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Mrs. Hoskins’ First Grade

 

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DAILY NEWS FEED

News of the Day 4/26/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Maya and Daniel

Today’s News Report:

**Please note – our news reports may look a little bit different between now and the end of the year. Now that we are in the latter part of first grade, two students will be writing our daily news reports.  Below is today’s report:

For writing we wrote about The Royal Bee.

For morning meeting we said, “good morning.”

For D.E.A.R we dropped everything and read.

For lunch everyone ate.

For readers’ workshop we finished the book The Royal Bee.

For recess we went outside and some people played tag, some people played hide and seek, and some people played, “monster gum.”

For closing circle we read from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

For math we measured things with our feet.

For word study and phonics we talked about the long u sound.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

****Lums Pond field trip permission slips and $9 due tomorrow!!!! Chaperone payments are also due by tomorrow****

  • The last day to bring AR books in will be this Thursday, April 28th, until the end of the book fair. The library will be closed until May 9th.
  • Because of end of the year testing, the students will not be having a formal book fair preview, however they will be permitted to purchase books next week. If your student would like to visit the book fair, please send them in with money in an envelope labeled with their name before May 5th and we will allow them to visit the book fair.

NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

* Testing is all about showing what the students know and all of the awesome things they have learned to do.

* We attempt to keep our schedule and learning as normal as possible during the testing cycle.

* The purpose of the testing is to give us feedback about individual student growth and about overall program growth.

* It is important that students do their best so that the information we get is as accurate as possible.

* While students doing their best is always important, we also do not want students to be anxious about testing.  Please let us know if your child has any worries at all.

  • 5/4 –Field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • 5/25 – Field trip to Arden Theater
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm

 


News of the Day 4/25/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Caoimhe and Josh B.

Today’s News Report:

**Please note – our news reports may look a little bit different between now and the end of the year. Now that we are in the latter part of first grade, two students will be writing our daily news reports.  Below is today’s report:

For lunch everybody ate.

For recess everybody played.

For wellness we learned about different countries.

For WORKBOARD some people went to art. Some people went to social studies. Some people went to math. Some people went to science.

In readers’ workshop we read The Royal Bee. We made predictions.

For morning meeting we greeted each other.

In math we measured with a ruler.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

  • The last day to bring AR books in will be this Thursday, April 28th, until the end of the book fair. The library will be closed until May 9th.
  • Because of end of the year testing, the students will not be having a formal book fair preview, however they will be permitted to purchase books next week. If your student would like to visit the book fair, please send them in with money in an envelope labeled with their name before May 5th and we will allow them to visit the book fair.

NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

* Testing is all about showing what the students know and all of the awesome things they have learned to do.

* We attempt to keep our schedule and learning as normal as possible during the testing cycle.

* The purpose of the testing is to give us feedback about individual student growth and about overall program growth.

* It is important that students do their best so that the information we get is as accurate as possible.

* While students doing their best is always important, we also do not want students to be anxious about testing.  Please let us know if your child has any worries at all.

  • 5/4 –Field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • 5/25 – Field trip to Arden Theater
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


News of the Day 4/21/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Jordan and Meason

Today’s News Report:

**Please note – our news reports may look a little bit different between now and the end of the year. Now that we are in the latter part of first grade, two students will be writing our daily news reports.  Below is today’s report:

Today for lunch it was ultimate nachos.

We had music.

We got to hold the chicks.

For readers’ workshop we read There Was an old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick and Three Hens and Peacock.

Our reading buddies came.

For recess we played.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

* Testing is all about showing what the students know and all of the awesome things they have learned to do.

* We attempt to keep our schedule and learning as normal as possible during the testing cycle.

* The purpose of the testing is to give us feedback about individual student growth and about overall program growth.

* It is important that students do their best so that the information we get is as accurate as possible.

* While students doing their best is always important, we also do not want students to be anxious about testing.  Please let us know if your child has any worries at all.

  • 5/4 –Field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • 5/25 – Field trip to Arden Theater
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


News of the Day 4/14/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Haley and Ira

Today’s News Report:

For recess everybody played.

For D.E.A.R everybody read.

For lunch everybody ate.

For morning meeting we shared our journals. We wrote about the ways that we can show kindness, respect, and responsibility during the Red Nose Day performances.

For morning work we had a fix and finish day.

For a special project we worked on our plays. We practiced and we finished our backdrops and props.

For math we worked on a math no-looking paper. Some people went to the library with Mrs. Benedict and some people stayed in the classroom with Mrs. Hoskins.

For P.E. we played in three centers. The first center was rock wall. The second center was volleyball.  The third center was soccer.

We read from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Due to our red nose day we will not have a news report tomorrow. Regular news reports will resume next week.

Please hold on to fun books and AR books tomorrow. We will not be testing the students or sending them to the library due to our altered schedule because of Red Nose Day.

Next Friday, April 22nd is our chick celebration.  Mrs. Pennington, our homeroom mom is organizing a variety of activities for the students to complete to help us celebrate the arrival of our baby chicks next week.  She is going to be sending out more information regarding this celebration via e-mail.  We are looking for parent volunteers who would be willing to work one of the stations, as some of the activities will require and extra set of hands.  Please email me ASAP if you would be willing to help.  Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Red Nose Day Information & Reminders

 

    • Students should wear their red uniform shirt on this day
    • Students will receive their red nose before the show on Friday
    • If you ordered extra noses for other family members, you will receive them in advance but I will hold on to your student’s nose for the show
    • Students should bring a beach towel with them on Friday because first graders will be seated on the floor of the gym
  • Due to the number of guests in the building we will not be able to dismiss from the front office.  If you plan for your student to be a car rider please send in a note or email indicating this in the morning. Writing this in the agenda is fine too. Students will be sent home on buses or as they usually are sent home if we do not receive alternate instructions prior to Friday at 12PM.  

 

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NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

* Testing is all about showing what the students know and all of the awesome things they have learned to do.

* We attempt to keep our schedule and learning as normal as possible during the testing cycle.

* The purpose of the testing is to give us feedback about individual student growth and about overall program growth.

* It is important that students do their best so that the information we get is as accurate as possible.

* While students doing their best is always important, we also do not want students to be anxious about testing.  Please let us know if your child has any worries at all.

Mark the following dates on your calendar and be on the look-out for more information regarding these upcoming events:

  • 4/22 – Chick Celebration – We will be welcoming an incubator of hen eggs this week to watch hatch and grow. We will be inviting family members in to meet and celebrate our new classroom chicks from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on this day.
  • 5/4 –Field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – more information can be found in your students’ folders
  • 5/25 – Field trip to Arden Theater
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


News of the Day 4/13/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Drake and Addison

Today’s News Report:

For morning work we fixed or finished anything on our desk and did our math packet.

For math we did a no—looking paper.

For lunch everyone ate.

For recess everybody played.

For special project we made our backgrounds and props for our plays.

For art we made a surprise for Mrs. Jennings.

For D.E.A.R. everyone read.

For word study and phonics we learned about _ay and ai.

For readers’ workshop we were practicing inferences. We read poems about animals and had to guess what animal the poet was writing about.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Red Nose Day Information & Reminders

 

    • Students should wear their red uniform shirt on this day
    • Students will receive their red nose before the show on Friday
    • If you ordered extra noses for other family members, you will receive them in advance but I will hold on to your student’s nose for the show
    • Students should bring a beach towel with them on Friday because first graders will be seated on the floor of the gym
  • Due to the number of guests in the building we will not be able to dismiss from the front office.  If you plan for your student to be a car rider please send in a note or email indicating this in the morning. Writing this in the agenda is fine too. Students will be sent home on buses or as they usually are sent home if we do not receive alternate instructions prior to Friday at 12PM.  

 

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NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

* Testing is all about showing what the students know and all of the awesome things they have learned to do.

* We attempt to keep our schedule and learning as normal as possible during the testing cycle.

* The purpose of the testing is to give us feedback about individual student growth and about overall program growth.

* It is important that students do their best so that the information we get is as accurate as possible.

* While students doing their best is always important, we also do not want students to be anxious about testing.  Please let us know if your child has any worries at all.

Mark the following dates on your calendar and be on the look-out for more information regarding these upcoming events:

  • 4/22 – Chick Celebration – We will be welcoming an incubator of hen eggs this week to watch hatch and grow. We will be inviting family members in to meet and celebrate our new classroom chicks from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on this day.
  • 5/4 –Field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – more information can be found in your students’ folders
  • 5/25 – Field trip to Arden Theater
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


News of the Day 4/11/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Addison and Averie

Today’s News Report:

For technology we typed on the computer and then we played games. We had a different teacher today.

For word study and phonics we did dictation. The sentence for dictation was:  The police officer said that Stacy saved the kitten.  The words were cinder, nice, center, and safe.  We had to do pages 201,202, 203, and 204.

For morning work we wrote in our journals about our weekend.

For math we finished the rest of our Monday math. We had to show time.  We had to count how many bits.  We had to make ten.

For lunch some people packed and some people bought.

For recess everybody played.

For morning meeting we sang the greeting song. We read the morning message.

For D.E.A.R. time everybody read.

