Sunday, June 4, 2017

Weekly Update for 06/05/17

Zoo Field Trip
Friday, June 9 is our field trip to the Norfolk Zoo.  We will be leaving school at approximately 9:00 and returning by 2:00.  Please remember to pack your child's lunch for the trip in a paper or plastic bag.  Also, we will be walking outside the entire day.  Please have your child wear tennis shoes and apply sunscreen on your child before they come to school. 
Boxes Needed
CAES is going to be painted over the summer break.  This means that all of our classroom materials must be taken off of the walls and shelves and placed in boxes.  If you have any boxes that you are able to donate to help us, please send them in especially boxes that will hold books as that is what the majority of the shelves in our classroom contain.  Thank you!

End of the Year Celebration
We will be having an end of the year celebration on Friday, June 16 at 10:30 in Room 200.  At this time we will have a short play and song to sing.  I also have awards that I will present to each student as well.  Following our celebration, you are more than welcome to take your child and begin summer vacation early.  

Summer Tutoring
Anyone interested in summer tutoring for grades K-3, please let me know as soon as possible.  I am available for tutoring in math and reading at this time.  Typically, I schedule 1-2 sessions a week that are 1 hour in length.  I charge $20.00 per session and we meet at the Carrollton Public Library.  Because we are meeting at the library, the hours available for tutoring are based on their hours of operation, which are listed below.  If you would like more information, please e-mail me as soon as possible  (cgmorgan@iwcs.k12.va.us).  


What are we learning this week?
This week we are finishing our research on plants.  We will be organizing our books and creating a table of contents and cover for our book.   

Reading: SOL 1.10
The student will read and demonstrate a variety of nonfiction texts.

Writing: SOL 1.13 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes.


Math: SOL 1.15 Equality
The student will demonstrate an understanding of quality through the use of the equal symbol.

Science: SOL 1.4
The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics.  Key concepts include:
  a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to     grow
  b) basic parts of plants
  c) plants can be classified based on a variety of          characteristics

           Weekly Schedule
*Monday, June 5            P.E. Resource

*Tuesday, June 6           STEM Resource 

*Wednesday, June 7        Coding Resource

*Thursday, June 8          Art Resource 

*Friday, June 9               Zoo Field Trip 

         
  
                Looking Ahead
06/13  Southside Brass Concert @ 10:30
06/14  Field Day
06/15  Early Release @ 2:20
06/16 End of the Year Celebration @ 10: 30
Last Day of School - Early Release 2:20pm

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Weekly Update for 05/30/17

Boxes Needed
CAES is going to be painted over the summer break.  This means that all of our classroom materials must be taken off of the walls and shelves and placed in boxes.  If you have any boxes that you are able to donate to help us, please send them in especially boxes that will hold books as that is what the majority of the shelves in our classroom contain.  Thank you!

Boxes Needed
We will be having an end of the year celebration on Friday, June 16 at 10:30 in Room 200.  At this time we will have a short play and song to sing.  I also have awards that I will present to each student as well.  Following our celebration, you are more than welcome to take your child and begin summer vacation early.  

Summer Tutoring
Anyone interested in summer tutoring for grades K-3, please let me know as soon as possible.  I am available for tutoring in math and reading at this time.  Typically, I schedule 1-2 sessions a week that are 1 hour in length.  I charge $20.00 per session and we meet at the Carrollton Public Library.  Because we are meeting at the library, the hours available for tutoring are based on their hours of operation, which are listed below.  If you would like more information, please e-mail me as soon as possible  (cgmorgan@iwcs.k12.va.us).  


What are we learning this week?
This week we are finishing our research on plants.  We will be organizing our books and creating a table of contents and cover for our book.   

Reading: SOL 1.10
The student will read and demonstrate a variety of nonfiction texts.

Writing: SOL 1.13 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes.


