Friday, February 21, 2020

Week 27


Greetings 1B Families,



With two weeks left until spring break, that you for encouraging and supporting your child to continue their great habits! Their hard work is showing as each child is growing in their reading and math. It is a delight to watch them blossom! We will begin Sam the Minuteman next week. Please ensure that your child brings their copy to school. Thank you!



Have a great weekend!


In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,

Shannon Dawson





Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 min. using the book bags and bubblegum math practice for 2 minutes, practice poem (The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson)

Phonograms to practice nightly: aw, au, ay, ai, ea, ow, wh, ir, ar, or

Monday: never, found, side, kind, life, here, car and wkbk. pg. 74-75

Tuesday: word, every, under, most, said, says, say and wkbk. pg. 76-77

Wednesday: made, work, our, more, when, print and wkbk. pg. 78-79

Thursday: Review all words and Test B

Friday: Read for 15 minutes



Calendar

Spring Break: March 9th -16th

School Resumes: Tuesday, March 17th



Academics 

Idiom: An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Poetry: The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson     (Recitations begin this Thursday, 2/27)

Spalding: We will learn 20 new words this week. On Thursday, we will review all 20 words. On Friday, we will have a test on all 20 words and 10 phonograms.



Phonograms to practice nightly: er ou ar or ai ay wh ci si ti

Monday: never, found, side, kind, life, here, car

Tuesday: word, every, under, most, said, says, say

Wednesday: made, work, our, more, when, print

Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from How To Eat Fried Worms. We will review nouns, verbs, and adjectives. We will complete our poetry recitations on Thursday & Friday. 

Literature: We will enjoy one last Anansi story on Monday and then will begin reading a historical fiction piece entitled Sam the Minuteman. Please ensure your child brings their copy to school.

Math: We will continue to explore repeated addition and transition into multiplication.

 History: Students will hear about the founding of Jamestown, John Smith, Pocahontas, and slavery in the colonies. 
Science: We will wrap up our study of the human body and start looking at the geographical features of the earth's surface and its layers as we begin our unit on Earth Science this week.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Week 26


Greetings 1B Families,



We had a wonderful day celebrating friendship! We enjoyed time with 4B, made friendship cards, participated in an assembly along with other great hearted activities! A great time was had by all. Thank you to all the parents who helped bring in supplies to help make the day a success.



Have a wonderful long weekend!


In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,

Shannon Dawson





Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 min. using the book bags and bubblegum math practice for 2 minutes, practice poem (The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson)

Phonograms to practice nightly: aw, au, ay, ai, ea, ow, wh, ir, ar, or

Tuesday: saw, pay, large, near, down, why, bill and wkbk. pg. 68-70

Wednesday: want, girl, girls, part, still, place, report and test B

Thursday: Review all words and wkbk. pg. 71-73

Friday: Read for 15 minutes



Calendar

Monday, February 17th: No school; President’s day



Academics 

Idiom: An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Poetry: The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson

Spalding: We will learn 20 new words this week. On Thursday, we will review all 20 words. On Friday, we will have a test on all 20 words and 10 phonograms.

Phonograms to practice nightly: er, ea, ay, sh, ci, ti, ai high, ch, ee

Monday: help, hard, race, cover, fire, wire, tire

Tuesday: age, gold, read, read, red, fine, cannot

Wednesday: May, may, line, left, ship, train

Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from The Velveteen Rabbit. We will wrap up our unit on adjectives and take an assessment on Friday.



Literature:  This week we will enjoy the west African folktales of Anasi the spider!

Math: We will continue to explore strategies and practice two-digit addition and subtraction including renaming (borrowing from the tens). We will have a test on Thursday and prepare for multiplication on Friday will repeated addition.

 History: We begin our unit on early American explorers!
Science: Students will continue learning more about the human body and its systems.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Week 25


Greetings 1B Families,



It has been a wonderful week in 1B!  The scholars enjoyed making a model of blood today and I’m sure that they will be excited to tell you all about it tonight!



