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Lisa O'Brien


         Welcome to Mrs. O'Brien's First Grade !
                           March - April  2018  

A Typical Day in 1-LO
8:20 AM  :  Unpack our backpacks, Daily Announcements, Pledge of Allegiance 
8:30 AM :   Morning Work 
8:50 AM :   Morning Meeting
9:00 AM :  Reading / Writing  (Whole class Super Kids lesson) 
9:30 AM    Snack/ Free Choice time 
10:00 AM   Reading Stations (Word Work, Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read with Mrs. O'Brien) 
11:00 AM   Recess
11:30 AM   Lunch 
12:00 PM    Chapter Book  (The Chocolate Touch  By:  Patrick Skene Catling ) 
12:15 PM    Math 
1:15 PM     Theme (Jan Brett) / Science/ Social Studies 
1:45 PM Clean up/ Classroom jobs
1:55 PM  Specials  (Mondays: Library, Tuesdays: PE, Wednesdays: Art, Thursdays: Computer, Fridays: Music)
2:45 PM  Person of the Day Share
  2:55 PM Dismissal  

Important Dates Coming Up... 

March 30:  Report Cards go "live" on student portal after 3:00 PM
 (Let Mrs. O'Brien know if you need a paper copy sent home. )

April 10 : Our Class Play: The Gingerbread Baby
April  11:  Early Release Day at NES
April 16 - 20 : PTA Book Fair Week 
April 17 :  Jump For Heart!  3:05 - 4:00 PM 
April 21 -29:  April Vacation 

We continue to enjoy all our adventures with The Super Kids. We are finishing up Unit 9. Our Words To Know this month are: audience, explain and talent These are words we are using throughout the month in our conversations.  Ask your child to use them in a sentence for you.  

The following are our  memory words so far this year. These are the sight words we need to know in "a snap!"   
 the,  I, you, to, said, of, like, no, my, she, her, he, his, where, what, why, when, which, who,   show, have, how, a, me, the, was, for, your, are, look, there, from, be, to, we, or, said, only, you, out, of, here, boy, girl, two, four, about, over, before   Please practice reading these at home. 
March Focus:  We have been introduce to  n't contractions as well as compound words.  

  This Fall we reviewed the short vowel sounds and are excited to notice that many of the Super Kids have  short vowels in their names... short a: Alf,  Tac, Cass, Sal   short o: Oswald, Doc, Toc, Hot Rod,  Golly      short i : Icky, Tic      short e: Ettabetta 

In addition to short vowels, some of the spelling patterns we have been introduced to so far this year are:
Final ck ( tack, sack, pack, rack) 
Digraphs: ch, sh, th, wh (chin, chat, inch, lunch. shop, wish, bath, moth, 
-ng  ( ring, sing, song,
Adding -ed to the end of a word
Adding -ing to the end of a word.  

Book Buddies:  We are book buddies with Mrs. Lupoli's 4th grade class. We read with our buddies every other Friday. 

- Personal narratives 
-  Writing a friendly letter
- Writing 3 sentences on a topic 

- Math Facts we have learned so far...  Turn Around Facts,  +0, +1, Ways To Make 10,
+10 to a number, Double Facts  

In March
Doubles +1 facts: 1+2 = 3, 2+3=5, 3+4 = 7, 4+5=9, 5+6=11, 6+7=13, 7+8=15, 8+9= 17, 9+10=19

Science/ Social Studies: 
 March :  Light  and Sound  
  April :  Careers  

          Amazing Author for April : Mo Willems 


   Classroom Wish List:   whiteboard markers, disinfecting wipes,  glue sticks,  tissues,  paper towel rolls  

REMINDER !!!  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS SNOW CLOTHES FOR OUTDOOR RECESS !!              No snowpants and boots = NO playing in the snow.  :)  
To contact Mrs. O'Brien:   Email: 
                                          Phone: (603) 659-2192 (Main Office) 
                                         Please contact me with any questions or concerns.