Math: SOL 1.6 Word Problems
The student will created and solve single-step story and picture problems using addition and subtraction within 20.  
Science: SOL 1.4
The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics.  Key concepts include:
  a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to     grow
  b) basic parts of plants
  c) plants can be classified based on a variety of          characteristics

           Weekly Schedule
*Monday, May 29            Memorial Day

*Tuesday, May 30           Library Resource 

*Wednesday, May 31 No Resource due to SOL Testing

*Thursday, June 1   No Resource due to SOL Testing 

*Friday, June 2             Music Resource 

         
  
                Looking Ahead
06/09  1st Grade field trip to Norfolk Zoo
06/13  Southside Brass Concert @ 10:30
06/14  Field Day
06/15  Early Release @ 2:20
06/16 Last Day of School - Early Release 2:20pm

Monday, May 22, 2017

Weekly Update for 05/22/17

What are we learning this week?
Our research writing this week will focus on who or what needs our plants to survive. We learn what interdependence means. 

Reading: SOL 1.10
The student will read and demonstrate a variety of nonfiction texts.

Writing: SOL 1.13 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes.


Math: SOL 1.12

The student will
a) collect, organize, and represent various forms of data using tables, picture graphs, and object graphs; 
b) read and interpret data displayed in tables, picture graphs, and object graphs using the vocabulary more, fewer, greater than, less than, and equal to.

Science: SOL 1.4
The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics.  Key concepts include:
  a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to     grow
  b) basic parts of plants
  c) plants can be classified based on a variety of          characteristics

           Weekly Schedule
*Monday, May 22            Music Resource

*Tuesday, May 23           P.E. Resource 

*Wednesday, May 24 No Resource due to SOL Testing
VA Living Museum Program 1:15-2:10

*Thursday, May 25   No Resource due to SOL Testing  
SEARCH Extravaganza @ 6:30

*Friday, May 26             STEM Resource 

No School Monday, May 29 due to Memorial Day
         
  
                Looking Ahead
06/09  1st Grade field trip to Norfolk Zoo
06/13  Southside Brass Concert @ 10:30
06/14  Field Day
06/15  Early Release @ 2:20
06/16 Last Day of School - Early Release 2:20pm

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Weekly Update for 05/15/17


What are we learning this week?
Our research writing this week will focus on the challenges our plants face and what adaptations each plant has to meet these challenges.

Reading: SOL 1.10
The student will read and demonstrate a variety of nonfiction texts.

Writing: SOL 1.13 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes.


Math: SOL 1.12

The student will
a) collect, organize, and represent various forms of data using tables, picture graphs, and object graphs; 
b) read and interpret data displayed in tables, picture graphs, and object graphs using the vocabulary more, fewer, greater than, less than, and equal to.

Science: SOL 1.4
The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics.  Key concepts include:
  a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to     grow
  b) basic parts of plants
  c) plants can be classified based on a variety of          characteristics

           Weekly Schedule
*Monday, May 15            P.E. Resource

*Tuesday, May 16           STEM Resource 

*Wednesday, May 17       Coding Resource 
Interim Reports Issued

*Thursday, May 18         Art Resource    

*Friday, May 19             Library Resource  
Muffins with Moms Celebration @ 8:15 in the CAES cafeteria          
  
                Looking Ahead

05/24  Virginia Living Museum presents “Animal Adaptations” to 1st & 2nd Grades
05/25  SEARCH Extravaganza @ 6:30 pm
05/29  Memorial Day – Schools & Offices Closed     
06/09  1st Grade field trip to Norfolk Zoo
06/13  Southside Brass Concert @ 10:30
06/14  Field Day
06/15  Early Release @ 2:20
06/16 Last Day of School - Early Release 2:20pm

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Weekly Update for 05/08/17


What are we learning this week?
Our research writing this week will focus on the basic needs of the plant and which basic need is the most important.

Reading: SOL 1.10
The student will read and demonstrate a variety of nonfiction texts.

Writing: SOL 1.13 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes.


