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fabulous-first-grade-headerWelcome to Ms. Landers class! You can contact me at clanders@dwcaonline.org

Weekly Schedule
Monday: Spanish & Music
Tuesday: Gym
Wednesday: 
Thursday: Art
Friday: Computer

Contact: clanders@dwcaonline.org

Announcements

-Scholastic Book Orders Due by December 4th (Online Code- NHWTP)

Spelling Words: bike, dime, hide, ice, kite, like, ride, smile, time, white

Sight Words:  were, saw, come 

Homework:

Monday: Math: pg 51-52

                   Spelling: write each word once and circle the long a in each word

                   Read for 10 min and log

Tuesday: Math: pg. 53-54

                   Spelling: write each word once and circle the consonants in blue and vowels in red

                    Read for 10 min and log

Wednesday: math: worksheet

                           spelling: pick 3 words and write a sentence for each 

                           read for 10 min and log

ThursdaySpelling: study for test tomorrow

                        math: test tomorrow 

                        read for 10 min and log

Weekly Letter November 16th

Posted on November 16, 2020

I hope you all had a nice weekend. I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is next week! Time is flying by and we are busy as usual in class 1-2. Please continue reading to find out what we are working on this week…

Reading & Writing: This week students will start to write their personal narratives. This morning we were able to brainstorm our ideas. Some chose to write about a family vacation, when they lost their first tooth, or a special day with a friend. Each day we will be writing another sentence. In our writing, we will be using sequencing words such as, first, next, then. We will also learn about introduction and closing sentences. By the end of the unit, we will have about 5 sentences to make a paragraph! I am super proud of how hard students are working.

Phonics/Spelling: This week the phonics skill will focus on the long i vowel. Students will need to identify what makes a word have a short or long i sound. Please continue to review spelling and sight words each week. During this week I will begin assessing students’ reading levels as well as their knowledge of sight words. Please remember that book baggies MUST come back to school each day.

Math: This week will be finishing the last two lessons in chapter 3. These lessons focus on the addition strategies, doubles, near doubles, and make a ten. We will be taking a chapter 3 math test on Friday. Study guides will be coming home in green folders on Wednesday. Please make sure you are completing the correct pages for math homework. At times, I will skip a page or not go in order.

Religion: This week students will be finishing lesson 3. There will be a test on Thursday. Books will come home on Tuesday. Please review the words/topics: praise, faith, Church, Obey.

Announcements & Reminders:

  • Turkey Trot on Thursday- We are collecting nonperishable food items until Friday. Please consider donating 
  • Please keep in mind that if your child is absent due to illness, when they return, they must have a doctors clearance.
  • Scholastic Orders Due December 4th.

Weekly Letter November 9th

Posted on November 9, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians:

A few things we will doing this week in class 1-2…

Reading/Writing: The unit on Waves: Light & Sound is an interactive and exciting unit! During this unit, the students will be introduced to the skill of making predictions. This is a skill that readers use daily while reading, but also during every day activities. Last week we discussed how important our five senses are. We even went on a listening walk around the school to listen to all the different sounds. We will be learning that sound in caused by vibration and sound travels without us even seeing!

This week we will be reading various stories and thinking about a moment in our own lives. Once we have our moment we will start to plan out the details about the moment such as the who, where, and when?

Spelling: The phonics focus this week is the long a sound. The words all follow the a-e pattern. We call the “e” at the end of the word: Magic E because he is silent and makes the vowel say its name.

Math: This week, students will continue to explore the strategy doubles and near doubles. For example, if we know 8+8=16, then 8+9=17. On Tuesday, students will be learning how to make a ten to add. We will begin to understand that when given an equation, we can always think about making a ten to help us. Please find below how making a ten can help you add. Please continue to have your child practice their doubles facts at home.

Religion: This week we will continue with lesson three. Students will learn about what is means to obey as well as how we can show kindness to others just as God wants us to do. Through our social emotional program “Friendzy”, students are understanding what is means to encourage others and how they can “build up” people around them.

