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Week of Jan. 14th-18th

A Peek At What We Are
Learning This Week
Reading:
➔ Readers learn the elements of
nonfiction text and text features
Writing:
➔ Writers Revise and Edit Their
Writing
➔Write Expository Text
Differentiated lists can be found at
https://les.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uRE
C_ID=628467&type=u&pREC_ID=1588302
This Week’s Word Study
Math:
➔ Place Value to 120
Social Studies:
➔Texas History, historical figures,
landmarks, anthem, motto, and
symbols
Science:
➔ Night and Day Sky; objects in the
sky
1st Grade News
Don’t Forget:
*utilize Raz Kids for at home
reading, on level.
* Complete assignments on
IKnowit
Friday 1/18: Spirit Night
Week of:
Jan. 14-18
We believe ALL students can achieve!
www.lakewoodpto.com
https://les.tomballisd.net/
 
Great Expectations:
*Life Principle: honesty
(truthfulness)
What can you do at home: Talk to
your child about what it means to
be honest. What happens when we
are not honest or truthful?
 
Don’t Forget:
*utilize Raz Kids for at home
reading, on level.
* Complete assignments on
IKnowit
Friday 1/18: Spirit Night

Week of Dec. 17th-21st

A Peek At What We Are Learning This Week


Reading:

➔ Readers learn the elements of poetry


Writing:

Writers Revise and Edit Their Writing

Writer's Write Poetry Using their 5 Senses


Math:

➔ Graphing using bar graphs and pictographs; taking surveys to create a graph


Social Studies:

➔Learning about cultures and traditions around the world & how they are similar and the different from our own


Science:

➔ Learn and identify the different seasons (fall, winter, spring, summer)

➔ Identify clothing and activities for different seasons


Great Expectations:


*Life Principle: justice: being fair, right, and upholding what is right


What can you do at home: talk to your child about what justice means; how do we show/give justice?

Don’t Forget:


*Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is Thursday, December 20th


*Christmas Parties & Pajama Day Friday, December 21st at 9:25-10:15; Dismissal is 12:50.

Week of Dec. 10th-14th

A Peek At What We Are
Learning This Week
Reading:
➔ Readers learn the elements of poetry
Writing:
➔ Writers revise and edit their writing
➔ Writer's write poems using their senses
Math:
➔ Identify and read picture and bar graphs
➔Mathematicians can collect, sort, and
analyze data
Social Studies:
➔Learning about different cultures and their
traditions, clothing, foods, etc.
Science:
➔ Learn and identify the different seasons
(fall, winter, spring, summer)
➔ Identify clothing and activities for
different seasons
 
Don’t Forget:
*Marco’s boxes due December
10th
**Marco’s Spirit Night: Tuesday,
December 11th
***PTO Holiday Gift Shop is
taking place this week. Please
send envelope with money
****Christmas at the Barn: TISD
Project Facility (across from
TMHS): December 12: 5:30-7:30
PM
*****PTO Spirit Cart on Dec. 14th during lunch
 
*Mrs. Frick's Class will present at Rise and Shine on Dec. 14th @ 8:30-8:45!

Week of Dec. 3rd-7th

A Peek At What We Are
Learning This Week
Reading:
➔ Readers learn the elements of poetry
Writing:
➔ Writers Revise and Edit Their Writing
➔ Writer's Write Letters for an Intended
Word Study: Differentiated lists can be found at
https://les.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uRE
C_ID=628467&type=u&pREC_ID=1588302

Math:
➔ Review strategies for solving word
problems (count on, write your own word
problem, number line, part-part-whole,
column addition/subtraction)
Social Studies:
➔Learning how to read a calendar and why
they are important
Science:
➔ Learn and identify the different seasons
(fall, winter, spring, summer)
➔ Identify clothing and activities for
different seasons
 
Don’t Forget:
*Toy Drive all week
*Marco’s boxes due December
11th
*Tomorrow, Dec. 4th, is last day
to turn in reading logs and
library books due!
*Mrs. Frick’s class will be
presenting Rise and Shine in the
Gym next Friday, Dec. 14th @
8:30-8:45. You are invited to
come watch!

