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Field Day Sack Lunches

Hello Parents! 
 
I forgot to mention to bring a sack lunch for our Field Day Picnic! 
 
Thanks! 
Mrs. Sobotik 

Field Day: Friday, May 14th

Field Day is coming up! Field Day is Friday, May 14th. We have class shirts this year! Here are a few reminders:

  • Please dress your child in sports shorts and tennis shoes! (Tennis shoes are a requirement.) 
  • Please apply sunscreen before sending your child to school. They are not allowed to bring and apply sunscreen at school. (They may bring sunglasses and hats, but they must keep up with them.) 
  • Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, parents are not allowed on campus. 
  • Please send a water bottle.
  • Also, please send a towel for our picnic lunch. 
  • If you have any questions, please let me know! 
  • Thanks,
  • Mrs. Sobotik 

Hello Parents!    

 

First of all, I want to say “Happy Mother’s Day!” I hope all my moms have a wonderful day!

Important Information:

~ Thanks to everyone for spoiling me this week! I absolutely appreciate it! I couldn’t have felt more loved!

 

~ Please send a flashlight and beach towel to school with your child on Tuesday for some fun activities on Tuesday and Wednesday! Thanks! 

~ We are working on our End-of-Year testing for Reading and Math. Please be sure you and your child are reading EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, even if it is just 10-15 minutes! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE … READ, READ, READ!!!!!!

~ Field Day is coming up! Field Day is Friday, May 14th. We have class shirts this year! Here are a few reminders:

  • Please dress your child in sports shorts and tennis shoes! (Tennis shoes are a requirement.) 
  • Please apply sunscreen before sending your child to school. They are not allowed to bring and apply sunscreen at school. (They may bring sunglasses and hats, but they must keep up with them.) 
  • Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, parents are not allowed on campus. I hope this will be different next year! I am planning on taking pictures to share with you! Please let me know if you do not want your child photographed. Again, these will be sent to you, not put on social media. 
 

Important Dates

 
  • 5/11 Tues - Please send a beach towel and flashlight for some fun activities on Tuesday and Wednesday. 
  • 5/11 Tues - STAAR TESTING for 3rd and 4th Grade. Quiet noise levels expected. 
  • 5/12 Wed - STAAR TESTING for 3rd and 4th Grade. Quiet noise levels expected. 
  • 5/14 Fri - FIELD DAY! (Please see important information for some more info about Field Day!)


What We Are Learning This Week:

 -Reading: Reading Recovery with Phonemic Awareness; Reading Level Testing 

    • Things you can do at home: 
  • READ, READ, READ!!!!
    • Read and TALK about books. 
    • Review PLOT: Main Character, Setting (Where), Problem or Conflict, Solution or Resolution.
    • Review Main Idea and Details in non-fiction books.
  • Click me ---> Sight Word Slide Show
  • Lexia on Clever 

-Word Work: Vowel Teams:  Long u (ui-juice; ue - glue)

Sight Words for this week (our, more, very)

 

-Grammar: Capital letters at the start of sentences, for the word “I,” and for proper nouns.  

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Notice capitalization in books. 
    • Write sentences and edit for capitalization. 
    • Write capital letters to practice. 
 

-Writing: Animal Research  

  • Things you can do at home:
    • Read nonfiction books about animals on PebbleGo, Epic, or books from home. 
    • Discuss the research procedure - brainstorm the subject for research, ask questions that you wonder about, discuss how to look up information to answer your questions. 
 

-Math: Money - Counting collections of coins

Vocabulary: cent, cent symbol, coins, heads, tails, penny, nickel, dime, quarter, value, symbol, skip count, spend, save, charity, charitable giving, twos, fives, tens, income, money earned, goods, services, needs, wants



  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Look at coins and quiz your child on the names and value of each coin. 
    • Count a collection of coins. 
    • Give your child some coins. Tell them that they want to buy something for ____ cents. Have your child count the coins and then tell you if they have enough or not! 
    • ABC Ya Games: 
 

-Science: 1) Animal Interactions in Environments - focus on food chains. 

