Mrs. Domkus' 1st Grade Class

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    Cupcake
    Cupcake Again  
    100th Day of School
     
     
    Last week, Mrs. Domkus' son, Kefa, came to school to show us his tortoise, Cupcake.  We had fun seeing her and learning about her species, African Sulcata.  They are the third largest tortoise breed.
     
    We had a great time celebrating the 100th Day of School!  We imagined what we would look like at 100 years old.  We imagined what technological advancements might be made in 100 years, and we had lots of fun trading the 100 items we brought! 

Specials

  • Specials Schedule:  We are on a 6-day rotating schedule for specials. Here is our class's schedule: Day 1 - Art, Day 2 - Art, Day 3 - Music, Day 4 - P.E., Day 5 - P.E., and Day 6 - P.E..  
    art    music         pe
     
    This week:
     
    Monday, January 20 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
     
    Tuesday, January 21 - Day 5 - P.E.
     
    Wednesday, January 22 - Day 6 - P.E.
     
    Thursday, January 23 - Day 1 - Art
     
    Friday, January 24 - Day 2 - Art

Reminders

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    Reminders
     

     MLK Day    Sonic   Winter Band Concert

     

    Monday, January 20 - MLK Jr. Day - No School

    Tuesday, January 21 - Terramar Fundraiser Night at Sonic - 5:00 - 8:00 pm - Hot Dog Eating Contest for 7th and 8th graders - 6753 W. Happy Valley Road

    Wednesday, January 22 - Winter Band Concert - Mountain Ridge Auditorium - 7:00-8:00 pm

    Thursday, January 30 - Kindergarten Preview Night - 5:30-7:00 pm

    Friday, January 31 - Early Release - 90 minutes early

    Friday, February 7 - Early Release - 90 minutes early

    Monday, February 10 - Wednesday, February 12 - Baseball and Softball Tryouts - 3:00-5:00 pm

    Monday, February 10 - Volunteer Training - 3:00 - 3:45 pm - Media Center

    Wednesday, February 12 - Terramar Fundraiser Night at Babbos - 20211 N 67th Ave - 11:00am - 9:00 pm

    Friday, February 14-Friday, February 21 - Spring Book Fair - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Friday, February 14 - Early Release - 90 minutes early

    Monday, February 17 - No School - Presidents' Day

    Thursday, February 20 - Friday, February 21 - Early Release for Parent/Teacher Conferences - (11:25 for Kinder and 1st grades and 11:35 for 2nd through 8th grades)

    Friday, February 28 - Early Release - 90 minutes early

English Language Arts

  • A Place to Play
     
    This week in Language Arts... 
     
    This week we will read the realistic fiction story "A Place to Play."  Our comprehension focus will be on sequencing.  Our sight words for this week are always, become, day, everything, nothing, stays and things.  In phonics, we will learn about words with oi and oy.  In writing, we will continue to work on opinion pieces and support our opinions with reasons.  This week we will continue to write about our favorite school subjects.
     
     
    In this game, students will decide if the word should be completed with oi or oy... Oi Oy Sounds
     
    Here is a video about the oi and oy sounds...  Kids vs. Phonics
     
    Here is another video featuring the oi and oy sounds... Spelling Patterns - oi and oy
     
      
    In this video, Mr. Thorne teaches us about the oy and oy sounds...  Mr. Thorne Does Phonics
     
    Geraldine the Giraffe learns the oi sound... Geraldine the Giraffe
     
    Geraldine the Giraffe learns the oy sound... Geraldine the Giraffe
     
    Here is the link to my Spelling City account where students can practice reading and spelling this week's sight words... Spelling City
     
     
    These are some free books that students can read on-line... Wilbooks
     
     

Math

  • Adding 10
     
     

    This week in math, we will continue to develop our understanding of 2-digit numbers.  We will write 2-digit numbers as addition sentences; for example, 27 = 20+7.  We will also practice solving 1 more/1 less/10 more/10 less than a 2-digit number; for example, 27+10=37.  We will learn to use dimes and pennies to represent a 2-digit number; for example, 27 can be represented with 2 dimes and 7 pennies.  We will also begin to learn to compare 2-digit numbers to determine which is greater and which is less.

     

    In this game, students will represent 2-digit numbers using tens and ones and determine numbers represented by tens and ones... Base Ten Fun

    In this game, students will use the clues to determine the 2-digit number that is being described... Number Detective

    In this game, students will represent 2-digit numbers using tens and ones... Place Value

    This is a game in which students count the tens and ones and click on the correct number to prevent a shark from taking a bite of their boat... Shark Numbers 

    Here is the link for our class Dreambox account... Dreambox  You will also need this class code... 67805

Contact Information

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    Phone: 623-445-7623
    E-mail: jenny.domkus@dvusd.org