For readers’ workshop we talked about inferencing. We read a poem.  Some people said they were embarrassed because one time they kicked a ball and missed it.  The poet was using the color read as a feeling.  This is what we inferred.  Someone shared when they were feeling red and embarrassed.

For special project this week we are practicing our play for academic night.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

All release forms for our Red Nose Day Talent Show must be returned by Tuesday, 4/12. If you do not intend to complete a release form because you would not like your student filmed, please contact me ASAP.

NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

Mark the following dates on your calendar and be on the look-out for more information regarding these upcoming events:

  • 4/22 – Chick Celebration – We will be welcoming an incubator of hen eggs this week to watch hatch and grow. We will be inviting family members in to meet and celebrate our new classroom chicks from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on this day.
  • 5/4 –Field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – more information coming home on Wednesday!
  • 5/25 – Field trip to Arden Theater
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 4/8/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Emily and Corbin

Today’s News Report:

For morning meeting we sang the weekend song. We planted a flower box with seeds and wrote on popsicle sticks how we can grow a bully-free community.

In math we were balancing equations and saying if they were true or false.

For recess everybody played.

For a special project we practiced for our academic night plays. Mrs. Benedict’s group worked in the library and Mrs. Hoskins’ group stayed in the classroom.

For lunch some people packed and some people bought.

For word study and phonics we were sorting words by /k/ and /s/.

For D.E.A.R. everybody dropped everything and read.

For Spanish we learned the days on the calendar in Spanish. We had to write down the days of the week on a piece of paper.  We had to write them in Spanish.  At the end we did a little dance.

For WORKBOARD some people were at the art center. Some people went to the writing center.  Some people went to science centers.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

All release forms for our Red Nose Day Talent Show must be returned by Tuesday, 4/12. If you do not intend to complete a release form because you would not like your student filmed, please contact me ASAP.

The library was closed today. If your student brought a book back today he/she will get a new one upon their return to school on Monday.

NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

Mark the following dates on your calendar and be on the look-out for more information regarding these upcoming events:

  • 4/22 – Chick Celebration – We will be welcoming an incubator of hen eggs this week to watch hatch and grow. We will be inviting family members in to meet and celebrate our new classroom chicks from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on this day.
  • 5/4 – Possible field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 4/7/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Travin and Caiden

Today’s News Report:

In WORKBOARD some people went to the planting center. We planted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pea seeds, and kidney beans.  Some people observed seeds and had to write what they observed on a paper.  In the letters and words center we worked on April words.  In the art center we made dragonflies.

For morning meeting we sang the morning song to everyone.

In wellness today we colored in our own house. We could do it however we wanted.  Some people made a Hershey house.

For recess we played indoors. Everyone played.

At lunch the main meal was fish sticks. You could also get a salad or grilled cheese.  There were mostly packers.  There were less buyers.

We worked on shape pounds for math.

At D.E.A.R. everyone read. A really popular series is Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Magic Tree House.

In word study and phonics we learned that ci, cy, and ce can make the /s/ sound.

During our special project people practiced for the play. Mrs. Hoskins’ group is performing Helen Keller and Mrs. Benedict’s group is performing In the Woods.  Mrs. Hoskins’ group was in the library practicing what they say and Mrs. Benedict’s group was in the classroom saying and doing their moves.

For writing we wrote about what we would do outside in the rain.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

This Friday is a special Any Pants Day. For $1 students are permitted to wear any pants, or choose to dress in formal attire in lieu of their regular school uniform.

NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

Mark the following dates on your calendar and be on the look-out for more information regarding these upcoming events:

  • 4/22 – Chick Celebration – We will be welcoming an incubator of hen eggs this week to watch hatch and grow. We will be inviting family members in to meet and celebrate our new classroom chicks from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on this day.
  • 5/4 – Possible field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 4/6/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Nathan and Jordan

Today’s News Report:

Today we had a fix and finish day.

We had hot dogs for lunch.

We had recess. Everybody played.

For WORKBOARD everybody worked on their centers. Some people were planting seeds.

We practiced our play and read our scripts.

Some people really wanted to wear Nathan’s mood ring today.

For morning meeting we greeted each other by shaking people’s hands.

We finished our math butterflies. We worked on tally marks, skinnies and bits, decomposing numbers, and writing number words.

For P.E. everybody ran and played. We played a football game where someone would have the dice.  You had to act like you had the dice even if you didn’t so someone would try and tag you.

For D.E.A.R. we dropped everything and read.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

This Friday is a special Any Pants Day. For $1 students are permitted to wear any pants, or choose to dress in formal attire in lieu of their regular school uniform.

NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

Mark the following dates on your calendar and be on the look-out for more information regarding these upcoming events:

  • 4/22 – Chick Celebration – We will be welcoming an incubator of hen eggs this week to watch hatch and grow. We will be inviting family members in to meet and celebrate our new classroom chicks from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on this day.
  • 5/4 – Possible field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 4/5/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Makenna and Josh O.

Today’s News Report:

For recess it was indoor. Everybody played.

For morning meeting we shook hands and said, “welcome back.”

For lunch everybody ate.

For our special project Mrs. Hoskins’ group went to the library and read the Helen Keller play that we will perform on academic night. Mrs. Benedict’s group looked at a paper with the words on it that they are going to say on academic night.  She announced the parts in the play.  Caoihme is Sally.  Jordan is Sammy.  Drake is Ben.  Kierstin is Rae-Lynn.  The chorus was everybody who was left.

For math we started our math butterflies. We made a body and four circles in the wings so we can put our math work in them.

For morning work we worked on our math packets and then we wrote in our journals about our spring break.

For WORKBOARD some people went to the science center. There were two science centers.  After science center was free writing.  Some people observed seeds.  Some people planted seeds.  After the planting center was building and construction.  After art center people went to books and quiet reading.  After letters and words people went to games and puzzles.

In art we made birds. When we were done some people held the bird by the string and they could fly them.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

**Today in your student’s folder you will find more information regarding an upcoming field trip. All field trip forms and money are due by April 6th!**

*Please note: there was an error on one of the information sheets – if you sent $22, please send the remaining balance of $1.  I apologize for any confusion!*

NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

Mark the following dates on your calendar and be on the look-out for more information regarding these upcoming events:

  • 4/22 – Chick Celebration – We will be welcoming an incubator of hen eggs this week to watch hatch and grow. We will be inviting family members in to meet and celebrate our new classroom chicks from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on this day.
  • 5/4 – Possible field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/23/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Brayden and Josh B.

Today’s News Report:

For lunch everyone packed or bought. After a couple of minutes some people had ice cream.

For D.E.A.R. everybody read.

For recess we were running around a lot. It was warm and a little hot.

For technology we watched a video about Cyber 5. We got to choose if we wanted to go on kid pics or abcya.com.

For WORKBOARD we went to cool centers this week. We only have 4 centers this week because we only have 4 days of school.

For morning meeting we talked about academic night on April 21st.

For readers’ workshop we read parts of a book about spiders. Some people would name a spider and Mrs. Hoskins had to look in the index or the table of contents and then find it.   We got our own spider paper.  We had a yellow and orange marker.  If we found important information we colored it yellow and if we found interesting information we colored it orange.

For math we did a word problem.

In word study and phonics we did dictation and we had to read and spell words with y and ie that make the long e sound.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

**Please note: there was a mistake on this week’s challenge packet.  On the pictograph page the key is cut off: each bundle is equal to 10 people.  Sorry for any confusion!

NWEA testing dates:

4/27 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

Red Nose donations and forms are due back by this Thursday 3/24!

Because MOST of the cold weather seems to be behind us, and we will not have the need for indoor recess as often, we have explained to the students that they are no longer permitted to bring toys from home to school. It is becoming a distraction, and we have plenty to do here in the event we need to have indoor recess due to inclement weather.

Mark the following dates on your calendar and be on the look-out for more information regarding these upcoming events:

**Please note the change in date for the Chick Celebration

  • **4/22 – Chick Celebration – We will be welcoming an incubator of hen eggs this week to watch hatch and grow. We will be inviting family members in to meet and celebrate our new classroom chicks from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on this day.
  • 5/4 – Possible field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • 5/25 – Possible field trip to The Arden Theater in Philadelphia to view the play, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Short Stories
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/22/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Ira and Declan

Today’s News Report:

For recess everybody played.

At lunch everybody ate.

For writing we wrote about bugs.

In Spanish we got to write what we would do over Spring Break.

For D.E.A.R. everybody read.

We did our Tuesday math.

For word study and phonics we learned about more ways to make long e. We learned that _y and _ie_ can make the long e sound.

Instead of our spelling cheer we wrote sentences using our spelling words.

For social studies some people shared their bedroom map projects.

We read from James and the Giant Peach.

For WORKBOARD we had four centers. The first center was letters and words.  We worked on spring word search puzzles.  The second center was math center.  We played “Double dice subtraction.”  The third center was “Bugs, bugs, bugs.”  The fourth center was computer center.  We had to take a STAR test.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

NWEA testing dates:

4/25 – NWEA Reading testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

5/5 – NWEA Math testing 8:45 – 10:30 am

Red Nose donations and forms are due back by this Thursday 3/24!