Vocabulary: interdependence, relationship, food chain, terrariums, aquariums, caregiver, shelter, energy, organism, dependent, interactions, depend, habitat, environment, survive/survival, analyze, record, evidence, transfer, plants, animals, sun, producer, consumer, living, nonliving

 
  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Go to the zoo - notice the animals’ homes. 
    • Go to a farm - notice what the animals need on the farm. 
    • PebbleGo: Animal Habitats
    • Talk about animals and their habitats: What do animals need from their habitat, or environment, to survive? 
    • Build a Food Chain 
 

-Social Studies: Goods and Services

Vocabulary: need, want, good, service, saving, spending, charitable giving/donating, income, earn, afford

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • PebbleGo: (Username: rosehill; Password: school)                 Goods and Services
    • At the store
    • In a magazine - cut out pics and make a collage 
    • Read about goods and services  
    • Talk about needs and wants. 
    • Have your child point out needs and wants: 
    • When you are out running errands with your child, ask if you are purchasing a good or service. 
 

Please  let me know if you have any questions! 

Thanks, 

Mrs. Sobotik :) 

Library Book Return Contest- Thursday, May 6th

Hello Parents! 
 
The library is having a Book Return Contest! All library books are due on Thursday, May 6th! 
 
The first class to have all their books turned in or paid for
(if they are lost books), will have a Movie Party with Mrs. Horton! 
 
Thanks! 
Mrs. Sobotik :) 
 

Hello Parents! 

Important Information:

~ Teacher Appreciation Week. Here is a message from PTO with dress up days: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OPsdYfqM3meEqGO97QKKOM_Mp7u4Wra1/view 

Please be sure you and your child are reading EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, even if it is just 10-15 minutes! You can read Raz-Kids, books from home, library books, magazines, etc. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE … READ, READ, READ!!!!!!

~ Please remember WATER BOTTLES! They are important to help keep your child hydrated. 

Important Dates

  • 5/6 Thursday: Library Books due. First class to turn in all books AND/OR pay “lost book” dues will earn a class movie in the library! 
A Look into the Future: 
  • 5/14 - FIELD DAY!
What We Are Learning This Week:

 -Reading: Reading Recovery with Phonemic Awareness;

    • Things you can do at home: 
  • READ, READ, READ!!!!
    • Read and TALK about books. 
    • Review PLOT: Main Character, Setting (Where), Problem or Conflict, Solution or Resolution.
    • Review Main Idea and Details in non-fiction books.
  • Click me ---> Sight Word Slide Show
  • Lexia on Clever 

-Word Work: Vowel Teams:  ie (pie, flies)

-Grammar: Capital letters at the start of sentences, for the word “I,” and for proper nouns.  

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Notice capitalization in books. 
    • Write sentences and edit for capitalization. 
    • Write capital letters to practice. 
 

-Writing: Revising and Editing Personal Story 

Vocabulary: writing process, revise, edit, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, add/delete words, metaphor, simile, synonym 

  • Things you can do at home:
    • Practice revising and editing sentences at home.  
 

-Math: Money - Identifying coins and skip counting

Vocabulary: cent, cent symbol, coins, heads, tails, penny, nickel, dime, quarter, value, symbol, skip count, spend, save, charity, charitable giving, twos, fives, tens, income, money earned, goods, services, needs, wants



  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Look at coins and quiz your child on the names and value of each coin. 
    • Count a collection of coins. 
    • Give your child some coins. Tell them that they want to buy something for ____ cents. Have your child count the coins and then tell you if they have enough or not! 
    • ABC Ya Games: 
 

-Science: 1) Animal Interactions in Environments 

Vocabulary: interdependence, relationship, food chain, terrariums, aquariums, caregiver, shelter, energy, organism, dependent, interactions, depend, habitat, environment, survive/survival, analyze, record, evidence, transfer, plants, animals, sun, producer, consumer, living, nonliving

 
  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Go to the zoo - notice the animals’ homes. 
    • Go to a farm - notice what the animals need on the farm. 
    • PebbleGo: Animal Habitats
    • Talk about animals and their habitats: What do animals need from their habitat, or environment, to survive? 
 