Announcements & Reminders:

  • No School on Wednesday
  • Please wash mask daily and make sure your child’s mask covers nose AND mouth!
  • Scholastic Orders Due 11/13

Weekly Letter November 2nd

Posted on November 2, 2020

I hope you all had a nice Halloween. Students came in this morning very excited to share all about their weekend. Please read below about what is happening in class 1-2 this week!

Phonics: This week our phonics skill will focus on the digraphs sh and th. Digraph words mean that there are two letters that make one sound. Their favorite sound to make was the “sh” sound. We already knew how to do that one! We also learned about “th” sound today and made our own list of words. Please review the words with your child each night.

Writing: Tomorrow, students will be VOTING! We’ve read the books, Splat the Cat for President and Duck for President. We talked about why people vote and how important it is. Students will have a chance to vote for either duck or cat. At the end of the day we will reveal the winner by counting the ballots.

This week students will be introduced to personal narratives. We will be thinking of a special moment in our lives and brainstorming ways that we can write about this moment using sequencing words, first, next, then, last. The goal of the personal narrative moment is to think of the “small moment”. For example, the big moment is going to Disney World with our families. The small moment is going on a scary roller coaster with dad. This will take some time for students to master, but I am confident we can do it! 

Math: Tomorrow, November 3rd, we will be taking a chapter 2 test. Study guides went home on Wednesday of last week. Tonight’s math homework is OPTIONAL. On Wednesday, we will be starting chapter 3. Chapter 3 focuses on various addition strategies using facts to 20. We will begin by using a number line to count on. Please continue to practice facts daily.

Religion: This week will begin lesson 3. Today, students are looking for things that God has created within a picture. We are trying to remember important vocabulary words such as Creation and Blessed Trinity. Please practice praying the Our Father and Hail Mary with your child.

Announcements & Reminders:

  • Math test Tuesday
  • Book baggies must come back to school every day!
  • Friday is a half day-11:45 Dismissal
  • Scholastic Orders Due November 13th. Code: NHWTP

Weekly Letter October 26th

Posted on October 26, 2020

Happy ALMOST Halloween! I can’t wait to see everyone in costume on Friday. Please remember that all costumes must be bathroom friendly and children should not be bringing in any accessories for their costume. We will be participating in a class parade at 10am on Friday (weather permitting). We hope to see you there! In the afternoon the children will be having a small Halloween treat. Thanks to our class captains for coordinating everything! Please continue reading to see what will be happening in class 1-2 this week…

Reading & Writing: This week we will finish up our family books with the topic traditions. Students had a great conversation this morning talking all about their own family traditions. Some examples were baking cookies for Santa or coloring Easter eggs. You will have a chance to view these family books after they are on display in our classroom for a little bit.

On Wednesday this week, students will be book shopping. Students will get a chance to bring 5 books home in a zip lock baggie. The books in their baggie should consist of 3 books that are on their reading level and 2 books that are free choice. These baggies should come back to school each day and students will be able to switch out books every Wednesday. Students may use these books for their nightly reading if they would like 

Phonics: The phonics focus this week will review all the short vowel sounds. We have been practicing individual vowel sounds over the past few weeks, so I felt it was necessary to review all sounds at the same time before moving on to long vowels next week. Please refer to the homework sheet for the list of spelling and sight words. There will be a formal assessment on Friday, so please review these words every night.

Math: This week, we will be finishing chapter 2. In the remaining lessons, students will use strategies learned to solve word problems and come up with ways to make ten such as, 0+10, 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, etc… Our test will be on Tuesday, November 3rd. Study guides will be going home on Wednesday.

Religion: This week, we will be finishing up chapter 2. We will have an assessment on Wednesday. Books will go home today (Monday). Please review the following words/topics: Blessed Trinity, Who makes up the Blessed Trinity?, Who is the first person/second person/third person of the Blessed Trinity?

Announcements & Reminders!

  • Be on the lookout for Progress Reports. You should be receiving them any day now 
  • Spelling Homework: On Wednesdays, when your child is writing sentences for words, please do not tell them how to spell the words they want to use. You may help them to tap out the words, which is a strategy we use in class to say a word and listen to all the sounds. Thank you for your support!
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