Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tell Me More!

Describe what you see in this photograph of a dolphin.

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Literacy Skills

At Word Family video

B vs. D video - let's not confuse those letters!

This Week's Homework 10/22-10/26

National Geographic Young Explorer

I love reading nonfiction stories, especially about animals!

Check out National Geographic Young Explorers stories!

There are some fun videos at Animal Channel!

And games too!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Books Online

Here is a fun website, sillybooks, with stories read aloud.  They are pretty funny!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This Week's Homework 10/15 to 10/19

Time to the Hour

Visit the Basallo Brainery to practice telling time to the hour.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Scholastic Books

Scholastic Book order forms are due: Friday October 19.  All orders will be placed at the end of the school day. Please hand in order form and cash in an envelope with your child's name.

If you prefer to order online with a credit card, please visit: Scholastic Book Club

Click on "Parent".  Our class activation code is: LKCQD

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Rainbow words:

--Select 5 crayons or colored pencils
--Write the word on top of it, 5 times -- it will look like a rainbow!

Example of sailboat word:




-- Begin with a capital letter
-- End with a punctuation mark

Donors Choose

I have a very special announcement to make...

Over the course of 2 days, Ms. Platt posted a project to help enhance our learning in the classroom --- purchasing a special CD/cassette player and recorder that allows many students to participate in an activity at one time.

...Well I am very happy to announce that our project has just been funded $183.91, and we will be receiving our listening center soon!


We were so successful with this project that another one will be created soon! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Homework for the Week

Every week you will be receiving a homework sheet.  This is a guide.  Homework is checked on the due date by Ms. Platt and Ms. Freehill.  This allows you the time to complete your homework at a pace that works best for you and your child's busy schedules.  Also, this also allows your teachers time to carefully check that your child has completed their homework.  Check marks, smiley faces, and at times stickers are placed on homework.  Also, at times comments are provided.  Please be sure to look back at the teacher's comments and see that it has been completed correctly.   Homework is very important for your child's success in first grade, especially READING EVERY DAY (including Saturdays and Sundays!!)

Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492...

Check out the Video of the Week on BrainPop

Reminder: There is no school on Monday.

Sight Words

In first grade we spend a lot of time getting familiar with sight words.  Knowing sight words in a snap* the moment you see the word you know it, makes reading easier.

Practice sight word recognition with a fun matching game at cookie.  Turn your volume on!

If a username or password is needed type in: msplatt for both.

Friday, October 5, 2012