Mrs. Domkus' 1st Grade Class

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    Tic Tac Toe   
    Tic Tac Toe Again
     
    Last week, we played Sight Word Tic Tac Toe to practice spelling our sight words.
     
    We planted Brassica seeds and Grass seeds and predicted how long we thought it would take for them to sprout.  (They haven't sprouted yet!  We are hoping for this week!)  We also learned about what plants need and how seeds travel.
     
    This edition of the website/newsletter will include the next three weeks' worth of information, since Mrs. Domkus will be out of town for part of that time.

Specials

  • Specials Schedule:  We are on a 6-day rotating schedule for specials. Here is our class's schedule: Day 1 - P.E., Day 2 - P.E., Day 3 - P.E., Day 4 - Music, Day 5 - Music, and Day 6 - Art.  
    art    music         pe
     
    This week:
     
    Monday, September 9 - Day 5 - Music
     
    Tuesday, September 10 - Day 6 - Art
     
    Wednesday, September 11 - Day 1 - P.E. (wear athletic shoes)
     
    Thursday, September 12 - Day 2 - P.E. (wear athletic shoes)
     
    Friday, September 13 - Day 3 - P.E. (wear athletic shoes)
     
    Next week:
     
    Monday, September 16 - Day 4 - Music
     
    Tuesday, September 17 - Day 5 - Music
     
    Wednesday, September 18 - Day 6 - Art
     
    Thursday, September 19 - Day 1 - P.E. (wear athletic shoes)
     
    Friday, September 20 - Day 2 - P.E. (wear athletic shoes)
     
    Week of September 23:
     
    Monday, September 23 - Day 3 - P.E. (wear athletic shoes)
     
    Tuesday, September 24 - Day 4 - Music
     
    Wednesday, September 25 - Day 5 - Music
     
    Thursday, September 26 - Day 6 - Art
     
    Friday, September 27 - Day 1 - P.E. (wear athletic shoes)

Reminders

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    Reminders
     Volleyball    Early Release

     

    Tuesday, September 10 - Away Volleyball Games vs. Desert Mountain - Girls play first - 4:30 - 7:30 pm

    Thursday, September 12 - Away Volleyball Games vs. Paseo Hills - Girls play first - 4:30 - 7:30 pm

    Friday, September 13 - Early Release - 90 minutes early

    Tuesday, September 17 - Home Volleyball Games vs. Canyon Springs - Girls play first - 4:30 - 7:30 pm

    Thursday, September 19 - Picture Day - More Information Coming

    Thursday, September 19 - Home Volleyball Games vs. Anthem - Girls play first - 4:30 - 7:30 pm

    Friday, September 20 - Early Release - 90 minutes early

    Tuesday, September 24 - Away Volleyball Games vs. Sierra Verde - Boys play first - 4:30 - 7:30 pm

    Thursday, September 26 - Home Volleyball Games vs. Desert Mountain - Boys play first - 4:30 - 7:30 pm

    Friday, September 27 - Early Release - 90 minutes early

    Monday, September 30 - Tuesday, October 1 - No School - Fall Break Day

    Thursday, October 3 - Home Volleyball Games vs. Paseo Hills - Boys play first - 4:30 - 7:30 pm

    Tuesday, October 8 - Away Volleyball Games vs. Canyon Springs - Boys play first - 4:30 - 7:30 pm

    Thursday, October 10 - Away Volleyball Games vs. Anthems - Boys play first - 4:30 - 7:30 pm

    Friday, October 11 - Early Release - 90 minutes early

    Friday, October 11 - End of First Quarter

    Monday, October 14 - Fall Break Day - No School

    Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18 - Half Days - Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Friday, October 25 - Early Release Day - 90 minutes early

English Language Arts

  • School Day
     
    This week in Language Arts... 
     
    The week we will read the realistic fiction story "School Day."  Our comprehension focus will be on plot.  Our sight words for this week are he, to, is, with and three.  In phonics, we will focus on 3-letter blends, such as spr, scr, squ, spl, and str.  In writing, we will continue to work on observational writing.  This week, we will describe Junie B. Jones more independently than we have been doing so far. 
     
    Next week in Language Arts... 
     
    Farmer's Market
     
    The week of September 16th we will read the realistic fiction story "Farmer's Market."  Our comprehension focus will be on realism vs. fantasy.  Our sight words for this week will be for, go, here, me and where.  In phonics, we will learn about silent e and the long vowel sounds it creates.  In writing, we will use some new vocabulary that we have acquired in science to write about plants. 
     
    The Week of September 23rd in Language Arts
     
    Sam, Come Back!
     
     
    The week of September 23rd, we will read the realistic fiction story "Sam, Come Back!"  Our comprehension focus will be on character and setting.  Our sight words for this week will be come, in, my, on and way.  In phonics, we will continue to focus on words ending in silent e.  In writing, we will bring in our favorite toy or stuffed animal to write observations about.
     
    In this video, students will learn about 3-letter blends... Gang of Three
     
    In this video, students will review 2-letter blends... Jack Hartmann - Blends
     
     
    This is an online board game in which students can practice their digraphs and blends... Fuzz Bug Farm
     
     
    In this game, students will choose which letters will create a word when silent e is added... Magic E Machine
     
    In this game, students will be shown a picture and hear a word.  They will click on the correct word either with or without silent e... Jack in the Box
     
    In this video, students will learn about words with silent e at the end... Jack Hartmann - Silent e
     
    This is a link to my Spelling City account where students can practice spelling and reading our weekly sight words...  Spelling City
     
    These are some free books that students can read on-line... Wilbooks
     
    Here is the link to our class Raz Kids account... Raz Kids Log-In
     

Math

  • Doubles Plus one  
     
     

    This week in math, we will learn about doubles and use them to help us to solve doubles plus one facts.  Doubles are facts in which the addends are the same, such as, 3 + 3 and 7 + 7.  Doubles plus one are facts in which one addend is one greater than the other addend, such as 5 + 6 and 2 + 3.

     

     

    Number Path

    Next week in math, we will begin to use Number Paths (see picture above) as one of our strategies to help us to solve addition and subtraction problems.  We will also relate subtraction problems to addition problems; for example, 10 - 6 = ___ can be rewritten as 6 + ___ = 10 to make it easier for us to solve.

     

    Subtraction Strategies

    The week of September 23rd in math,  we will continue to use addition to help us to figure out subtraction problems.  We will also continue to use drawings and number paths as strategies to help us.  We will also examine what happens when we subtract 0 from a number and 1 from a number.  We will also find out what happens when we subtract a number from itself.

     

    In this game, students will practice solving doubles problems... Adding Doubles

     

    In this game, students will play as a monkey and drive his car into barrels what have the doubles problem that adds up to the sum on his car... Monkey Drive Doubles

     

    Here is another racing game in which students will solve doubles problems to win the race... Math Racing Game - Add Doubles

    Here is a video explaining how to use a Number Path to solve problems... 1st Grade Number Path

    Here is a game in which students can practice subtracting 0 from a number and subtracting a number from itself... Subtracting Zero and All

     

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

     

Contact Information

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