Welcome to Quarter 4 at Diamond Canyon!
    On this page you will find updates and information about our class.
     Please be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.
     Our Week at a Glance
    Reading - We are comparing and contrasting Alexander stories.
    This week we will focus on consonant -le and identifying all 6 syllable types in words.
    Our last review test is on Tuesday, May 3rd. 

    This week we will test on words 1-100.

                                                    To date, we have reviewed all short vowels, s, l, and r initial blends, final consonants th (both sounds), wh, ch and sh, quck, and double final consonants with short vowels.
     We have introduced open syllables (go, me, hi) and y (sky, try, musty, puppy) soft c,
    and long a with a_e (race), long o with o_e (lone), long i with i_e (vine), along with soft g and dge, 
    e_e (these) and u_e (cute, flute).  We are learning vowel teams - long e sound with ee and ea, long a with ai and ay, long o with oa and oe, long i with igh and ie, and long u with ui, ue, and ew.
    We have also introduced contractions along with r controlled:  ar, or, and ore, er, ir, and ur.  We just learned gn, kn, and wr. 
    We recently introduced diphthongs oi and oy and the long and short sounds of oo.
    Math - We are completing Module 6:
    Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100
    Science - We are learning about Animal Groups
    Social Studies - We are learning about Economics 
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    This Week:
    Monday - Day 2:  Mandarin
    Tuesday - Day 3:  P.E.
    Wednesday - Day 4:  Music
    Thursday - Day 5:  Art & Library
    Friday - Day 1:  P.E.
      Upcoming Events: 
    Staggered release times:  3:15 - K (& siblings), 3:25 - M-Z, 3:30 - A-L)
     (1:45 - K (& siblings) 1:55 - M-Z, 2:00 - A-L)
    Monday, May 9th - Thursday, May 12th - Final Spelling Test 1-100
    Tuesday, May 17th - Splash Pad Field Trip 
    Wednesday, May 18th - Dinosaur Store
    Thursday, May 19th - Last Day of School 12:05 staggered release
    Here is the link of the zoom recording to this year's Curriculum Night.
    Please let me know if you have any questions.
  •  wish list  

    Please see the first grade supplies list on the Diamond Canyon web site.

    We are in need of 2-3 cases of water bottles, crayola markers, and expo dry erase markers.

    Thank you for your generosity!

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