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    May 18th-21st:

    Please visit the 1st Grade Homepage for all updated E-Learning information. https://www.dvusd.org/domain/1016

    Visit your Google Classroom to see the assignments! 

    See the Home Learning Link on this webpage for important links.

     

    May 11th-15th:

    Please visit the 1st Grade Homepage for all updated E-Learning information. https://www.dvusd.org/domain/1016

    Visit your Google Classroom to see the assignments! 

    See the Home Learning Link on this webpage for important links.

     

    May 4th-8th:

    Please visit the 1st Grade Homepage for all updated E-Learning information. https://www.dvusd.org/domain/1016

    Visit your Google Classroom to see the assignments! 

    See the Home Learning Link on this webpage for important links.

     

    April 27th- May 1st:

    Please visit the 1st Grade Homepage for all updated E-Learning information. https://www.dvusd.org/domain/1016

    Visit your Google Classroom to see the assignments! 

    See the Home Learning Link on this webpage for important links.

     

    April 20th- 24th:

    Please visit the 1st Grade Homepage for all updated E-Learning information. https://www.dvusd.org/domain/1016

    Visit your Google Classroom to see the assignments! 

    See the Home Learning Link on this webpage for important links.

     

    April 13th-17th: 

    Please visit the 1st Grade Homepage for all updated E-Learning information. https://www.dvusd.org/domain/1016

     

     

     

     

     

    March 8th-14th

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Unit 4, Week 6: Henry and Mudge

    Phonics: Vowel Variation: "au, al, aw"

    Comprehension: Cause and Effect

    Conventions: Adjectives that compare

    Sight Words: 

    Review: horse, paper, people, who, now, there, together, around, food, grow

    Challenge: among, another, instead, none, against, goes, heavy, kinds, today, built

    Science and Social Studies: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    Specials: 

    Monday- Day 2- PE

    Tuesday- Day 3- Art and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 4- PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 1- Music

    Friday- Day 2- PE and Early Release 2:00 PM Dismissal

     

     

     

     

    February 24th- 28th:

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Unit 4, Week 4: A Southern Ranch

    Phonics: Vowel Variation "ow"

    Comprehension: Key Ideas and Details

    Conventions: Adjectives

    Sight Words:

    Review: 

    Challenge:

    Science: Animal Groups

    Social Studies: Arizona

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 4: PE

    Tuesday- Day 1: Music and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 2: PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 3: Art

    Friday- Day 4: PE and Early Release 2:00 PM Dismissal

     

     

     

     

    February 17th- 21st:

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Unit 4, Week 3: A Trip to Washington DC

    Phonics: Review

    Comprehension: Key/Main idea and details

    Conventions: Adjectives

    Sight Words: Review words 1-100

    Science: Animal Groups

    Social Studies: President's Day

    Specials:

    Monday- No School

    Tuesday- Day 4- PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 1- Music and Library

    Thursday- Day 2- No specials  12:05 Dismissal   Conferences 12:15-2:00 PM and 4:00-6:00 PM

    Friday- Day 3- Art  12:05 Dismissal  PAJAMA AND STUFFIE DAY!  

    February 10th-14th:

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Unit 4, Week 2: A Cinderella Story

    Phonics: Vowel Variation "ou"

    Comprehension: Theme

    Conventions: Adjectives

    Sight Words:

    Review List #1: look, they, you, by, of, are, one, from, yellow, blue

    List #2: 

    Challenge List #3: wild, mouth, work, above, laugh, touch, eight, moon, picture, room

    Science: Reptiles and begin animal research report

    Social Studies: Presidents

    Specials:

    Monday: Day 3- Art

    Tuesday: Day 4- PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday: Day 1- Music and Library

    Thursday: Day 2- PE/ APEX Obstacle Course!