-Social Studies: Goods and Services: Needs vs. Wants

Vocabulary: need, want, good, service, saving, spending, charitable giving/donating, income, earn, afford

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • PebbleGo: (Username: rosehill; Password: school)                 Needs and Wants
    • At the store
    • In a magazine - cut out pics and make a collage 
    • Read about needs vs wants. 
    • Talk about needs and wants. 
    • Have your child point out needs and wants: 
Thanks for all your help! Please let me know if you have any questions. 
Mrs. Sobotik :) 

April 26 - 30, 2021

Hello Parents! 

Important Information:

~ I am still missing a couple of yellow forms for Field Day lunch. If you did not turn this in yet, please do so by Friday, so I can let the lunchroom know how many lunches to prepare! THANKS!!!

 

~ We will begin our End-of-Year testing for Reading and Math. Please be sure you and your child are reading EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, even if it is just 10-15 minutes! You can read Raz-Kids, books from home, library books, magazines, etc. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE … READ, READ, READ!!!!!!

~ Please remember WATER BOTTLES! They are important to help keep your child hydrated. I had several students forget bottles for several days. I give them a little cup that they have to constantly go refill. They lose valuable instructional time when they leave the room several times a day to get water. 

 

Important Dates

  • 4/29  Thursday- LIBRARY DAY!
A Look into the Future: 
  • 5/14 - FIELD DAY!
What We Are Learning This Week:

 -Reading: Reading Recovery with Phonemic Awareness 

    • Things you can do at home: 
  • READ, READ, READ!!!!
    • Read and TALK about books. 
    • Review PLOT: Main Character, Setting (Where), Problem or Conflict, Solution or Resolution.
    • Review Main Idea and Details in non-fiction books.
  • Click me ---> Sight Word Slide Show
  • Lexia on Clever 

 

-Word Work: Vowel Teams:  ie (pie, flies)

-Grammar: Adverbs that convey time: now, later, this week, after that, first   

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Find adverbs in books and make an “Adverbs Chart.” 
    • Name verbs and then have your child describe the verbs with adverbs.
 

-Writing: Personal Story 

  • Things you can do at home:
    • Talk about vacations, activities, traditions, stories as a family 

Vocabulary: addition, joining, number sentence, equation, difference, subtraction, separating, comparing, distance, sum, properties of operation, unknown, addend, part, whole, multiple of ten, one digit number, count back, doubles, make 10, count on, think addition, strategy, subtract



  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Addition - I have 6 pencils. You have 7 pencils. How many pencils do we have in all?  6+7=___
    • Subtraction - I collected 11 stickers. I gave 4 to my sister. How many stickers do I have left? 11-4=___
    • Comparing - I have 15 marbles. You have 13 marbles. How many more marbles do I have?  15-13=___
    • Unknowns - 
      • There were 12 cookies. I ate some. Now, there are 8 cookies. How many did I eat?  12-8=4 or 12 -__=8
      • I had 5 dollars. Then, my mom gave me some more dollars. Now I have 15 dollars. How many dollars did my mom give me? 15-5=__ or 5+___=15
    • Billy has 4 pencils. Hunter has 4 MORE pencils than Billy. How many pencils does Hunter have? 4+4=__
    • Create word problems with your child and solve. 
    • Use word problems in daily conversations. (Your birthday is on the 14. It is the 12. How many more days until your birthday?) 
    • Practice addition, subtraction, comparing, and unknown word problems. Examples include:
 

-Science: Animals and their habitats 

Vocabulary: animal, external, physical, characteristic, habitat, survival, behavior, protect, basic needs, environment, insect, fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal, investigate, factors, body coverings, structure, appendages 

 
  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Go to the zoo.
    • Go to a farm. 
    • Read about animals. PebbleGo
    • Talk about animals: What characteristics help the animal survive in its natural habitat? 

