• Fritz's Flyers Week 4.6

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 4/18/2019
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    April 15-19, 2019
    Quarter 4, Week 5 
    Habit 6: Synergize. Work together to do better. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    Reminder: There is NO SCHOOl on Friday, April 19th in observance of Good Friday. 
     
    The ABC Countdown to the end of the school year began this week with A. On Monday, April 22 we DO HAVE SCHOOL and it will be B day. Your student is invited to bring a beach towel and a favorite book. We will do some outside reading (weather permitting). 
     
    NOTE: MAP TESTING FOR GRADES 3-5 BEGAN ON MONDAY. PLEASE TALK WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT BEING EXTRA QUIET AND RESPECTFUL IN THE HALLWAYS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. WE WANT TO SUPPORT OUR CLASSMATES SO THEY CAN DO THEIR BEST. 
     
     
    Thank you to everyone who helped maked the Dressel Trivia Night a success.
    Thank you to everyone who took some out of their Saturday to iDrive and help raise money for Lindbergh Schools.  
     
    Deadline to register for Color Run is this Sunday. Super fun event--I'll be there and hope to see you too. 
     
     
     
    Other upcoming events that have volunteer needs: 
     
     Spring Book Fair:
     
    It's almost Scholastic Book Fair time again! The spring book fair will be held April 29 through May 4. We are looking for (strong) volunteers to set up and clean up the book fair, and we are also looking for people to help students find books and take payment at the cashier table.
     
    Thank you in advance for helping to make Dressel students lifelong readers - we couldn't do it without your participation!
     
    Spring Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up:
     
     
    Color Run and Spring Festival:
     
    Join us on Saturday, May 4 for the Dressel Elementary Color Run and Spring Festival! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make this an exciting event to end a successful and fun year. Thanks in advance if you are able to help with our event!
     
    Race will begin at 10:30am with Spring Festival to follow from 11am-1pm.
     
    Color Run and Spring Festival Volunteer Sign Up:
     
    Ping Pong Ball Drop Info
                        
                         http://bit.ly/PingPongDrop!
     
     
    We have only 1 birthday left to celebrate this year in May.  AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. I think everyone who has a summer birthday celebrated their half birthday already but if your student didn't please feel free to send in a treat anytime in May and we can celebrate the summer birthdays then. 
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    We had lots of Easter treats all week from the OASIS tutors and Mrs. Fritz.
    We started Junior Achievement on Monday and learned about community jobs. 
    We learned about wants, needs, spending and saving on Tuesday with the program Money with Clifford. 
     
     
    REMINDERS
    Monday, April 22nd TALENT SHOW regisration forms are DUE!! (this is really fun, please participate)
    Monday, April 22nd is Earth Day and we will have our second JA lesson.
    Tuesday, April 23rd we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. 
    Wednesday, April 24 is Papa John's Night for Dressel.
    Thursday, April 25 is our field trip to Missouri Botanical Garden. All students will need to bring a lunch and drink. Please take note of the weather because part of the field trip is outside. 
     
    Please send devices charged and ready to go. 
     
    HOMEWORK
    Reading testing will begin in April. Please keep those skills sharp by reading daily with your student. An excellent math homework choice right now would be to have your student work on their math facts using xtramath.com
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=PE
    Tuesday=Music
    Wednesday=PE
    Thursday=Launch
    Friday=Art
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We learned about and used a new interactive response website called Mentimeter. We had fun sharing our opinions and responses. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    I am meeting with all of the students in their small reading groups to practice fluency and comprehension. We are also covering phonics and grammar during these small group sessions. 
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read books about Easter and stories about rabbits. Peter Rabbit and Pete the Cat were definitely a hit. We also did some fun Easter activities related to these stories. 
     
    SPELLING
    -an word family test scores: 13-100%, 7-90%, 3-70%, 1-30%
    Week of April 25th spelling words: gale, bale, dale, male, pale, sale, scale, stale, tale, whale 
    The test will be given on Friday, April 26th. Your student can start working on the words now. 
    They are available on spellingcity
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    I met with every student to let them read their first book aloud to me this week and we worked on modifications and editing. We started book 2. We are keeping the same character but writing a different story about them like books in a series. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    This week we learned about scarcity, surplus and shortage. We started to talk about Natural Resources and how those things need to be used sparingly and protected.  
     
    MATH
    Chapter 8 math quiz scores: 7-100%, 4-92%, 3-83%, 5-75%, 2-67%, 2-58%, 1-33%
    We began chapter 8 which presents time (analog and digital) and measurement. This week we talked about the analog clock, the digital clock, the minute hand, and the hour hand. We practiced time telling to the hour. We also talked about rulers, inches, centimeters, and feet. We practiced measuring things using rulers and non standard measurement items like cubes. 
     
    SCIENCE
    We completed our design of an umbrella using examples of trees. We talked about the insides of plants: pollen, nectar, and seeds. We also began to discuss how seeds travel. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 4.5

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 4/12/2019
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    April 8-12, 2019
    Quarter 4, Week 4 
    Habit 6: Synergize. Work together to do better. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    Well we are officially half way through the 4th quarter of first grade. The ABC Countdown to the end of the school year begins next Thursday, April 18th. You will receive a calendar on Monday listing all of the events associated with each letter between April 18-May 24.
     
