Friday, March 24, 2017

March 27- Mach 31

Hello Parents:

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. 
I hope students will participate and join in our school fun! 

This week we will continue practicing building sentences with adjectives and adverbs.  We will also be adding prepositions and conjunctions. 
I moved our spelling test to Tuesday, March 28th.  I feel this will give students adequate time to practice the words and learn the spelling patters.  It will also get us on track with the other classes.  We will have new words on Wednesday.  Our new words for Wednesday are: knit, knee, nose, center, nugget, running, winner, which.

I will send them home to you with the corrected spelling test.

We will begin chapter 11 this week.  This chapter deals with Three Dimensional Geometry.  Students will name basic geometric shapes, learn to draw them, put them together to make more shapes, and identify real-life objects created from those geometric shapes.

Please continue to read each night.  I also need book-in-the-bags to come back to school daily, signed, and ready to be traded out.

Your children are amazing! 
Thank you,
Mrs. Rieff

Friday, March 17, 2017

March 20-24

Hello Parents!

There is no Book-In-The-Bag today (Monday). 

This week we will be having a lot of fun learning about the history of the Earth.  In this Domain unit we will talk about how the Earth is made up of different parts.  We will discuss Earth's layers, continents, the three types of rocks, and fossils. 

I am sending our class book to be published on March 22nd.  I need all order forms returned before that date.  Even if you would not like a book, you need to return your order form marking the "no" section at the bottom.  If your student is new to our school, they will not have been able to participate in this experience.  I just don't have the ability to back up, reteach the material, and allow them the opportunity to complete a story for our book.  I apologize for any hurt feelings this may cause. 

We are continuing to write personal narratives, building on our sentences to include nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. 
We have new spelling this week:
maps, mice, hammer, trimmed, skipped, scrub, space, could
You can practice these words at

We will finish up our chapter on graphing this Wednesday.  We will have our test Thursday and begin chapter 11 Friday.  Students are really understanding the concepts of bar, picture, and tally graphs. 

Dates to Remember:

March 23: Kindergarten Registration
March 27-31: Teacher Appreciation Day
April 3-14: Parent/Teacher Requests
April 17-21: Spring Break No School

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13-17th

Hello Parents:

Our awards assembly is tomorrow, March 14th.  I contacted parents of children earning an award at our assembly.  You are all welcome to attend.  It is in the lunchroom at 3:00.

Please keep reading with your children at home.  I have a few Book-in-the-Bags that have not been returned since September.  If you have lost the book, please send the $5.00 to replace it.  If you locate the lost book after paying for it, the office will refund your money.  

Also, we have library every Wednesday.  Students are allowed to check out two books.  I have a couple of kiddo's who need to return their over due books.  Please make sure your first grader is bringing the library books back to school on Wednesdays.  It is a great for their 100 Book Challenge!

This week we are focusing on writing a personal narrative.  These are stories that should have a sequence of events, provide details about who, what, where, when, and why.  Students will be working on these all week.
We have new spelling this week.  Our words are: sun, kiss, cent, prince, jazz, pigs, zip, here.  Our test will be Friday, March 17th.  Please take the time to practice writing these words at home.  It really makes a difference.  You can also practice at

We are working with graphing.  This week we will use picture graphs that we need to provide data to complete, making a bar graph, and tally graphs.  We should finish this chapter Friday, review Monday, and test Tuesday, depending on how well the concepts are understood.

We are also learning about the solar system.  Students are fascinated by space! 

You have amazing children! 
Mrs. Rieff