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Welcome to First Grade!

Hello! My name is Kayla Jenkins, and I am a first grade teacher. I graduated from Sam Houston State University in Elementary Education. I have been apart of the Willis community my entire life and am thrilled to come back to teach. I look forward to a fantastic year!
 
Meador Elementary School Supply List:

 

PLEASE DO NOT WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON THE SUPPLIES

 

 First Grade

1 Boxes of tissues

1 Baby Wipes, 80 ct.

12 Glue sticks, large

1 Elmer’s Glue

1 Box Freezer bags: quart or gallon

2 Large packages of pencils (pre-sharpened)

2 Pairs of scissors, 5 inch

4 Boxes crayons, 24 ct.

6 Pink erasers 3 Pkgs. of FINE Dry Erase markers

2 Spiral notebooks, wide ruled, 70 ct

4 Composition notebooks

4 Red heavy duty Plastic folders w/brads & pockets

6 Plastic pocket folders-no brads: 2 Green, 2 Blue & 2 Purple) 1 Plastic school box 1 Pair of Headphones (no ear buds)

1 Set of watercolor, 8 colors

1 3 ring binder, 1 ½ in.

 

Thank you!

 

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FIELD DAY REMINDER!!

Parents just a friendly reminder:
We will be having our field trip tomorrow May the 16th from 9-11. Please have your student come with sneakers and a change of clothes in case they need to change afterwards. Also please pack them some water and sunscreen, it looks like it will be a hot one!

Homework 5/15-5/19

READING-

* The students will read the fiction story "Super Oscar" while making inferences exploring information that the author does not state.

* The students will also use a character and setting chart to understand the characteristics and personality of the character Oscar.

Sight Words:

Begin,    certain,    around,    picnic,    grocery,    brought, 
straight,    minutes,    cancel,    daydream
________________________________________

This week in spelling we will; 

* spell final stable syllables

*sort final stable syllable words

*Put words in alphabetical order

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words:

Minutes, title, apple, happen, purple, 
table, turtle, certain, circle, begin
 
MATH-
Students will begin to wrap of the year of first grade. We will be reviewing key concepts with numbers 0-120, vocabulary, and basic math fluency skills.
 
SCIENCE-

Students will describe the characteristics of insects and write about them.

SOCIAL STUDIES-

Students will learn and discuss the value of work.

Homework 5/8-5/12

READING-

 

* The students will read  "Dot and Jabber" for understanding

* The students will understand that the story this week is a mystery. In a mystery, the characters use clues to figure out something.

* The students will make predictions about the story

* Students will use prompts to help guide comprehension and model how to complete and use a graphic organizer.

Sight Words...

been       pretend   gone      invisible     clues

sparrow   vanish     mystery   solve        searching

________________________________________

This week in spelling we will; 

* spell words with 2 syllables

*Put words in alphabetical order

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words—

dentist    happen    protect   begin       rabbit    

baby       reuse      unpack   before     been

 

MATH:

*Students will define money earned as income.

*Students will identify income as a means of obtaining goods and services, oftentimes making choices between wants and needs.
 
*Students will distinguish between spending and saving.
 
*Students will consider charitable giving.
 
SCIENCE-  
*Students will continue to observe and record the life cycle changes of a lady bug., and identify the body parts of an insect.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES- 
*Students will discuss and identify goods and services.

5/1-5/5 Homework

READING:

* The students will read  "Cool Jobs" for understanding

* The students will connect to story by relating to background knowledge and personal experiences

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will be able to answer comprehension questions about the story

Sight Words...

performer          only        interesting        goes        beekeeper

laugh       dentist       ordinary         flavor         build

_______________________________________________________

This week in spelling we will; 

* identify prefixes -re and -un

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words—

retry            reuse        remake        unpack     unsafe   

 cause         goes           build               saw            unlike

 

MATH:

* Students will to review balancing equations with addition and subtraction.
* Students will add 3 whole numbers together this week.
 
SCIENCE:
This week we will be studying about food chains.
* The students will learn that every living thing needs energy in order to live. Every time animals do something (run, jump) they use energy to do so. Animals get energy from the food they eat, and all living things get energy from food.
* Students will learn that a food chain shows how each living thing gets food, and how the nutrients and energy are passed from creature to creature.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
This week we are going to identify goods and services.

