Tue, Jan 21, 2020

This Week in Class: 

Spelling:  R-Controlled Vowels: er, ir, ur

Reading:   What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:   Graphing; Rocket Quiz Review (+9)/Thursday

English:  What are pronouns?  When is a good time to use pronouns in our writing?

Science: What are the different states of matter? Of what are planets made?

Things to Remember:

*1/24/20 Field Trip to the Pink Palace- boys should wear red shirts and bring a sack lunch and booster seat!

*1/28/20 100th Day of School Celebration- Note coming home today! 

*1/31/20 Parent/Teacher Conferences/ Student Holiday

*2/2/20 PDS Sunday

*2/13/20  Sundaes with your Sweetheart (moms or special ladies) @ 1:45 p.m

*2/14-2/17  Winter Break/President's Day

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Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Important Reminders:

-Books for Breakfast- THIS Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.- Please drop your son off as usual in his classroom.  We will meet Dads or special male friends in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00. Please bring or have your son bring 3-5 books for the two of you to share.**If dad or another special male friend is unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible.  I will arrange to have a special friend there to read with your son.

-Field Trip- The first grade will  be taking a field trip on Friday, January 24.  We are going to The Pink Palace Museum. The boys will participate in the exploration lab, Rocks and Minerals.  This lab will enrich the boys’ learning during our science unit on Earth’s Materials. The boys will also attend a planetarium show as well to go along with our space study.  Please send a sack lunch and drink with your son’s name on it to school that day. Also, the boys will need to wear a red shirt that day.  Don’t forget the booster seat!

-Conferences- I can't believe it is almost time to setup a winter conference! Please click here to sign up. Let me know if none of these times work and I will find one that does! 

-Collections- We are starting a new unit in Writer’s Workshop about writing reviews. To begin the unit, we will be writing opinion pieces on different collections. We are asking that each boy bring in a collection of his favorite things (football cards, cars, balls, rocks, LEGOS, etc.). He only needs to bring in 5 examples of that item, and they should be small enough to fit into a small bag. Please have them in by Monday, January 13th. Please let me know if you have any questions! 

-Seesaw post- If you haven't, please take a moment to vote on the "Duck! Rabbit!" seesaw post. We will be using your votes to begin our graphing unit. Click here. 

Important Dates:

*1/15/20  Books for Breakfast with Dads and Friends

*1/20/20  MLK, Jr. Holiday/No School

*1/24/20 Field Trip to Pink Palace 

*1/31/20 Parent/Teacher Conference- No School

 

In Class This Week:

Spelling:  Vowel Teams: ee, ea

Reading:  What are rockets?  How can you design a rocket using simple machines and recycled materials? Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:   Measurement; Rocket Quiz (+8)/Thursday

English:  What are pronouns?

Social Studies:  What are planets?

Last modified on January 13, 2020
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

 

7 Virtues of Manhood Breakfast - The Bold Adventurer

Friday, February 7 • Breakfast served at 7:00am

Breakfast: $5 for Chick-Fil-A Chicken Minis and Coffee, Orange Juice, or Milk

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For Grades: 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

This year we want to give boys a chance to learn more about what it means to be a man while spending time with an adult that is teaching them about manhood. So, we are hosting a monthly breakfast focusing on the 7 Virtues of Manhood at school.

Our 7 Virtues of Manhood Breakfasts are for elementary grade boys (1-6) and their adult hosts.

Because of the nature of this breakfast, each boy must have an adult host in order to attend. If one adult is going to be hosting multiple boys, please enter them as part of the group registration, even if that person has already registered with another boy. For families with special circumstances, please reach out to me and one of the school based mentors will host your son, or we can discuss another option.

Mon, Jan 06, 2020

Happy New Year!

In Class This Week:

Spelling:  Vowel Teams: oa, oe

Reading: We will begin our Space Unit this week.  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math: Length and Weight; +7 Rocket Quiz on Thursday   

English:  Commas in a Series, Review skills covered to date

Social Studies/Science:  We are beginning our Space Unit this week.

Things to Remember:

-Books for Breakfast-Jan 15 at 8:00 a.m.- Please drop your son off as usual in his classroom.  We will meet Dads or special male friends in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00. Please bring or have your son bring 3-5 books for the two of you to share.**If dad or another special male friend is unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible.  I will arrange to have a special friend there to read with your son.

Important Dates:

*1/6/20  School Resumes

*1/15/20  Books for Breakfast with Dads and Friends

*1/20/20  MLK, Jr. Holiday/No School

*1/24/20 Field Trip to Pink Palace (more to come on this)

*1/31/20 Parent/Teacher Conference- No School

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