Math: SOL 1.5

1.5  The student, given a familiar problem situation involving magnitude, will: 
a) select a reasonable order of magnitude from three given quantities: a one-digit numeral, a two-digit numeral, and a three-digit numeral (e.g., 5, 50, 500); and
b) explain the reasonableness of the choice


Science: SOL 1.4
The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics.  Key concepts include:
  a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to     grow
  b) basic parts of plants
  c) plants can be classified based on a variety of          characteristics

           Weekly Schedule
*Monday, May 8            Coding Resource

*Tuesday, May 9            Art Resource 

*Wednesday, May 10       P.E. Resource 
Early Release @ 1:00

*Thursday, May 11         Library Resource    

*Friday, May 12             Music Resource            
  
                Looking Ahead
05/17  Interim Reports Issued
05/24  Virginia Living Museum presents “Animal Adaptations” to 1st & 2nd Grades
05/25 SEARCH Extravaganza @ 6:30 pm
05/29  Memorial Day – Schools & Offices Closed 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekly Update for 05/01/17

Plant Research Project
We are beginning our final research project for the school year this week.  Each student has selected a type of plant that he/she would like to study for their project.  During our research, we will focus what facts might persuade someone to buy each type of plant.  

What are we learning this week?
Our research writing this week will focus on the different parts of the plant and why each part is important.

Reading: SOL 1.10
The student will read and demonstrate a variety of nonfiction texts.

Writing: SOL 1.13 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes.

Math: SOL 1.8
The student will determine the value of a collection of like coins (pennies, nickels, or dimes) whose total value is 100 cents or less. 

Science: SOL 1.4
The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics.  Key concepts include:
  a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to     grow
  b) basic parts of plants
  c) plants can be classified based on a variety of          characteristics

           Weekly Schedule
*Monday, May 1            Chorus

*Tuesday, May 2           Chorus 
1st Grade Chorus Program: Students need to be in the Music room at 6:30.  The Chorus Program will begin at 7:00.

*Wednesday, May 3         Music Resource 

*Thursday, May 4           P.E. Resource    

*Friday, May 5               STEM Resource            
  
                Looking Ahead
05/10  Elementary Schools Dismiss @ 1pm
05/17  Interim Reports Issued
05/24  Virginia Living Museum presents “Animal Adaptations” to 1st & 2nd Grades
05/25 SEARCH Extravaganza @ 6:30 pm
05/29  Memorial Day – Schools & Offices Closed 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weekly Update for 04/24/17

Plant Research Project
We are beginning our final research project for the school year this week.  Each student has selected a type of plant that he/she would like to study for their project.  During our research, we will focus what facts might persuade someone to buy each type of plant.  

What are we learning this week?
Our research writing this week will focus on the different parts of the plant and why each part is important.

Reading: SOL 1.10
The student will read and demonstrate a variety of nonfiction texts.

Writing: SOL 1.13 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes.

Math: SOL 1.8
The student will determine the value of a collection of like coins (pennies, nickels, or dimes) whose total value is 100 cents or less. 

Science: SOL 1.4
The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics.  Key concepts include:
  a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to     grow
  b) basic parts of plants
  c) plants can be classified based on a variety of          characteristics

           Weekly Schedule
*Monday, April 24            Library Resource

*Tuesday, April 25           Music Resource

*Wednesday, April 26        P.E. Resource 

*Thursday, April 27          STEM Resource    
Report Cards Issued

*Friday, April 28              Coding Resource            


  
                Looking Ahead
05/01-05/05   Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week 
05/02  PTA Board Meeting @ 5:30
            General PTA Meeting @ 6:45
            1st Grade Music Concert
05/10  Elementary Schools Dismiss @ 1pm
05/17  Interim Reports Issued
05/24  Virginia Living Museum presents “Animal Adaptations” to 1st & 2nd Grades
05/25 SEARCH Extravaganza @ 6:30 pm
05/29  Memorial Day – Schools & Offices Closed