Homework 4/24-2/28

READING-

* The students will read and retell the story "Whistle for Willie" for understanding

* The students will make inferences using charts

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context
* Students will be able to answer comprehension questions about the story
Sight Words...
along       early      instead     whistle         empty
errand   thought    nothing     suddenly     grocery
______________________________
This week in spelling we will;
* Spell words with vowel digraphs for /oo/
*Review previously taught phonics skills
Spelling Words—
Haul        cause         saw          claw           paw
dawn       book          took          nothing      along
 
MATH:
* Students will determine the unknown number in an addition or subtraction equation.
 
SCIENCE:
We will be studying about the life cycle of various living things
* The students will learn the way that living things continuously grow, make new living things, and die.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
In Social Studies this week we are going to identify wants and needs.

Kona Ice

Attention Parents:
 
Kona Ice will be coming this Friday! The snow cones will be $3.00. 
 
:)

Homework 4/17-4/21

READING-

* The students will understand the difference between reality and fantasy

 * The students will understand the story for the week  "Olivia" it is a fantasy. They will understand that a fantasy is a made-up story that could not really happen

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will be able to retell story to show understanding

* Students will be able to answer comprehension questions about the story

Sight Words...

always         mother         brother          painting         four

love           father         supposed        museum         firm

___________________________

This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify letter-sound correspondence /u/ oo , u__e, ew, ou, ue

* Sort and decode words with  diphthong /u/ oo

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words-

book       cook         hood         toy         mother

look         took         wood         coin       love

MATH:

* Students will continue to use measuring tools to measure the length of objects.
 
* Students will illustrate the the length of an object is the number of same-size units of length.
 
SCIENCE: 
 
* Students will be given opportunities to investigate the external characteristics of animals, as well as understand that external characteristics are related to where an animal lives, how it moves and what it eats.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES: 
 
* Students will identify wants and needs.

Homework 4/10-4/13

READING-

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will be able to retell story to show understanding

* Students will be able to answer comprehension questions about the story

* The students will understand that the selection we are reading this week, "A Tiger Cub Grows Up" is a nonfiction story that will give information about tiger cubs.

* Students will understand how to write a poem

Sight Words...

enough   open      wild      happens       pointed

air        eyes      cub       learn          chewing _________________________________________

This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* Sort and decode words with  diphthong oi, oy

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words—

spoil      coin      join      joy       toy      

boy      mouse    town      eyes      enough 

In Math this week.....

* Students will continue to use measuring tools to measure the length of objects.
 
* Students will illustrate the the length of an object is the number of same-size units of length.
In Science this week...
Students will observe and describe how animals and plants depend on each other and their environments to survive.
In Social Studies...

Students will be finishing the unit of Aesop’s Fables.

Homework 3/27-3/31

 READING-

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will read to apply the skill compare and contrast

* The students will understand that the selection "Stormy Weather" is a non-fiction article that gives information

Sight Words...

great     know     warm     extreme   thunderstorm

sound     their     breeze   improve    predict 

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

*Identify the r- controlled vowel sounds or, oar, ore 

*Blend words with or, oar, ore

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words—

born      corn      fork      barn      know        

horn      cork      pork      arm      great 

MATH:

*Students will distinguish between attributes that define a 3D shape and those that do not define one.
*Students will identify 3D solids, including spheres, cones, cylinders, rectangular prisms (including cubes), and triangular prisms.
*Students will describe attributes of 3D solids.
 
SCIENCE:
* In Science, students will continue to learn about the different parts of a plant. We will discovery the needs of a plant throughout the week.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
*In Social Studies this week we are going to learn about Aesop’s Fables.

Homework 3/20-3/24

READING-

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will understand how to make inferences by using an inference chart.

* The students will understand that the selection "Meet Ben Franklin" is a Biography about Ben Franklin's life.

Sight Words...

grew       knew       curious    think       storm

house      would      idea       improve   lightning

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* Decode words with r- controlled vowel ar

*Review words with r- controlled vowels er, ir, ur

Spelling Words—

cart       arm        yarn       her        would          

barn       art        harm       dirt        house

MATH:

This week in math students will tell time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

In Social Studies this week we are going to learn about Aesop’s Fables.