Friday, February 14th is Great Hearts Day! We have reserved this special day to focus on the virtue of friendship and celebrate the traits that make a great-hearted student. We are planning interactive and fun activities centered around these topics. Archway Arete strives to cultivate a rich, academic environment rooted in the classical tradition. This many times requires popular culture to be left at the door. On that note, students will not be permitted to bringstore-bought valentines, candy, or gifts to school. Thank you for partnering with us. We will be making a friendship mix.  Please have your child bring in a sandwich baggie of their favorite, nut-free cereal!



Have a wonderful long weekend!


In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,

Shannon Dawson





Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 min. using the book bags and bubblegum math practice for 2 minutes, practice poem (The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson)

Phonograms to practice nightly: er, ea, ay, sh, ci, ti, ai high, ch, ee

Monday: help, hard, race, cover, fire, wire, tire and math wkbk. pg. 53, 54

Tuesday: age, gold, read, read, red, fine, cannot and math wkbk. pg. 59-61

Wednesday: May, may, line, left, ship, train and math wkbk. pg. 62-64

Thursday: Review all words and wkbk. 65-66

Friday: Read for 15 minutes



Calendar

Friday, February 7th: No school; teacher professional development

Friday, February 14th: Great Hearts Day. Please find information mentioned above

Monday, February 17th: No school; President’s day



Academics 

Idiom: An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Poetry: The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson

Spalding: We will learn 20 new words this week. On Thursday, we will review all 20 words. On Friday, we will have a test on all 20 words and 10 phonograms.

Phonograms to practice nightly: er, ea, ay, sh, ci, ti, ai high, ch, ee

Monday: help, hard, race, cover, fire, wire, tire

Tuesday: age, gold, read, read, red, fine, cannot

Wednesday: May, may, line, left, ship, train

Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from Tom Sawyer and The Velveteen Rabbit. We will observe the classical painting Parade by Jacob Lawrence. We will identify adjectives within the painting and use them to practice writing detailed and descriptive sentences. 

 Literature: We will continue reading and responding to A Bargain for Frances.

Math:  We will continue to explore place value as we identify the tens and ones in a given number as well as add a two-digit number to a one digit number without regrouping.

 History: We will finish our study on the Inca civilization. 
Science: Students will continue learning more about the human body and its systems!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Week 24


Greetings 1B Families,
1B, or should I say Corinth, had a wonderful time competing in field day today! Each scholar did their best and showed great teamwork! Thank you to all the parents who joined us and helped make the day a huge success.

Have a wonderful weekend!


In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,

Shannon Dawson





Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 min. using the book bags and bubblegum math practice for 2 minutes, practice poem (The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson)

Phonograms to practice nightly: u, ow, ay, ou, ar, oa, ea, o, e, a

Monday: blue, post, town, stay, grand, outside, dark and test B

Tuesday: band, game, boat, rest, east, son, sun and wkbk. pg. 47-49

Wednesday: review all words and wkbk. pg. 50-51

Thursday: read for 15 minutes

Friday: No school



Calendar

Tuesday, February 4th: Class picture day

Friday, February 7th: No school; teacher professional development

Friday, February 14th: Great Hearts Day. More information to follow.

Monday, February 17th: No school; President’s day



Academics 

Idiom: An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Poetry: The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson

Spalding: Due to having no school on Friday, we will learn just 14 new words this week. On Wednesday, we will review all 14 words. On Thursday, we will have a test on all 14 words and 10 phonograms.

Phonograms to practice nightly: u, ow, ay, ou, ar, oa, ea, o, e, a

Monday: blue, post, town, stay, grand, outside, dark

Tuesday: band, game, boat, rest, east, son, sun

Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from Winnie-The-Pooh and A Child's Geography. We will continue learning how to identify and use adjectives. 

 Math: We will continue to explore place value as we identify the tens and ones in a given number as well as add a two-digit number to a one digit number without regrouping.

Literature: We will continue to read and respond to A Bargain for Frances. Please ensure that your child brings their copy to class. Thank you!

