Monday, March 12, 2018

Book Fair Buying

We will browse the book fair today (3-12-18).  The children will have a chance to buy their books on Wednesday March 14th at 12:50!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Spring Conferences (at-risk)

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Report Card Note

Dear Families,
What a great first semester it has been in our classroom.  The children are really beginning to work together as a team and it has been wonderful watching them grow.  How wonderful it is to see things “click” and watch the excitement these children bring to learning.  

Thank you so much for your support this year.  It is a lot of work being a parent and you are all doing a wonderful job.  Keep reading, working on fluency and comprehension as well as going over math homework.  This nightly practice is so important to ensure the academic growth of the first grade year.

Your child’s report card is in PowerSchool.

Many children are DE (developing) in areas of the curriculum.  This is okay...many of the skills on the report card are not yet mastered.  The goal is for all of these standards on the report card to be mastered or SE (secure) by the end of first grade.

If there is a NE or BE next to an item please be sure to work with your child on this area.  I will be working with your child in these areas also, but your support at home is helpful to your child’s success.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions regarding your child’s growth.  I have many suggestions to help him or her achieve their goals.

Your partner in education,

Jana Jilek-Wolfe

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Carnival Basket Donations!

The Hutchings Carnival is right around the corner and our class needs to get a basket ready to raffle off for this wonderful event (2-23).

Our class basket theme is OUTDOOR ADVENTURE!  Please send in anything you can that would help fill this basket.  You are also welcome to send in money and I will buy outdoorsy items to put in the basket!

If anyone has a large basket or bin of some type please let me know AND if anyone would like to put the basket together that would be AMAZING!!! I did it one year and found that I do not have the wonderful qualities needed to create a top selling  basket...I think we earned 14.00 for the classroom...

Thank you for ALL you do and I look forward to seeing some wonderful OUTDOOR ADVENTURE items!...and a basket maker!  WINK!

Oh yes...ideas
Outdoor adventures
: Sleeping bag, fishing pole, mini lanterns, fixings for s’mores (graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate), head lamps, bug spray, citronella candles, gift cards to outdoor stores

Monday, January 22, 2018

Greater Than, Less than, Equal to!

Click on the pictures below to see some great videos about Greater Than, Less than and Equal To!
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Blends Video

We have been working hard on blends during reading groups.  Blends are two consonants together that make a new sound!  Below is a great video to help reinforce this concept!  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Polar Animal Fun Friday!

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Today we learned all about polar animals!  
We had a blast trying blubber and using visible thinking to tell what we SEE, THINK and WONDER!
We also learned about Polar Bears and have begun writing facts to put around the school!
Here are two wonderful videos we watcher today!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Ten More, Ten Less

Before our assessment on Thursday we will be learning ten more and ten less!

Ten More Ten Less on the Number Grid
Today We learned to use a TRICK to add ten more or ten less on the number grid. 
Instead of taking ten hops you can just go up one for ten less and one down for ten more! 
Click on the link below for more information!

MLK Jr. Fun Friday!

This Friday we will be learning all about MLK jr!
Click on the picture above for a great
 Reading Rainbow teaching about MLK Jr.!

Click above for a great MLK Jr. book!

Click above for a movie called MY FRIEND MARTIN!


Next week we will begin learning about MAPS in social studies!