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Monday, April 28, 2014

Math Expressions

Our new math program, Math Expressions, created this wiki. It has a variety of writing prompts and other great things for families of first graders to see/experiment with. Check it out!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reading: We have been talking about changing the middle vowel in words, as well as the ending of words. We have also been practicing contractions. 

Writing: We have finished up our narrative unit and have started a unit on explanatory writing and informative writing.  

Math: We are learning how to tell time! We are currently learning about half hours. 

I now have 18 little helpers that watch the clock and tell me when it's time for recess, specials, etc

Social Studies/Science: We finished up talking about how vibrating objects produce sound. We will now be talking about magnetic properties. 

Here are a few updated pictures of what's going on in our room! 

Here we are learning about common and proper nouns. 

 Here we are making up our own math story problems. 

 Here we are making clocks to help us learn how to tell time. 

 Here we are learning more about contractions. We did a contraction egg hunt! Thank you to those who donated eggs to our classroom! We sure enjoyed this activity! 

 We found 18 contraction pairs! 

 We found 13 contractions pairs! 
 We found 14 contraction pairs! 

 Enjoy the 4 day weekend! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Caeden Miller

Student of the Month 

Caeden Miller has been named Riverview's Student of the Month. We are so excited to have a member of our class get picked for this award. Caeden is kind to others and always chooses to do the right thing. He is a role model for our class and someone that others look up to. Caeden also took it upon himself to ask Mrs. Fajfer to take our school's American Flag down each night after school. This gesture shows Caeden's passion, responsibility and determination. Caeden truly represents the Hornet Way. 

Congratulations Caeden! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

April 7th-11th

Reading: In reading we will be talking about common, proper and possessive nouns. I will also be progress monitoring in my class this week to find out who has moved up a reading level.

Writing: In writing we will continue to learn about revising.

Math: This week in math we will finish up our unit on comparing data. We will be reviewing and then taking our test on Friday.

Science/Social Studies: We will continue to discuss American Symbols.


Today is World Health Day. Check out these websites for information on how to stay healthy this summer!

Mosquitos- http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/bugs/mosquito.html
Lyme Disease- http://www.cdc.gov/Features/LymeDisease/
Prevention- http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/parenting/safety/prevent-mosquito-and-tick-bites
Removing Ticks- http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body/tick_removal.html
West Nile Virus- http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/prevention/index.html

We will also be hosting free family fitness nights! Students K-8 must be accompanied by an adult to these events. Family fitness night is open to any Wautoma Area School District family. Below are the dates.

April 15, 22, 29 from 6-6:45 pm 

We hope you can make it!