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Lisa O'Brien

        Welcome to Mrs. O'Brien's First Grade !
                               2018  - 2019
                    HAPPY NOVEMBER !!    
A Typical Day in 1-LO  (Sample Schedule/ Subject to Change) 
8:20 AM  :  Unpack our backpacks, Daily Announcements, Pledge of Allegiance 
8:30 AM :   Morning Meeting     
8:40 AM :  Reading/ Super Kids  
9:35 AM    Snack/ Free Choice time 
10:00 AM   Reading Stations / Super Kids (Word Work, Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read with Mrs. O'Brien) 
10:40 AM   Recess
11:05 AM   Lunch 
11:45 PM   Chapter Book  (The Mouse and the Motorcycle By: Beverly Cleary) 
12:05 PM   Specials    
1:00  PM    Math
2:00 PM    Person of the Day Share 
2:10 PM    Theme (Eric Carle) / Science/ Social Studies  
2:40 PM    Clean up/ Classroom jobs
2:55 - 3:05 PM Dismissal  

SPECIALS SCHEDULE:   12:05 - 12:55 PM 
Mondays :  Music
Tuesdays:  PE 
Wednesdays:  Art
Thursdays:  Library 
Fridays:  Computer               

Important Dates and Special Events Coming Up...  

 Tuesday, November 6           Parent Conference Day  (No School for Students)
 Monday, November 12           No School  (Veteran's Day) 
Monday, November 19           50th Day of School!  (dress like the 50's if you wish!) 
Tuesday, November 20          First Grade Feast
 Wednesday, November 21     No School  Thanksgiving Break 
Thursday, November 22         No School Thanksgiving 
Friday, November 23            No School Thanksgiving Break 

 Friday, December 7                                            Report Cards Term 1 go live on Parent Portal 
Monday, December 24 - Tuesday, January 1       December Vacation 
Wednesday, January 2                                         School Reopens 

                         Our Grade One Units of Study:  November 

Reading:   Super Kids Reading Program 
                              November:  Super Kids Unit #3


 Writing:          Forming  a sentence.  ( Uppercase first letter, spaces between words and an end mark)  We are working on two sentences about a topic. 

Picture Writing
We are also working on a "Picture Writing"  project in our classroom.  We are creating our own books about the pumpkin lifecycle.  Each illustration is created using a crayon resist technique.  We have had Beth Olshansky visit our classroom several times over the past few weeks to guide us in this process.  We can not wait for you to see the finished project! 

Math :  November Concepts:     
  Even and Odd 
  Tally Marks 

 Math Facts: Ways To Make 10 ( 1+9=10, 2+8=10, 3+7=10, 4+6=10, 5+5=10, 6+4=10, 7+3=10, 8+2=10, 9+1=10, 10+0=10 )
Commutative Property(Turn around Facts) 
   (example: 4+6 = 10  so...     6+4 = 10)

  Word Problems:  Addition 
   Time to the Hour 
  Money:  Pennies and Nickels

Science:  We have finished learning about the pumpkin lifecycle. 

Social Studies:   Native Americans of the Northeast Woodlands 
We are focusing on shelter, clothing, food,  transportation and hobbies 
 Amazing Author : Jan Brett      


  To contact Mrs. O'Brien: 
  Email:   Phone: (603)659-2192 (Main Office) 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  I am really looking forward to an exciting year of learning with your children!