2) Interactions in the Environments

Vocabulary: interdependence, relationship, food chain, terrariums, aquariums, caregiver, shelter, energy, organism, dependent, interactions, depend, habitat, environment, survive/survival, analyze, record, evidence, transfer, plants, animals, sun, producer, consumer, living, nonliving

 

-Social Studies: Technology and Inventions 

Vocabulary: technology, invention, inventor, communication, transportation, recreation

 

Please let me know if you have any questions! 

Thanks, 

Mrs. Sobotik :) 

Hello Parents ! 

~ Please remember WATER BOTTLES! They are important to help keep your child hydrated. 

- Please read 20 minutes per day with your child.

 

Important Dates


  • 4/22 Thurs - Spirit Night: Urban Air (4:00-8:00) 
  • 20502 Hempstead Road, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77065 
  • $20/2 hours per person - 20% proceeds donated to Rosehill! 
  • 4/23 Friday - Lexia Goal of 60 minutes due! (If students meet their goal before Friday, they can play on ABC Ya on Friday!) - REMEMBER, students can play Lexia at home, too. This can account for their Reading Log entry. 

What We Are Learning This Week:

 -Reading: Reading Recovery with Phonemic Awareness 

    • Things you can do at home: 
  • READ, READ, READ!!!!
    • Read and TALK about books. 
    • Review PLOT: Main Character, Setting (Where), Problem or Conflict, Solution or Resolution.
    • Review Main Idea and Details in non-fiction books.
  • Click me ---> Sight Word Slide Show
  • Lexia on Clever 

 

-Word Work: Vowel Teams: oa (as Long Vowel o) Ex: boat 

 

-Grammar: Articles: a, an, the   

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Find articles in books and make an “Articles Chart.” Notice patterns for the a and an: a cat, an elephant
 

-Writing: List Poems: Ouch. We will write ouch poems. 

  • Things you can do at home:
    • Read poems.
    • Write different List Poems about subjects your child is interested in. 
 

-Math: Adding and subtracting to 20 within Word Problems (we will add comparing and unknowns to our word problem repertoire) 

Vocabulary: addition, joining, number sentence, equation, difference, subtraction, separating, comparing, distance, sum, properties of operation, unknown, addend, part, whole, multiple of ten, one digit number, count back, doubles, make 10, count on, think addition, strategy, subtract



  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Addition - I have 6 pencils. You have 7 pencils. How many pencils do we have in all?  6+7=___
    • Subtraction - I collected 11 stickers. I gave 4 to my sister. How many stickers do I have left? 11-4=___
    • Comparing - I have 15 marbles. You have 13 marbles. How many more marbles do I have?  15-13=___
    • Unknowns - 
      • There were 12 cookies. I ate some. Now, there are 8 cookies. How many did I eat?  12-8=4 or 12 -__=8
      • I had 5 dollars. Then, my mom gave me some more dollars. Now I have 15 dollars. How many dollars did my mom give me? 15-5=__ or 5+___=15
    • Billy has 4 pencils. Hunter has 4 MORE pencils than Billy. How many pencils does Hunter have? 4+4=__
    • Create word problems with your child and solve. 
    • Use word problems in daily conversations. (Your birthday is on the 14. It is the 12. How many more days until your birthday?) 
    • Practice addition, subtraction, comparing, and unknown word problems. Examples include:
 

-Science: Animals, what they need and how their characteristics help them survive in their environment. 

Vocabulary: animal, external, physical, characteristic, habitat, survival, behavior, protect, basic needs, environment, insect, fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal, investigate, factors, body coverings, structure, appendages 

 
  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Go to the zoo.
    • Go to a farm. 
    • Read about animals. PebbleGo
    • Talk about animals: What characteristics help the animal survive in its natural habitat? 
 

-Social Studies: Technology and Inventors  

Vocabulary: technology, invention, inventor, communication, transportation, recreation

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Look for different technology around your house and have your children think about how different life would be without it
    • Read about Inventor

Please let me know if you have any questions! 
Thanks! 
Mrs. Sobotik :) 

April 12 - 15, 2021

Hello Parents!   