    NOTE: MAP TESTING FOR GRADES 3-5 BEGINS ON MONDAY. PLEASE TALK WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT BEING EXTRA QUIET AND RESPECTFUL IN THE HALLWAYS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. WE WANT TO SUPPORT OUR CLASSMATES SO THEY CAN DO THEIR BEST. 
     
    I am SO happy to report that as of Monday we had 100% of the signed field trip permission notes returned and 100% of the Botanical Garden and Magic House visit fees paid in full. THANK YOU SO MUCH. We are all set to go now. 
     
    Thank you to everyone who ventured over to Lion's Choice to support Dressel on Tuesday. 
     
    Thank you to everyone who attended the final PTO general meeting of the year on Thursday. I hope you enjoyed all of the treats provided by the Dressel staff to show our appreciation for your volunteer efforts. 
     
    Adults only Trivia is this Saturday, April 18th. Doors open at 6:30. The address is: The Pavilion at Lemay, 305 Gregg Road
     
    If you do not want to play trivia but you would like to help out with Trivia Night: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ea8af22a1fd0-2019
     
    Other upcoming events that have volunteer needs: 
     
     Spring Book Fair:
     
    It's almost Scholastic Book Fair time again! The spring book fair will be held April 29 through May 4. We are looking for (strong) volunteers to set up and clean up the book fair, and we are also looking for people to help students find books and take payment at the cashier table.
     
    Thank you in advance for helping to make Dressel students lifelong readers - we couldn't do it without your participation!
     
    Spring Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up:
     
     
    Color Run and Spring Festival:
     
    Join us on Saturday, May 4 for the Dressel Elementary Color Run and Spring Festival! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make this an exciting event to end a successful and fun year. Thanks in advance if you are able to help with our event!
     
    Race will begin at 10:30am with Spring Festival to follow from 11am-1pm.
     
    Color Run and Spring Festival Volunteer Sign Up:
     
    Ping Pong Ball Drop Info
                        
                         http://bit.ly/PingPongDrop!
     
     
    We have only 1 birthday left to celebrate this year in May.  AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. I think everyone who has a summer birthday celebrated their half birthday already but if your student didn't please feel free to send in a treat anytime in May and we can celebrate the summer birthdays then. 
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    We went to library on Tuesday and worked on building our own video games using Bloxel.
    Mrs. Toomay visited on Wednesday and we talked about career pathways. 
     
     
    REMINDERS
    Tuesday, April 16th we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. 
    Tuesday, April 16th is our first Magic House event called Money with Clifford. 
    There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 19th in observance of Good Friday.
    School will resume on Monday, April 22nd. Class is IN SESSION on Monday. We are using that as a make up day for one of the snow days.
    Please send devices charged and ready to go. 
     
    HOMEWORK
    Reading testing will begin in April. Please keep those skills sharp by reading daily with your student. An excellent math homework choice right now would be to have your student work on their math facts using xtramath.com
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=Music
    Tuesday=PE
    Wednesday=Launch
    Thursday=Art
    Friday=NO SCHOOL
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    This week we worked building our video game boards. The students really enjoy creating and testing their ideas. If you are interested in helping them pursue this at home the app we are using is Bloxels.
     
    GUIDED READING
    I am meeting with all of the students in their small reading groups to practice fluency and comprehension. Some of the students were pulled this week to begin reading testing. Their final score will be reported to you on the 4th quarter report card. 
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read books about spring. This complements our plant unit in science as well as prepares us for our field trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden on April 25th. 
     
    SPELLING
    -ain word family test scores: 11-100%, 6-92%, 1-83%, 1-75%, 1-58%, 1-33%, 1-8%, and 2 absent
    Week of April 15th spelling words: an, can, man, fan, van, ran, pan, plan, tan, pecan
    I chose a very simple word family for next week since we only have 4 days of school to work on the words. 
    The test will be given on Thursday, April 18th. Your student can start working on the words now. 
    They are available on spellingcity
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We completed our first story (most of us) and began our next realistic fiction book in our series. We learned that a book series has all the same characters but the adventure or problem changes each time. We are collecting our books into folders and the whole series will be shared at a reading celebration close to the end of the school year.  
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    This week we learned about goods and services. We will begin Junioir Achievement on Monday. This is a 5 week course on economics designed to complement this social studies unit. 
     
    MATH
    Chapter 7 math test scores: 6-100%, 5-95%, 2-90%, 1-85%, 1-80%, 2-70%, 2-65%, 2-50%, 2-35%, 1-15%
    We began chapter 8 which presents time (analog and digital) and measurement. This week we talked about the analog clock, the minute hand, and the hour hand. We practiced time telling to the hour. We also talked about rulers, inches, centimeters, and feet. We practiced measuring things using rulers and non standard measurement items like cubes. 
     