Because MOST of the cold weather seems to be behind us, and we will not have the need for indoor recess as often, we have explained to the students that they are no longer permitted to bring toys from home to school. It is becoming a distraction, and we have plenty to do here in the event we need to have indoor recess due to inclement weather.

Mark the following dates on your calendar and be on the look-out for more information regarding these upcoming events:

**Please note the change in date for the Chick Celebration

  • **4/22 – Chick Celebration – We will be welcoming an incubator of hen eggs this week to watch hatch and grow. We will be inviting family members in to meet and celebrate our new classroom chicks from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on this day.
  • 5/4 – Possible field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • 5/25 – Possible field trip to The Arden Theater in Philadelphia to view the play, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Short Stories
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/21/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Makenna and Maya

Today’s News Report:

For recess everybody played.

For lunch everyone ate.

For social studies we shared our map projects.

For D.E.A.R. everyone read.

For morning meeting people greeted each other.

For WORKBOARD some people had to get a subtraction paper and two dice. Whatever two numbers they rolled they had to make a subtraction equation.

We worked on Monday math.

We wrote in our journals about our weekend.

For readers’ workshop we read a book called Bugs, Bugs, Bugs.  We were practicing sorting what’s interesting and what’s important.

For wellness we made puppets and we got to work with friends to perform a puppet show.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Red Nose Forms are in your students’ daily folders. All donations and forms are due back by this Thursday 3/24!

Because MOST of the cold weather seems to be behind us, and we will not have the need for indoor recess as often, we have explained to the students that they are no longer permitted to bring toys from home to school. It is becoming a distraction, and we have plenty to do here in the event we need to have indoor recess due to inclement weather.

Mark the following dates on your calendar and be on the look-out for more information regarding these upcoming events:

**Please note the change in date for the Chick Celebration

  • **4/22 – Chick Celebration – We will be welcoming an incubator of hen eggs this week to watch hatch and grow. We will be inviting family members in to meet and celebrate our new classroom chicks from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on this day.
  • 5/4 – Possible field trip to Lums Pond 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • 5/25 – Possible field trip to The Arden Theater in Philadelphia to view the play, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Short Stories
  • 6/2 – Field trip to Wicked R Ranch Rodeo 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – all family members, including younger siblings invited to attend!

Your student’s report card was placed in your child’s agenda on Monday. Please review it and sign and return the envelope to school ASAP.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s progress, please feel free to email me to set up a conference.

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/17/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Regina and Nathan

Today’s News Report:

For writing we wrote in our journals about Helen Keller.

In art we made bunnies.

For math we played a game with cards. We had to pick up two cards and we had to add the numbers together and say what it equals.  The other person had to pick up two cards and add them together and then say if the sum was bigger or not bigger.

For readers’ workshop we read an article called Amazing Helen Keller. We wrote down what was interesting and what was important.  Important information was things like, “Helen Keller thought that blind and deaf people could do almost anything!”

For recess we played.

For D.E.A.R. everybody dropped what they were holding and read!

For WORKBOARD some people played doubles cover-up, some people played in the letters and words center, some people were in the social studies center, some people were in the math center, and some people were in the art center.

For lunch everybody ate. Today’s main meal was walking tacos.

Today we came into school and we saw green glitter in the toilet and on the seat there was green footprints. There were green footprints on our desks too!

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

If anyone is interested in contributing to our class gift for Mrs. Twitchell, we have extended the due date until tomorrow! Please send your contribution in an envelope with your student’s name and Mrs. Twitchell’s name by tomorrow.

Your student’s report card was placed in your child’s agenda on Monday. Please review it and sign and return the envelope to school ASAP.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s progress, please feel free to email me to set up a conference.

Map projects due 3/21!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/16/16

Today’s News Reporters:

Today’s News Report:

Unfortunately we had a very busy afternoon and were unable to complete a traditional new report. Regular news reports will resume tomorrow.

Be sure to ask your student about our special sign language presentation today. We have been reading about Helen Keller in readers’ workshop and the students have been very interested in learning more about braille and sign language, two tools Helen Keller used to learn to read, write, and eventually speak!

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

If anyone is interested in contributing to our class gift for Mrs. Twitchell, please send your contribution in an envelope with your student’s name and Mrs. Twitchell’s name by this Thursday.

Your student’s report card was placed in your child’s agenda on Monday. Please review it and sign and return the envelope to school ASAP.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s progress, please feel free to email me to set up a conference.

Map projects due 3/21!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/14/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Brooke and Kierstin

Today’s News Report:

Today we had indoor recess.

For Spanish, everyone made a booklet of Spanish words for clothes.

At lunch everyone ate.

For D.E.A.R. time everyone read.

For math we wrote two of our own word problems. After we wrote them we drew a picture to go along with them.   We had to write our equation and strategy for solving it.

For writing we wrote about our weekend.

For morning meeting we all said hello to each other.

For word study and phonics we practiced reading words with long e.

For WORKBOARD there were five new centers. There was an art center.  We made a rainbow with a pot of gold and a shamrock.  Some people played “doubles cover-up.”  There was another math center.  We played an addition and subtraction game.  For social studies we played a mapping game.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

If anyone is interested in contributing to our class gift for Mrs. Twitchell, please send your contribution in an envelope with your student’s name and Mrs. Twitchell’s name by this Thursday.

Your student’s report card can be found in his/her agenda today. Please review it and sign and return the envelope to school ASAP.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s progress, please feel free to email me to set up a conference.

Map projects due 3/21!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/11/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Haley and Joshua O.

Today’s News Report:

For spelling everybody took a test.

For wellness we watched a movie called, Berenstain Bears, Trouble with Grown Ups. When we were done watching the movie we made puppets.

For recess everybody played. Some people were playing tag.

For writing we had “free choice Friday.”

For math we finished our word problem math packet.

For readers’ workshop we read The Zoo Trip.  Dr. Weiss came in.  We practiced making connections while we are reading.

For lunch everybody ate.

We did fix and finish in the afternoon. We finished writing our questions for The Class Trip.

For morning meeting Mrs. Hoskins read the schedule to us and we sang the weekend song. Joshua got to read the morning message.

For word study and phonics we reviewed long e. We practiced writing capital letters for names and places.

We had D.E.A.R. Some people read books.  Before D.E.A.R. time we finished our practice book pages.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Unfortunately the school library was closed today. Any students who returned their AR books were able to take the test, but were unable to get a new book.  We will send these students down to the library upon their return to school on Monday.  My apologies for any inconvenience.

Congratulations to our classroom spelling bee winners! Kierstin Eden won first place and Ira Walia won second place.  Great job!

Map projects due 3/21!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/10/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Makenna and Emily

Today’s News Report:

For P.E. some people were climbing on the rock wall. Some people were tossing a football.  Some people were playing with hula hoops.  Some people were playing with soft volleyballs.

For recess everybody played.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed.

For math we worked on our math packets and word problems.

For D.E.A.R. we got to read outside.

For morning meeting we greeted each other by waving to the people near us.

For word study and phonics we played a guessing game. We learned about ee and ea.

For readers’ workshop we read The Class Trip.  We were practicing asking questions.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Map projects due 3/21!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/9/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Drake and Meason

Today’s News Report:

For a special project we watched the rest of Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

Today we had lunch. Main meal was cheesesteak.  Some people had PB & J or grilled cheese.  Some people bought and some people packed.

For recess some people played tag. Some people played hide-and-go-seek.   Some people played freeze tag.

We had art. Today in art we had to draw a picture of a flower.

For D.E.A.R. everybody dropped everything and read. Some people got books from the library.

Today we had morning meeting. For morning meeting we sang the hello song.

For math some people worked on their math packets. Some people worked with Mrs. Popham.

For morning work we had to do our math packet and then do all of the fix and finish work on our desk.

For social studies we wrote the word “swim” or “walk” for land and water on a map.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Map projects due 3/21!

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/7/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Brayden and Addison

Today’s News Report:

Today for writing we wrote about our weekend in our journals.

For morning meeting we talked about trip sharing.

Today for lunch everybody bought or packed. Mrs. Benedict was only at lunch for a couple of minutes and then Mrs. Duncan came to help while Mrs. Benedict was gone.

For social studies we made a torn paper Earth.

We had outdoor recess. Some people played “fire fighter.”  We had a lot of fun outside!  We were a little cold.

For related arts we had technology. We played, “sugar sugar” and had free choice time.  We had to go on abcya.com.  Mrs. Hassig told us to change things we were going to play.  We had to move seat to seat.

For math we solved word problems. We had to solve each word problem using at least two strategies.

For D.E.A.R. time we read at our desks today.

For word study and phonics we learned about ways to make long o.

In the morning some people took AR tests and went down to the library.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/4/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Jordan and Jaden

Today’s News Report:

Today we watched half of Mr. Popper’s Penguins in the afternoon.

It was indoor recess. Some people played with other people’s toys.  Some people got toys out of their book bags.

We had WORKBOARD in the morning. Some people went to the writing center.  Some people went to letters and words.  Some people went to math.  Some people went to the social studies center and some people went to the art center.

