Thursday, May 31, 2012

Next Week's Homework 6/4


Reminders


Progress reports are being sent home today!  Please sign and return them as soon as possible.  What progress your first graders soon to be second graders have made!

We are going on a field trip to the Queens Library on June 19!  Please hand in your application for a library card before then!  We can't wait to visit the library and explore all the fabulous books there!


Staying Healthy

In class we have been learning about different ways to stay healthy.  Today we talked about how we use our immune system to fight off diseases and viruses.  Our immune system is like a super hero!  Our super hero's are being sent home today!  Hip, hip, hooray!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Trash Busters!

We have been discussing the importance of recycling all year.  Click on the link below to watch a video of The Magic School Bus and how they recycle, just like us!

The Magic School Bus

Why is it important to recycle?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

The first vowel does the talking!

A E I O U (and sometimes Y)

Click on the link below to watch the video from class:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7fb3Pdt8kxg

What Do I Do?

Sometimes people say things that upset us.

Sometimes people do things that make us angry.



Sometimes our feelings get hurt.


Sometimes we get mad.

Everyone is strongly encouraged, old and young, to express their feelings in a kind way.  It is important to stick up for yourself.  In class we are discussing ways that we can do this.

"I feel...    when you...     I would like..."

For instance, "I feel sad when you called me a baby.  I would like for you to call me by my name."

This is the first step we should take... If the problem continues, it is important to let the teacher know right away.

What a difference we can make by using our words and sticking up for ourselves!

Superstudent of the Week


Hey, hey,



What do you say?


We have another Super Student today!

Congratulations Christopher and Jonathan you are both Superstudents.

Keep shining*

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

A special thank you to all the mom's and caregivers on this special day.  What a wonderful group of first graders, and soon to be second graders, you have! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Videos

Click on this link to sing-along to a "Parts of a Story" song to help you check your realistic fiction stories.


When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking!  Check out this video to learn more!

 Watch the video above to sing-along to the "double e" sound

Watch the video above to sing-along to the "double o, oo" sound
Watch the video above to sing-along to the "ph" sound

Watch the video above to sing-along to the "long o" sound

This Week's Homework 5/14


Superstudent of the Week

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,




Room 108 is fun
And you help the class run!

Congratulations Yanni and Shahera,
you are the Superstudents of the week!

Keep shining*

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Story Elements

Click the link below to check out a fun song and video on:
Five Elements of a Story

Here are the lyrics:

Setting, that's like where it's going down,
Could be the train compartment, a castle or a town,
Could be the Arctic winter - like To Build a Fire,
The temperature's dropping, excitement is getting higher,
Setting sets the scene so the scene seems set,
Could be the Italian restaurant where we met,
Setting gives us the where and the when,
Could be modern day, the future, or way back when.

Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme,
Setting, yes these are the 5 things
That you're going to be needing
When you're reading or writing
A short story that's mad exciting. (x2)


Plot is the action, the quest for satisfaction,
What's going down, what's going to happen.
Four men at sea in an open boat,
Rowing and hoping that they can stay afloat. The plot:
They have to make it to the beach,
But the waves are big, and the shore seems out of reach,
Plot is a series of events... like Lemoney Snicket,
It could be crazy, wild or straight wicked.

Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme,
Setting, yes these are the 5 things
That you're going to be needing
When you're reading or writing
A short story that's mad exciting. (x2)


Knock knock, who's there? Oh, it's the characters,
The people in the story who carry out the action.
Characters can be pretty, tiny or clean,
Characters can be silly, whiney or mean,
Juliet is a character, and so is Romeo,
Pokemon has characters and so does Yu-gi-oh,
Characters could be dogs, lions, or hippos,
JK Rowling chose Harry Potter. "Why?" Who knows!

Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme,
Setting, yes these are the 5 things
That you're going to be needing
When you're reading or writing
A short story that's mad exciting. (x2)


Uh-uh! Put your snack back in your backpack we're not finished!
Something gone wrong! That's the conflict kids,
A struggle in the plot, now who's on top,
Could be a fight for money, like some robbers and cops,
Could be an internal conflict - a struggle inside,
Like I don't want to tell the truth but I don't ever want to lie,
Flick something in your eye, now you're conflicted,
What created drama? The conflict did.

Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme,
Setting, yes these are the 5 things
That you're going to be needing
When you're reading or writing
A short story that's mad exciting. (x2)


The theme of the story is the main idea,
The central belief or the topic that's in there,
It's usually something abstract like sacrifice,

Isolation or resurrection: we're back to life,
Like don't lie, don't practice libel,
The theme of To Build a Fire is survival,
Survival on your own like Fievel Moskowitz,
Flocabulary's something that you HAVE TO GET...

Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme,
Setting, yes these are the 5 things
That you're going to be needing
When you're reading or writing
A short story that's mad exciting. (x2)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

This Week's Homework 5/7

Library has been canceled for our scheduled date on Wednesday due to NYSESLAT testing.  Our date may be re-scheduled last minute so please be sure to send in your child's library book daily so that they can exchange books!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Superstudent of the Week

2-4-6-8,
Who do we appreciate?

Sufia!!!

Juan!!!

YAY! Bookworms!!

Congratulations Sufia and Juan, you are Superstudents!

Keep shining*

What's Wild About You?

Create your own digital you!  Click here, and have fun!