Important Information:

~ Please remember WATER BOTTLES


Important Dates


  • 4/15  Thursday - Library Day! Please remember to bring your library books to school! 
  • 4/16 Fri - Houston Livestock and Rodeo Virtual Presentation ! 


What We Are Learning This Week:

 -Reading: Plot 

    • Things you can do at home: 
  • READ, READ, READ!!!!
    • Read and TALK about books. 
    • Review PLOT: Main Character, Setting (Where), Problem or Conflict, Solution or Resolution.
    • Review Main Idea and Details in non-fiction books.
  • Click me ---> Sight Word Slide Show

 

-Word Work: Vowel Teams: ea and ee (as Long Vowel e) and e and ea (as Short Vowel e) Ex: ea - each; ee - street; e - swept; ea - head  


-Grammar: Adjectives, with a focus on adjectives that describe “Which one?”   

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Find adjectives in books and make an “Adjective Chart.”
    • Name a noun and see how many adjectives your child can come up with to describe that noun. Ex: bike - that bike, new, shiny, blue, big

-Writing: Shape Poems: Rain. We will make raindrop poems. 


-Math: Adding and subtracting to 20 within Word Problems (we will add comparing and unknowns to our word problem repertoire) 

Vocabulary: addition, joining, number sentence, equation, difference, subtraction, separating, comparing, distance, sum, properties of operation, unknown, addend, part, whole, multiple of ten, one digit number, count back, doubles, make 10, count on, think addition, strategy, subtract

  • Things you can do at home:
    • Addition - I have 6 pencils. You have 7 pencils. How many pencils do we have in all? 
    • Subtraction - I collected 11 stickers. I gave 4 to my sister. How many stickers do I have left? 
    • Comparing - I have 15 marbles. You have 13 marbles. How many more marbles do I have? 
    • Unknowns - There were 12 cookies. I ate some. Now, there are 8 cookies. How many did I eat? 
    • Create word problems with your child and solve. 
    • Use word problems in daily conversations. (Your birthday is on the 14. It is the 12. How many more days until your birthday?) 
    • Practice addition, subtraction, comparing, and unknown word problems. Examples include:

-Science: Animals

Vocabulary: animal, external, physical, characteristic, habitat, survival, behavior, protect, basic needs, environment, insect, fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal, investigate, factors, body coverings, structure, appendages 


  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Go to the zoo.
    • Go to a farm. 
    • Read about animals. 
    • Talk about animals: What characteristics help the animal survive in its natural habitat? 

-Social Studies: Technology  

Vocabulary: technology, invention, inventor, communication, transportation, recreation

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Look for different technology around your house and have your children think about how different life would be without it
    • Have a conversation about different types of transportation and how they have changed over time.
    • Have a conversation about different types of communication and how they have changed over time.
    • Have a conversation about different types of recreation and how they have changed over time.
    • Read about Inventors

Your child’s future starts with you! Thanks for all of your help and support from home! PLEASE let me know if you have any questions! 

Thanks! 

Mrs. Sobotik :)

March 29 - April 1, 2021

Hello Parents! 

Important Dates

  • 3/29 Mon - Start to the 4th 9 Weeks Grading/Marking Period
  • 3/31 Wed - Rosehill Spirit Night - Chicken Salad Chick (Tomball) will donate 15% of sales back to Rosehill! 
  • 3/31 Wed - SILENT AUCTION STARTS! (Bid until April 9) Register or Login to res.ptboard.com to bid on items (Look for Breakfast with 1st Grade Teachers!
  • 4/1  LIBRARY DAY! Please make sure your child has his/her library books in order to get new ones! 
  • 4/2 Fri - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday! 


What We Are Learning This Week:

 -Reading: POEMS! This week we will focus on theme and alliteration! 