We had a spelling test today.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed. Main meal was pizza.

For Spanish we learned new Spanish words. We had to do a label paper with the words.  We had to guess some things too.

For morning meeting we sang the weekend song and greeted each other by waving. We made a list of good behavior in the hallways.

For readers’ workshop we had a no looking paper.

For writing we wrote in our journals about anything we wanted.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/3/16

Today’s News Reporters: Julianne and Caiden

Today’s News Report:

Today for morning work we had a fix and finish day. We got to make a book of “Me on the Map.”

For morning meeting we greeted our friends.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed. Everybody ate.

For wellness Mrs. Banbury read us a story. We were learning about responsibility.  Curious George helped us learn about responsibility.

For WORKBAORD some people made a Lorax. For math we had to sort equations by putting them under  “true” or “false.”  For letters and words we worked on March words.  We drew pictures to go along with the March words.

For recess we went outdoors and everybody played.

For math we did our Thursday math and review.

For word study and phonics we learned about ge, gi, j, and dge.

For D.E.A.R. everybody read.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

My apologies – It was brought to my attention that not everyone received a copy of the most current math assessment with the rubric. If you haven’t received a copy of your child’s assessment, it will be in his/her daily folder today.  Sorry for any confusion.

The students have filled their classroom compliment jar and have voted to watch Mr. Popper’s Penguins, since we recently finished reading the book. This video is rated PG for “mild rude language.”  Please let me know if you would prefer that your student not watch this movie, and we will arrange for the students to view a different video.

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/1/16

Today’s News Reporters: Maya and Daniel

Today’s News Report:

For morning meeting we greeted each other.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed.

For D.E.A.R. everyone read.

For P.E. we played “rock, paper, scissors.” People wearing pink had to chase the orange.  People wearing orange had to chase the yellow.  People wearing yellow had to chase pink.

For WORKBOARD some people made The Lorax and then went to games and puzzles.

For readers’ workshop our buddies came. We read a Scholastic News article together about Dr. Theodore Seuss.

For morning work we had to fix and finish our math on our desk.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

The students have filled their classroom compliment jar and have voted to watch Mr. Popper’s Penguins, since we recently finished reading the book. This video is rated PG for “mild rude language.”  Please let me know if you would prefer that your student not watch this movie, and we will arrange for the students to view a different video.

Save the Dates – Book Fair will take place May 2nd – May 6th

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 3/1/16

Today’s News Reporters: Averie and Josh B.

Today’s News Report:

Today for art we drew pictures. You started the picture with a dot and you couldn’t lift up your pencil to draw it.

For recess we all played.

Today for WORKBOARD everybody had a center.

For D.E.A.R. we all read and some people got to read in the library.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed.

For math we had a no-looking paper.

For morning meeting we greeted by winking.

For writing we wrote about what we know about maps and globes.

In word study and phonics we learned that the ce and ci_ make the /s/ sound.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

I am looking for a copy of Mr. Popper’s Penguins on DVD. If you have this and are willing to let the class borrow it for a day, please let me know.  Thanks in advance!

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Relax and Read Day – March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  In his honor we will be having a relax and read day where the students will be able to wear their pajamas and read books written by Dr. Seuss!  Be on the look-out for more information.

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 2/29/16

Today’s News Reporters: Brayden and Makenna

Today’s News Report:

For music we had to dance to three songs.

For morning meeting everybody greeted each other by waving.

Today in the morning we got new math packets. After we were done with our math packet you could write about your weekend in your journal.

For recess everybody played. Today was an outdoor recess on the playground.

For WORKBOARD we started new centers. For the art center we had to look at a chart that says, “learn how to draw The Lorax.”  You use it and get a piece of paper to draw and paint The Lorax.  For writing we had to write about our favorite book written by Dr. Seuss.  For math we had to sort equations by true and false.  For social studies center you had to make a “me on the map book.”  Drake’s mom cut out circles for us to use in the center this week.  For letters and words we had to write March words.

For lunch everybody ate.

For D.E.A.R. everybody dropped everything and read.

For word study and phonics we learned about –le.

In readers’ workshop we read Looking at Maps and Globes.  It was nonfiction.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Save the Date – First Grade Academic Night is Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The students will be preparing a brief readers’ theater play to perform.  Be on the look-out for more information!

Relax and Read Day – March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  In his honor we will be having a relax and read day where the students will be able to wear their pajamas and read books written by Dr. Seuss!  Be on the look-out for more information.

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 2/26/16

Today’s News Reporters: Haley and Ira

Today’s News Report:

For recess everybody played.

For lunch everyone ate.

For D.E.A.R. everybody read.

For writing we wrote about penguins.

For spelling everybody took a test.

For readers’ workshop we read Me on the Map.  We learned that a house can be found on a street and a street can be found in a town.  A Town can be found in a state.  A state can be found in a country.  Our country is the United States.

For morning meeting we had a moment of silence.

For technology we could work on anything in abcya.com.

For social studies we worked on mapping with Mrs. Benedict.

For math we did subtraction.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Save the Date – Next Wednesday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  In his honor we will be having a relax and read day where the students will be able to wear their pajamas and read books written by Dr. Seuss!  Be on the look-out for more information.

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 2/25/16

Today’s News Reporters: Daniel and Emily

Today’s News Report:

For morning work some people had to finish their math packets and some people worked on journal writing. We wrote about what we did to celebrate a birthday.

We had blacktop recess.

At lunch some people bought and some people packed.

For D.E.A.R. time everybody dropped everything and read.

For word study and phonics we reviewed the _ng and _nk. We worked in our practice books.

For morning meeting we greeted each other.

For social studies we read a book. We learned about maps.

In Spanish we did “just dance.”

For readers’ workshop we finished reading Penguins by Gail Gibbons.  We finished our KWL charts.

At closing circle we reported this news report.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Save the Date – Next Wednesday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  In his honor we will be having a relax and read day where the students will be able to wear their pajamas and read books written by Dr. Seuss!  Be on the look-out for more information.

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 2/24/16

Today’s News Reporters: Emma and Meason

Today’s News Report:

Today we had an assembly. We watched a dome movie about space.

For lunch we ate.

Today we had D.E.A.R. Some people read in the library.

For wellness we watched a tooth video.

Today we had morning meeting. We read the morning message.

For morning work we finished our math packets.

In math we had a no-looking, no talking paper.

For social studies we read There’s a Map on My Lap.  We learned about a compass rose.

Today we had recess. Some people played with their toys, some people played with Play-Doh, some people played with blocks and legos, and some people played games.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 2/22/16

Today’s News Reporters: Addison and Drake

Today’s News Report:

Today we had morning meeting. We talked about the calendar.

For art we made a snowman.

For recess everybody played.

For lunch some people packed and some people bought.

For writing we wrote about our weekend.

For D.E.A.R. everybody read.

For WORKBOARD the second centers were building and construction, games and puzzles free writing, and books and quiet reading. For first centers there was the letters and words center where students worked on /-ed/, the math center where people built 3-D shapes, the art center where people made leprechauns, and the reading center.

In math we did “Monday math” and we had a no-looking paper.

For readers’ workshop we wrote things we know about penguins and questions we had about them on a KWL chart to use with the book Penguins by Gail Gibbons.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

I have jury duty tomorrow so we will not have a news report. Mrs. Lisa Porter will be helping Mrs. Benedict for the day.  Any issues, transportation changes, etc. can be emailed to Mrs. Benedict at michele.benedict@mot.k12.de.us.  Hopefully I will be back by Wednesday and regular news reports can resume!

There is NO HOMEWORK HELPERS this Wednesday!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 2/19/16

Today’s News Reporters: Kierstin and Regina

Today’s News Report:

For spelling we had a no looking paper.

For recess we had indoor recess. A lot of people brought toys.

For music we learned a new song and new dance moves.

For writing we wrote in our journals. It was free choice.

For math we worked on fractions.

For morning meeting we greeted each other. We sang the weekend song.

For word study and phonics we learned the /er/ /ir/ and /ur/.

For lunch some people packed and some people bought.

For literacy centers some people worked on Skippyjon Jones.

For D.E.A.R. we read books.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 2/17/16

Today’s News Reporters: Nathan and Declan

Today’s News Report:

We went our second literacy center today. We made flip books for Skippyjon Jones.  In the booklet some people had to write what questions they had before we read, while we were reading, and after we read.  Some people wrote what happened first, second, and third in the book.

For lunch we ate in our classroom.

At recess we played with chalk.

For WORKBOARD some people made 3-D shapes. Some people made leprechauns.

We sang a song in Spanish about our body using Spanish words. We learned about the names for body parts.

In math we worked on our Wednesday math problems.

At D.E.A.R. time everybody read.

In word study and phonics we learned about /w/ and /wh/.

We had snack after morning meeting today.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Thank you very much to Mrs. Pennington and our other parent volunteers for helping to make Friday’s Friendship Festival a fun event for everyone! Your hard work and help is truly appreciated!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 2/16/16

Today’s News Reporters: Josh B. and Corbin

Today’s News Report:

For lunch everybody ate.

