Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24: Our Day at Rebecca Park

Thanks to Mrs. Farniok and the sixth graders, we had a spectacular day of fun and games. Thanks to  parents, we had a perfect lunch: grilled hot dogs, dessert, chips, dessert, salad, and dessert.
Have a great summer!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 8-12, 2017: celebrating creation!

We worked on Mother's Day presents and worked with a partner to write words with long i spelled igh/ie/i_e.

What glorious weather! The students went on a walking trip to note the 'everyday' gifts god has given us: the scent of a lilac, the scarlet hue of a tulip, the soft, lush grass that tickles our toes, and the sound of robins celebrating spring. The students completed a sense web to help them write prayers of praise. We've been doing some end of year review of skills and testing.  Happy Mother's Day!

Schedule for May 15-19, 2017
Tuesday-gym (This is a change!)
Thursday-library (This is a change!)
Friday-Graduation Mass/Adoration/music

Schedule for May 22-24, 2017
Wednesday-End of year picnic at Rebecca Park

I can statements for May 15-19 and 22-24

Religion- I can follow Jesus by honoring my mother and father, by praying, and by doing acts of kindness.
Math- I can add two and three digit numbers with and without regrouping. I can subtract with regrouping.
Language Arts-I can tell the cause of events in a story. I can tell the central idea and supporting details. I can write a paragraph.  I can spell words with -ow.
Science-I can diagram the parts of a plant. I can tell what plants need to grow. I can tell about the life cycle of a plant.
Social Studies-I can tell how life in the past was different from life today.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 1-5, 2017

The students did an outstanding job of helping with Friday's Liturgy. They were poised and articulate. Thank you for your help. They all brought flowers to honor Mary. It was a beautiful Mass.

Thank you for the birthday gifts, cupcakes, plant and cards. As you can see, we also had a special visitor:  Mrs. Dietrich and Henry stopped in for a short visit. Henry is eight months old, and he can crawl fast!

Schedule for May 8-12, 2017
Tuesday-8:30 Living Rosary, library, 1:45 kickball

I can statements for May 8-12

Religion- I can tell about the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. (We didn't get to this last week because we practiced reading our parts for Mass into the microphone at church). I can pray the Rosary.
Math-I can write fact family sentences. I can estimate and measure weight with non-standard units.
Language Arts-I can make a prediction and change my prediction as I read and gain information. I can tell about the important details in a story. (We will begin reading Afternoon on the Amazon when we finish our reading book).
I can write an informational paragraph. I can diagram a sentence telling the subject, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, and object of the preposition.
Social Studies-I can tell about rights and responsibilities. I can tell about heroes Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, and Cesar Chavez.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 24-28, 2017: Time with our sixth grade buddies

April is poetry month! Our sixth grade buddies met with us on Friday. They helped us write cinquains which will be made into a bookmark. They read with us. It was a wonderful way to end the week.

We are learning to identify a writer's purpose for writing. We are writing informational paragraphs. The students wrote the steps for making the Sign of the Cross. They used the EPIC website to read about an animal and take notes about it. We will turn those notes into paragraphs next week.

On Tuesday the students completed the reading section of the MAP test. My plan is to have them complete the math portion this Tuesday. A good night's sleep and a protein rich breakfast is a big help!

Schedule for May 1-5, 2017
Friday-First Grade assists with the Liturgy/May Crowning/music
*Students will need a flower for the procession at May Crowning. If you have a tulip in bloom or a lilac bush blooming, that works!

Here are the I can statements for next week.

Religion: I can assist at Mass. I can show with my behavior that I am grateful for the gift of the Mass.
Math: I can find the missing addend. I can write fact family sentences. I can use a picture to solve a problem.
Language Arts: I can tell the plot. I can read non-fiction and tell what details are important. I can write sentences to give information.
Social Studies: I can tell about days and symbols that honor our country.
Science-I can tell about the life cycle of an animal.

Friday, April 21, 2017

April 17-21

The first graders used watercolors to create a sunset with a cross in the foreground. It was the perfect activity to do after Easter. I even heard a verse or two of the creation song as they were painting.

Next week the student will complete MAP testing in reading and math on Tuesday and Wednesday if everyone is well. I don't like to test if there are many absent students.

Schedule for April 24-28, 2017

I can statements for next week;
Religion: I can tell about Grace and Baptism. We will also make a card for Mrs. Barten as it is Administrative Assistant Day on Wednesday.
Math: I can count quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. I can subtract without regrouping. I can name polygons.
Language Arts: I can tell the plot and theme. I can spell words with oi, oo, and ow. I can write sentences to give information.
Social Studies: I can tell about leaders in our government and country.

Friday, April 14, 2017

April 10-13, 2017

The students wrote about "small moments" this week. Instead of writing about all of the things we do on a weekend, the students chose one moment and then zoomed in on it.  I read books by Mo Willems and Jonathon London. Mo writes humorous books about a pigeon, an elephant and a pig. Jonathon is the author of the Froggy books.  We looked for sound words, transitions and words in capital letters and then added those elements to our narratives. We have some entertaining reads! Melvin is pictured sharing his with the class.
The students did a job card activity at the back table with singular possessive nouns and in the photo above they are measuring the weight of rocks with gram cubes.

Schedule for week of April 17-21, 2017
Monday- no school
Wednesday-1:30 Creation musical in the gym performed by k-2 students

I can statements for next week
Religion: I can tell about grace and Baptism.
Math: I can identify and draw a polygon. I can name a fraction of a whole. I can subtract by two and ten.
Language Arts: I can spell words with ow and consonant le. I can tell the plot. I can write a poem.
Social Studies: I can tell what a good citizen does. I can tell about local and state government.

Wishing you a happy Easter,
Mrs. Yager

Sunday, April 2, 2017

March 28-31

Absorption, infiltration, and percolation have been capturing our time in science. The students investigated the absorption of gravel, garden soil, and sand. Father Nathan visited with the kindergarten and first grade class to talk about sin and forgiveness. The first graders assisted with Mass on Friday and did a wonderful job! Thank you for working with them at home. Our next Mass is May 5th.

Schedule for April 3-7

I can statements for April 3-7.
Religion: I can tell about the Holy Trinity.
Language Arts: I can draw conclusions. I can write about a 'small moment'. I can add sound words to my writing. I can spell words with vowel teams. I can classify sentences with prepositional phrases.
Science: I can investigate the weight of wet objects and identify whether water has been absorbed.
Math: I can round numbers to the nearest ten, identify fractions, and count mixed coins.