Vocabulary: rhyme, rhythm, repetition, imagery, onomatopoeia, alliteration, visualize, personification, infer, sensory language

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • READ, READ, READ!!!!
    • Please read to your child for 20 minutes daily. 
    • Read and TALK about poems and rhyming books with your child. 
    • Point out words that rhyme, rhythm, repetition, alliteration, sensory language as you read poems with your child. 
    • Build background knowledge and connections with your child while reading. Ask your child what they imagine or think about as they read a poem.

 

-Word Work: Vowel Teams: ai and ay, with a review of short a (CVC) and long a (CVCe). Ex: ai - nail; ay - day; a - glass; a-e - trade  

 

-Grammar: Noun Review 

Vocabulary: person, place, thing, proper, common, singular, plural 

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Find nouns in books and make a “Noun Chart.”
    • Turn singular nouns into plural nouns (Ex: cat - cats; leaf - leaves)
    • Name common nouns to make them plural (store - Target)
    • Point out store names as you are out shopping. 
 

-Writing: Color Poems. We will make a rainbow of color poems with all of the 1st Grade classes! Mrs. Sobotik's color will be green. 

  • Things you can do at home:
    • Talk about things that are white: cotton, clouds, paper, new shoes, etc. 
    • Talk about colors (especially white) with your senses: feel (calm, quite, sleepy), taste (marshmallow, milk), feel (soft cotton balls) 
    • Make word pairs that rhyme. 
    • Read rhyming books (like Dr. Suess, Little Blue Truck)
 

-Math: Place Value 

Vocabulary: Comparison symbol, compose, counting numbers, Digit, decompose, equal to, expanded form, greater than, greatest to least, hundreds, ones, open number line, least to greatest, less than, place value, standard form, tens, value of a number



  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Build numbers in different ways: Standard (56), Expanded (50+6=56) Number/Word Form (5 tens 6 ones), Build with Base-10 Blocks (or items that stand for each: Ex: graham crackers for 100 blocks, twizzlers for 10 blocks, marshmallow for 1 blocks, play then eat! 
    • Build numbers 2 different ways. EX: 57 could be 5 tens and 7 ones OR 4 tens and 17 ones. 
    • Practice comparing and ordering numbers using dice or cards. 
    • Play card games to find the bigger number. 
 

-Science: PLANTS

Vocabulary: living, non-living, basic needs, roots, stem, seed, leaf, leaves, seedling, air, water, sunlight, seed coat, soil, absorb, function, identify, compare, nutrients

 
  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Look for plants in your yard. 
    • Draw the parts of plants. 
    • Make a plant using craft things in your home. (Ex: straw for the stem, yarn for the roots, construction paper for the leaves, colored paper for the flower, and beans for seeds.)
    • Read about Plants
    • Talk about how we use plants. 
 

-Social Studies: Technology  

Vocabulary: technology, invention, inventor, communication, transportation, recreation

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Look for different technology around your house and have your children think about how different life would be without it
    • Have a conversation about different ways of transportation and how they have changed over time.
    • Read about Inventors
PebbleGo: (Username: rosehill; Password: school) https://site.pebblego.com/modules/2/categories/2986
 
Please let me know if you have any questions! 
Thanks, 
Mrs. Sobotik 

March 22 - 26, 2021

Hello Parents!

Important Dates

3/22 Mon - School Resumes for students

3/26 Fri - Last Day of 3rd Grading/Marking Period. 

 

A look ahead: 

3/29 Mon - Start of final Grading/Marking Period.

3/29 Mon - Library Day!!!

Please continue to read 20 per day with your child. 

What We Are Learning This Week:

 Reading: POEMS!

Vocabulary: rhyme, rhythm, repetition, imagery, onomatopoeia, alliteration, visualize, personification, infer, sensory language

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • READ, READ, READ!!!!
    • Read and TALK about poems and rhyming books with your child. 
    • Point out words that rhyme, rhythm, repetition, alliteration, sensory language as you read poems with your child. 
    • Build background knowledge and connections with your child while reading. Ask your child what they imagine or think about as they read a poem.