SCIENCE:

In Science  this week we will be reviewing plants and flowers.

Class Pictures/Spring Break

Parents, 
 
Just a friendly reminder we will be taking our class picture tomorrow morning Friday the 10th. Also, we will be out of school as of next week due to Spring break. These dates include March 13th-17th, but will return the following week. Please have your student work on sight words, math facts, and continue reading!
 
Ms. Jenkins

Homework 3/6-3/10

READING-
* This week we will read a fiction story, "Kitten's First Full Moon"

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Ask questions to understand cause and effect of character's actions

* The students will understand that a fiction story is a made-up story that comes from the imagination of the author

* The students will understand that a biography gives information about a real person.

Sight Words...

another      full      catches      climbed      closer

leaped     lucky    through      poor    table _____________________________________

This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* Spell words with r  controlled vowels er, ir, ur

* Sort words with r  controlled vowels er, ir, ur

Spelling Words—

her      bird        fur      penny      through

fern     dirt        burn     funny      full 

MATH

This week: 
* Students will partition 2D shapes into two and four fair shapes of equal parts
* Students will identify new vocabulary words; fair shares/equal parts, half/halves, and fourths
* Students will use a number Line Petite to practice skip counting by tens to 100
 
SCIENCE
Students will draw and label trees or plants and identify parts and functions.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
In Social Studies this week we are going to learn about symbols, anthems, and leaders in Texas.

Homework 2/27-3/3

READING-

Parents, We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday this week. We will be reading several Dr. Seuss books and doing a variety of activities that correlate with each book.

We will have a birthday party on Thursday to celebrate his birthday and we will make green eggs and ham on Friday.

* The students will identify the rhyming words in the stories

* We will establish a purpose for the story.

* We will retell the story working on the order in which the events happened.

Sight Words...

This week we will be reviewing the sight words from our district sight word list. ___________________________

This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* Spell words that rhyme

* Sort words with final igh, ow, oa, ea, ay

Spelling Words—

night    low        boat        meat      play

right    row       coat        seat       way

MATH:

* Students will create 2D figures.

* Students will identify 2D figures.

* Students will describe attributes of 2D shapes.

* Students will compose 2D shapes by joining figures to produce a target shape in more than one way

SCIENCE:

In Science  this week, the students will identify parts of a plant and discuss their function.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

In Social Studies this week we are going to learn about symbols, anthems, and leaders in Texas.

Homework 2/21-2/24

READING:

* This week we will be reading  a nonfiction story called "Animal Teams".

* The students will understand that a nonfiction article can tell about real people and events.

* We will establish a purpose for the story.

* We will retell the story working on the order in which the events happened.

Sight Words...

other      also        because       until       beautiful

blue       danger    caterpillar      or         butterfly

________________________________________

This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* Spell words with final  long e: y, ey

* Sort words with final long e: y, ey

Spelling Words—

bumpy     puppy      funny      penny      sandy      

bunny      my         night       or          because 

 

MATH:

* Students will use data to create picture and bar-type graphs
* Students will learn how to create a graph (bar or picture) based on the information given?
* Students will classify and sort regular and irregular 2D shapes based on attributes
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
* This week we are going to learn about how technology has changed our daily lives by looking at the past and present.
 
SCIENCE:
* Students will identify parts of a plant and discuss their function.

Homework 2/13-2/17

READING

* This week we will be reading  a nonfiction story about "Cesar Chavez".

* The students will understand that a nonfiction article can tell about real people and events.

* We will establish a purpose for the story.

* We will retell the story working on the order in which the events happened.

Sight Words...

better       difficult     farmer     buy       pickers

change    helped       move      ripe      shacks

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SPELLING

This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* Spell words with long o: o, oa, ow

* Sort words with long o: o, oa, ow

Spelling Words—

low         no          coat       we       move         

boat       row        go          keep      better 

MATH
This week: 
* Students will understand that both sides of the equal sign are the same value
* Students will use objects to solve word problems.
* Students will apply properties of operations to add three numbers.
 
SCIENCE
This week, the students will Identify and compare the parts of plants.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
In Social Studies this week we are going to learn about how technology has changed our daily lives by looking at the past and present.