    SCIENCE
    We observed our seeds beginning to grow and we continued our discussion of plant parts. The students are getting stronger at identifying not only the parts of the plant but also the function of each part. We focused extensively on roots and tried to answer questions about why trees typically don't blow down when it is windy. We learned that the roots act as an anchor and the holes in the branches let air pass through the tree without lifting it up like an open umbrella. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 4.4

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 4/12/2019
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 4.3

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 4/5/2019
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    April 1-5, 2019
    Quarter 4, Week 3 
    Habit 6: Synergize. Work together to do better. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    Thank you to everyone who took care of the field trip permission note and money this week. That makes it so much easier. If you are one of the three people who still owe money or who still needs to return the permission form I will start to send reminder notices next week. 
     
    If you would like to purchase tickets to the adults only Trivia Night event: https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14841
    If you do not want to play trivia but you would like to help out with Trivia Night: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ea8af22a1fd0-2019
     
    Other upcoming events that have volunteer needs: 
     
     Spring Book Fair:
     
     
    It's almost Scholastic Book Fair time again! The spring book fair will be held April 29 through May 4. We are looking for (strong) volunteers to set up and clean up the book fair, and we are also looking for people to help students find books and take payment at the cashier table.
     
    Thank you in advance for helping to make Dressel students lifelong readers - we couldn't do it without your participation!
     
    Spring Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up:
     
     
    Color Run and Spring Festival:
     
    Join us on Saturday, May 4, for the Dressel Elementary Color Run and Spring Festival! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make this an exciting event to end a successful and fun year. Thanks in advance if you are able to help with our event!
     
    Race will begin at 10:30am with Spring Festival to follow from 11am-1pm.
     
    Color Run and Spring Festival Volunteer Sign Up:
     
    Ping Pong Ball Drop Info
                        
                         http://bit.ly/PingPongDrop!
     
     
    We have 2 birthdays in our classroom in April.  AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. 
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    We had a very funny Aprill Fool's Day on Monday. Things were crazy in our hallway and room.
    We went to library on Tuesday and worked on our Rube Goldberg machines. This is a favorite activity of ours. 
    We did a nice job of following direcitons during the Tuesday fire drill. 
    Friday we wore our Cardinal Red to celebrate the "rainless" home opener. 
     
     
    REMINDERS
    Tuesday, April 9th we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. 
    Tuesday, April 9th is Dressel Night at Lion's Choice--flyers coming home in the Friday school mail.
    Mrs. Toomay will visit on Wednesday. 
    Thursday I will be absent. I have to attend a science event. 
    PTO General Meeting is Thursday. Everyone is invited to attend. 
    Please send devices charged and ready to go. 
     
    HOMEWORK
    Reading testing will begin in April. Please keep those skills sharp by reading daily with your student. Also, please go over the math homework pages together.  
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=Music
    Tuesday=PE
    Wednesday=Launch
    Thursday=Art
    Friday=PE
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We are working on iClips to record our learning. We also worked on editing skills on various apps. 
     
    GUIDED READING
     
    Mrs. O'Brien ended her time with us this week. She will be pulling the students to do end of the year reading testing. The more support you can provide from home, the better your student will do on these tests. I will continue to meet with all the students in small reading groups through the end of the year. 
     
    SHARED READING
    We continued to read realistic fiction books to help understand and generate ideas for our own realistic fiction writing. The kids are getting really good at identifying the parts of the book that make it realistic fiction. You can find all of the book titles that we read on Seesaw. 
     
    SPELLING
    -am word family test scores: 13-100%, 4-92%, 2-85%, 1-77%, 2-54%, 1-38%, and 1-23%
    Week of April 8th spelling words: brain, chain, complain, explain, gain, grain, plain, main, pain, rain, stain, train
    The test will be given on Friday, April 12th. Your student can start working on the words now. 
    They are available on spellingcity
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We continued to add to our own realistic fiction story. We are focusing on setting and describing the kinds of things that happen to our character. If you are so inclined many of the students have purchased Book Creator for $4.99 on their ipad and they are enjoying working on their realistic fiction book through this app. It is a one time purchase. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    This week we learned about buying and selling. We also talked about saving and spending money. We were able to do some work with coins and amounts too. 
     
    MATH
    We continued to work with bar, picture, and tally graphs. This week we spent more time interpreting data and solving problems related to the data. Chapter 7 is a short chapter. We had two quizzes this week. 
    Quiz 1--1-100%, 1-96%, 4-93%, 3-89%, 3-85%, 3-81%, 3-78%, 1-70%, 1-63%, 1-59%, 1-22%, 1-11%
    Quiz 2--4-100%, 3-97%, 4-94%, 2-90%, 4-87%, 3-84%, 1-55%, 1-52%, 1-32%, and one absence
     
    SCIENCE
    We did some more planting this week. We also continued our discussion of the plant parts and also talked about the function that each plant part serves. The bean sprouts are coming home in the school mail today. If you are so inclined you can help your student plant it and then they can take photos and share to Seesaw when it starts to grow. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 4.2

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 3/29/2019
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    March 25-29, 2019
    Quarter 4, Week 2 
    Habit 6: Synergize. Work together to do better. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    THANK YOU!!!! SO much to everyone for stepping up the donations. First grade had two HUGE, overflowing boxes to donate. 
    If you would like to purchase tickets to the adults only Trivia Night event: https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14841
     
    Other upcoming events that have volunteer needs: 
     
     Spring Book Fair:
     
     
    It's almost Scholastic Book Fair time again! The spring book fair will be held April 29 through May 4. We are looking for (strong) volunteers to set up and clean up the book fair, and we are also looking for people to help students find books and take payment at the cashier table.
     
