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,
     Thank you to everyone who returned the Parent Teacher Conference confirmation.  I will send home a final Conference Schedule on Monday, March 20th in the Communication Folder.  This week we will begin practicing for our Earth Day Program.  Our program will be on Thursday, April 20th at 10:30 AM in the auditorium. We hope you can join us.
Have a wonderful week!
 
 
Eva and Henry
Are Our Award Winners for February.  
Congratulations and keep up the GREAT work!!!  We are proud of you!!! 
 
Jillian is our Person of the Week! 
 
 
Thank you to everyone who brought in some Hand Wipes.  We very much appreciate it.  Thank You! 
  
 
At a Glance:
  • Cardiff SEA Gala is on Saturday, March 25, at 6 PM.  The Gala invitations came home a couple of weeks ago  Please consider attending.
  • Parent Conferences are Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7.  I will send home the Conference Schedule on Monday, March 20th.  The students will be dismissed at 12:15 each day that week.
  • Spring Break is Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14. School resumes on Monday, April 17.
  • Our Class Earth Day Performance is on Thursday, April 20th, at 10:30 in the Auditorium.  Please join us for some singing, poetry, and fun!
Parent Volunteers for the Week
 
Read Aloud Volunteers:  
2:10-2:30  Thursday, March 23--Tomas's Mom
2:10-2:30  Friday, March 24--Open
Science Lab Volunteer:
10:15-11:00  Wednesday, March 21--Akari's Mom 
 
Reading 
       This week we will continue working in a new unit called "Figure It Out."  All of the stories in this unit are about inquiring into various topics such as sound, categories, inventions, and how things are built  This week's essential question is "What can you see in the sky"    The main piece of literature is "Kitten's First Full Moon" by Kevin Henkes.   This is a story about a kitten who sees its first full moon and thinks it is a bowl of milk. The kitten goes on many adventures to chase down the bowl of milk.   We will also be reading the stories called "Why the Sun and Moon Are in the Sky" and "A Bird Named Fern."    The skills that the students will be working on are:  reading and listening comprehension, making and confirming predictions, identifying cause and effect relationships, vocabulary development, and sequencing the story.  We will also be working on blending words with the sound made by er, ir, ur, or (clerk, shirt, curve, worm), reviewing root words (unhappy, painless), and putting words in alphabetical order.  In grammar,  we will be reviewing what adjectives are.  
        In our Critical Literacy, we will read Four Friends in Autumn by Tomie dePaola.  We will continue looking at the theme of friendship in stories and applying those concepts in our daily lives.
      In Writing, I will be testing the students on how they are doing writing opinion, narrative, and informational essays.
       In Spelling, we will be working on words with the sound that ar makes. Our Spelling Words for this week are:  work, word, bird, dirt, fern, verb, return, hurry, climb, through.  Please review the words with your child over the week.
 
Math 
       This week in math, we will be working on how to interpret data from a picture graph.  We will also begin working on adding two digit numbers.  We will continue working on solving word problems, using both addition and subtraction, and addition and subtraction fluency.  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
   This week, the students will continue their unit on Earth Sciences.  Thank you to Tomas's Mom for being our Parent Scientist for the Science Lab last week.  We appreciated all of her help.  Thank you.
 
Social Studies
    Our class is continuing to work on our Earth Day program that we will be putting on in April.  We are learning songs and poems for our program.
   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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