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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friday 2/27

It's hard to believe it's almost March!

We have spent the last few weeks working hard on tapping out words with blends.  Some example of blends are fr-, st-, bl-, -sk, -nd and -mp.
Today we tried something new for our Fundations unit check-in.  The students typed their words into a Google Form.  Their answers are complied into a Google Sheet for me and I can easily see who needs extra practice on beginning or ending blends, vowels, or suffix -s.

 We made it through our first full week of school in a while!  Have a nice weekend! :-) 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, 2/27

During Social Studies, we have been watching parts of a video called People and Places. Today we focused on the people that live near the Nile River.  Ask your child to tell you one of the reasons why people in that area. 
The kids sure do make themselves comfy :-) 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday 2/25

We are getting so close to 100 acts of kindness!! These boys all received a heart today for showing respect.  During our morning announcements today Mrs. Donato reminded the kids to show respect around Thompson.  Way to go! Thompson CARES! 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday, 2/24

Word Time: practicing to write words with blends and glued sounds 
This was pretty tricky, but the kids stuck with it!  They loved that all of the words had to do with winter or my crazy drive to school. 
They were super proud of their work and wanted me to take many pictures throughout :-) 

Here's a glimpse into some of the favorite Daily 5 activities:
Listen to Reading

Read to Self or Read to Someone
Work on Writing- sticker stories and fact research

Happy 100th day of first grade!
We had a lot of fun thinking about the number 100... What would we want 100 of in our cubby?  What could we eat 100 of?  What are we fortunate to not have 100 of?

Ask your child what their 1, 0 and 0 turned into!!

Making a 100 roll

Actors needed for the Thompson play!

What a great opportunity for our first graders to be involved in a Thompson tradition!  My past students have loved being in the play.  A few friends from our class this year have signed up already :-)

For more information or to sign-up please visit: here

Monday, February 23, 2015


Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a nice week. 
This mornings question: 
Writing- Each child wrote a post on Kidblog about their break. Check them out.. And leave comments :-)
Daily 5- a new word game
Practicing to read words with blends. 
Daisy has a special announcement-

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Scholastic Reading Club

Reading Club Order Due Date: Friday, February 13
One-Time Class Activation Code: J73DP

The January and February flyers will be sent home with your child on Thursday! 

Place your order online at or return the order form and payment to me. There are more books to choose from online as well as a class wish list. 

Remember, for every book you order, our class earns FREE books...and we have our eye on some new additions. 

Thank you for your support! 

If This Is Your First Time Ordering Online:
- ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
- SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
- SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom

- All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!