Week of Nov. 26th-30th

A Peek At What We Are
Learning This Week
Reading:
➔ Use strategies to help them become better
readers of fairy tales, folktales, and fables
➔ Readers use traditional literature
(folktales & fairy tales) to help them make
connections
Writing:
➔ Learning parts of a letter
➔ Writers write friendly letters
Word Study-Use link to download/print word sorts for your child.
Math:
➔ Using add/subtraction strategies to solve
word problems that ask about equations to 20.
Social Studies:
➔Timelines
➔ Learning about Thanksgiving traditions and
customs
Science:
➔ Recording weather
➔ Exploring magnets. What is movement:
 
**Library books on Tuesday
***Chick-Fil-A Spirit
Night-Thursday, Nov. 29
****Baby, Toddler, and 1st
Grade Photos DUE Friday, Nov.
30th for Social Studies.
*New Writing Home Journal
sent home today and due on
Friday

Week of Oct. 29th-Nov. 2nd

A Peek At What We Are
Learning This Week:
 
Word Study:
Differentiated lists can be found
at
https://les.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uRE
C_ID=628467&type=u&pREC_ID=1588302

Reading:
➔ Use strategies to help them become better
readers
➔ Readers get to know the characters by
what they say and what they do
Writing:
➔ Using the Writing Process: brainstorm,
rough draft, revise, edit, and publish
➔ Writers focus in on a small moment
Math:
➔ Using subtraction strategies to solve
equations from 20.
Social Studies:
➔ What is voting
➔ Voting and public officials and how they
relate to one another
Science:
➔ Recording weather
➔ What is electrical energy?
➔ Review of sound, light, heat, and electricity.
 
Don’t Forget:
*Tuesday is Library Day! Bring
your library books!
**50th Day of School: October 31
You may dress up in 50’s style!
***Friday is Flashlight Friday!
Bring a flashlight to practice using
light energy to read!

Week of Oct. 22nd-26th

A Peek At What We Are
Learning This Week
Reading:
➔ Use strategies to help them become better
readers
➔ Readers can use story language to help
them retell the story
 
*Students can begin logging into www.kidsa-z.com for reading practice at home.
Teacher username:  jfrick5
Password:  student's 6 digit lunch number (email me if needed.)
Writing:
➔ Using the Writing Process: brainstorm,
rough draft, revise, edit, and publish
➔ Incorporating grammar into daily writing
Math:
➔ Using addition strategies to solve
equations to 20.
Social Studies:
➔ What is government
➔ Review of public officials: mayor and
governor
Science:
➔ Recording weather
➔ What are heat and light energy?
How do we use them?
Don’t Forget:
*Tuesday is Library Day! Bring
your library books!
**PTO BOO Bingo Night:
Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 PM
*** RED RIBBON WEEK:
Monday: Wear Red Day
Tuesday: Wear your favorite
team’s shirt or jersey
Wednesday: Bring a Stuffed
Animal
Thursday: Crazy Socks Day
Friday: Wear a Hat Day
*FOOD DRIVE all week long
Word Lists
Differentiated lists can be found
at
https://les.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uRE
C_ID=628467&type=u&pREC_ID=1588302
 
Thank you for all of the donations for our classroom and for our 
Food Driv
 

Week of Oct. 9th-12th

A Peek At What We Are
Learning This Week
Reading:
➔ Use strategies to help them become better
readers
➔ Readers understand components of
stories: setting, characters, problem, solution
Writing:
➔ Introducing the Writing Process: creating
rough drafts and revising
➔ Incorporating grammar into daily writing
Math:
➔ Compose and decompose numbers to 30 in
various ways
Social Studies:
➔ Qualities of a good citizen
➔ Good citizens show patriotism
Science:
➔ Recording weather
➔ Sound energy: loud and soft
 
Don’t Forget:
*Tuesday is Library Day! Bring
your library books!
**Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night:
Tuesday, October 9th.
Mrs. Frick will be serving
rolls from 6-6:30 PM!
***Parent/Teacher Conferences
ongoing, please sign up if you
have not already
****Student Holiday: Monday, October 8th
End of 1st 9 weeks: Friday, October 12th
 
We believe ALL students
can achieve!  Help us get out of last place and sign up to be a PTO member!
www.lakewoodpto.com
https://les.tomballisd.net

Week of Oct. 1st-5th

A Peek At What We Are
Learning This Week

Reading:
➔ Use strategies to help them become better
readers
➔ Readers make connections when reading
Writing:
➔ Introducing the Writing Process:
brainstorming
➔ Incorporating grammar into daily writing
Word Study: Continue short vowels!
Math:
➔ Compose and decompose numbers to 20
Social Studies:
➔ Becoming a good citizen
➔ What good citizens do
Science:
➔ Recording weather
➔ Properties of Matter: capacity
 
Don’t Forget:
*Library on Tuesday! Bring books!
*Sign up for our LES PTO! 
 