    Thank you in advance for helping to make Dressel students lifelong readers - we couldn't do it without your participation!
     
    Spring Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up:
     
     
    Color Run and Spring Festival:
     
    Join us on Saturday, May 4, for the Dressel Elementary Color Run and Spring Festival! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make this an exciting event to end a successful and fun year. Thanks in advance if you are able to help with our event!
     
    Race will begin at 10:30am with Spring Festival to follow from 11am-1pm.
     
    Color Run and Spring Festival Volunteer Sign Up:
      
    On Monday you will get the field trip permission note to the Botanical Garden AND the note about the Magic House visiting Dressel twice. The total cost for all three events is $15. You can send it $10 for Botanical Garden or $5 for Magic House or just write one check for $15 for everything. All payment is due by Friday, April 12th. It is always VERY helpful if you sent it in before the due date. 
     
    Thank you to everyone who supported Dressel on Wednesday by participating in Papa John's Night. Thank you to everyone who helped their student complete the spring break activities. We had lots of kites to fly. 
     
    We have 2 birthdays in our classroom in April.  AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. 
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    We went to library on Tuesday and worked on our plans for our Rube Goldberg design. We will create next week. 
    On Wedneday we participated in the Safe Touch program. We learned what to do if anyone ever makes us feel uncomfortable. 
    On Friday Lindbergh High School students visited to teach us about the Solar System. The kids had a great time. 
     
    REMINDERS
    Tuesday, April 2nd we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. 
    Wednesday, April 3rd is a 1:40 dismissal. Please let me know if your student has alternate dismissal plans. 
    Thursday, April 4th wear Cardinal's clothes in recognition of the Home Opener.
     
    Please send devices charged and ready to go.
     
    HOMEWORK
    Reading testing will begin in April. Please keep those skills sharp by reading daily with your student. Also, please go over the math homework pages together. The graphing chapter is proving to be challenging for some of the students. 
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=Music
    Tuesday=PE
    Wednesday=Launch
    Thursday=Art
    Friday=PE
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We are going to start focusing on coding and math apps again. This week we revisited some of the math apps we learned about in the first semester and brushed up on some of our computational skills. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    We are reading for meaning now. We are reading and discussing to make sure the students are comprehending the texts. We are also focusing on text features like table of contents and title pages. 
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read realistic fiction books to help understand and generate ideas for our own realistic fiction writing. 
     
    SPELLING
    -ar word family test scores: 11-100%, 6-91%, 4-82%, 1-73%, 1-55%, and 1-0%
    Week of April 1st spelling words: clam, dam, exam, gram, ham, jam, scam, slam, spam, swam tram, wham, yam
    The test will be given on Friday, April 5th. Your student can start working on the words now. 
    They are available on spellingcity
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We created, named, and described our realistic fiction character. We introduced their family. We started our second chapter which will get our character into and out of some trouble.  
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    This week we learned about needs of living things and wants of humans. We learned that living things have many of the same needs. 
     
    MATH
    We started our graphing chapter. We learned the words data and survey. We have talked about tally graphs, picture graphs, and bar graphs. We willl have a chapter 7 quiz on Monday so it would be helpful if you would review some of the math work with your student this weekend. 
     
    SCIENCE
    We began our unit on plants in an effort to prepare for the field trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden. We dissected a lima bean and learned about what is inside a seed. We are trying an experiement to see if we can get the bean seed to sprout. We also began discussing the plant parts.  
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 4.1

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 3/15/2019
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    March 11-15, 2019
    Quarter 4, Week 1 
    Habit 6: Synergize. Work together to do better. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    There is NO SCHOOL March 18-22. It is spring break. School resumes on Monday, March 25th. 
    We are in desparate need of items for our grade level basket. Our theme is Family Movie Night. It would be most helpful if you could pick up an item or two during spring break.  
    Thank you to everyone who already sent items in for the first grade donation basket themed Family Movie Night. These will be presented during the silent auction at Dad's Trivia Night. We are collecting items through March 29th. If you would like to purchase tickets to the adults only Trivia Night event: https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14841
      
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    We have 2 birthdays in our classroom in April.  AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. 
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    We went to library on Tuesday and worked with our Google Suite.
    We met with our families on  Friday and had an all school dance party. 
     
    REMINDERS
    Tuesday, March 26th we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. 
    Wednesday, March 27th is Papa John's Night. 
    Friday, March 29th the LHS astronomy class with visit to teach us about the solar system.  

    Please send devices charged and ready to go.

    HOMEWORK
    Your student has two spring break homework packets in their folder today. These are not required but would be good practice to keep their skills sharp during the break. 
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=Music
    Tuesday=PE
    Wednesday=Launch
    Thursday=Art
    Friday=PE
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We are focusing on our editing skills in iClips, iMovie, and Seesaw. If you have not checked out some of the videos on Seesaw this week I encourage you to do so. They are pretty adorable. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    This week we focused on identifying the main idea and inference. We are talking about how you can learn things from the pictures that the words do not tell you. This is really an important skill for the students are still working on fluency and deciphering.
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read books that are nominated for the Show Me Reader awards and of course books about leprechauns and St. Patrick's Day. 
     
