Monday, October 1, 2018

Week of September 24-28, 2018

Reading

This week we started our Reading Series. 
  • This week's theme is We are Special!  
  • Our story is Pam and Sam and we are focusing on short a words. 
  • Word families that we are studying are -at, -an, -ap
  • Grammar skill - Complete Sentences

Math
We are working on subtraction strategies. We are loving the variety of activities that we get to do in Math. We do Daily 3 Math each day and can work in these three areas:
  • Math using Technology
  • Math with a Partner 
  • Math with the Teacher
Social Studies
We are beginning a unit on Families. We will learn about our family tree and what makes our families special.

Science
We did a few experiments with light and read our science book in the dark while using a flashlight.

Read Aloud
Each day we are reading from the chapter book, Charlotte's Web as our read aloud. We are enjoying listening to this story.



Friday, September 21, 2018

Magazines Needed

We are doing a Social Studies project next week Wednesday. If you have any magazines that you no longer need, please send them to school.  We are looking for pictures of families for our new unit. We will be cutting pictures out of them for a collage.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Week of September 17-21

Reading
This week we will be finishing up our Daily 5 Training! We have developed great stamina and have been working hard to learn great reading strategies.We are ready to begin doing our rounds each day! We will do these 5 rounds:

  • Read to Self
  • Work on Writing
  • Read to Someone
  • Word Work
  • Listen to Reading
Math
We are working on addition strategies. We are loving the variety of activities that we get to do in Math. We do Daily 3 Math each day and can work in these three areas:
  • Math using Technology
  • Math with a Partner 
  • Math with the Teacher
Social Studies
We are finishing up on our Social Skills unit in Social Studies. We have learned about being a friend, trustworthiness, responsibility, and truthfulness.  

Science
We are studying Light. We have homework this week that is due on Thursday. Each student should look for sources of light that we have at home.

Read Aloud
Each day we are reading from the chapter book, Charlotte's Web as our read aloud. We are enjoying listening to this story.





Friday, September 7, 2018

Moby Max

Dear Parent,

We are excited to implement a new web-based curriculum called MobyMax in our classroom.  MobyMax is tailored to your child's individual needs, and I think you will be very impressed by how fast your child will excel while using Moby.  Moby's features include:

-Placement tests that accurately identify where your child excels, and where his or her "missing skills" are
-Targeted instruction to "fill in" those missing skills
-Systematic review sessions that ensure that your child retains 100% of what he or she has learned

Best of all, your child can access Moby from your home computer at any time. 

Login steps for [Student]
1.  Please go to [https://www.mobymax.com/signin/kruse1]
2.  Click on your child's name
3.  Click on the images your child selected as passimages.

Once logged in, your child will immediately start the lessons and begin improving his or her missing skills. 

You can sign in as a parent as well by selecting "As a Parent" and entering your child's username and password.  You will be able to monitor your child's progress and even send messages to me.

Your child can click on the link on the side of the blog to begin.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Kruse
George Elementary, 1st Grade

Scholastic Book Orders

Our September Book Order was sent home today. It is due by September 21. You can send your order form to school or you can order online. Our class code is : DTKKQ

Scholastic Book Clubs
Class Code - DTKKQ
Order Due Date -  September 21, 2018

Support Your Child’s Reading Success!

Dear Families,

Did you know? Kids who read for just 20 minutes a day are more successful in school and life. Ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs is an easy way to find the best books that are just right for your child’s grade and interests.

Here’s how:

Choose books with your child from the paper flyers or online at: scholastic.com/bookclubs

To order online, connect to our class using our Class Code (or look me up by our school name):

George-Little Rock Elementary

Bonus: This month, you can pick a FREE Book (up to $5) when you place an online order of $25 or more!

As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.

Plus every order you place earns FREE Books for our class to share.

Thank you for your support and happy reading,

Mrs. Kruse

School Store

Your child came home with a form for School Store this Friday.  We are asking that you take time to get them signed up.  Your child receives a FREE prize just for signing up 3 people to participate in School Store.  If you shop online, we ask you to shop through School Store.  Our school receives money when you shop online at Kohls, Walmart, and so many other places.  Keep this in mind as you start shopping for the holiday season!   
Please return these forms to school for a small prize.