Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Homework Directions

Please check out Mrs. Levy's webpage on the school site for homework instructions.

Homework Link
Homework packets were sent home today. These are due back on Friday. I also sent home class books to two lucky students. Read the books at home with your family and then send the book back to school -so that the next person on our class list can take them home.

Dylan said, "I liked when we did math."

Nicole said, "I liked when I was the busy bee."

"I liked reading Owl Babies," said Aviv.

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Gallon size ziplock bags

Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy Friday!

Room 125 had a great Friday. We made a map of our community. We read in our literature books. Today was library day, so look for our new library books. We are half way to a popcorn party!

"I liked coloring," said Oliver.

Kyla said, "I like going to the Boys and Girls Club."

Sasha said, "I liked going to the library."

"I liked doing Plan, Do, Review," said Aidan.

Nicole said, "I liked the math review."

Maya said, "I liked getting my name on the Thank You apple."

Have a great 3 day weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fun Game

I found a fun game online that will reinforce our vowel sounds. This week we have been working on short "i." http://pbskids.org/lions/games/stacker.html

Remember on these hot days, it is a good idea to send the kids with a water bottle to keep in their backpack. Although we have a drinking fountain in the classroom, for sanitary reasons we do not use.

Busy day

We had a really busy day today. This morning we created flip books with our words ending in "ig." Mrs. McEvoy from Calabasas High came by to pick up our questionnaires for our high school pen pals. We read Sasha's birthday book. Today was our first music time and it was really fun! Tomorrow is library day and homework is due.

Maya said, "I liked when we did the flip book."

Nicole said, "I like reading Growing Vegetable Soup."

Sydney said, "I like when we had music."

Aviv said, "I liked when we did math."

Royce said, "I like when I went up to return library books with Nicole."

Thanks for all the wish list items!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Gift wrap sales were extented out for another week. Tomorrow we have music for the first time. Friday we will be going to the library, so please remember to send back the books. We also finished filling out our questionaire for our high school pen pals.

Hana said, "I liked doing the cover of Charles Puppy with Mia.

Nicole said, "I liked doing the pocket chart of When We Get Together, because it is fun!"

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jordyn said, "I liked reading the Ruth Heller books."

"I liked getting my name on the thank you apple," said Nicole.

Isabella said, "I liked writing the letter to the high schoolers."

Monday, September 21, 2009

A new homework packet went out today, it will be due on Friday. Please check your child's folder for it. We read our poem of the week "The More We Get Together" and had P.E. today. We read Madison's birthday books. Alyssa is our first "Star of the Week."

Hana said, "I liked when it was recess and I was playing on the monkey bars."

"I liked doing P.E.," said Dylan.

Aviv said, "I liked reading Madison's birthday books."

Maya said, "I liked reading Charles Tiger."


small whiteboards

big dry erase markers (any colors)

kleenex (it's that time of year)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sight words

Hi All,

Happy Saturday! I was going through the homework packets and noticed that some kids had returned the sight word sheets. These should be used at home to practice these high frequency words. Cut out the sight words and practice reading these words until they are memorized. One way to keep the words in one place is to punch a hole in the upper corner and place on a ring.

Being able to read high frequency sight words from memory is one way we become good readers. High frequency sight words may be words that do not follow the rules of the English language or they may be words that we encounter a lot in our reading. Either way, by the end of the school year, your first grader should be able to read the 200 first grade high frequency sight words out of context (meaning from a list, not in a story).

Below is a list of the sight words from Theme One in our literature unit:

go, on, the, and, here, jump, not, too, we, a, find, have, one, to, who

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's a Wonderful World

We had a wonderful day in room 125. We read in our literature books and then wrote in our journals about things we can do. Today was library day, which is always fun. We listened to Mrs. Levy's favorite song, Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. We read a picture book with the lyrics of the song and then wrote a page for our class book, "It's a Wonderful World."

Alyssa said, "I liked doing the wonderful world page."

Maya said, "I liked when we chose the star of the week."

"I liked when we went to the library," said Adam.

Jordyn said "I liked doing plan, do review."

"I liked when we wrote about "I can," said Royce.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Today I was at a district website training and we had a substitute teacher. Please remember homework and library books are due tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We had a great day in Room 125. We read the book "Ten Dogs in the Window," and our new poem for the week is "Double-Tail Dog" by Shel Silverstein. We brought home our first homework packet. It is due back on Friday and there is an instruction sheet on the front of the packet explaining how to complete each page. We also brought home a paper book "Nan Cat." Please have your child read the story to you and then put it in the folder to bring back to school tomorrow.