 History: We will begin our study on the Inca civilization. 
 Science: Students will continue learning more about the human body. This week we will focus on the circulatory system and the importance of exercise and good nutrition to it. We will also learn about the brain and nervous system.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Week 23


Greetings 1B Families,



Happy 100th day of school! We enjoyed 100 days of learning with a special snack, 100 day collections and more.


Next up is field day on Friday, 1/31! Please read the announcement below for all the needed information. Thank you!

We will begin reading A Bargain for Frances next week.  Please ensure that your child brings their copy to school.  Thank you!


In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,

Shannon Dawson



Field Day

Athletic Field Day is Friday, January 31st from 8:30-11:00 for K-2 classes and from 12:00-2:30 for grades 3-5!  Each year classes are assigned a Greek City State for their team.  This year, your child’s team is Corinth, and our team color is yellow. Please sign up here to volunteer for our class here. Volunteers for field day events are also needed. Please sign up using the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4aa8af28a2fc1-field to help with the events.  We need a few volunteers for class to help with donating a cooler and snacks.  

Lunch: Please have lunch in your classroom at 11:00.  There will be no school lunch.  Please have students bring a lunch from home.

Athletic Field Day Attire

Please have your child wear a yellow color t-shirt that day.  Students may decorate their shirts with their team name and/or symbol of their Greek City State.   Students should wear athletic clothing free of pop culture references.  Sports team and brand logos are acceptable on clothing.  Athletic shoes are mandatory (any color).  Hats and sunglasses may be worn.  Sunscreen must be applied at home.  Please see pg. 52 in the family handbook for more detailed information.



Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 min. using the book bags and bubblegum math practice for 2 minutes, practice poem ( I Know all the Sounds that the Animals Make by Jack Prelutsky; recitation on 1/30)

Phonograms to practice nightly: oo, or, th, er, ar, ou, ee, v, z, t

Monday: zoo, zip, zero, seven, forget, happy, noon and test B

Tuesday: think, sister, cast, card, south, deep, inside and wkbk. pg. 38-40

Wednesday: review all words (test on Thursday due to Field Day) and wkbk. pg. 41-43

Thursday: Wkbk. pg. 44-46

Friday: read for 15 minutes



Calendar

Friday, January 31st: Athletic Field Day; more information to follow
Friday, February 7th: No school; teacher in-service



Academics 

Idiom: Let The Cat Out of The Bag

Poetry: I Know All The Sounds That The Animals Make by Jack Prelutsky  (Recitations Begin 1/30)

Spalding: Due to Athletic Field Day, we will learn 14 new words this week. On Wednesday we will review all 14 words. On Thursday, we will have a test on all 14 words and 10 phonograms.

Phonograms to Practice Nightly: oo, or, th, er, ar, ou, ee, v, z, t

Monday: zoo, zip, zero, seven, forget, happy, noon

Tuesday: think, sister, cast, card, south, deep, inside

Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from The Light Princess by George Macdonald. This week we will being learning about adjectives. We will learn how to identify an adjective and how to use it to describe a noun. 

Math: This week students will continue to expand their number sense for numbers over 20 as they describe the amount of tens and ones as well as 1 more, 1 less, 10 more and 10 less.

Literature: We will begin reading A Bargain for Frances. Please ensure that your child brings their copy to class. Thank you!

 History: We will continue our study of the Aztec civilization. The scholars will learn about farming, Aztec leaders, Emperor Moctezuma, and the capital city of Tenochtitlan. 

 Science:

Friday, January 17, 2020

Week 22


Greetings 1B Families,

Happy Friday! I hope that you all enjoy the long weekend!

Next Friday, January 24th will be the 100th day of school! On Tuesday, students will receive a Ziploc bag to fill with a collection of 100  things (beads, coins, cherrios, etc.) to bring in on Friday. We look forward to celebrating 100 days of learning! 

We will also be reading A Bargain for Frances beginning on January 27th.  Please ensure that your child brings their copy to school.  Thank you! 


