Ms. Renee Gaston
Art - Wednesdays
Library - Fridays
Music - Mondays and Thursdays
P.E. - Mondays and Thursdays
We have 20 students in our classroom.
Boys ~ 9
Girls ~ 11
May, June, July, and August Birthdays
Kelsea 5 ~ 1
Liam 6 ~ 1
Sia 6 ~ 6
Avan 6 ~ 11
Londyn 7 ~ 16
Aliya 7 ~ 31
Madison 8 ~ 10
Leon 8 ~ 15
5-1~ Spring Sing
5-8 ~ Late Start
5-21 ~ Field Day
5-27 ~ No School
5-28 ~ End Of Year Party
5-31 ~ Last Day Of School
~ Please check red folder each night.
~ Library books are due every Friday.
~ Please pack a fruit or vegetable each day for a snack.
~ "Sharing Time" is every Friday. Please bring in something to share with your classmates (an item or a thought).
WELCOME TO FIRST GRADE - ROOM 113
Welcome to the exciting, adventurous journey I call first grade! This is my thirty third year teaching first grade at Hawthorne, and I am looking forward to a year filled with friendship, fun, growth, and development with your child. In my classroom, I recognize each student as a unique person with individual needs and learning styles. My main goal is to find the strengths in every child and build on them. I believe that it is my responsibility to provide the students with the tools they will need to become lifelong learners. I hope to instill in the children a love of exploration and discovery. I want the learning process to be a positive experience.
* Please do not forget to sign up to be a guest reader.
Guest reading time is on Tuesday afternoons from 2:25-2:50.
The following concepts were covered throughout the week:
- started our readings of different life cycles
- asked questions and used background knowledge to link new information with key ideas
- shared questions and facts on a K-W-L chart
- used a vocabulary word web to deeply understand works in a book
- wrote in our weekend journals
- continued with opinion writing (writing that is meant to persuade the reader to think like you)
- compared counting by ones and counting by tens to decide which way is more efficient
- used the place value chart to record and name tens and ones
- interpreted two-digit numbers as either tens and some ones or as all ones
- wrote two-digit numbers as addition sentences that combine tens and ones
- added ones and ones and tens and tens
- used tape diagrams/double tape diagrams to solve problems
- worked in our math journals and application booklets
- started our map skills unit
- completed our butterfly/insect unit
- released our butterflies in the outdoor classroom