**Turn in all box tops this week!
**Parent/Teacher Conferences
ongoing, please sign up if you
have not already
** Early Release: THIS FRIDAY
October 5th @12:50pm
**Student Holiday: Monday,
October 8th

Week of Sept. 24th-28th

A Peek At What We Are Learning This Week

Reading:

➔Use strategies to help them become better readers

➔ Reader’s use connections when reading

Writing:

➔ Introducing the Writing Process: brainstorming

➔ Incorporating grammar into daily writing

Word Study:  

*Continue Short Vowel Practice

Math:

➔ Problem solving strategies with addition and subtraction to 10.

Social Studies:

➔ Becoming a good citizen.  What good citizens do.

Science:

➔Recording weather

➔ Properties of Matter: mass

 

Don’t Forget:

**Marco’s Spirit Night: September 25th

**Parent/Teacher Conferences begin October 1st!  I will be sending a sign up and times this week.

*September Homework Due on Friday!

** Fall Pictures: September 28th

*Join LES PTO!  Click below to register!

https://lakewoodwildcatspto.membershiptoolkit.com/

Week of Sept. 17th-21st

A Peek At What We Are
Learning This Week
Reading:
➔ Reader’s Workshop & building our stamina
➔ Assessing for student reading levels &
sight words
Writing:
➔ Tools that Writers Use during Workshop
➔ Building writing stamina
Word Study:
Short Vowels
Math:
➔ Addition and subtraction with
Part-part-whole and ten frames; problem
solving
Social Studies:
➔ Rules & Laws
_ Authority Figures in the Home, School &
Community
Science:
➔Recording weather
➔ Properties of Matter - Size
 
Don’t Forget:

**Orange Leaf Spirit Night is
Tuesday, September 18th,
beginning at 5pm.
* If you have not gone online to
sign up for the LES Weekly
Newsletter, please follow the link
to sign up.
www.lakewoodpto

Week of Sept. 10th-14th

A Peek At What We Are
Learning This Week
Reading:
➔ Reader’s Workshop & building our stamina
➔ Assessing for student reading levels &
sight words
Writing:
➔ Tools that Writers Use during Workshop
➔ Building writing stamina
Word Study:
Short Vowels
Math:
➔ Addition and subtraction with
Part-part-whole and ten frames; problem
solving
Social Studies:
➔ Rules & Laws: why do we need them at
home, at school and in the community?
Science:
➔Recording weather
➔ Properties of Matter
 
Don’t Forget:
** Please help your child
complete and return their
“SPARK” ideas board (white
cardstock and directions sent
home in Wednesday folder). This
is due NO LATER THAN
September 13th.
**Chick-fil-A Spirit night is this
Thursday, September 13th.
** Spirit Cart will be in the cafe
at lunch on Friday, September
14th.

Week of Sept. 4th-7th

Spelling/Word Study:
** Stay tuned for more information
and ways to help your child with
being a better speller through
learning word patterns.

Reading:
➔ Reader’s Workshop & building our stamina
➔ Assessing for student reading levels &
sight words
Writing:
Writer’s Workshop and “Why Writer’s
Write”
➔ Building writing stamina
Math:
Beginning Guided Math and Math Stations
➔ Addition and subtraction with
Part-part-whole and ten frames
Social Studies:
Rules: why do we need them at home, at
school and in the community?
Science:
➔Recording weather, collecting and
discussing data, making observations
 
Don’t Forget:
** Please help your child
complete and return their
“SPARK” ideas board (white
paper and directions sent
home on Friday.) This
is due NO LATER THAN
September 13th. *I will send home another piece of stronger cardstock paper in Wed. folder.
**THIS Friday, September 7th,
please send your child to school
with their favorite book.
 
Parent Orientation Slide from last week:
 

Wish List for our First Grade Class

Wish List for our First Grade Class
 
*Headphones for your child to use at school (over ears type, no ear buds)
*Smelly markers and stickers
*Post it notes
*Small sandwich-size ziplock bags
*Gallon-size ziplock bags
*Clip boards
*Paper Mate 1.3 mm mechanical pencils
 

Week of Aug. 27th-31st

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
★ Parent Orientation is August 30 from 6-7:30pm
★ Labor Day/Student Holiday: September 3rd
 
Spelling/Word Study:
Spelling will be different this year
because we are using Words Their
Way. This is a program that uses
skills to help students create a
foundation for spelling patterns and
words. More info will come at Parent
Orientation.

Reading:
➔ Launching Reader’s Workshop &
building our stamina
➔ Getting ready to begin
assessing for student reading
levels
 
Writing:
➔ Launching Writer’s Workshop
and “Why Writer’s Write”
➔ Building writing stamina
Math:
➔ Beginning Guided Math and
Math Stations
➔ Addition and subtraction with
Part-part-whole and ten
frames
Social Studies:
➔ Communities: What are they?
Who lives in them? What will
you find in them
Science:
Science safety and rules
➔ What do scientist do?