Author Archives: Susan Markham

About Susan Markham

I am a dedicated first grade teacher and lover of books and words. My favorite place is the library. I try to instill a love of self and love of learning opportunities for my students. Keep everything fresh and new, and life is exciting!

What We’re Learning, January 16-20, 2017

Remember:   No school Monday, January 16  for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Reading:  We are still working with stories on character/setting and retelling.  Writing still focuses on complete sentences, punctuation/capitalization, and the use of describing words (adjectives). Math:  Review all skills; … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning, January 3-6, 2017

Welcome Back and Happy 2017! Reading:  We are working on beginning, middle, end of stories and character/setting.  Our word skills this week are reviewing digraphs and verbs (action words) and -ed endings. Writing is a simple topic but still focusing on complete sentences, punctuation and … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning, December 19-20, 2016

Hi Parents! This week is a short week, Monday and Tuesday. These are full days of school. Winter break begins Wednesday, December 21 and lasts until January 2, 2017. Monday:  Reading will be a combination of all skills learned as … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning and Doing, December 12-16, 2016

**Progress Reports go home Wednesday, December 14. Reading:  We are working with holiday stories and doing word work, reading skills, and writing with the stories. We are also using our reading series for the story of the week as well as the skills. … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning, December 5-9, 2016

**READING BENCHMARK IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 IN THE MORNING Reading:  We are reading books on sequence and character/setting. We will take a comprehension test on Friday. Our word skills are digraphs and blends. In writing we are working on focusing … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning, November 28-Dec 2, 2016

REPORT CARDS GO HOME TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29. **Upcoming in the classroom**  December 12-20, we will have the “7 Days Before Winter Break” themed activities. Each day will be a different theme of winter symbols, traditions, and countries that celebrate holidays … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning, November 21-25, 2016

REMEMBER:  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 IS EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:20PM.  BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. OUR LUNCH TIME WILL BE 11:00-11:25 THAT DAY. THERE IS NO SCHOOL NEITHER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 NOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning, November 7-11, 2016

Timeline projects are due today. Students will present this afternoon during Science and Social Studies. Reading:  We will be working on sequence/beginning middle end of stories as well as character and setting. Our word skills will be focusing on short o. … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning, October 31 to November 4, 2016

Reading:  We are reading several stories in class, including Pig In A Wig from our reading series. We will take a comprehension test on Friday.  We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing. Look in the red folder for the new homework menu. … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning, Oct. 10-14, 2016

Reading:  We are reading several stories from our reading series, focusing on short u patterns and sequence. We will take a comprehension test on Friday. Our word skills this week are ending sounds,  short vowels, and titles and pictures. We are working … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning September 26-30, 2016

Happy Fall! Reading:  We are reading our next story from the reading series. Our word skills are focusing on short vowels and beginning/ending sounds. In writing we are composing full sentences. Math: We are reviewing shapes; students need to know that instead … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning, Sept 12-16, 2016

Reading:  We are working through our reading series, Reading Street.  Our word skills this week are short a families (-at, -an), beginning and ending sounds.  We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing, as well as writing complete sentences. A rubric … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning, September 6-9, 2016

Happy First Day of School, 2016-17! There is a homework schedule in the red folder, along with all important papers that need to be returned. Please do one choice (or all three) daily.  Return the journal Friday to be checked … Continue reading

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