    Friday: Day 3- Art and Early Release 2:00 PM Dismissal

    REMINDER: Valentine Boxes and Cards are due on Thursday 2/13/2020

    REMINDER: APEX Obstacle Fun Run on 2/13/2020 

    February 3rd-7th:

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Unit 4, Week 1: Mama's Birthday Present

    Phonics: Vowel Variation "oo"

    Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions

    Conventions: adjectives

    Sight Words: Review and Challenge Lists

    Science: Fish and Reptiles

    Social Studies: Groundhog's Day

    Specials: 

    Monday- Day 2- PE and APEX Fun Run Kick Off! 

    Tuesday- Day 3- Art and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 4- PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 1- Music

    Friday- Day 2- PE and Early Release! 

     

     

     

    January 27th-31st:

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Unit 3, Week 6: Where Are My Animal Friends?

    Phonics: Diphthong -oi and -oy

    Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions

    Conventions: Contractions with Not

    Sight Words: Review of 100 First Grade Sight Words

    Math: Module 3, Lessons 8-11 and Topic C Quiz

    Science: Birds and Amphibians

    Social Studies: Groundhog's Day

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 1- Music

    Tuesday- Day 2- PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 3- Art and Library

    Thursday- Day 4- PE

    Friday- Day 1- Music and Early Release Day 2:00 PM Dismissal

    Friday, January 31st will be Electronic Day! Students earned this special day as a reward for class points! Please allow your child to bring a small hand held electronic device. I would highly recommend labeling this item and sending a charger too. I do have ipads if you are not comfortable sending in an electronic device. Thanks! 

     

     

     

    January 20th-24th:

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Unit 3, Week 5: I'm a Caterpillar

    Phonics: Soft C and G (sounds like s and j when followed by e, i, or j)

    Comprehension: Fact and Opinion

    Conventions: Helping Verbs

    Sight words: little, many, could, people, who, family, new, other, some, always

    Challenge Words: about, give, enjoy, would, worry

    Math: Module 3, Lessons 5-8

    Social Studies: 101st Day of School!

    Science: Mammmals

     

    Specials:

    Monday- No School!

    Tuesday- Day 1 - Music and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 2- PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 3- Art

    Friday- Day 4- PE

     

     

     

    January 13th- 17th:

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Unit 3, Week 4: Frog and Toad Together

    Phonics: R- controlled ir, er, ur

    Comprehension: Author's Purpose

    Conventions: Verbs Past and Future

    Sight Words: now, there, find, grow, water, together, around, food, under, also

    Challenge Words: does, goodbye, oh, right, won't 

    Math: Review Module 2 and Retest, Module 3 Lessons 1-3 

    Science: Snow and Snowflakes

    Social Studies: Martin Luther King Jr. and 100th day of school!

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 4- PE

    Tuesday- Day 1- Music and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 2- PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 3- Art

    Friday- Day 4- PE and 100th Day! Early release- 2:00 PM Dismissal

     

     

     

    January 6th-10th:

    Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I am excited to see what the second half of the year brings. We have many important lessons to learn and fun memories to make. 

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Unit 3 Week 3: Class Pet

    Phonics: R-controlled ar

    Comprehension: Fact and Opinion

    Conventions: Verbs with -s and -es

    Sight Words: horse, old, paper, live, out, people, who, work, down, inside

    Challenge Words: know, push, visit, wait, before

    Math: Lessons 23-15, Review and End of Module 2 Post Test

    Science/Social Studies: New year, new goals, Mystery Monday: ice and snow, Things in the Sky

    Specials:

    Monday: Day 3- Art

    Tuesday: Day 4- PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday: Day 1: Music and Library

    Thursday: Day 2: PE

    Friday: Day 3: Art and Early Release 2:00 PM

     

     

     

     

    December 16-20th

    Weekly Update:

    We will celebrate and learn about Holidays Around the World. We will read about their traditions, locate the countries on a map and create a souvenir from that country. We will also be participating in some Gingerbread Math and Holiday math games. 