    SPELLING
    -ap word family test scores: 6-100%, 7-94%, 3-88%, 3-76%, 2-71%, 1-59%, 1-53% and 1-0%
    Week of March 25 spelling words: afar, bar, car, far, jar, mar, par, scar, spar, star, tar
    The test will be given on Friday, March 29th. Your student can start working on the words now. 
    They are available on spellingcity
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We will start our realistic fiction unit the week after spring break. Your student can start to think of a character they would like to create. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We finished our famous Americans unit. We also talked about Ireland and St. Patrick's Day.  
     
    MATH
    Chapter 6 quiz scores: 4-95%, 1-92%, 1-89%, 5-84%, 1-81%, 1-78%, 1-76%, 2-73%, 3-70%, 1-59%, 2-49%, 1-46%, 1-32%
    Chapter 6 test scores: 7-100%, 8-93%, 1-87%, 3-73%, 2-60%, 1-53%, 1-40%, 1-13%
    This week we talked about adding and subtracting tens. We focused on skip counting. We worked on adding in the ones place and then the tens place. We also started regrouping. We will begin chapter 7 after spring break. Chapter 7 focuses on graphing. 
     
    SCIENCE
    We completed some review activities about weather, seasons, and the sky. 
    Science test scores: 7-100%, 5-93%, 5-87%, 2-80%, 2-73%, 1-60%, 2-47%
    We also worked on our mini unit about natural disasters. We covered tornado, flood, earthquake and winter weather. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Mrs. Fritz's Class End Of 3rd Quarter

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 3/8/2019
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    March 4-8, 2019
    END OF THIRD QUARTER
    Habit 5: Listen First, Then Talk 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
     
    Spring Forward Saturday at midnight. Daylight Savings time begins. 
    I apologize for not sending this on Thursday. I have been trying to take care of my Dad and not miss any days with the students so I left right after school on Thursday to fly. I am on Dad duty today (Friday) and he just went down for a nap so it gives me time to get caught up with you all. As an aside he is improving. Radiation has ended and chemotherapy has started. So now we will just have to wait and see if it works.  
    I was pretty sad to miss Chuck E Cheese night. I hope many of you were able to attend. If you were able to go and support Dressel--thank you. 
    Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Glow Dance Nights with their sons and daughters. That is not a Dressel fundrasier but it sure was nice to see everyone there.
     
    We are actively collecting items for the first grade donation basket themed Family Movie Night. These will be presented during the silent auction at Dad's Trivia Night. We are collecting items through March 29th. We are looking for things like movie gift cards, DVD's, movie snacks, movie drinks, movie posters, movie themed toys, etc. 
    If you would like to purchase tickets to the adults only Trivia Night event: https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14841
     
    The LHS astronomy class visit has been rescheduled for Friday, March 29th from 9-11. 
     
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
    The Magic House will be coming to visit us twice during the fourth quarter. These will be fee based curriculum programs. Watch for information to come home about the cost and programing after spring break. 
     
    We have 2 birthdays in our classroom in March.  AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. 
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    Tuesday we participated in an earthquake drill and the state wide tornado drill. The students did an outstanding job. 
    Wednesday Mrs. Toomay visited and worked with us on being mindful of our bodies, our stress levels, and our breathing. 
    Thursday we worked with our buddies on a project learning based activity for March--we designed and built leprechaun traps. Check them out on Facebook--they are wonderful!
     
    REMINDERS
    Tuesday we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. 
    Tuesday AM only I will be absent to attend a science curriculum meeting at central office.
    Friday is Family Day. Your student will meet with their family teacher and class for an hour on Friday. 
    Please send devices charged and ready to go.
     
    HOMEWORK
    Chapter 6 math deals with some rather large numbers so completing the My Homework math pages with your student would be most helpful. The science test got moved to next week so reviewing the water cycle, thermometers, and the four seasons with your student would be helpful. The test will give them a term and they will have to draw a picture to indicate they know what the word means: precipiation, evaporation, condensation, collection, fall, winter, spring, summer, cloud, sun, moon. I will read everything to them so they don't have to be able to read or spell these words. They just have to be able to demonstrate their understanding via drawing or writing. 
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=Music
    Tuesday=PE
    Wednesday=Launch
    Thursday=Art
    Friday=PE
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We learned how to use Notes to store a photo and write about it, type, and sketch. We learned how to use Clips to record videos and add posters, backgrounds, stickers, and special effects. We uploaded our book reviews onto Seesaw using Clips. If you have not gone there to see your student's you definitely should. Some of them are absolutely darling. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    End of 3rd Quarter Reading Level Guidelines
     
    F and below=Area of Concern
    G=Still Developing
    H=Meets Expectations
    I and above=Exceeds Expectations
     
    Our Class
    Level C=3 students
    Level E=6 students
    Level G=4 students
    Level I=2 students
    Level J=3 students
    Level K=6 students
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read books that are in the Show Me Reader competition for 2019. They covered topics related to diversity and immigration. 
     
