Cardiff School District

Inspiring a love of learning

  Welcome to Room 19
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First Grade 
 
 
 Phone No.  760.632.5892 x119
Email  keith.carter@cardiffschools.com                                                                  
 
 Dear  Parents,
     This week will be working hard on our classroom neighborhoods. The students are finishing up their plans and will begin building this week.  The neighborhoods will be on display at Open House Night.
Have a wonderful week!
 
 
Gideon and Shea
Are Our Award Winners for April.  
Congratulations and keep up the GREAT work!!!  We are proud of you!!! 
 
 
 Thank you Molly's Mom and Shea's GMom for reading to the class last week.  
We really enjoyed the stories that you shared with us.  Thank You!
  
 
At a Glance:
  • Saturday, May 6th, is the Annual Ice Cream Social.  I will be selling tickets from 10-11. Come by and say "Hi."
  • May 15-May 19 is the Scholastic Book Fair at Cardiff School.  Come shop for great books.
  • Thursday, May 18th, is Cardiff School's Open House from 6:00-7:00 PM.
  • Friday, May 19th, is 1st Grade Grandparents' Day.  The students can have lunch with their Grandparents.
  • Friday, May 26th, is our May Awards Assembly at 8:20 AM.  It is also Beach Day/Tacky Tourist Spirit Day. Have your child dress in their favorite Beach/Tourist wear.
  • Monday, May 29th, is Memorial Day. School will resume on Tuesday, May 30th.
  • Our Class Fun Day at Glen Park is Tuesday, June 13th, from 9:00-11:30.  We will need parent volunteers to walk down and back with us.  Let me know if you can attend.
  • Friday, June 16th, is the last day of school.  The students will be dismissed at 12:15 that day. The final report cards will be sent home with the students that day.
  • The 2017-2018 School Year begins on Monday, August 29th.
Parent Volunteers for the Week
 
Read Aloud Volunteers:  
2:10-2:30  Thursday, May 4--Nevaeh's Mom
2:10-2:30  Friday, May 5--Gideon's Mom
Science Lab Volunteer:
10:15-11:00  Wednesday, May 3--Gideon's Mom
 
Reading 
       This week we will continue working on our unit called "Together We Can."  All of the stories in this unit are about how people help each other,  work together and celebrate together.  This week's essential question is "Who helps you?"  The students will be talking and reading about different community helpers.    The main piece of literature is "Meet Rosina" by George Ancona.   This non fiction story is about all of the people who help a girl who is deaf.  The students will also be reading "All Kinds of Helpers."  This is a non-fiction story about helpers in a school community.  The skills that the students will be working on are:  reading and listening comprehension, analyzing non-fiction texts, vocabulary development, and identifying details in a story.  We will also be working on blending words with the variant vowels a, aw, au, augh, al, (fall, paw, fault, daughter, call) and putting words in alphabetical order.  In grammar,  we will be learning about possessive pronouns.   
        In our Critical Literacy, we will read a non-fiction book titled A World of Tools.  We will continue working with non-fiction books and organizing our thinking about the books.
      In Writing, we will continue working on informational writing. We will be working on how to write conclusion to our informational essays.
       In Spelling, we will be working on words with the sound that oo, u, u-e, ew, ue, ui, and ou makes. Our Spelling Words for this week are:  haul, cause, caught, saw, claw, paw, dawn, crawl, mother, father.  Please review the words with your child over the week.
 
Math 
       This week in math,  we will continue our focus on adding two digit numbers.  We will be solving word problems, using both addition and subtraction. This week we will continue reviewing addition and subtraction facts up to 15 and using number lines to visualize the problems. We will be reviewing telling and writing time to the half hour, and 2 and 3 dimensional shape attribute identification.  We will also work on counting and place value skills when we do our Calendar Activities.
 
Science
  The students will continue working on a unit on Living Things. 
 
Social Studies
   This week we will continue working our neighborhood project. We will be finishing up the plans and then building our neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods will be on display at Open House Night on Thursday, May 18th.
   Thank you to everyone who has brought in boxes.  Keep 'em coming.  We will need many of them for our neighborhoods.
     Our class will be doing a project in social studies that introduces the students to making their own neighborhoods. We will need many small boxes to make the neighborhoods.  If you have any boxes that are the size of a child's shoebox or smaller, please send them in as soon as possible.  If you are not sure if the size is right, please send it in anyway.  We will be collecting boxes until April. 
 
Important Reminders:
  • Please be sure that you put your child's name on all of the articles (jackets, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc.) that your child brings to school. 
  • School begins at 8:15 AM each day.  It is really important that your child arrive at school at least 10 minutes before school starts so that he/she has time to put away his/her things and has a chance to go to the restroom before school.
  • School ends at 2:35 PM each day, except each Wednesday, which ends at 12:15 PM.
 

 
 
 
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