin our Map Skills unit in the middle of the month.  The students will be working through a Map Skills workbook focusing on map symbols and main directions.  We will end the month by preparing for an election of our first grade mascot.  We will take a look at three literary characters and discuss the characteristics of each character.  We will hold a mock election on November 8th to elect our mascot. 

 

We will be having our fall field trip this month.  Please make sure you signed and returned the permission slip for the Renfrew Trip!

October

Happy Fall!!!  We are working so hard in our new reading curriculum called Wonders.  The students have been reading fiction and non-fiction stories, searching for key details, and writing responses to prompts.  They are reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

 

In math, the students have been manipulating their number grids to solve word problems and number models.  We will be working through Unit 3 this month.  Unit 3 will focus more on addition and subtraction strategies.  The students will be playing the following games: Domino Top-It, Roll and Total, High Roller, Penny-Dice, Bunny Hop, Rolling for 50 and Penny Plate. 

 

We will be focusing on Social Studies during the content block of the day.  We will begin the month by discussing Fire Safety with the students.  This will include a fire drill with a sweet treat for the students.  We will begin our Map Skills unit in the middle of the month.  The students will be working through a Map Skills workbook focusing on map symbols and main directions.  We will end the month by preparing for an election of our first grade mascot.  We will take a look at three literary characters and discuss the characteristics of each character.  We will hold a mock election on November 8th to elect our mascot. 

 

We will be having our fall field trip this month.  Please make sure you signed and returned the permission slip for the Renfrew Trip!

October

Happy Fall!!!  We are working so hard in our new reading curriculum called Wonders.  The students have been reading fiction and non-fiction stories, searching for key details, and writing responses to prompts.  They are reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

 

In math, the students have been manipulating their number grids to solve word problems and number models.  We will be working through Unit 3 this month.  Unit 3 will focus more on addition and subtraction strategies.  The students will be playing the following games: Domino Top-It, Roll and Total, High Roller, Penny-Dice, Bunny Hop, Rolling for 50 and Penny Plate. 

 

We will be focusing on Social Studies during the content block of the day.  We will begin the month by discussing Fire Safety with the students.  This will include a fire drill with a sweet treat for the students.  We will begin our Map Skills unit in the middle of the month.  The students will be working through a Map Skills workbook focusing on map symbols and main directions.  We will end the month by preparing for an election of our first grade mascot.  We will take a look at three literary characters and discuss the characteristics of each character.  We will hold a mock election on November 8th to elect our mascot. 

 

We will be having our fall field trip this month.  Please make sure you signed and returned the permission slip for the Renfrew Trip!

October

Happy Fall!!!  We are working so hard in our new reading curriculum called Wonders.  The students have been reading fiction and non-fiction stories, searching for key details, and writing responses to prompts.  They are reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

 

In math, the students have been manipulating their number grids to solve word problems and number models.  We will be working through Unit 3 this month.  Unit 3 will focus more on addition and subtraction strategies.  The students will be playing the following games: Domino Top-It, Roll and Total, High Roller, Penny-Dice, Bunny Hop, Rolling for 50 and Penny Plate. 

 

We will be focusing on Social Studies during the content block of the day.  We will begin the month by discussing Fire Safety with the students.  This will include a fire drill with a sweet treat for the students.  We will begin our Map Skills unit in the middle of the month.  The students will be working through a Map Skills workbook focusing on map symbols and main directions.  We will end the month by preparing for an election of our first grade mascot.  We will take a look at three literary characters and discuss the characteristics of each character.  We will hold a mock election on November 8th to elect our mascot. 

 

We will be having our fall field trip this month.  Please make sure you signed and returned the permission slip for the Renfrew Trip!