    SPELLING
    Week of March 11 spelling words: cap, clap, flap, gap, lap, map, nap, sap, rap, tap, zap, scrap, slap, snap, strap, yap, trap, wrap
    The test will be given on Friday, March 15th. Your student can start working on the words now. 
    They are available on spellingcity
    We just did not get enough time this week to give these words the attention they need for the students to be successful on the test. We will continue to work on them next week. 
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We finished our book reviews and recorded a commercial for them. You can see your student's submission on Seesaw. The third quarter opinion writing pieces came home on Thursday. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We learned about Benjamin Franklin and Merriwether Lewis. We still need to finish up with Clark next week.  
     
    MATH
    This week we talked about adding in the ones place first and then the tens place. We practiced drawing tens and one to help us add two digit numbers and two digit numbers with regrouping. We talked about lining up the ones and tens and adding vertically. We also practiced counting on starting with a two digit number. 
    Chapter 6 quiz scores: 5-100%, 5-95%, 6-89%, 2-83%, 1-78%, 1-72%, 2-56%, 1-50%, 1-39%
    I was thrilled with those scores for the first quiz. 20/24 students passed the test. Chapter 6 is short so we will have another quiz this week and the unit test is scheduled for Friday. 
     
    SCIENCE
    We worked a bit more with temperature and weather this week. I moved the science test because with 3.5 days we just did not have enough time to fit everything in and a review. I want to do a review with the students to refresh them on the topics and give them some practice time before the test. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 3.9

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 3/1/2019
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    February 25-March 1, 2019
    Quarter 3, Week 9 
    Habit 5: Listen First, Then Talk 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
     
    Thank you to everyone who attended Dressel Night with the St. Louis Blues.
    Thank you to everyone who supported Dressel on Wednesday at Papa John's.  
    Thank you for letting your student dress fancy for the spring photos and for letting them participate in the Read Across America theme days. 
    Thank you to everyone who encouraged their children to participate in the February reading events. We had lots of friends complete the St. Louis county Warm Up For Reading and 8 students completed their Six Flags reading challenge. 
     
    Thank you to everyone who already sent items in for the first grade donation basket themed Family Movie Night. These will be presented during the silent auction at Dad's Trivia Night. We are collecting items through March 29th. If you would like to purchase tickets to the adults only Trivia Night event: https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14841
     
    The Boys Glow dance is Saturday, March 2nd from 6-8 pm. Keep an eye on social media in case it is cancelled due to inclement weather.  Please try to order tickets ahead of time but you can pay $5 per person at the door. 
     
    Purchase tickets to the GLOWNITE Boy's Glow Dance (March 2): https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14900
     
    The LHS astronomy class visit has been rescheduled for Friday, March 29th from 9-11. 
     
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    We have 2 birthdays in our classroom in March.  AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. 
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    Tuesday we had a fun purposeful play event with first grade to celebrate our 120th day of school.
    Tuesday the nurse visited and showed us how many germs live on our hands and how hard it is to get them all off unless we wash properly. 
    Wednesday we visited with our buddies to participate in the all school read in to celebrate Read Across America.
    Friday we had our spring photos taken--SO CUTE! We also had a special visitor, retired Lindbergh teacher Marge Jardon came to teach us about the Lewis and Clark journey. 
     
    If you would like to help at the boys dance event: 
     
    Boys Dance volunteer sign up
     
    REMINDERS
    Tuesday we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. 

    Wednesday Mrs. Toomay will visit. 

    Thursday, March 7th is an 11:50 dismissal day. No lunch will be served at school. Please let me know if your student has alternate dismissal plans. 

    There is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, March 8th. Teachers have an all day Professional Development training day.  

    Please send devices charged and ready to go.

    HOMEWORK
     
    Keep up that great daily reading. Our goal is to have everyone reading at level J by the end of first grade which is only about 50 days away. Also we have started double digit addition and subtraction so it would also be helpful if you would work on the My Homework math pages that come home daily with your student. 
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=Launch
    Tuesday=Art
    Wednesday=PE
    Thursday=Buddy Activity Day
    Friday=NO SCHOOL
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We are continuing to work on using the Internet to help with research. We also learned how to use the drawing tool that is part of our Google Suite provided by Lindbergh. If you are thinking of buying your student a Chromebook now would be a good time. The students are getting very good at accessing their Google account and they are learning how to use the tools in the GSuite.  
     
    GUIDED READING
    We are working working working on getting to level G by the end of third quarter. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to practice reading at home with your students. Let them read to you and you read to them. The students who are currently reading at level H or higher are focusing on comprehension. Many of them can read any word but cannot re-tell the story or answer questions about the book. You can help with this by asking questions about the book, characters, setting, meaning, etc. Even if you read the book to them you can still ask them questions to strenghten their skills. 
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read books about reading in honor of Read Across America. The books were about readers and libraries. 
     
    SPELLING
    -ame word family test scores: 13-100%, 3-91%%, 3-73%, 1-64%, 2-0%, and two absences
    Week of March 4 spelling words: cap, clap, flap, gap, lap, map, nap, sap, rap, tap, zap, scrap, slap, snap, strap, yap, trap, wrap
    The test will be given on Thursday, March 7th. Your student can start working on the words now. 
    They are available on spellingcity
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We worked on our final copy of our book reviews and planned on having them finished by Friday but we were thwarted by the snow day! We will finish our final copies next week--if the weather lets us. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We learned about Rosa Parks, Harriett Tubman, and Lewis and Clark and Sacagewea.  
     
