Monday, April 22, 2019

Week of April 22nd



In Curriculum This Week
Spalding
ticket, account, driven, real, recover, mountain, speak, past, might, contract
deal, almost, all, brought, bring, less, event, off, of

Literature
This week we will dive into the world of Winnie the Pooh

Math

  • subtracting ones with renaming
  • subtracting tens 
  • subtracting two digit numbers
Science
This week scholars will describe volcanoes and geysers as well as identify common minerals in the earth and how they are used by people.

History
We continue to read through Lewis, Clark and Me which recounts the journey of Lewis and Clark through the eye's of Lewis's dog Seaman.

Though the weather has warmed please remember that cold and flu season is still in full swing. If your child has a fever he or she will need to stay home until they have been fever free for 24 hours. We are encouraging children to keep their hands clean at school. If you  wish to help in this endeavor we are accepting sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.

Best,
The First Grade Team

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Week of April 13th

Mark Your Calendars
Monday April 22nd No School

In Curriculum This Week
Spalding
extra, dress, beside, teach, happen, begun, collect, file, provide, sight
stood, fixed, fix, born, goes, does, Tuesday, hold, drill, army
pretty, stole, income, bought, paid, laid, said, enter, railroad, unable

Literature
This week we will dive into the world's of Brer Rabbit, Peter Rabbit

Math

  • Adding ones
  • Adding tens
  • Adding two 2-digit numbers
  • Subtracting ones without renaming
Science
This week we take a closer look at our planet Earth. We will discuss its geographical features, the layers of its crust and the mantle and core.

History
We continue to read through Lewis, Clark and Me which recounts the journey of Lewis and Clark through the eye's of Lewis's dog Seaman.

Though the weather has warmed please remember that cold and flu season is still in full swing. If your child has a fever he or she will need to stay home until they have been fever free for 24 hours. We encouraging children to keep their hands clean at school. If you  wish to help in this endeavor we are accepting sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.

Best,
The First Grade Team

Friday, April 5, 2019

Week of April 8th

Mark Your Calendars
April 13th Archway Lincoln Family Picnic
April 22nd Spring Holiday NO School

In Curriculum This Week
Spalding
mind, shall, alone, order third, push, point, within, body, field
belongs, cheese, earn, edge, feather, fence, funny, going, honey letters
oranges, pocket, shoes, shoe, stairs, stream, talks, tiny, words, trust

Literature
Poem My Shadow 
Brer Fox and Brer Rabbit stories: we will discuss write story elements

Math

  • Counting to 120
  • Estimating
  • Ordering Numbers 
  • Counting on or back by 1 or 10
  • Test on Thursday
Science
Will continue to study the planets in our solar system this week. Students will learn that the Earth orbits the sun and that our solar systems includes the sun and the planets that orbit around it. We will learn that Pluto is classified as a dwarf planet and that there are eight planets in our solar system.

History
This week scholars will describe the early years of Sacagawea and explain how she helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition. We will review and test on our Exploring the West unit. We begin reading Lewis and Clark and Me a book from the perspective of Meriwether Lewis's dog.

Thank you to everyone for sacrificing your time and energy to make our Spring Concert a success. It is always such a joy to see your children on stage after working so hard. 

In Partnership,
The First Grade Team

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Week of April 1st

Mark Your Calendars
April 4th Compulsory Spring Concert (see Mrs. Boswell's blog post below)
April 13th Archway Family Picnic
April 22nd Spring Holiday No School

In Curriculum this Week
Spalding
were, where, there, here, dead, leave, early, close, close
flower, flour, nothing, ground, lead, led, lead, such, morning, however
***no homework Thursday due to spring concert

Literature
My Father's Dragon

Math
This week will review:

  • counting to 120
  • estimating
  • ordering numbers
  • counting forward and backward by one or ten
Science
We will take a closer look at the moon and the inner planets. We will learn about Apollo 11, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

History
This week we will learn about Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea. We will discuss the roles they each played in the exploration of the West.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy week ahead,
The First Grade Team


