Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sept. 28-Oct. 2

Reading
We are reading It's Okay to be Different. We will be learning the about comparing and contrasting. Our comprehension skill this week is making connections. We will learn how to make connections to our the story.

Math
We will be learning numbers to five as well as continuing to explore the concept of same and different.

Writing
Students will continue to write in their journal. We will write about things we like about school and also make a class book entitled "It's okay to be different".

Phonics
Our letters of the week are A and P.

Social Studies
We will focus on how we are all individually different but all make up a classroom community.

Science
Five senses and Apples.

Mr. E

Same and different

video

Finding same attributes

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Match me

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 21-25

Hello parents and guardians,

This week is jammed packed full of great stuff in room 110. We have learned the rules most routines and procedures so this week we will start with our Unit 1 entitled "Connecting with Ourselves". Within this unit are three themes we will be focusing on. This week we will start the theme "From Me to We". This theme is designed to learn how each student is individual but that we all come together to form our own community. Here are some specifics of what we are learning about this week. FYI, your child may or may not bring home papers or worksheets displaying some of this weeks material. However, this blog is to inform you what your child is learning at school so you can continue the learning at home.

Reading
Our book of the week is The Little School Bus. It is a fictional, rhyming book about animals that take the school bus to school. I will be introducing "character" to the students as well as focusing on the features of text and reading (left to right, top to bottom, spaces between words, title, author, and illustrator, etc.). Students will continue to read to themselves for five plus minutes each day.

Phonics
All about letters Mm and Tt. Students will learn the name of the letters, sounds, and words that start with the sound. We will also discuss rhyming.

Writing
Students will be introduced to how our writing community works. They will all get journals this week and have 10-15 minutes of writing and sharing time.

Social Studies
We are starting our social emotional curriculum with the counselor Miss Sapieka on Tuesday!

Science
Introduction to the five senses and Apples!

Math
All about numbers 1-3. Finding matches. Same and not the same (different). Students will learn to work with a math partner.

P.S. I will be attending professional developments with some colleagues this year and will be absent from the class. Mrs. Blackwell will be the sub each time so the students are in good hands. This Friday I will be out so please give your child a heads up and go over expectations for the day. Thanks.

Mr. E


Sunday, September 13, 2015

September 14-18

The second week of school will look a lot like the first. Reviewing rules, procedures, and expectations. Being introduced to new things in the classroom. Assessing. Learning names and making friends. After this week we will start some of our normal curriculum. Please continue to have your child do their homework on IXL and Raz-kids.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fun first day!

Watch this fun story/song with your child. They'll love it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC7SWvxge30

Monday, September 7, 2015

Sept. 8-11

Welcome to room 110 and Mr. Edwards' blog. I will be updating this blog before each week to let you all know what's happening during our school days. Also, check in periodically during the week to see some videos and pics from the classroom.
The first couple weeks of school are different than the rest of the year because the students are spending the majority of the time learning routines, procedures, and expectations. So the blog will look a little different in a couple weeks.
This week we will be learning:

  • the classroom/school rules
  • each others names and playing "The Name Game"
  • how to clean up properly
  • lining up properly
  • where everything is in the classroom and school
  • etc. 
Along with all this learning we will be having some fun through songs, books, videos, and play. Your child will bring home papers of activities we do in school (completed or not completed). Please ask your child about the papers and have them finish them if necessary (please do not return finished work to school).

Please remember to send these things to school with your child:

  • completed locker tag
  • completed walking field trip form
  • completed media consent form
  • completed student interest worksheet
  • any school supplies 
Thanks for checking in and I look forward to working alongside you to make this an amazing year for your child.

Mr. Edwards