Author Archives: Susan Markham
Monday: Labor Day Holiday Tuesday: 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 … Continue reading
Orientation: Meet me 10:30-12:30 on Thursday, August 31, Room C119. I will be SO EXCITED to see you and begin our Fabulous First Grade year! See me again on Tuesday, September 5 as we kick off a great year as Fabulous Firsties!
Have a fabulous and relaxing summer! Come by and see me next fall!!
Reading: We are beginning our author studies this week. We will visit the books of Eric Carle, Doreen Cronin, Mo Willems, Leo Lionni, and others. Math: We will finish our year end review and assessments Wednesday. Author studies incorporate math skills. … Continue reading
No School on Monday; Memorial Day Holiday. Reading: We are doing stories in our reading series and reviewing all skills. Math: We are reviewing all skills. Science: We are reviewing all skills. Social Studies: We are reviewing all skills. Notes: Last … Continue reading
Reading: We are reading stories in our reading series. We are working on dictionary skills as well as nonfiction passages and main idea. Writing research papers are finished. We will concentrate on descriptive writing and paragraphs in preparation for second … Continue reading
Reading: We are reading different stories review of long vowels and patterns, adjectives that tell number, compound words, and verb endings of –ed and –ing. We are finishing with predicting. We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing, as … Continue reading
Reading: We are reading stories from our reading series, including I’m A Caterpillar. Our word skills focus on -er, -ir, and -ur word patterns. We are making lists in writing and writing short sentences from the list. We are also … Continue reading
Reading: We are beginning the next unit in our Reading Street series, A Place to Play. Word skills use the -y vowel (e or I sound); we are also working on blends and descriptive words. Writing is poems, lists, or … Continue reading
Reading: We are reading several books, including those from the Reading Street series, The Big Circle. Our skills will focus on CVCe (long o), contractions, and blends. Our writing skills will focus on descriptive words and transition words (first, next, … Continue reading
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
**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
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