Daily news-

Oliver said, "I liked doing the math pages."

Aviv said, "I liked the math page where we went from the smallest to biggest number."

Amanda said, "I like our dog poem."

Below is our schedule for specialists:

P.E. – Mon. 10:45- 11:30, Tues. 1:30-2:15
Music- Thurs. 11:00-11:30
Computers- Thurs. 1:30- 2:00
Library- Friday 11:00-11:30

Friday, September 11, 2009

Today was picture day. It was wonderful to see everyone look their finest and wearing their big, beautiful (toothless) grins. We also had our first library time. Check your students backpacks for their library books. To check out a book next Friday, their library books need to be returned. They may return their book any day next week. Today was also our first day to bring home a poem, for our poetry folder. Collect them all and get a prize in June! This afternoon, we drew pictures of cats. They were inspired by Paul Klee's Cat and Bird.

Maya said "I liked when we drew the cats."

"We drew cat pictures," said Isabella.

"We did math," said Alyssa.

"I liked when we got our class pictures today," said Royce.

"We went to the library today," said Sydney.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back to School Night Tonight @ 6:15

Today we read in our new literature book, we worked on a cat phoneme project and Mrs. Harding read to our class! Looking forward to meeting parents at the Back to School Night. Picture day is tomorrow.

Our daily news:

Hana said, "It was fun doing the cat project.'

Jordyn said, "I liked doing the cat poem and song."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday- Happy 10th Day of School

We had an assembly this morning about gift wrap sales. An envelope with information about gift wrap sales will go home tomorrow in your folder. Tomorrow night is Back to School night, hopefully everyone received their invitation. It will start at 6:15 in the Multipurpose Room and then at 7pm parents can come to the classrooms. Friday is picture day!

Here's the scoop from our class:

Aviv said "I like drawing the house."

Nicole said "I liked coloring the note to bring home."

"I liked playing with Kayla," said Amanda.

Adam said "I like when we get points."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wow, what happened to Tuesday?

Our day flew by in Room 125. We watched a few minutes of the President's speech. One of the things the President said was "Every single one of you has something that you're good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That's the opportunity an education can provide." We wrote in our journals about "I am good at..." We read in our book I am Six. We also had PE this afternoon.

*Please remind your child to bring their folder to school every day. Tomorrow we will be sending home information about Back to School Night (Thursday night) and picture day, (Friday.) Also please remember that Back to School Night is just for parents.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day and some other info.

Please remember that Thursday night is "Back to School Night." Also on the Room 125 wishlist are unscented baby wipes, paper towels, disinfectant wipes (such as Clorox) and color pastels.

Have a wonderful night!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Friday

Room 125 had a wonderful day today. We ate different types of apples and then graphed which was our favorite (definitely red delicious.) We colored a book about our poem of the week The Color Book. We brought it home today, so please ask your student to read it to you.
**Thanks for all those that returned the student questionnaire.

Daily news from our student journalists.

Oliver said, "I liked the pattern blocks."

"I like doing the plan, do, review. My favorite was the pattern blocks," said Royce.

"I liked playing with Kyla at lunch," said Amanda.

"I liked trying the different apples," said Maya.

'I'm happy my tooth fell out today," said Sydney.


Jordyn said "I like when we made out books."

Dylan said "we did math in our math books."

Maya said "I liked doing my I See My book."

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Jordyn said, "I liked doing the ABC book."

Maya said, "I liked watching the movie at lunch."

"I liked making the color book," said Ellison.

"We played outside today during recess," said Sasha.

We had a great day today in Room 125. We went to the library to check out literature books. We worked on creating a class book about color and a class book for our ABC's. Although recess was outside, we had to stay inside for lunch due to the yucky air quality. Let's hope for some nice air tomorrow :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Aviv said, "I like reading books."

"The pocket chart was fun," said Royce.

Adam said, "I like hot lunch."

"I loved watching Finding Nemo at lunch," said Nicole.

Madison said, "I love our new math book."

"I liked writing my numbers" said Sasha.

**Please remember to send a snack for recess. First graders work really hard and need their snack to fuel their brains.