Mrs. Ginn's First Grade
12-8-17 Please return report card envelopes, but keep the report card.
Congratulations to Everett, out Life Skill Leader this month for Problem Solving!
Thank you to the drivers of our field trip! We had a successful trip to Santa Rosa High School to watch the Sebastopol Ballet Nutcracker. It was an hour long show, and a bit long for their attention, but so important to expose them to theater. With the music, costumes, and children of their age, the show was engaging.
This week we continued to work on nouns and adjectives. Students picked holiday pictures of a cup and described the pictures. Students were able to pick out a free book from the book fair. Thank you ARK.
Students made their own xylophones with a partner. They explored with volume, making loud and soft sounds.
This week we focused on the number line: missing numbers, frog hops to add and subtract up and down the number line. On Friday we played a game where each student made their own number line and used two dice to make a two digit number and added it to their own number line.
Writing by Design:
We are starting opinion writing.
We spent time in Sandy Flats Friday afternoon. The children enjoyed pointing out mushrooms, building forts, and playing tag. Such a special place to play.
Books bags with 5 or 6 phonics books at your child's level went home last Friday. Each Friday I will send home a new zip bag of books, only if the old bag comes back. Thanks! (Again, 15 to 20 minutes of reading to someone or to themselves is encouraged during the school week. And of course, keep doing the read-alouds to them as well).
This week in computer lab time students started typing club (on Symbaloo)
Raise the Roof Pizza Oven Party
Come and enjoy the very first pizzas hot out of our brand new pizza oven.
Pizzas will be available to go or to enjoy in the garden.
Thursday, December 14th
1:30 - 3:30pm in the garden!
Parents - Buy your pizzas ahead of time and have a
pizza ready to take home to feed your kiddos before
the winter Concert!
Veggie or Meat Pizza: $ 5-10 sliding scale
Pizza by the slice: $1-3 sliding scale
NOTE: Pizzas will be available to those who don't order ahead of time but may
have a longer wait time.
Place your pizza orders in the office!
All funds raised will go to building a roof over our oven.
Winter Show in the gym is this Thursday, Dec 14th at 6pm. Please have your child sit with you. Mrs. Newman will class us up by class. Always such a magical event with the music, bands, or chorus.
On Thursday, December 21st we are having a school wide pajama day. Students are encouraged to come in their pj's. We will be having a Christmas Morning Breakfast party at 8:30am on the 21st. Families are invited to stay with us and enjoy breakfast. I will post a breakfast sign up sheet if you would like to send something in. I would like to serve the food right away, so you can bring the food in hot. Breakfast ideas: cooked sausage, cooked bacon, quiche, fruit, muffins, juice, cereal (bowls/milk), potatoes, eggs, etc.
Classroom Gift Exchange:
As part of our holiday celebration, I would like to ask each child to bring in a wrapped gently used or new item for the class to keep in class for free choice/art. All the gifts will be opened by the children after breakfast and then they will have ample time to play with their new gifts. Gift ideas: play dough, paint, legos, beads, puzzles, markers, clay, pipe cleaners, little dolls sets, pearler beads, books.
We have been reading stories and discussing different holiday traditions and celebrations. Everyone seemed to really enjoy Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat. They want to make latkes in class. Does anyone want to bring in the ingredients for latkes to make in class? This could be a center during Daily 5 in the morning or some afternoon. Let me know if you would like to share another tradition, game, or holiday craft with the class.
Dec 14th Pizza Party in the garden 1:30pm
Dec 14th Winter Concert 6pm
Dec 21st- Christmas Morning Breakfast Class Party (More details to follow. Each child is invited to wrap up a new or gently used item for us to use in the classroom "Free Choice")
Dec 22-No School (2 week vacation starts)
Here is information from Mr. Jones in order to log in to Lexia at home: (Symbaloo has many links for sites we use on campus all in one place)
***To use Lexia at home, go to the symbaloo site and click on "Core 5", which is Lexia. When you do this for the first time, you need to authorize the device only once by using the email below.
Once on Lexia, the username and password is your child's name with the first letter of their last name.
FIRST GRADE PICTURES