In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,

Shannon Dawson





Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 min. using the book bags and bubblegum math practice for 2 minutes, practice poem ( I Know all the Sounds that the Animals Make by Jack Prelutsky)

Phonograms to practice nightly: or, er, ui, oo, ew, ck, ch, u, k, c

Tuesday: gave, alike, add, brave, corn, dance and math wkbk pg. 30-32

Wednesday: dinner, doll, egg, fruit, looks, pick, rich and math wkbk pg. 33-35

Thursday: Review all 13 words and math wkbk pg. 36-37
Friday: read for 15 minutes



Calendar

Monday, January 20th: No school; Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance

Friday, January 31st: Athletic Field Day; more information to follow



Academics 

Idiom: Fish Out of Water

Poetry: I Know All The Sounds That The Animals Make by Jack Prelutsky 

Spalding: We will learn 13 new words this week. On Thursday, we will review all 13 words. On Friday, we will have a test on all 13 words and 10 phonograms.

Phonograms to practice nightly: or, er, ui, oo, ew, ck, ch, u, k, c

Tuesday: gave, alike, add, brave, corn, dance

Wednesday: dinner, doll, egg, fruit, looks, pick, rich

Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from Winnie-The-Pooh. We will continue learning how to identify and use being and linking verbs. We will practice differentiating between being, linking, and action verbs. 

Math: We will represent, order, compare and decompose numbers within 40.  Students will become comfortable describing how many tens and ones a number contains. On Friday, we will celebrate the 100th day of school with various math activities to explore the number 100!

Literature: We will enjoy the Tale of Peter Rabbit and Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby. On Friday, we will read 100th Day Worries as we celebrate the 100th day of school!

 History: History: We will continue our study of the Aztec civilization. The scholars will learn about farming, Aztec leaders, Emperor Moctezuma, and the capital city of Tenochtitlan. 

 Science: We are beginning our study of the human body and how its systems work together to keep us alive. The first system we will study this week is the skeletal system.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Week 21


Greetings 1B Families,



Happy Monday!  Last week was a wonderful start to 2020.  The scholars were rested and ready to learn.  We are looking forward to another great week!



Please ensure that your child continues to complete their nightly reading log and bubblegum math.  These few minutes of practice are essential to their growth in first grade.  Thank you!


In pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness,

Shannon Dawson





Homework

Nightly: Read for 15 min. using the book bags and bubblegum math practice for 2 minutes, practice poem ( I Know all the Sounds that the Animals Make by Jack Prelutsky)

Phonograms to practice nightly: er, th, ng, wh, or, ea, ar, ear, ey, ei

Monday: Mister, Mr., thing, what, than, gave and math workbook pg. 21-23

Tuesday: its, his, her, it's, very, or, thank and math workbook pg.24-27

Wednesday: dear, west, sold, told, best, form, far and math workbook pg. 28-29

Thursday: Review all 20 words and Test B

Friday: read for 15 minutes



Calendar

Monday, January 20th: No school; Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance

Friday, January 31st: Athletic Field Day; more information to follow



Academics 

Idiom: Fish Out of Water

Poetry: I Know All The Sounds That The Animals Make by Jack Prelutsky 

Spalding: We will learn 20 new words this week. On Thursday, we will review all 20 words. On Friday, we will have a test on all 20 words and 10 phonograms.

Phonograms to practice nightly: er, th, ng, wh, or, ea, ar, ear, ey, ei

Monday: Mister, Mr., thing, what, than, gave

Tuesday: its, his, her, it's, very, or, thank

Wednesday: dear, west, sold, told, best, form, far

Grammar/Writing: This week we will read and write about passages from The Reluctant Dragon. We will learn how to identify and use being and linking verbs.

Math: This week students will sort data into graphs including bar graphs, pictographs and tally graphs.  Students will learn how to analyze a graph and compare the information it has to offer.

Literature: We will continue our unit on fairy tales as we read Puss in Boots, Rapunzel, Princess and the Pea and Jack and the Bean Stalk.

History: We will learn about the Mayan Calendar, the significance of the stars and planets to the Maya, and begin learning about the Aztec civilization. 

Science: This week we will complete our study of electricity. We will talk about electrical safety, and the inventor Thomas Edison. 

Week 27

Greetings 1B Families, With two weeks left until spring break, that you for encouraging and supporting your child to continue thei...