    We will decorate gingerbread houses on Thursday. On Friday, we will have a Grinch Day while wearing our pajamas!

     

    There will be no homework or spelling sight words for this week. 

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 2- PE 

    Tuesday- Day 3- Art and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 4- PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 1- Music and Gingerbread House Building at 2:45 PM

    Friday- Day 2- PE- Half Day- 12:05 PM Dismissal 

     

    We will also be participating in a 1st Grade Spirit Week:

    Monday: Frozen- dress as a Frozen Princess, Snowman or Reindeer!

    Tuesday: Holidays Around the World- wear something to represent a winter Holiday from anywhere in the world

    Wednesday: Holiday Hats and Headbands

    Thursday: "Ugly" Sweater or Christmas Gear

    Friday: Pajama/ Grinch Day! Wear your comfiest pajamas or dress as a character from the Grinch! 

     

     

     

     

     

    December 8th, 2019

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Gingerbread stories

    Phonics: R-controlled - or

    Comprehension: Compare and Contrast

    Conventions: Verbs that add -s

    Sight Words: tree, your, home, many, them, catch, good, put, want, could

    Challenge Words: again, few, read, soon, done

    Math: Module 2, Lessons 19-22 and Topic B Quiz

    Social Studies: Holidays!

     

     

    Specials:

    Monday: Day 1 Music

    Tuesday: Day 2: PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday: Day 3: Art and NO LIBRARY due to DIBELS Testing

    Thursday: Day 4: PE

    Friday: Day 1: Music

     

     

     

    11/18/19

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 3, Week 1: A Place to Play

    Phonics: Long E and I spelled with Y

    Comprehension: Sequencing

    Conventions: Action Verbs

    Sight Words: here, from, blue, new, what, said, was, where, come, this    Challenge Words: own, sure, away, car, friends

    Writing: Fall Five Senses Paper, Journals, Quick Write, and DC Delivers

    Math: Module 2: Lessons 11-14 and Doubles Fluency Quiz

    Social Studies: Performance Preparations and Thanksgiving then and now

     

    Specials: 

    Monday- Day 1: Music

    Tuesday- Day 2: PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 3: Art and Library

    Thursday- Day 4: PE and Thanksgiving Performance!

    Friday- Day 1: Music and Early Release 2:00 PM Dismissal

     

     

     

    11/11/19

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 2, Week 6: Honey Bees

    Phonics: Vowel Teams: Long E (e_e, ee, ea)

    Comprehension: Compare and Contrast

    Sight Words: be, by, of, are, to, too, two, three, four, one

    Writing: Journals, Quick Write, DC Delivers and Friendly Letters

    Math: Module 2: Lessons 8-10 and quiz Topic A part 2. 

    Social Studies: Pilgrims and Thanksgiving then and now. 

     

    Specials: 

    Monday- No School

    Tuesday- Day 1- Music and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 2- PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 3- Art

    Friday- Day 4- PE

     

     

     

     

     11/4/19

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 2, Week 5: Life in the Forest

    Phonics: Vowel Teams: Long U (u_e, ew, ue)

    Comprehension: Author's Purpose

    Sight Words: little, have, my, me, for, with, she, look, they, you 

    Writing: Journals, Quick Write, DC Delivers and Friendly Letters

    Math: Module 2: Lessons 4-8 and quiz Topic A

    Social Studies: Kindness Projects

     

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 4- PE

    Tuesday- Day 1- Music and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 2- PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 3-Art

    Friday- Day 4- PE and Early Release at 2:00 PM 

     

    10/28/19

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 2, Week 4: The Big Circle

    Phonics: Vowel Teams: Long O (o_e, oa, oe)

    Comprehension: Inferring

    Sight Words:  food, grow, under, water, also, family, new, other, some, always 

    Writing: Comparing Apples and Pumpkins, Journals, Quick Write and DC Delivers

    Math: Module 2: Lessons 1-4

    Science: Pumpkin Life Cycle and Pumpkin Presentations

     

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 3: Art
    Tuesday- Day 4: PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 1: Music and Library

    Thursday- Day 2: PE

    Friday- Day 3: Art and Early Release 2:00 PM

    10/21/19

    Weekly Update:

    Thank you to everyone for coming to conferences. It was great to touch base with you about your child. I can't believe we are already in Quarter 2! This is a fun and busy time of the year. 

