This Week’s Skills This Week’s Words
Reading: Describe characters, settings, and Spelling
major events in a story, using key details.
List A: quit, quick, quiz,
Writing: Review Opinion and Informative whiz, which, when, arm,
Writing. Introduce Narrative Writing. part, house, put
Discuss and compare.
List B: quack, quilt,
Math: Solve word problems using three quake, quiet, queen,
numbers within 20. Understand and apply quart, quail, quarter,
the associative property. why, white, whale,
Science: Earth, Space, and Time
HF Words: what, went,
Practice spelling words, High Frequency words, and vocabulary
Reading Fluency and Comprehension: Fluency Practice and Reading
Comprehension sheet. (Time your child for one minute. If they pause
on a word more than three seconds, give them the word and write a G
on top of the word. If they say a different word and do not self
correct, write the word they said above the word. This will allow you
to discuss the word with them after they have read for a minute.)
Please complete the documentation at the bottom of the page and
discuss results with your child in order for them to see their progress.
Thank you. Answer each question with correctly written complete
Cozily- if you lie cozily in bed, you’re warm, comfortable, and relaxed.
Interrupted- you were stopped in the middle.
Triumphantly- you say it in an excited way that shows you are proud of
what you have.
Accomplishment- if you have had an accomplishment, you have worked
hard to get it.
Admire- if you admire someone, you think they’re really special.
Ambition- you want to do something very much.
Ideas for Studying Robust Vocabulary:
Ideas for Studying Robust Vocabulary:
Show how to sit at your couch cozily.
Show how to interrupt when your parent is talking.
Say “I did it!” triumphantly.
Tell about an accomplishment you worked hard for.
Name things that would make you admire someone.
Name an ambition you have about learning something new.
Math: (Begin on Tuesday) Complete practice pages.
Comment on our Classroom blog: What I learned during Catch and
Lesson 15 Spelling Word Mental Organizer
quit, whiz, Arm
quick which part
house put went
Week of January 27
Tuesday, 28th Report cards go home
Wednesday, 29th Bay District Writes (School-Wide Writing
Thursday, 30th 2:00-3:00 Bricks4kidz for KG-2nd graders
Class Photos- Please, WEAR YOUR
Friday, 31st Mrs. Arnold’s class earned 7 “HOOKS” for
their behavior in the cafeteria. As a result, we have been given the
opportunity to “Wear What You Want” this Friday. Students will
NOT need to pay $1.00. Remember to follow the same clothing
guidelines as you would on a regular “Wear What You Want Day.”
December Character Word: Honesty
Telling the truth, even when it’s hard.
Congratulations to Kayleigh Young and Alex Kern!!!
January Character Word: Respect
To hold in high regard.
The StoryTown Web Site has been relocated:
Please make sure your child knows that spelling test A is the primary goal for the
first grade students. We created the Test B words because some students are
familiar with the word families being taught or may have already had experience
with the words from Test A. At Deer Point we try to challenge students on
different levels. I want to make sure students do not feel upset if they are taking
the Test A test.
"WEAR WHAT YOU WANT" Reward on Friday, 31st
Mrs. Arnold’s class earned 7 “HOOKS” for their behavior in the cafeteria. As
a result, we have been given the opportunity to “Wear What You Want” this
Friday. Students will NOT need to pay $1.00. Remember to follow the same
clothing guidelines as you would on a regular “Wear What You Want Day.”
We will be studying Earth, Space, and Time this week and next. A research report
explanation was sent home today. The students have two weeks to complete the
report. It is due on February 10th. The students drew their planet. In addition to the site
listed on the explanation sheet, I will send the video links we discussed during catch
The Solar System Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ-qLUIj_A0
Outer Space, "We are the Planets": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHAqT4hXnMw
This week is a five day week, so we will be ablr to have Fun Friday. :) Please know that
if we have a four day week we have to make up the Intervention/Enrichment time (30
minutes) at the end of the day on Friday.
I hope to have the students writing samples from last week assessed by tonight. I plan
to send them home tomorrow so you can see where your child is doing well and where
they may need additional guidance with the writing process.
Behavior During Lessons
Today I had to call on several students throughout the day. Many of the students
continued to turn and talk to their friend throughout the lessons. I moved several of the
students last week. They seem to migrate back to where their friends are throughout
the day. Please talk to your child about listening during instruction and not moving
around to sit by their friend.
KG Registration and School Choice
KG registration for 2015 begins Monday, January 13.
School Choice opens February 3rd and ends March 4th.