Hi room 16 families! Our students have an earned a celebration with their good choices! We have choice time on Friday, and this Friday each student can bring one toy to play with from home. The toy needs to be smaller than your child's backpack, and cannot be a toy weapon of any kind. I look forward to celebrating with Room 16 tomorrow! Also, as a friendly reminder, we have library tomorrow. Homework is also due. Thank you!
Our first and second graders will be performing in the cafeteria at 8:35 tomorrow morning (April 30th). Please join us for about 45 minutes of singing and bell performances. Thanks!
Room 16 will walk to Pizza My Heart on Wednesday, May 20th, to enjoy assembling pizza (and practice procedural writing skills). This is a free field trip. Many thanks to Pizza My Heart to providing us with the opportunity to visit.
First grade will visit the Oakland Zoo on May 28th. More information about our field trips will go home as the dates approach!
Tomorrow is a minimum day. If you have not been contacted about a conference, it is because the second round of conferences are for parents and students when the child is far below academic benchmark.
I wrote this on the 2nd, and apparently it didn't post! Posting as it was written:
Hello, again, Room 16 families! I apologize for the long gap between posts. A snapshot into our current goings on...
Writer's Workshop- We've been working on writing reviews and persuading. This will continue to be our focus until February break.
Reader's Workshop- We have begun partner reading, and we are delving into how readers talk about books.
Math- We have moved on from geometry to focusing on number sense with numbers to 100.
Science- We are in our life sciences unit, where we study plants and habitats.
Social Studies- We are studying American symbols and landmarks. We will culminate this unit with a Celebrate Freedom performance on February 13th!
We made groundhog puppets today to go with our Groundhog Day poem...
I'm a little groundhog, furry and round
You may see me POP out of the ground
If I see my shadow, down I'll stay
Six more weeks of winter's on it's way
Wednesday, November 12th, first graders may wear their pajamas to school. Please be sure that their pajamas are also appropriate for the playground! Appropriate playground shoes must also be worn. Students can bring labeled books from home, a small blanket, a pillow, and a stuffed animal. We will be having a marathon devoted to reading on Wednesday!
Thursday is Doughnuts with a Dear One, when parents and students can read a book together and enjoy a complimentary doughnut before school. This event is in the cafeteria beginning at 7:45 AM. The PTA is also hosting a book swap Thursday, so students may bring an old book to trade if you like.
Good morning! As mentioned in the Braly Eagle, students will get to learn about a dairy cow today. The assembly will be outside at 8:30, and as this morning seems a bit chilly, please put your child in some warm layers this morning. Thank you!
A few updates...
We have received an electric pencil sharpener! Thank you to our donor family! We are pleased to report that our pencils are now sharpened with ease.
Today was the first day of our first grade writing rotation. This is similar to language lab in kindergarten, simply renamed. All of the first graders are grouped according to English language ability (just for this time of day, about 8:45 - 9:20). We then have targeted language and writing instruction in accordance with their current abilities. If your child mentioned that they go to writing with Mrs. Zeitler or Ms. Petersen now, that is the reason. We explain it to the first graders as a chance to meet new friends and to get to know other teachers. We will all be working on the same general concepts, but in slightly different ways. Tomorrow, we will begin writing informational pieces about sea otters!
Ms. Katie Ernst