Mrs. Domkus' 1st Grade Class

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    100 Days of School  
     
    Last week, we went shopping at the Titan Store.  We also had fun learning about some New Year's traditions in our Scholastic News.  
     
    This week, we are so excited for the 100th Day of School, which will be on Thursday.  Please remember to send your student with 100 items in the provided Ziploc bag before or by Thursday.  Remember, if they bring any type of food, it needs to be individually wrapped for sanitary reasons. 
     
    Students are more than welcome to dress for the occasion!  They can dress up like they are 100 years old, or they could wear a special t-shirt decorated with 100 items, if they'd like.
     

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 - P.E., Day 4 - P.E., Day 5 - Music, and Day 6 - Music.  
    art    music         pe
     
    This week:
     
    Monday, January 14 - Day 1 - Art
     
    Tuesday, January 15 - Day 2 - Art
     
    Wednesday, January 16 - Day 3 - P.E.
     
    Thursday, January 17 - Day 4 - P.E.
     
    Friday, January 18 - Day 5 - Music

Reminders

  • 100 Day
     
    Reminders
        
     
    Tuesday, January 15 - 4:15pm - 6:00pm - Basketball - Hillcrest at Terramar
     
    Wednesday, January 16 - Awards Assemblies - Multi-Purpose Room
    • 5th and 6th Grades - 8:30am
    • 3rd and 4th Grades - 9:15am
    • 7th and 8th Grades - 1:30pm

    Thursday, January 17 - 100th Day of School (Don't forget to bring 100 items in a Ziploc bag!)

     
    Monday, January 21 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
     
    Wednesday, January 23 - Winter Band Concert - 7:00pm-8:15pm
     
    Friday, January 25 - Early Release - Staff Development - (Kind/1st grade released at 11:25, 2nd-8th grades released at 11:35)
     
    Thursday, January 31 - Take Your Child to Kindergarten Night - Media Center - 5:00pm-7:00pm (for 19/20 kindergarteners)
     
    Wednesday, February 6 - No School - Professional Development
     
    Friday, February 8 - Dessert Theater - 7:00pm - 8:30pm - MPR
     
    Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15 - Early Release - Parent/Teacher Conferences
     
    Monday, February 18 - No School - Presidents' Day

English Language Arts

  •  A Place to Play
     
    This week in Reading... 
     
    We will read the realistic fiction story "A Place to Play."  Our comprehension focus will be on sequencing and summarizing.  Our new sight words will be any, every, were, enough, own, ever and sure.  Our phonics focus will be on the oi and oy sounds.  In writing, we will continue our stories about the most exciting things we did on our winter breaks.
     
     
    Here is a link to my Spelling City website where students can practice reading and spelling sight words...  Spelling City
     
     
    In this game, students will place the oi or oy sound into words to complete the correct spelling...  oy/oi Sounds Game

     

    Here is another game in which students will choose between the oi and oy sound to correctly complete a word... Sandcastle Quiz
     
    This is a video in which students can practice reading words with the oi and oy sounds...  oi/oy video
     
    Here's a video in which Geraldine the Giraffe learns the oi sound...  Geraldine the Giraffe - oi
     
    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

  •  Greater Than
     
     
    This week, we will use dimes and pennies to represent tens and ones.  We will practice adding and subtracting tens and ones from 2-digit numbers.  We will also begin to compare 2-digit numbers to see which is greater than and which is less than using the <, > and = symbols.
     
     
    In this game, students will count dimes and pennies and splat the fruit that shows the matching amount... Fruit Splat
     
    In this game, students will count coins to pay for items... Pennies, Nickels and Dimes
     
    In this game, will compare dots using the less than, greater than, and equal to symbols... Comparing Number Values Jr.
     
    Students will select the larger number to practice comparing number in this game... Alligator Greater Than Game
     
      
    Here is the link to our school's DreamBox account... DreamBox
     

Contact Information

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