    MATH
     
    We started chapter 6 which returns us to addition and subtraction but with double digits. ALL the practice you can provide from home will help with this chapter. We have a quiz scheduled for Tuesday but if we have a snow day Monday that will change. 
     
    SCIENCE
    We finished up with dental health and then returned to our talk about weather, seasons and the sky. We have a science test scheduled for Wednesday afternoon but again, it depends on the weather. I already have to make some things up from the snow day this week. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 3.8

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 2/22/2019
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    February 19-22, 2019
    Quarter 3, Week 8 
    Habit 4: Think Win Win. Find ways where everyone can win. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    We are on the mend here at Dressel school. We finally had everyone in attendance on Friday. 
    Thank you to everyone who braved the potential inclement weather on Tuesday and attended Dressel Night at Planet Sub.
     
    PLEASE empty the school folders every night. Even if you do not have time to go through everything just make a pile for later. The folders are coming to school each day entirely full. This makes it difficult for your students to carry. 
     
    The Girls Glow Dance is this Saturday, February 23rd. I hope I get to see many of you there. 
     
    The LHS astronomy class visit has been rescheduled for Friday, March 29th from 9-11. 
     
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    We have 2 birthdays in our classroom in March.  AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. 
     
     
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    Purchase tickets to the Rock N'Glow Girls' Dance (February 23):https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14840
     
    Purchase tickets to the GLOWNITE Boy's Glow Dance (March 2): https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14900
     
    If you would like to help at either dance event: 
     
    Girls Dance volunteer sign up
     
    Boys Dance volunteer sign up
     
    Dr. Jeff Sindelar visited on Tuesday and taught us about taking care of our teeth. 
    Mr. Dallman was our guest teacher for two hours on Thursday. I got a good overall report. The only issue was some unkind treatment between some of the boys. 
      
    REMINDERS
    Read Across America is FEB 25-MAR 1. We will have special events each day next week. A flyer is coming home in the school mail today too. 
    Monday: Dress in your pajamas (I love to read in my bed)
    Tuesday-Wear your favorite beach or camo wear (I love reading outside)
    Wednesday-Dress silly, mismatched, and wacky (I can read upside down)
    Thursday-Dress like your friends in matching clothes (I love reading with a friend)
    Friday-Wear green and gold (I love reading at school)

    Tuesday we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. 

    Tuesday we will celebrate the 120th day of school in first grade only. This complements our completion of chapter 5 and working with the 120 chart. 

    Tuesday the school nurse will visit and do a presenation about the importance of handwashing to our class. 

    Tuesday is Dressel Night at the St. Louis Blues hockey game. 

    Wednesday is Dressel Night at Papa John's. Flyers will come home on Tuesday as a reminder.

    Friday is spring photos. Everyone will be photographed so please dress accordingly. 

    Friday we will have a special visitor do a presentation about Lewis and Clark as part of our famous Americans social studies unit.  

    Deadlines Approaching: The deadline for the Warm Up With Reading program through the St. Louis county library ends this month (FEB 28). The Six Flags Read to Success flyer is due on February 25th. This is a GREAT way to get a free ticket to Six Flags. Your student has to read every night anyway so take a few seconds and write it down and get a free ticket to Six Flags this summer. NOTE: These are two separate programs. One is run by St. Louis County library and one is run through Dressel. Turn the Warm Up With Reading flyer into a St. Louis country library for a prize. Turn the Six Flags flyer into me for a free Six Flags ticket. 

    Please send devices charged and ready to go.

     
    HOMEWORK
    Focus on READING this week to get the Warm Up For Reading card completed for the county library and the Six Flags form completed. If you have misplaced the yellow Six Flags form you can just record the following information on a pieces of paper and send to me: 
    Date, What was read, Time (i.e. how many minutes), and your signature
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=Launch
    Tuesday=Art
    Wednesday=PE
    Thursday=Music
    Friday=PE
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We are learning how to do research (albeit very modified) using Google, Pebblego, and BrainPop, Jr. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    We are working working working on getting to level G by the end of third quarter. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to practice reading at home with your students. Let them read to you and you read to them.
     
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read books about presidential topics. Some were fiction and some were nonfiction. We also read about Jackie Robinson as part of our famous Americans unit. 
     
    SPELLING
    -ail word family test scores: 16-100%, 6-90%%, 1-80%, and one absence
    Week of February 25 spelling words: blame, came, fame, flame, frame, game, lame, name, same, shame, tame
    The test will be given on Friday, March 1st. Your student can start working on the words now. 
    They are available on spellingcity
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We continued to work on our book reviews this week and we also did some special writing about our teeth and being the president. We should finish our book reviews next week. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    Of course we talked about President Lincoln and Washington this week. We also learned about our third president Thomas Jefferson.  
     