 

Word Work: Review spelling patterns we have discussed this year. (Ex: CVC, CVCe, R-Controlled, diphthongs, blends 



Grammar: Complete Sentences: A complete sentence has a complete thought, capital letters at the beginning, and punctuation at the end. at home: 

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Write sentences together. 
    • Write stories together. 
    • Point out complete sentences in books. 
 

-Writing: Personal Narrative about Spring Break. 

  • Things you can do at home:
    • Look at pictures and talk about what you did for Spring Break. 
    • Talk about who you saw and what you did, even if it was just playing in the backyard or if you ordered food for dinner. 
 

Math: Place Value 

Vocabulary: Comparison symbol, compose, counting numbers, Digit, decompose, equal to, expanded form, greater than, greatest to least, hundreds, ones, open number line, least to greatest, less than, place value, standard form, tens, value of a number



  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Build numbers in different ways: Standard, Expanded, Word Form, Build with Base-10 Blocks (or items that stand for each: Ex: graham crackers for 100 blocks, twizzlers for 10 blocks, marshmallow for 1 blocks, play then eat! 
    • Build numbers 2 different ways. EX: 57 could be 5 tens and 7 ones OR 4 tens and 17 ones. 
    • Practice comparing and ordering numbers using dice or cards. 
    • Play card games to find the bigger number. 
 

Science: PLANTS

Vocabulary: living, non-living, basic needs, roots, stem, seed, leaf, leaves, seedling, air, water, sunlight, seed coat, soil, absorb, function, identify, compare, nutrients

 
  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Look for plants in your yard. 
    • Draw the parts of plants. 
    • Make a plant using craft things in your home. (Ex: straw for the stem, yarn for the roots, construction paper for the leaves, colored paper for the flower, and beans for seeds.)
    • Read about Plants


Social Studies: Landforms 

Vocabulary: place, physical characteristic, human characteristic, geography, landform, mountain, hill, valley, canyon, plateau

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Go somewhere such as your neighborhood, a park, or the beach. Talk about the physical characteristics and human characteristics. (For example: at the park, physical characteristics: trees and lake; human characteristics: playground, paths) 
    • Use PebbleGo to read about landforms and natural resources.
Please let me know if you have any questions! 

March 11th and 12th

Hello Parents, 
Our library day is Thursday and the Book Character Parade is Friday at 9:00 am. Only school staff will be attending the parade. 
If you have any questions, please let me know. 
Thanks! 
Mrs. Sobotik 

Friday, March 12, 2021

Hello Parents! 
Please join Rosehill Elementary School in celebrating all of our favorite storybook characters for the Book Character Parade, on Friday, March 12th! 
Bring your favorite book, and come to school dressed up as one of your favorite book characters. Please have your child only be a character from a book. No gory or violent costumes and your child must still follow TISD Dress Code. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks, 
Mrs. Sobotik 

March 8 - 12 , 2021

Hello Parents! 

Important Dates

3/9  Tuesday - Please have your child bring in 4 -5  3D shapes from home. 

Please have them look around the house and find a sphere, cylinder, cone, cube, rectangular prism or a triangular prism. Please do not send any open cans with sharp edges to school. These items will be sent home on Friday, March 12th. 

3/ 11 Thursday- Library Day 

3/12 Friday - Book Character Parade: Bring your favorite book and come to school dressed up as your favorite book character. Please keep costumes school appropriate. 

3/15-19 SPRING BREAK!

What We Are Learning This Week:

 -Reading: Connections With Texts: Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World

 
  • Things you can do at home: 
    • What did this book remind you of? 
    • Does this book remind you of something in your life? 
    • Does this book remind you of something that is happening in the world today? 
    • Does this book remind you of another book? 
    • Read fiction and nonfiction books about the same subject. For example: Pete the Cat and a informational book about cats. 
    • Read and TALK about books with your child. 
    • Ask your child questions beyond the text: 

-Word Work: Diagraphs : sh (like ship) and ch (like couch) and Blends fl ( like flamingo) Diagraphs are two letters that are put together to make a new sound. Ex: sh says shhhhh. Blends are two letters that are put together, but still make their individual sounds. Ex: fl says /f/ /l/

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Find sh, ch and fl  words in books as you read together.
    • Practice spelling word with sh, ch and fl . You can have your child write words in crayons, with shaving cream on a pie tin, build words with playdoh, etc. 
    • Look up sh, ch and fl songs on YouTube. Then, sing and dance with your child. 