·        Greetings Archway Lincoln Parents and Guardians,
Believe it or not, the fourth annual mandatory Archway Lincoln Spring Concert is fast approaching.
It will be held on Thursday, April 4 at the
Higley Center for the Performing Arts
4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.
The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:15 p.m.
The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:45 p.m.
Attire for concerts is as follows:
Boys: White dress shirt, black pants, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.
Girls: White top, black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.
Working with your children is a delight and privilege. I look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us atrboswell@archwaylincoln.org and gpabon@archwaylincoln.org
Thank You,
Rachel Boswell and Glory Pabon
Music Teachers │Archway Lincoln Classical Academy

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Week of March 25th

Welcome to the second week of the fourth quarter! We had such a great time on our field trip at the zoo on Friday! Thank you to all of you who volunteered to make this possible.

Mark Your Calendars
April 4th Compulsory Spring Concert (see Mrs. Boswell's blog post below)
April 13th Archway Family Picnic
April 22nd Spring Holiday No School

In Curriculum this Week
Spalding
March, march, next, indeed, four, herself, power, wish, because, cause
world, country, meet, meat, another, tripped, trip, list, people, ever
held, church, once, one, own, before, know, no

Literature
My Father's Dragon, poem due

Math
This week will review:

  • tine
  • numbers to 120
  • counting by 10
  • place value
  • adding a ten and one together
Science
We will continue to explore our solar system and the outer planets

History
We will begin exploring the West. We will discuss Daniel Boone and the Louisiana Purchase.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy week ahead,
The First Grade Team



·        Greetings Archway Lincoln Parents and Guardians,
 
Believe it or not, the fourth annual mandatory Archway Lincoln Spring Concert is fast approaching.
It will be held on Thursday, April 4 at the
Higley Center for the Performing Arts
4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.
 
The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:15 p.m.
The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:45 p.m.
 
Attire for concerts is as follows:
Boys: White dress shirt, black pants, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.
Girls: White top, black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.
Working with your children is a delight and privilege. I look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us atrboswell@archwaylincoln.org and gpabon@archwaylincoln.org
 
Thank You,
Rachel Boswell and Glory Pabon
Music Teachers │Archway Lincoln Classical Academy




  

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Week of March 18th

I hope you have all had a relaxing and fun Spring Break! It is hard to believe that I only have a short nine weeks left with your children. This is always a bittersweet time for me. It has been a pleasure witnessing the emotional and academic growth of each child these past three quarters and it saddens me to think of them heading upstairs to bigger and better things. I am looking forward to finishing this year strong and am so grateful for everything you have done to make this possible.

Mark Your Calendars
Friday March 22nd: Field Trip to Wildlife Zoo
Thursday April 4th: Spring Music Concert
Monday April 22nd: No School Spring Holiday

In the Classroom This Week
Spalding
war, summer, above, express, turn, lesson, half, father, anything, table
high, June, right, write, wrote, date, road, rode, ride

Literature
We will continue reading the second My Father's Dragon book. If you have not yet sent this book in for your child please plan to do so this week.

Math
This week we will introduce time. We will practice reading the clock and telling time to the hour and half hour. We will also estimate time. There will be a quiz at the end of the week.

Science
We will continue to explore the solar system.

History
This week we learn about the Capitol Building, the White House and the Bald Eagle. We will complete illustrations and copywork and finish our symbols flip book.

In Partnership,
The First Grade Team



Friday, March 1, 2019

Week of March 4th

Mark Your Calendars

  • Mother/Son Game March 2nd 4:30-7:30
  • Athletic Field Day March 8th (no hot lunch)
  • Spring Break March 11th-15th
  • Wildlife Zoo Field Trip March 22nd
In Curriculum This Week

Spalding
Phonogram Test 1-70
Monthy McCall Test

Literature
This week in we will continue reading My Father's Dragon. 

Math
This week in math we will discuss fractions and halves and fourths. We will have a quiz on fractions on Thursday.

Science
We will begin our unit on the solar system
  • sun
  • stars
  • day
  • night
  • rotation
  • revolution
  • orbit

History
Our focus this week will be the various symbols of our nation

We are looking forward to a strong finish to our third quarter!
The First Grade Team