    Reading Street: Unit 2, Week 3: Who Works Here?

    Phonics: Vowel Teams: Long I (i_e, igh, ie)

    Comprehension: Author's Purpose

    Sight Words: people, who, work, down, inside, now, there, together, around, find.

    Writing: Comparing Apples and Pumpkins

    Math: Module 1- Lessons 38 and 39, Review and End of Module Test!

    Science: Pumpkins

     

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 2: PE
    Tuesday- Day 3: Art and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 4: PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 1: Music

    Friday- Day 2: PE and Early Release 2:00 PM

    * Don't forget that Pumpkin Book Projects are DUE soon!*

     

     

     

     

     

    10/14/19 

    Weekly Update:

    Reading: Social Emotional Learning Stories

    Phonics: Long I- i_e, ie, igh

    Comprehension: Sequencing a story and Cause/Effect

    Sight Words: We are reviewing words 1-50 to read and spell. We will assess at the end of the week! 

    Writing: Journals, quick write, detailed sentences

    Math: Module 1, Lessons 35-37 and quiz I

    Science: Pumpkins

     

    Monday- No School!

    Tuesday- Day 2: PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 3: Art and Library

    Thursday- NO SPECIALS- Picture Day! Half Day Release- dismissal at 12:05 PM

    Friday- Day 1- Music, 50th Day of School Celebration 11:30- 12:00 and dismissal at 12:05 PM

     

    **Conference Week- please make sure you have signed up or have made other arrangements with me!** Thanks! 

    ** Pumpkin Book Projects are in progress! Please ask if you have any questions.**

     

     

    10/7/19

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 2, Week 2: The Farmer in the Hat

    Phonics: Vowel Teams: Long A- a_e, ai, ay

    Comprehension: Cause and Effect

    Sight Words: them, catch, good, no, put, want, could, paper, live, out

    Writing: Quick Write about Recess, Pumpkin life cycle books

    Math: Module 1 lessons 32-35 and Quiz H

    Science: Pumpkins! 

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 1: Music

    Tuesday- Day 2: PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 3: Art and Library

    Thursday- Day 4: PE

    Friday- Day 1: Music 

    * early release Friday- 2:00 PM dismissal*

     

     

    9/23/19

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 2, Week 1: A Big Fish for Max

    Phonics: Silent E- VCE words

    Comprehension: Sequencing a story

    Sight Words: 

    too, saw, small, tree, your, home, into, many, horse, old

    Writing: Complete Johnny Applseed writing. Begin quick writing!

    Math: Module 1, Lessons 25-29, Quiz on Topic F 

    Science: Apple Parts: stem, core, seeds, flesh and skin

    Social Studies: Johnny Appleseed

    Specials: 

    Monday: Day 1- Music

    Tuesday: Day 2- PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday: Day 3- Art and Library

    Thursday: Day 4- PE 

    Friday: Day 1- Music and Early Release! 2:00 PM Dismissal

     

     

     

    9/16/19

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 1, Week 6: Animal Park

    Phonics: Silent E- VCE 

    Comprehension: Cause and Effect

    Conventions: Nouns

    Sight Words:  on, way, take, up, from, get, help, use, eat, her 

    Writing: Friendly Letter to Veterans, Johnny Appleseed Paper

    Math: Module 1, lessons 21-24

    Science: Apple Science: life cycle of an apple

    Social Studies: Constitution Day and Johnny Appleseed 

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 4: PE

    Tuesday- Day 1: Music and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 2: PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 3: Art

    Friday- Day 4: PE and Early Release 2:00 PM Dismissal

     

    9/9/19

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 1, Week 5: Get the Egg!

