• Remote Learning

    Posted by Jacqueline Kisman on 3/30/2020

    Hello! 

    Remote learning begins on 3/31/2020. I will post the daily lesson for the day on Seesaw and email it through Synergy by 8:30am. PLEASE check it every morning! 

    If you have any questions, please contact me at jkisman@d47.org 

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  • Newsletter

    Posted by Jacqueline Kisman on 3/13/2020

     

    What are we learning?

     

    Language Arts:  

    In reading, we practiced asking/answering questions about a text and comparing/contrasting characters in a text. We had a whole week of Dr. Seuss stuff! Also, we practiced figuring out point of view. 

     

    Books we read, discussed, and completed activities with-

    • “Hop on Pop”
    • “The Cat in the Hat”
    • “Horton Hears a Who”
    • “The Sneetches”
    • “If I Ran the Zoo”
    • “Oh the Places You’ll Go”
    • “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket”
    • “Big Mama’s”
    • “Where do you Live?”
    • “Puddle”

     

    Writing: In writing, we are learning how to write how-to books. We have practiced writing them together and we will start writing them independently next week. We also did fun writing activities during our Dr. Seuss week. 

     

    Math: 

    Unit 6 is all about interpreting data and asking/answering questions about the data. Please continue to complete the homework. Unit 7 is all about telling time. 

     

    Science:

    We will start our new National Geographics program after spring break!   

     

    Reminders:

    • Check yellow folder
    • Read/write sight words
    • Read 15 minutes- return baggie and book 
    • Math homework
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  • Newsletter

    Posted by Jacqueline Kisman on 2/28/2020

    What are we learning?

     

    Language Arts:

    In shared reading we continue to practice retelling stories as a group and independently. We practiced visualizing what we read and using the illustrations to gain more knowledge about the story/characters. We practiced making predictions before reading and making connections with the text after reading. We learned how to identify who is telling the story (1st and 2nd person points of view). Finally, we practiced comparing/contrasting characters within the same book. 

     

    Books we read and discussed: 

    • “The Kite- With Frog and Toad”
    • “Mean Jean the Recess Queen”
    • “Frog and Toad Together” 
    • “The Relatives Came”
    • “Young Geographers” 
    • “A Cupcake Party”
    • “Rumble in the Jungle”
    • “The Big Race”
    • “Copycat Cub” 
    • “The Burger and the Hot Dog” 

     

    In writing we learned about poetry. We read LOTS of great poems that made us laugh. We made rainbow acrostic poems using our names and also wrote a sensory poem, diamante poem, and shape poem. We finished our scrapbook pages and they turned out GREAT! 

      

    Math:  Unit 6 focuses on data. Students will learn to organize, represent, and interpret data. They will also have to ask and answer questions about the data. Please make sure your child completes and returns the homework each day.

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  • Newsletter

    Posted by Jacqueline Kisman on 2/13/2020

    What are we learning?

     

    Language Arts:  

    In reading, we learned how to make predictions, make connections, retell, and compare/contrast characters in a story. We have started to learn about who is telling the story (1st, 2nd, and third person point of view). 

    Books we read and discussed- 

     

    • “The Snowy Day”
    • “How Do We Know It’s Winter?”
    • “The Big Trip”
    • “Whistle for Willie” 
    • “Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse”
    • “100th Day Worries”
    • “Hooray for the 100th Day”
    • “The Giraffe Who Got in a Knot”
    • “Gregory’s Shadow” 
    • “A Musical Day”
    • “Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying” 
    • “A Color of His Own”

     

    Writing: In writing, we learned how to add feelings/emotions to our writing. We created a feelings book that told about things that make each student feel happy, sad, scared, etc. Also, we have started writing a narrative about an imaginary monster that they created. Students have to use verbs to tell what their monster can do. 

    Books we read and discussed- 

    • “Monsters in my Mailbox” 
    • “A Day With No Crayons”
    • “If You’re a Monster and You Know It”
    • “The Little Shop of Monsters” 

     

    Math: 

    We are about halfway through unit 5. Unit 5 focuses on adding/subtracting tens, story problems within 20, adding three addends, and reading/writing/counting to 120. Please make sure your child completes and returns the homework each day. 

