Mrs. Gehring

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Important Dates to Remember:

Wednesdays are Early Release!

Room 105 Specialist Schedule:
Mon: Art
Tues: PE
Weds: CLC and PE
Thurs: Music
Fri: PE 

Daily Schedule (M,Tu,Th, F):
8:05-9:30 Reading
9:30-9:45 Recess
9:45-10:45 Math
10:45-11:00 Recess
11:00-11:10 Transition
11:10-11:30 Lunch
11:30-12:00 Phonics
12:00-12:30 Science/Writing
12:30-1:10 Specialist
1:15-1:55 Intervention
2:00-2:45 End of Day!

Daily Schedule (W):
8:05-9:30 Reading
9:30-9:45 Recess
9:45-10:45 Math
10:45-11:00 Recess
11:00-11:10 Transition
11:10-11:30 Lunch
11:50-12:25 CLC
12:30-1:00 Classroom
1:05-1:45 PE

Room 105's Class Website!
I'm glad you are here! This is a great place to find important dates, upcoming events and information on what we're learning about in our classroom!

Classroom Rules and Expectations:

We are C.R.E.S!

It is an individualized classroom reward and reminder system. There is also the option to send messages, so I will use this for reminders and announcements as well.

1st grade will not be sending weekly homework. We will however be sending a weekly reading log home each Monday with focus words for that week. Feel free to talk about these words and search for them in your weekly reading. These folders will also include a calendar which will be used for communication of events. Students will be talking about and adding to these calendars during our school day, so keep an eye out for those!

Friday folders will be sent home with your student every Friday. These folders will include graded work, community fliers and other types of school wide communication. Please also check these folders regularly.

What are we learning!?

In May Tom Cat and Taby Cat will be teaching us about Following Directions, Staying on Task and Being Flexible.

Our Reading stories are focused on the theme of Space. We will be using fiction and non-fiction text to learn about space and continue to analyze these text for specific text features (heading, sentence, paragraph, glossaries etc...) as well as using context, illustrations and details to help us understand Main Idea, Details, and story elements.  

We are continuing to review skills we have learned while adding to our trick word list. May phonics will focus on vowel teams (ex: ae, ee, oo, ow etc...) and long vowel sounds. 

Shapes is our focus in the month of May. 2D as well as 3D shapes - identifying and creating. Also, continuing to work on addition and subtraction fluency.

We are using the idea of 'planning to write' including brainstorming, pre writing, rough drafts and final copies. 
1st graders are encouraged to sound out words in their writing and reminded to use capitals, spaces and punctuation. We are now talking about all of the 'types' of writing we have done; narrative, opinion, descriptive and Expository. We are also working on writing a complete story with an introduction, details and conclusion.