Today in wellness we worked on this sheet and we had to figure out which words match which picture. Some of the pictures were a snake, shark, beaver and horse.  We were learning about dental health.

For literacy centers we read the book, Skippyjon Jones.  We made cool flip books to go along with the book.

We learned about our new WORKBOARD centers. Mrs. Hoskins showed us how to make a leprechaun in art center.  She showed us how to make 3-D shapes in the math center.

In D.E.A.R. everybody read.

For recess some people played with Play-Doh, some people played with toys from their book bags, and some people played with Legos.

For word study and phonics we worked in our phonics books on _mb.

In math we worked on our review math packets and we started our Tuesday math review.

For writing some people wrote about our long weekend.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Thank you very much to Mrs. Pennington and our other parent volunteers for helping to make Friday’s Friendship Festival a fun event for everyone! Your hard work and help is truly appreciated!

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 2/10/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Maya and Jaden

Today’s News Report:

In art we made cards for the people we love.

We had indoor recess today.

We shared some polar animal projects.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed.  Everybody ate.

For morning meeting we greeted each other.

For D.E.A.R. everyone dropped everything and read.

In readers’ workshop we were reading about deserts.  We were practicing asking questions before reading, after reading and during the reading.

For morning work we had to finish work we had to do.

In word study and phonics we learned about _mb.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

My apologies for the lack of news report yesterday.  I did not have access to my email list serve in the afternoon.  We will also skip a news report tomorrow, due to the friendship festival.

2/11 – Friendship Festival 2:00 -3:15 pm

No School 2/12 & 2/15

Save the Date – Spring Fine Arts Night is May 19th @ 6:30 pm


 

News of the Day 2/8/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Julianne and Caiden

Today’s News Report:

Today at recess some people played tag.

In the morning we wrote about our weekend.

In math we talked about efficient strategies for solving math problems.

For morning meeting we greeted each other.

For D.E.A.R. everybody dropped everything and read.

For word study and phonics we learned about ore and or.

Some people shared their polar animal projects.   One person talked about owls that live in the arctic and one person talked about penguins.

For lunch everybody ate.

For technology we did “cupstacking” and we did “sugar sugar.”

For WORKBOARD we finished our centers from Friday.

Notes from Mrs. Benedict:

Thank you very much for all of the generous birthday gifts and well-wishes!

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

February 10th Student Government Casual Day –Cost is $2.   This student government fundraiser is to provide support for the HVAC fundraising efforts.  It is a full casual day.  Thank you for supporting our student government as they develop their leadership skills to organize this event.

2/11 – Friendship Festival 2:00 -3:15 pm


 

News of the Day 2/5/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Travin and Averie

Today’s News Report:

At recess Julianne, Travin, and Caiden all built a big giant thing out of blocks.

For WORKBOARD some people went to the art center, some people went to the letters and words center, some people went to the science center, and some people went to the reading center.  After the first centers some people went to games and puzzles, reading in the library, math, free writing, or building and construction.

We had an assembly.  In our assembly a dentist came to talk about teeth because it is National Dental Health Month.  She taught us that you don’t want to be like Tommy the tooth who never brushed himself.  At the end we all got a little goodie bag.

For engineering day we made the blades of a windmill.  We had to try to make it work.  If it didn’t work we had to try again.

Today was Mrs. Benedict’s birthday.  We sang to her.  We ate a snack.

For math we worked on fractions.

The teachers think that all of us did a great job on our spelling test.

For lunch everybody ate.

For D.E.A.R. everybody read a book that they like.  Lots of people like the series called Magic Treehouse and Junie B. Jones.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Due to the delay today, the library was closed.  If your student was ready for an AR test, we ask that he/she hold on to the book, read again, and return it on Monday, ready for a test!

Thank you again to all of our volunteers who helped make engineering days a success, even with the delay.  We really appreciate your help!

February 10th Student Government Casual Day –Cost is $2.   This student government fundraiser is to provide support for the HVAC fundraising efforts.  It is a full casual day.  Thank you for supporting our student government as they develop their leadership skills to organize this event.

2/11 – Friendship Festival 2:00 -3:15 pm


 

News of the Day 2/4/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Brooke and Joshua O.

Today’s News Report:

Today we had engineering day.  We designed sails and tested them out on sailboats.  We used cups, paper, tin foil, fabric, and tissue paper to make different sails.

For today’s special project we wrote about things we would want 100 of, what we would do with 100 dollars, and things we would not want 100 of.  We also had a 100th day coloring sheet.

For wellness we learned about how to be healthy.  We also watched a Berenstain Bears video about keeping your teeth healthy.

During recess we played with chalk.

For lunch some people ate a meatball sub and some people packed.

For D.E.A.R. time everybody read.

For writing we wrote about what we have learned in school over the first 100 days.

In the afternoon we decorated Mrs. Benedict’s desk for her birthday tomorrow.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Thank you very much to all of our volunteers who helped to make our first engineering day so special!

Friday, February 5th is Free Any Pants/Jersey Day.  Students and staff can dress to support their favorite team.  Celebrate teamwork and the spirit of competition by wearing a favorite team t- shirt or jersey.  The shirt can be a sports team, academic team, or any team they choose to support.  Although this is a casual dress day, we ask that students do not wear torn jeans, pants with bumper messages, or leggings without the appropriate longer shirts.

February 10th Student Government Casual Day –Cost is $2.   This student government fundraiser is to provide support for the HVAC fundraising efforts.  It is a full casual day.  Thank you for supporting our student government as they develop their leadership skills to organize this event.

2/11 – Friendship Festival 2:00 -3:15 pm


 

News of the Day 2/3/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Meason and Jordan

Today’s News Report:

Today we had P.E.  We played games.

For a special project we finished a movie about polar animals.

Today we had D.E.A.R. time.

For morning meeting we talked about the schedule.

Today we had lunch.  Some people bought and some people packed.

For math we wrote fractions and some people went with Mrs. Popham.

Today we had WORKBOARD.  Some people decorated a bag, some people observed glue sticks, some people went to the letters and words center, some people went to the can opener engineering center, and some people went to the reading center.  The second centers were:  puzzles, building and construction, math, free writing, and books and quiet reading.

We read from Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

For morning work we had a big fix and finish day.

We had indoor recess.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

If you are volunteering for engineering day, please arrive to school by 9:15 am.

Friday, February 5th is Free Any Pants/Jersey Day.  Students and staff can dress to support their favorite team.  Celebrate teamwork and the spirit of competition by wearing a favorite team t- shirt or jersey.  The shirt can be a sports team, academic team, or any team they choose to support.  Although this is a casual dress day, we ask that students do not wear torn jeans, pants with bumper messages, or leggings without the appropriate longer shirts.

February 10th Student Government Casual Day –Cost is $2.   This student government fundraiser is to provide support for the HVAC fundraising efforts.  It is a full casual day.  Thank you for supporting our student government as they develop their leadership skills to organize this event.

2/11 – Friendship Festival 2:00 -3:15 pm


 

News of the Day 2/2/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Ira and Caoimhe

Today’s News Report:

For lunch everybody ate.

For recess we played on the blacktop with chalk.

For art we made dragons.

For WORKBOARD some people were in the reading center.  Some people went to the art center.  Some people went to the letters and words center.  Some people worked with glue sticks in science.

For writing we wrote about going to the dentist.

For math we played a game with a partner.  We spun a ½, or the ¼, or lose a turn.

For word study and phonics we did dictation.  We reviewed –ed and ea.

We had a celebration for Daniel’s birthday today.  He brought in some cupcakes and we all said thank you to him.  We sang the happy birthday song to him with the “cha cha cha ooh la la” part.

For D.E.A.R. time everybody read and dropped everything.

For morning meeting we greeted each other.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

We are in need of at least 3 box fans for Thursday and Friday’s engineering days.  If you have one you could loan us please let me know ASAP.

Friday, February 5th is Free Any Pants/Jersey Day.  Students and staff can dress to support their favorite team.  Celebrate teamwork and the spirit of competition by wearing a favorite team t- shirt or jersey.  The shirt can be a sports team, academic team, or any team they choose to support.  Although this is a casual dress day, we ask that students do not wear torn jeans, pants with bumper messages, or leggings without the appropriate longer shirts.

February 10th Student Government Casual Day –Cost is $2.   This student government fundraiser is to provide support for the HVAC fundraising efforts.  It is a full casual day.  Thank you for supporting our student government as they develop their leadership skills to organize this event.

2/11 – Friendship Festival 2:00 -3:15 pm

 


News of the Day 2/1/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Haley and Caoimhe

Today’s News Report:

For morning meeting we greeted each other in silence.

For writing we wrote about our weekend in our journals.

For recess we went out on the blacktop and drew with chalk.

For lunch some people bought and a lot of people packed.

For WORKBOARD we went to new centers.  For all of the centers we had partners.  The first centers were science, letters and words, art, and reading.  The second centers were free writing, building and construction, games and puzzles, books and quiet reading, and math.

For D.E.A.R. everybody read.

For music we sang a song that is called, “Frosty Weather.”  We heard some songs and played on the xylophones.  We sang Mrs. Hoskins, “happy birthday.”

For math we read a Hershey chocolate book and learned about fractions.