     

    Science:

    We finished our unit on solids and liquids. Our next unit will hopefully start after spring break! 

     

    Reminders:

    • Check yellow folder
    • Read/write sight words
    • Read 15 minutes- return baggie and book 
    • Math homework
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  • Newsletter

    Posted by Jacqueline Kisman on 1/17/2020

     

    What are we learning?

     

    Language Arts:  

    In reading, we learned how to find the main idea and supporting details, identify character feelings, and cause/effect.

    Books we read and discussed- 

    • “Happy Times”
    • “Hannah and Sugar”
    • “Martin Luther King Jr.” 
    • “Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution” 
    • “Be a Team Player”
    • “Winners Never Quit”
    • “TEK”
    • “Toot and Puddle” 

     

    Writing: In writing, we wrote our final opinion piece. Students had to choose one encore to keep for South and write an opinion book to that encore teacher stating what are the best things about their class. 

     

    Math: 

    We are still working on unit 4. Unit 4 involves teen numbers, story problems with teen totals, and learning about place value.  Please make sure your child completes and returns homework each day. We will be taking the test on 1/23. 

     

    Phonics:

    We are learning about digraphs and blends. 

     

    Science:

    We are learning about solids, liquids, and gases. 

     

    Reminders:

    • Check yellow folder
    • Read/write sight words
    • Read 15 minutes- return baggie and book 
    • Math homework
    • Early Release 1/22
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  • Newsletter

    Posted by Jacqueline Kisman on 12/20/2019

    *Please send in another pack of markers and/or crayons for your child, if possible. If not, no worries!* 

    What are we learning?

     

    Language Arts:  

    In reading we learned how to compare/contrast 2 books, compare/contrast characters in a story, and determine the author’s purpose for writing the book with supporting details. Also, we learned about making connections within a text. 

    Books we read and discussed- 

    • “The Dot”
    • “Artists Create Art”
    • “Ish”
    • “The Polar Express”
    • “The Gingerbread Man”
    • “The Grinch” 
    • “Christmas Trolls”

     

    Writing: In writing we learned the difference between facts and opinions. We practiced writing facts/opinions and completed sorting activities. Also, students practiced writing a variety of opinion pieces using sentence starters and transitions.

    Books we read for opinion writing:

    • “Scaredy Squirrel” 
    • “How to Catch an Elf” 
    • “Should the Pigeon Get a Puppy?”
    • “Duck! Rabbit!” 

     

    Math: 

    We have started unit 4. Unit 4 involves teen numbers, story problems with teen totals, and learning about place value.  Please make sure your child completes and returns homework each day.

     

    Phonics:

    We are learning about digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh), blends, and word families. 

     

    Reminders:

    • Check yellow folder
    • Read/write sight words
    • Read 15 minutes- return baggie and book 
    • Math homework
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  • Newsletter

    Posted by Jacqueline Kisman on 11/22/2019

    **We had a great time seeing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! 

    **Be sure to checkout our Seesaw page! 

     

    What are we learning?

     

    Language Arts:  

    We reviewed literature vs informational books and how to use text features. We learned about the main idea and details of a text. Lastly, we learned about singular vs plural nouns. 

     

    Books we read and discussed- 

    • “Veteran’s Day”
    • “How Animals Communicate”
    • “Water”
    • “What Do We need?”
    • “Penguins” 
    • “Pete the Cat- First Thanksgiving”
    • “Who Will Carve the Turkey this Thanksgiving?”
    • “A Turkey for Thanksgiving”
    • “The Most Thankful Thing” 

     

    Writing: Students have been writing informational books. They choose a topic that they know a lot about or select a book from the library and become an expert on that topic. They write mini books using non-fiction text features. Also, we got to complete some fun Thanksgiving writing prompts and crafts. 

     

    Math: 

    We started unit 4. This unit is all about place value. Students will learn about the ones, tens, and hundreds places for numbers. 

     

    Phonics:

    We are reviewing short/long vowel sounds and digraphs. We started to learn about silent e.  

     

    Reminders:

    • Check yellow folder
    • Read/write sight words
    • Read 15 minutes- return baggie and book 
    • Math homework
    • No school 11/25-11/29
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  • Newsletter

    Posted by Jacqueline Kisman on 11/8/2019

     

    What are we learning?