    MATH
    We spent the week reviewing place value, >, <, and =. We practiced on the 100 chart moving 10 forward and 10 backward.
    The chapter 5 test scores: 3-100%, 5-92%, 1-88%, 3-80%, 1-72%, 1-68%, 3-60%, 1-56%, 2-52%, 1-48%, 2-32%, and one absence

     
    SCIENCE
    Our focus this week was on dental health. We talked about tooth decay, dentist tools, primary and permanent teeth, and of course the tooth fairy. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 3.7

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 2/15/2019
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    February 11-15, 2019
    Quarter 3, Week 7 
    Habit 4: Think Win Win. Find ways where everyone can win. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    Thank you so much to everyone who sent money in for the Valentine's party and to everyone who volunteered at the party. A huge thank you to Mrs. Bertel for coordinating everything. The kids had a wonderful day.  
    Thank you to everyone who ordered Valentine grams for their students and a special thank you to the two parents who ordered a class set so that everyone could get a special delivery. That touched my heart. 
    Also thank you to everyone who helped their students prepare their Valentine's to hand out at home. That made the delivery of the cards so much easier. 
    Your student can still earn spirit sticks and support the GROW campaign at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
     
    The LHS astronomy class visit has been rescheduled for Friday, March 29th from 9-11. 
     
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    WE HAVE LOTS OF FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS. AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. 
     
    We are continuing to have lots of illnesses this week so please make sure you are checking your students for fevers and reminding them to wash their hands and cover their coughs. (we have confirmed cases of strep and flu--not to mention the garden variety coughs and colds)
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    Purchase tickets to the Rock N'Glow Girls' Dance (February 23):https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14840
     
    Purchase tickets to the GLOWNITE Boy's Glow Dance (March 2): https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14900
     
    If you would like to help at either dance event: 
     
    Girls Dance volunteer sign up
     
    Boys Dance volunteer sign up
      
    REMINDERS
    There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 18th in observance of President's Day.

    Tuesday we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. This will be hard to remember due to the holiday so maybe send yourself a reminder. 

    Tuesday we will also have a dentist as a guest speaker in observance of Dental Health month.

    Thursday Mrs. Fritz will be gone from 1:30 on so if you have a change in dismissal that day please do not wait until the last minute to let me know. 

    The deadline for the Warm Up With Reading program through the St. Louis county library ends this month (FEB 28). The Six Flags Read to Success flyer is due on February 25th. This is a GREAT way to get a free ticket to Six Flags. Your student has to read every night anyway so take a few seconds and write it down and get a free ticket to Six Flags this summer. NOTE: These are two separate programs. One is run by St. Louis County library and one is run through Dressel. Turn the Warm Up With Reading flyer into a St. Louis country library for a prize. Turn the Six Flags flyer into me for a free Six Flags ticket. 

    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. Also please take toys and trinkets out of backpacks. This is especially important this weekend due to the Valentine events. 

    Please send devices charged and ready to go.
     
    HOMEWORK
    Keep working on the My Homework math pages. The chapter 5 test will be given on Friday, February 22nd. Of course please please please keep up that support in reading. It helps so much. 
    Please keep working with your student on their Google login. They will need to know this the whole time they are a Lindbergh student so the sooner they master it the better. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday=Art
    Wednesday=PE
    Thursday=Music
    Friday=PE
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We have been working on some unplugged coding activiites. These are activities where we practice building codes and learning algorithms in other venues besides the ipads. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    We started working on reading response journals this week. We have talked about characters, setting, and beginning, middle, and end. We also started making connections between the stories we are reading and ourselves. 
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read books about stars, constellations, and of course Valentines. The only one I was unable to put on Seesaw this week was Sky Stories. This was a cool book with layovers to show the constellations. 
     
    SPELLING
    -all word family test scores: 12-100%, 2-90%%, 2-80%, 3-70%, 2-10% and three absences
    Week of February 18 spelling words: ail, hail, fail, jail, mail, nail, pail, sail, rail, tail
    The test will be given on Friday, February 22nd. Your student can start working on the words now. 
    They are available on spellingcity right now. Remember while your student is home sick they can still work on spelling by logging onto spelling city from home. Many of you contact me about work during illnesses--this is a great tool you can access from home that helps with reading and spelling. For math, the great tool is xtramath.com
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We selected a book that is near and dear to our hearts and worked on writing a book review this week. We will continue with our persuasive writing next week with another book. If your child has a favorite book at home they would like to write about feel free to send that in next week. I know some of you already did that last week and I really appreciate it.  
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We used our social studies time this week to talk about Valentine Day themes. We learned about Valentine traditions and the students were particulary interested in Cupid! We also used some of our time to talk about seasons in relation to the Earth's axis tilt and rotation. 
     
    MATH
    We worked very hard on place value this week. We started talking about the numbers past 100. We stop at 120 in first grade but if your student shows interest please continue to help them count past 120. We worked with the hundreds place this week in addition to the tens and ones. We practiced filling in missing numbers and starting to count from different places on the chart. 
     
    SCIENCE
    We talked about the planets in order from the sun and we worked a lot with stars and constellations. We talked about how some stars are the center of other galaxies. We also did some work with the moon this week and learned that the moon changes how it looks based on it's rotation around the earth. We learned about full moon, new moon, and crescent moon.  
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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