    Phonics: three letter blends

    Comprehension: main idea and details

    Sight Words: was, where, come, can, had, it, this, in, at, and. 

     

    Writing: Expository Paper- First Graders - complete writing final draft

    Math: Module 1, lessons 17-20 

    Social Studies: Every day heroes and Patriots Day

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 3- Art

    Tuesday- Day 4- PE and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 1- Music and Library . * Patriots Day- Dress as an every day hero!*

    Thursday- Day 2- PE

    Friday- Day 3- Art .  EARLY RELEASE 2:00 PM Dismissal 

     

     

     

    9/3/19

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 1, Week 4: A Fox and a Kit

    Phonics: digraphs (ch, sh, th, wh, ph)

    Comprehension: main idea and details

    Sight Words: 

    1. four

    2. five

    3. here

    4. go

    5. from

    6. yellow

    7. blue

    8. green

    9. what

    10. said

    Writing: Expository Paper- First Graders - circle map, tree map, rough draft

    Math: Module 1, lessons 14-16 

    Social Studies: Every day heroes, Labor Day and Patriot Day

    Specials:

    Monday- No School

    Tuesday- Day 3- Art and Mandarin

    Wednesday- Day 4- PE and Library

    Thursday- Day 1- Music

    Friday- Day 2- PE

     

     

    8/26/18

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 1, Week 3: The Big Blue Ox

    Phonics: beginning blends

    Comprehension: characters/setting

    Sight Words:

    1. be

    2. as

    3. by

    4. of

    5. are

    6. that

    7. do

    8. one

    9. two

    10. three

    Writing: Journals. handwriting, detailed sentences

    Math: Module 1, Lessons 9-12

    Science: Mystery Science Monday- hole in a bag 

    Social Studies: Everyday heroes

     

    Specials:

    Monday- Day 2- PE
    Tuesday- Day 3- Mandarin and Art

    Wednesday- Day 4- PE
    Thursday- Day 1- Music

    Friday- Day 2- PE

     

     

     

     

    8/18/19

    Weekly Update:

    Reading Street: Unit 1, Week 2: Pig in a Wig

    Phonics: short vowels

    Comprehension: plot

    Sight Words: 

    1. like
    2. he
    3. for
    4. me
    5. with
    6. she
    7. see
    8. look
    9. they
    10. you

    Writing: Writing without pencils. handwriting and journals

    Math: Module 1, Lessons 6-9

    Science: Mystery Science Monday- oobleck

    Social Studies: rules and laws

     

    Specials:

    Monday: Day 1- music

    Tuesday: Day 2 - PE   We also have library and Mandarin 

    Wednesday: Day 3- art

    Thursday: Day 4- PE

    Friday: Day 1 - music

     

     

     

    8/12/19

    Weekly Update: Here is an overview of what we will be learning this week! 

     
    Reading Street: Unit 1, Week 1: Sam Come Back! 
     
    Phonics: Short Vowels
     
    Comprehension: Characters and Setting
     
    Sight Words: Assessment of 1-100 First Grade Sight Words
     
    Writing: Class Mission, Introduction to Journals, Handwriting, and Writing without pencils!
     
    Math: Module 1 Lessons 1-5. We will be working on building numbers. 
     
    Science: Introduction to science and Mystery Monday science experiments
     
    Social Studies: Rules in the classroom, school and our community.
     
    SPECIALS: 
    Monday- Day 4- PE
    Tuesday- Day 1- Music and Mandarin
    Wednesday- Day 2- PE
    Thursday- Day 3- Art
    Friday- Day 4- PE
     
    Friday is Early Release. Dismissal will be at 2:00 PM
     
     
    7/2/19
     
    Welcome to Mrs. Dwyer's First Grade Class. I can't wait to meet you and start off our year!