For word study and phonics we looked at words and read some sentences.  A lot of the words had ea in it or just e.  We learned that the ea makes the short e sound sometimes.  We learned about homophones.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

2/11 – Friendship Festival 2:00 -3:15 pm

News of the Day 1/28/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Kierstin and Emma

Today’s News Report:

Today for lunch everybody ate.

At recess everybody played.

For D.E.A.R. everybody read.

In science we took a look at mechanical pencils.

For morning meeting we greeted each other.

For readers’ workshop we read two books that were written by Cynthia Rylant.

For writing we wrote in our journals about what we wear in the winter and what we wear in the summer.

At word study and phonics we worked in our new phonics books.  We learned about words that end in –ed.

For Spanish we worked on Spanish names for food.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

I will be out of the classroom tomorrow.  We will not have a news report but they will resume on Monday.  If there is anything that needs immediate attention, please email Mrs. Benedict at michele.benedict@mot.k12.de.us.

Ice cream Wednesday has been moved to this Friday, 1/29, due to the snow days.

Please consider volunteering to help out during our engineering days from 9:30 – 11:30 on February 4th and 5th.  We are in need of more adults in order to have these days.  It is a lot of fun for the students and adults and it is not too late to hand in your sign-up sheets!  We would love to have grandparents, aunts, uncles or any other adult relative to help with this!


 

News of the Day 1/27/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Declan and Addison

Today’s News Report:

For morning work we wrote in our journals about our weekend.

For morning meeting we greeted and we read the morning message.

For D.E.A.R. everybody read.

For word study and phonics we got new phonics books.  We got to do pages up to 20.

At recess everybody played.  We had indoor recess.  Some people played with toys from their book bags and some people played with blocks.

For lunch everybody ate.  Some people packed and some people bought.

In science we learned about a machine.

For wellness we did some exercises.  We did new versions of walking.

We started a new unit on polar animals.  We watched a polar animal video about penguins, polar bears, and a tiger that was lost.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Ice cream Wednesday has been moved to this Friday, 1/29, due to the snow days.

Please consider volunteering to help out during our engineering days from 9:30 – 11:30 on February 4th and 5th.  We are in need of more adults in order to have these days.  It is a lot of fun for the students and adults and it is not too late to hand in your sign-up sheets!  We would love to have grandparents, aunts, uncles or any other adult relative to help with this!


 

News of the Day 1/21/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Corbin and Regina

Today’s News Report:

Today in art we finished making our penguins.

For math we played a shape guessing game.  We looked at our shapes museum.  We had to put all of the cylinders in one pile, all of the rectangular prisms in one pile.  We had to put all of the spheres in one pile.  We had to put the triangular prisms in a pile, and one cone in a pile.

In readers’ workshop we read another Henry and Mudge book.  We discussed with our reading partner how it was the same as the other book and how it was different.

For writing we wrote in our journals about our favorite soups.

For recess we played indoors.  Some people played with Play-Doh, some people played with toys from their book bags like BeyBlades, and some people played with cars, some people played with stuffed animals and some people even played with a “magic eight ball.”

For morning meeting we greeted each other.

For word study and phonics we worked on pausing point problems.  We worked on tricky words, question marks, periods, and exclamation points.  We had to put our binder on the table when we were done then read for D.E.A.R. time.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Please consider volunteering to help out during our engineering days from 9:30 – 11:30 on February 4th and 5th.  We are in need of more adults in order to have these days.  It is a lot of fun for the students and adults and it is not too late to hand in your sign-up sheets!  We would love to have grandparents, aunts, uncles or any other adult relative to help with this!

I will be in a full-day training Friday, 1/22 so we will not have a news report on this day.


 

News of the Day 1/19/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Makenna and Julianne

Today’s News Report:

For writing we wrote in our journals about our weekend.

For D.E.A.R. time everybody dropped everything and read.

For recess everybody played.

For science we read from Leif Catches the Wind.  We talked about the engineering process.

At lunch some people were packers and some people were buyers.

In math we learned about 3-D shapes.  3-D shapes have width, length, depth, faces, and edges.

For technology we worked on “keyboarding”, “cupstacking,” type rocket”, and “jump key”.

For word study and phonics we were sorting common nouns and proper nouns.

For readers’ workshop we read another book by Cynthia Rylant.  We read about Cynthia Rylant.

At morning meeting we all greeted each other.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Today in your student’s agenda you will find our Trimester 2 progress report.  Please review the report, sign the envelope, and return the signed envelope to school ASAP.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress.

I will be in a full-day training Friday, 1/22 so we will not have a news report on this day.

Save the Date – We will have our second annual first grade Engineering Days on February 4th and 5th this year.  We will need as many parent volunteers as possible.  Sign-up sheets were sent home on Friday.


 

News of the Day 1/14/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Emily and Averie

Today’s News Report:

At recess everybody played.

At D.E.A.R. time everyone was reading quietly.

For morning work we wrote in our journals.  We had to write about what we do if we had to spend the night at school because of a snow storm.

For lunch everybody ate.

In wellness we read about feelings.

For WORKBOARD some people worked in the letters and words center.  After, they worked on the computer.  In the art center some people made penguins.  After, they went to books and quiet reading.  In the math center we used shapes to build other shapes.  For the writing center we had to write 6 trick words in sentences.  For science we had to find things that were considered technology and we had to write what technology means.  After the science center you could play in blocks.

We went to the technology lab for testing.

We read from “Gran.”  Some people worked in their binders.  Some people worked with Mrs. Benedict.

For math we had to find two different ways to build a rocket ship out of shapes.

For morning meeting we sang a song for greeting.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

No School – 1/18

Save the Date – We will have our second annual first grade Engineering Days on February 4th and 5th this year.  We will need as many parent volunteers as possible.  Please be on the look-out for more information.


 

News of the Day 1/13/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Danny and Jaden

Today’s News Report:

For morning work we had a fix and finish day.

In P.E. we played a lot of games.

During WORKBOARD Brayden and Maya made Mrs. Melnick’s name out of blocks.  Students worked in the letters and words, writing, art, math, or science center.

For lunch everyone ate.

We had indoor recess.

For D.E.A.R. everyone dropped everything and read.

For word study and phonics we worked on more pausing point problems with magic e.

For readers’ workshop we read from “Gran.”  We answered questions about what we read.  We had to use a pencil and our binder.  We answered the questions when we were done reading the book.  The questions were in our binder.

For math we made a turtle out of shapes.  We had to make it three different ways.

For morning meeting we greeted people with the hello song.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

No School – 1/18

Save the Date – We will have our second annual first grade Engineering Days on February 4th and 5th this year.  We will need as many parent volunteers as possible.  Please be on the look-out for more information.


 

News of the Day 1/12/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Nathan and Brayden

Today’s News Report:

In readers’ workshop we read from “Gran.”  We read a short story called “Fuzz and Mel.”  We learned about ellipses.  When you read and see three dots after text, you pause when you see them while reading.

Today at lunch some people bought and some people packed.  Some people ate Lunchables.

In art we made penguins.

For WORKBOARD we moved to the next center.

For greeting we said, “guten tag.”

For recess some people played and some people walked around.

Today in math we got to make shapes out of pattern blocks.  We had to make a snake three different ways.

At D.E.A.R. time everyone read.

We have been reading Mr. Popper’s penguins.  Today in writing we had to write about what we would do if we had a pet penguin like Mr. Popper.

In word study and phonics we were working on pausing point problems.  We had to do PP25 and PP26 in our phonics binders.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Homework helpers will be cancelled for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13th.  All students will be going home on their regular dismissal schedule unless otherwise noted in their agenda book.

No School – 1/18

Save the Date – We will have our second annual first grade Engineering Days on February 4th and 5th this year.  We will need as many parent volunteers as possible.  Please be on the look-out for more information.


 

News of the Day 1/11/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Josh O. and Maya

Today’s News Report:

At morning meeting Mrs. Hoskins announced our new jobs.

For writing we wrote about our weekend.

For recess we stayed indoors and played.

At lunch everyone ate.

For readers’ workshop some people worked with Mrs. Benedict and some people stayed in the classroom and read from “Gran.”

For music we sang some songs.

For math we had to build a hexagon out of trapezoids, rhombuses, and triangles.  We had to build a hexagon 8 different ways using these shapes.  We had to color a hexagon to show how we made the shape.

For WORKBOARD we had centers.  Some people went to the art center where they had to make penguins.  After music, Drake’s mom came in to the classroom and talked about the art center.  For the first centers some people worked in letters in words, math, writing, or science.  For the second centers, the students went on the computers, went to free writing, books and quiet reading, games and puzzles, or building and construction.

Before lunch we read some of Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

No School – 1/18

Save the Date – We will have our second annual first grade Engineering Days on February 4th and 5th this year.  We will need as many parent volunteers as possible.  Please be on the look-out for more information.


 

News of the Day 1/8/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Brooke and Joshua B.

Today’s News Report:

For morning work we had a fix and finish day.

At morning meeting we read the daily schedule and we talked about what we were doing today.

In writing we wrote about our new year’s resolution to keep our school bully-free.

