Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 8-12

Hello parents and families. We have finished our math review for our final. The students are doing well and we hope to see some great scores. Along with the math benchmark we will also be completing our end of year spelling inventory.  Dibels will also begin next week. We would ask that your children have a good breakfast and plenty of rest. We have had some very tired children this last week.

There will be no spelling words or homework for the rest of the year.

Upcoming Events:

May 6th is Peter Pan, by the musical theater groups. 11:00 for 4th and 5th grades, 2:00 for 6th and 7th, at Hurricane Fine Arts Center.

May 8-10th is Kindergarten Assessments. There will be no school for K those days.

May 8th -12th is Teacher Appreciation week (we both like chocolate :)

Dance Recital: May 15th at Hurricane High School

May 18th: K graduation and 1st and 2nd Grade field trip. Please watch for permission slips on Monday. Make sure you fill out both forms.

May 23rd: Water Party at the school. Students need to bring a towel and some thing that can get wet. School is out at 11:30.

May 24th: Last Day Of School!!! School is out at 11:30.



Thursday, April 27, 2017

May 1-5

Are you ready for the last month of school? This month is really going to fly by!

In language arts this week we will focus on finding the main idea and details that support the main idea, adjectives that compare, and the suffix -ly.

End of year testing begins next week with DIBELS and classroom testing will take place in the following weeks. Please make sure your children are well rested and eating good breakfasts.

Spelling List #1

even
music
open
paper
begin
zero
baby
table
tiger
below

Spelling List #2

mixed
mixing
crack
cracking
treated
treating
jumped
jumping
asked
asking

In math we continue to review in preparation for end of year.

Upcoming Events: 
May 1st - Spring Fever fundraiser by the Valley Academy orchestra. 7:00 - 7:45. Adults $5 Students $2.
May 15th - Dance program at Hurricane High School.
May 18th - Field Trip. More information to come.
May 23rd and 24th - school dismissed at 11:30.
May 24th - LAST DAY

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 24 - 28

Another has come and gone. One to go. We are excited to finish up all of the first grade core. We will be reviewing the next couple of weeks everything we have learned this year getting ready for the end of year testing. We feel all our students will do great.

In Language Arts we will be concentrating on understanding characters, adverbs, suffixes, and opinion writing.

Spelling Words List 1:
sad
sadly
slow
slowly
dust
dusty
trick
tricky
help
helpful

Spelling Words List 2:

sleep
keep
read
leap
feed
cheer
year
dear
deer
spear

Sight Words:

caught
took
listen
thought
minute
idea
beautiful
friendship


In Math we will continue with the year review.

Upcoming Events:

Spring Carnival will be Monday April 24th from 5:00 to 8:00. Bring your friends and family. There are special group pricing, games, prizes, raffles, hot dogs, chips, and drinks. Come and enjoy the evening with us!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 17 - 21

This week has flown by so fast. We had lots of fun with our Peep Science this week. We also had a great visit from the Red Cliff Reserve, and showed off our awesome dancing skills at the flash mob. We cannot forget the awesome assembly and ice cream on Wednesday. Thank you parents for helping your children get their reading minutes so it could be enjoyed by everyone.

This week in Language Arts we will be focusing on Opinion Writing, adjectives and the spelling patterns of long i (igh, y, ie).

Spelling Words List 1:

my
try
sky
fly
by
dry
pie
cried
night
light

Spelling Words List 2:

mask
tack
chick
flick
tusk
deck
task
tick
dusk
desk



Sight Words:

across
head
second
ball
heard
should
cried
large

In Math we have finished all of our chapters and will begin a review of everything we have learned this year making sure we are prepared for the benchmark in May.

Upcoming Events:

Easter Break - April 14-17, No School


Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 10 - 14th

We are so excited for all the science we are going to be working on for the next several weeks. We have many fun things planned that we believe the students will enjoy as well as learning.

In Language Arts we will be working on Emotion Words, Kind of Sentences, Opinion Write, Analyze/Evaluate, and base words with -er, and -est.

Spelling Words List 1:

hard
harder
hardest
fast
faster
fastest
slow
slower
slowest
sooner

Spelling List 2:

shirt
hurt
short
perch
chore
bird
blurt
her
fort
dark

Sight Words:

always
happy
once
different
high
stories
enough
near

In Math we will be finishing up Chapter 12 2-D Shapes. Students will have a test on Thursday.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, April 12th I Scream You Scream, Ice Cream celebration and assembly. Remember this is the last week. Please remember to turn in their reading minutes by Friday.

Thursday, April 13th last day of school before Easter Break

Friday, April 14th - 17th Easter Break

Monday, April 24th VACS Spring Carnival. Plan to come and have some fun. Bring your families and anyone else who might want to come.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

April 3rd - 7th

April is here, this year is flying by. Only two more month to cover everything we need to cover in first grade. The students are doing well and we have some fun activities planned for the remainder of the year.

This week we will be focusing on Compare and Contrast, endings -ed, -ing, exclamations, and maybe idioms.

We will be separating students into two groups for spelling for at least the next four weeks. The words will be much more challenging. Please practice the correct list with your child. We will highlight the list your child should study in their homework packet.

Spelling Words List One:

mix
mixed
hop
hopped
hope
hoping
run
running
use
used

Spelling Words List Two:

cape
glade
gripe
phone
flute
crude
broke
spine
shine
chase

Sight Words:

above
bear
even
pushed
studied
surprised
teacher
toward

In Math we have started working on 2-D shapes.

Upcoming Events:

April 13th will be the assembly for the I Scream You Scream We All Scream for Ice Cream Reading Challenge. Get your child's reading calendar up to date.

April 14-17th Spring Break - No School

April 24th Spring Fling Carnival 5:00-8:00pm - Please consider volunteering.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 27-31

As most of you may have noticed there was no homework this week other than spelling and math in Mrs. Gates class. Next week will be the same although we will not have spelling words.

We will be continuing our Great Brain Presentations or Reports this next week. We are loving them so far, everyone has done a great job.

We will continue with the same grammar focus as last week working on ow, ou, oi, oy, au, and aw. We will continue with narratives, synonym, and characters.

In math we will have a math test on 3-D shapes Tuesday. We will start chapter 12 2-D shapes on Wednesday.

Upcoming Events:
No upcoming events for now.