     

    Language Arts:  

    In reading we learned how to ask and answer questions to deepen our understanding of a text. We reviewed question words and how to write a question. We read our first play and got to act it out in groups. We have been practicing non-fiction text features. 

    Books we read and discussed- 

    • “Amazing Whales”
    • “City Zoo”
    • “Animal Picnic” 
    • “At Home in the Ocean”
    • “What is a Park?” 
    • “The Biggest Pumpkin Ever”

     

    Writing: Students have been writing informational books. They choose a topic that they know a lot about or select a book from the library and become an expert on that topic. They write mini books using non-fiction text features. 

     

    Math: 

    We are finishing up unit 3. The class is doing a great job solving addition and subtraction story problems with unknowns. Please make sure your child completes and returns homework each day.

     

    Reminders:

    • Check yellow folder
    • Read/write sight words
    • Read 15 minutes- return baggie and book 
    • Math homework
    • 11/20- early release @ 2pm
    • 11/20, 11/25, 11/26 parent-teacher conferences
    • 11/25-11/29- no school for students
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  • Newsletter

    Posted by Jacqueline Kisman on 10/11/2019

    **We have connected with a first grade classroom in Canada for the Global Read Aloud program! It has been so much fun to write letters and share pictures with them. 

     

    What are we learning?

     

    Language Arts:  

    We continued to practice retelling stories. This consists of retelling the characters, setting, plot, problem/solution, and central message. Also, we used venn diagrams to compare books and characters. 

    Books we read, discussed, and completed writing prompts about-

    • “Little Rabbit’s Tale”
    • “Chicken Little”
    • “Matthew and Tilly”
    • “Caps for Sale”
    • “Arthur’s Halloween”
    • “Swimmy”

     

    Writing: We have started to learn about using the correct punctuation marks and correct spacing between letters and words. We learned that we use “meatball” spaces between words and “spaghetti” spaces between letters in a word. Also, we continued to practice narrative writing. Lastly, we wrote a narrative book about ourselves. 

    Anchor texts for writing: 

    • “Punctuation Takes a Vacation” 
    • “Franklin’s Halloween” 
    • Digging deeper- add more details to your story
    • Mighty middle- add more details to your story

     

    Math: 

    We continue to practice using strategies to solve addition/subtraction equations and stories. We have practiced using our fingers, using a number line, drawing pictures, and counting on. Please continue to complete the homework and return it. 

     

    Science:  

    We will start our third science pilot next week! It is called National Geographics. We will be learning about Life Science! 

     

    Reminders:

    • Check yellow folder
    • Read/write sight words
    • Read 15 minutes- return baggie and book 
    • Math homework
    • Conference sign up 10/15
    • Glowtacular 10/18 6:30-8:00
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  • Guidelines for Keeping Children Home From School 

    Posted by Jacqueline Kisman on 10/6/2019

     

    • Fever 
    • Your child should stay home if he/she has a fever. The American Academy of Pediatrics definition of fever is 101 degrees or greater. Your child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
    • If your child's eyes are swollen, red or they are draining, he/she should stay home. If your child was diagnosed with Conjunctivitis, he/she may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication.
    • Rashes
    • Your child should stay home if he/she has a rash you cannot identify. A child with a rash should not return to school until a health care provider has made a diagnosis and determined that the rash is not contagious.
    • Strep Throat
    • If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat, your child should remain at home until he/she has been on antibiotics for a full 24 hours and fever free for a 24-hour period before returning to school.
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea
    • If your child has vomited more than once or has had persistent diarrhea during the previous evening or the current morning, he/she should stay home from school. He/she may return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
    • Colds
    • Please keep your child home from school if he/she has a moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or thick nasal discharge. Continuous greenish discharge may be a sign of infection and you should consider consulting your health care provider.
    • A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate fully in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home from school prevents the spread of illness to others in the school and allows your child to rest and recover.
    • In addition to the guidelines listed above, please keep your child home from school if your are aware of any communicable disease your child may be carrying that has not been treated and could be passed to others. This is for your child's safety as well as the other students in your child's school. Thank you for your help in keeping your child's school a healthy environment!
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