In math we had a no-looking paper on shapes.

At lunch everybody ate.

At recess everybody played.

In technology we took two tests.

At D.E.A.R. time everybody read and some people got to read in the library.

In science we continued Leif Catching the Wind.

In the morning we sang the weekend song.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

No School – 1/18

Save the Date – We will have our second annual first grade Engineering Days on February 4th and 5th this year.  We will need as many parent volunteers as possible.  Please be on the look-out for more information.


 

News of the Day 1/7/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Travin and Caiden

Today’s News Report:

At recess people got really, really, sweaty.

At lunch everybody ate.  When we were at lunch we saw a worker who got on a machine and looked into the holes in the ceiling.  They were square holes.  When he pushed the button on the machine the machine went up and moved forward to the hole that he was looking in.

In science we are reading a story called “Leif Catches the Wind.”  It’s about a boy who becomes a mechanical engineer.

At D.E.A.R. time everybody read.

In Spanish we did a worksheet.  We also played a game.  We were learning Spanish names for school supplies.  In the game the kids stood in the back of the room and got cards.  The rest of the kids would sit in their seats.  The Spanish teacher would give us a Spanish word and we had to whisper it to a student and then we had to hold the card up that matched the word the teacher says.

In math we sorted defining attributes and non-defining attributes of shapes.

In writing we wrote in our journals about what we know about engineers and technology.  We also had to write about what we would design if we were engineers.

In word study and phonics we worked on practice pages about magic e.

In readers’ workshop we read “The Bug Glass.”  We answered questions in our binders.

We report the news of the day during pack-up time before closing circle.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Tomorrow is Any Pants Day – $1!

The library will be open tomorrow!

New homework packets, fluency, and spelling will be distributed this Friday.

No School – 1/18


 

News of the Day 1/6/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Emily and Ira

Today’s News Report:

For morning work we had a fix and finish day.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed.

For D.E.A.R. some people got their names on the BINGO board because they were using their time wisely.

In math we were comparing shapes by their attributes.

For recess we played.

For wellness we filled our “compliment banks.”

We read from Gran.  We partner read and we answered questions about the story.

For word study and phonics we had a no-looking paper and we reviewed magic e words.

For science we looked at different objects and we had to decide if it was technology.  We had to say what it was made of and what problem it solved.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

New homework packets, fluency, and spelling will be distributed this Friday.

No School – 1/18

 


 

News of the Day 1/5/16

Today’s News Reporters:  Emma and Addison

Today’s News Report:

Today for writing we had to write in our journals about our winter break.

Today we had BINGO board at the end of the day since we didn’t have time for it before the break.

In gym we played a game called, “infection.”

At morning meeting we changed the calendar and put up the January birthdays, special days, and no school days.

In science we learned about an engineer and technology.

At lunch everybody ate.  Some people bought and some people packed.

For recess some people played with Play-Doh.

In math we talked about defining attributes and non-defining attributes in shapes.  We talked about what makes shapes the same and different.  A rectangle is different from a square because it has 2 longer sides and two shorter sides.  A defining attribute is something like the number of sides and a non-defining attribute is something that doesn’t make the shape, like the color.

For D.E.A.R. time everybody read.

For snack everybody ate.

In word study and phonics we read from Gran and we had a no-looking paper.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

New homework packets, fluency, and spelling will be distributed this Friday.

No School – 1/18


 

News of the Day 12/17/15

Today’s News Reporters:   Makenna and Jaden

Today’s News Report:

At indoor recess everybody played.  Some people played with Play-Doh, some people played with blocks and some people got their own toys out and played with them.

Today we watched the movie Mary Poppins.

At WORKBOARD some people made bags.  Some people made gingerbread fact families.   Some people wrote about what they would do if a snowman came to life.  Some people worked on a snow globe and some people worked in their phonics binders.

For lunch everybody ate.

For morning meeting some people greeted each other in different ways.

For morning work we had a fix and finish day.

For D.E.A.R. time everybody read and dropped other stuff they were doing.

In Spanish we learned about Christmas Spanish words.  We did four dance songs.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

The library will be open tomorrow!

Reminder:  We will participate in a book exchange with our reading buddies on this day.  Please bring in wrapped books by 12/21.

Our Class Notes website is finally up and running!  A copy of our daily news report can now be accessed via our First Grade Class Notes page!

In support of the giving season, our student council and Ms. Swalm have organized a winter food drive for Neighborhood House.  Nonperishable food items, as well as personal healthcare items, will be collected through Friday, December 18th.  Items will be collected in each homeroom, and the homeroom in each hallway with the most items collected wins a pizza party.  Thank you so much for supporting this program to help our community.

Save the Date – 12/22 will be our annual First Grade “Cozy Up and Read Day”

We will participate in a book exchange with our reading buddies on this day.  Please bring in wrapped books by 12/21.

Students may wear pajamas to school (no nightgowns, slippers, or footed pajamas, please)

Students can bring a pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal (please choose only items that will fit in your student’s book bag)

We will be enjoying winter snacks and arts and crafts with our reading buddies


 

News of the Day 12/16/15

Today’s News Reporters:   Nathan and Kierstin

Today’s News Report:

In word study and phonics we were learning more about nouns.  We were learning about common nouns and proper nouns.

For lunch everybody ate.  Some people got ice cream.

In math we sorted shapes.  We learned about defining attributes and non-defining attributes.  If we sorted by defining attributes we sorted by number of sides or number of vertices.  If we sorted by non-defining attributes we sorted by color, thickness, or size.

For recess everyone played.

In wellness we were talking about bank accounts and we were talking about our buckets.  If we do something very nice our bucket fills up.

For WORKBOARD some people decorated bags and some people made snowmen in a snow globe.  Some people worked in their phonics binder.  They had to do two pages.  For writing center you had to write about what would happen if a snow man came alive and came into your house to meet your family.  In the math center we made gingerbread fact families.  The boys used a gingerbread boy and glued it next to the gingerbread house.

At D.E.A.R. time everyone read.

For morning work we had a fix and finish day.  Some people worked on math and practiced working with greater than and less than.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Reminder:  We will participate in a book exchange with our reading buddies on this day.  Please bring in wrapped books by 12/21.

Our Class Notes website is finally up and running!  A copy of our daily news report can now be accessed via our First Grade Class Notes page!

In support of the giving season, our student council and Ms. Swalm have organized a winter food drive for Neighborhood House.  Nonperishable food items, as well as personal healthcare items, will be collected through Friday, December 18th.  Items will be collected in each homeroom, and the homeroom in each hallway with the most items collected wins a pizza party.  Thank you so much for supporting this program to help our community.

Save the Date – 12/22 will be our annual First Grade “Cozy Up and Read Day”

We will participate in a book exchange with our reading buddies on this day.  Please bring in wrapped books by 12/21.

Students may wear pajamas to school (no nightgowns, slippers, or footed pajamas, please)

Students can bring a pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal (please choose only items that will fit in your student’s book bag)

We will be enjoying winter snacks and arts and crafts with our reading buddies


 

News of the Day 12/15/15

Today’s News Reporters:   Corbin and Averie

Today’s News Report:

Today for P.E. we played “Grinch tag.”

For lunch everybody ate.

For WORKBOARD some people made a snow globe. Some people made a gingerbread fact family house. Some people decorated a bag with lights. Some people wrote about what they would do if a snowman came to life. Some people worked in their phonics binders. When we were done our first center we could go to computers, reading in the library, free writing, building and construction, or games and puzzles. We did WORKBOARD two times today.

At recess everyone had fun!

For D.E.A.R. time everyone stopped and read. Today we did a great job.

For morning work we were writing about what we would do if we lived in a snow globe.

We worked on handwriting and did some of our handwriting pages.

Today when we were writing we had a fire drill.

For math we talked about shapes.

We started reading Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

At morning meeting we greeted each other in German.

Because of the fire drill, we had snack before we had morning meeting.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Reminder: We will participate in a book exchange with our reading buddies on this day. Please bring in wrapped books by 12/21.

Our Class Notes website is finally up and running! A copy of our daily news report can now be accessed via our First Grade Class Notes page!

In support of the giving season, our student council and Ms. Swalm have organized a winter food drive for Neighborhood House.  Nonperishable food items, as well as personal healthcare items, will be collected through Friday, December 18th.  Items will be collected in each homeroom, and the homeroom in each hallway with the most items collected wins a pizza party.  Thank you so much for supporting this program to help our community.

Save the Date – 12/22 will be our annual First Grade “Cozy Up and Read Day”

We will participate in a book exchange with our reading buddies on this day. Please bring in wrapped books by 12/21.

Students may wear pajamas to school (no nightgowns, slippers, or footed pajamas, please)

Students can bring a pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal (please choose only items that will fit in your student’s book bag)

We will be enjoying winter snacks and arts and crafts with our reading buddies


 

News of the Day 12/14/15

Today’s News Reporters:   Josh B. and Regina

Today’s News Report:

In math we worked on missing addends.

For our assembly we went to the library to read a book.  We read The Shelf Elf.  Julianne and Jaden dressed up in elf hats.  One held up a sad face and one held up a happy face.  They would hold up the sad if Mrs. Melnick said something you wouldn’t do with a book and they would hold up happy if it was something you would do with a book.

For art we drew pictures.  We had another piece of paper that showed us how to draw.

In morning meeting we greeted each other.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed and we all got to eat.

For D.E.A.R. time we all read.

For writing we wrote in our journals about our weekend.

For recess we all played.

For WORKBOARD some people decorated bags.  Some people worked in their phonics binders.  Some people did gingerbread fact families in math.  Some people went to the other art center and made a snow globe.  When everyone was done in their first center they got to go to their second center.  In the writing center some people wrote about what they would do if a snowman came to life.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Our Class Notes website is finally up and running!  A copy of our daily news report can now be accessed via our First Grade Class Notes page!

In support of the giving season, our student council and Ms. Swalm have organized a winter food drive for Neighborhood House.  Nonperishable food items, as well as personal healthcare items, will be collected through Friday, December 18th.  Items will be collected in each homeroom, and the homeroom in each hallway with the most items collected wins a pizza party.  Thank you so much for supporting this program to help our community.

Save the Date – 12/22 will be our annual First Grade “Cozy Up and Read Day”

We will participate in a book exchange with our reading buddies on this day.  Please bring in wrapped books by 12/21.

Students may wear pajamas to school (no nightgowns, slippers, or footed pajamas, please)

Students can bring a pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal (please choose only items that will fit in your student’s book bag)

We will be enjoying winter snacks and arts and crafts with our reading buddies


 

News of the Day 12/11/15

Today’s News Reporters:   Maya and Julianne

Today’s News Report:

In music we got to dance to some songs.

In WORKBOARD some people made “symme-trees” in the math center.  In the letters and words center some people had to find words around the room and add the magic e to the end to make a new word.  In the art center we made a snowman looking at the moon.

At lunch there were some buyers and some packers.

In morning meeting we greeted people by saying, “happy Friday” and we sang the weekend song too.  We read the morning message.

Our reading buddies came.  We read books together.

We had recess.  Some people played tag.  Lots of parents came during recess.

At D.E.A.R. time everyone dropped everything and read.

Today for writing we wrote in our journals about anything we wanted to.  Some people wrote stories and some people wrote about the concert.

We wrote our words for our spelling test and wrote the challenge words too!

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

Our Class Notes website is finally up and running!  A copy of our daily news report can now be accessed via our First Grade Class Notes page!

In support of the giving season, our student council and Ms. Swalm have organized a winter food drive for Neighborhood House.  Nonperishable food items, as well as personal healthcare items, will be collected through Friday, December 18th.  Items will be collected in each homeroom, and the homeroom in each hallway with the most items collected wins a pizza party.  Thank you so much for supporting this program to help our community.

Save the Date – 12/22 will be our annual First Grade “Cozy Up and Read Day”

We will participate in a book exchange with our reading buddies on this day.  Please bring in wrapped books by 12/21.

Students may wear pajamas to school (no nightgowns, slippers, or footed pajamas, please)

Students can bring a pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal (please choose only items that will fit in your student’s book bag)

We will be enjoying winter snacks and arts and crafts with our reading buddies


 

News of the Day 12/9/15

Today’s News Reporters:   Brooke and Jordan

Today’s News Report:

Today we finished the book Mary Poppins.  We earned 10 compliments so we will watch the movie soon.

We practiced our songs for the concert in the gym.   Danny lost his tooth during practice.

In math we had a no looking paper and we had to find the missing pockets.

For morning work we had a fix and finish day.

For D.E.A.R. everybody dropped everything and read.

Some people shared about their family traditions after snack.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed.

For morning meeting we greeted people in different ways.

For word study and phonics we learned more about the magic e at the end of a word.  We read “wiggle cards.”  Mrs. Hoskins would hold up a wiggle card and we had to do what the card said.

For WORKBOARD some people made snowmen, some people made “symme-trees,” and some people made a special gift.  For the second center, some people went to books and quiet reading, some people read to a stuffed animal, and some people went to building and construction.

For closing circle Mrs. Hoskins types the news that the news reporters say.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

The library will be open tomorrow afternoon!

In support of the giving season, our student council and Ms. Swalm have organized a winter food drive for Neighborhood House.  Nonperishable food items, as well as personal healthcare items, will be collected through Friday, December 18th.  Items will be collected in each homeroom, and the homeroom in each hallway with the most items collected wins a pizza party.  Thank you so much for supporting this program to help our community.

Save the Date – 12/22 will be our annual First Grade “Cozy Up and Read Day”

We will participate in a book exchange with our reading buddies on this day.  Please bring in wrapped books by 12/21.

Students may wear pajamas to school (no nightgowns, slippers, or footed pajamas, please)

Students can bring a pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal (please choose only items that will fit in your student’s book bag)

We will be enjoying winter snacks and arts and crafts with our reading buddies


 

News of the Day 11/20/15

Today’s News Reporters:  Jaden and Averie

Today’s News Report:

For P.E. two people hold a jump rope.  One person had to say, “up” or “down.”  The other person would jump over the rope or go down under it.

At lunch everyone ate.

For recess everybody played.

We had a spelling test.

For D.E.A.R. time everybody dropped everything and read.

For morning meeting everybody greeted each other.

For writing we wrote thank you letters to Master Sergeant Morris for coming in and doing a Veteran’s Day assembly.

For WORKBOARD everybody went to a different center.

For morning work we had a fix and finish day.

We watched a Thanksgiving movie with all of the other first grades.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

*     Have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving break!  I will be in a training the Monday we return so regular news reports will resume on Tuesday, December 1st.

*     Yesterday, in your student’s daily folder you should have found our most recent math assessment.  Please review the assessment and sign and return the rubric.  Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

*     I am in need of a few cans of shaving cream.  If anyone would be willing to donate some, I’d really appreciate it!

*     Each student will be in need of a clean mason jar by 12/4.  Please send this in, labeled with your student’s name ASAP.  The mason jar can be any size and does not have to have a lid.

*     No School for students 11/23 – 11/27

*     We will only have reading homework over Thanksgiving break.  The students will be asked to read for 20 minutes on five of the days of the break – record all reading in November reading logs.  Written homework will resume the Friday after our break.

News of the Day 11/18/15

Today’s News Reporters:  Drake and Daniel

Today’s News Report:

For WORKBOARD we had two math centers.  In one of them we had to put the missing numbers in a math pumpkin.  In the art center we made poppies with our fingers.

Today in music we worked on singing our new songs for the concert.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed.

In math some people worked with Mrs. Popham.  They were counting coins.  Some people worked on place value with Mrs. Hoskins.

For D.E.A.R. we dropped everything and read.

At recess everybody played.

For word study and phonics we worked on our pausing points review.

For morning work we had a fix and finish day.

Today we got new assigned carpet seats.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

*     No School for students 11/23 – 11/27

*     The library will be open this Friday!

*     This Wednesday is Ice Cream Wednesday! – $1

*     We will only have reading homework over Thanksgiving break.  The students will be asked to read for 20 minutes on five of the days of the break – record all reading in November reading logs.  Written homework will resume the Friday after our break.


News of the Day 11/17/15

Today’s News Reporters:  Josh B. and Declan

Today’s News Report:

Today for writing we wrote about the differences between our life today and the life of the people living at the time of the first Thanksgiving.

For recess everybody played.

For morning meeting we got to share our journals.

For lunch some people bought and some people packed.

In technology we did such a good job that we got a compliment and we all got to write our names on the BINGO board!  We worked on the computers.  We worked on typing.  We worked on Typing Rocket Junior and cup stacking and KeyboardingZ.  When we were done we got to choose anything we wanted to go on.

For D.E.A.R. everybody read.

At WORKBOARD we had some centers that we did.  We had a math pumpkin center.  In art we made poppies.  In social studies we compared things we use today to things people used during the time of the first Thanksgiving.  In another math center we graphed Thanksgiving symbols.  In letters and words we cut out and sorted words that had th and ank.

For readers’ workshop we finished reading Samuel Eaton’s Day.

In math we made number sentences adding shirt and pants pockets.

Notes from Mrs. Hoskins:

*     No School for students 11/23 – 11/27

*     This Wednesday is Ice Cream Wednesday! – $1

*     We will only have reading homework over Thanksgiving break.  The students will be asked to read for 20 minutes on five of the days of the break – record all reading in November reading logs.  Written homework will resume the Friday after our break.

Click this link to see this week’s school events.

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Related Arts Rotation

  • A Day – Music
  • B Day – Art
  • C Day – PE
  • D Day – Wellness
  • E Day – Spanish
  • F Day – Technology

Thank you for remembering to please

  • Label your child’s sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Send a snack each day and to label your child’s snack
  • Sign your child’s communication log each day
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Peanut-Free Birthday Treats

  • Fruit
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
  • Juice popsicles
  • Prepackaged Rice Krispie Treats
  • Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Pop Tarts (any flavor but peanut butter)
  • Dannon Gogurt
  • Original Chips Ahoy (blue package)
  • Oreos (regular and Golden)
  • Pretzel Boys soft pretzels

Thank you for bringing birthday treats only from this list.

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