-Writing: Free Write (Personal story, Information writing) 

    • Have your child write sentences at home...focus on the capital letter at the beginning of the sentence and the punctuation marks at the end. (This is a hard concept for young writers.)  

-Math: Geometry, with a focus on 3 dimensional shapes 

Vocabulary: Attribute, circle, cone, congruent faces, cube, curved side, cylinder, edges, equal parts, face(s), flat, fourth(s), half/ halves, hexagon, irregular, polygon, quadrilateral, rectangle, rectangular prism, regular, rhombus, round, shape(s), side(s), sphere, square, straight, three- dimensional solid, two-dimensional solid, triangle, triangular prism, vertex/vertice, whole

 
  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Draw 3D Shapes and have your child go on a scavenger hunt and look for 3D objects. Ask them to tell you about the faces, vertices and edges of the objects. 

Science : Living and Non Living Things

Vocabulary: living, nonliving, organisms, characteristics, basic needs, air, water, nutrients, reproduce, offspring, change, grow, sort, classify, produce, food, shelter, properties

 

  • Go on a scavenger hunt and find living and nonliving things around your house. 
  • Draw pictures of living and nonliving things that you have found around your house

Social Studies: Landforms and Bodies of Water

Vocabulary: place, physical characteristic, human characteristic, geography, landform, mountain, hill, valley, canyon, plateau

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Go somewhere such as your neighborhood, a park, or the beach. Talk about the physical characteristics and human characteristics. (For example: at the park, physical characteristics: trees and lake; human characteristics: playground, paths)
Thanks for all your help at home! Please let me know if you have any questions! 

March 1-5, 2021

Hello Parents! 

Important Dates

3/1 Mon - 100th Day of School: Students are invited to dress up like 100-Year 

Old or make a special shirt to wear on this day.  Please have your child bring in 100 small items that can be glued onto a poster board. We will have some fun 100 Day activities throughout the day! 

3/1-3/5 - READ ACROSS AMERICA! 

Bring up to 10 gently used books to trade for “new to you” books on Friday. 

3/2 Tues - Dr. Suess’ Birthday! 

 

A Look into the Future: 

3/15-19 SPRING BREAK!

What We Are Learning This Week:

 -Reading: Connections With Texts: Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World

 
  • Things you can do at home: 
    • What did this book remind you of? 
    • Does this book remind you of something in your life? 
    • Does this book remind you of something that is happening in the world today? 
    • Does this book remind you of another book? 
    • Read fiction and nonfiction books about the same subject. For example: Pete the Cat and a informational book about cats. 
    • Read and TALK about books with your child. 
    • Ask your child questions beyond the text: 

-Word Work:  Words with the ch and th digraph, such as charm; chore; chirp; perch; thorn; third; thirsty; mother; father; feather; weather; forth

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Find ch and th  words in books as you read together.
    • Practice spelling word with ch an th . You can have your child write words in crayons, with shaving cream on a pie tin, build words with playdoh, etc. 
    • Look up ch and th songs on YouTube. Then, sing and dance with your child. 

-Writing: Personal Narrative: A Time I was at the ______. (ocean, lake, river) 

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Talk about family trips to the ocean, a lake, or a river. 
    • Look at pictures of the family having fun at a body of water. 
    • Have your child write sentences at home...focus on the capital letter at the beginning of the sentence and the punctuation marks at the end. (This is a hard concept for young writers.)  

-Math: Geometry, with a focus on 2-dimensional shapes and fractions (half and fourth) 

Vocabulary: Attribute, circle, cone, congruent faces, cube, curved side, cylinder, edges, equal parts, face(s), flat, fourth(s), half/ halves, hexagon, irregular, polygon, quadrilateral, rectangle, rectangular prism, regular, rhombus, round, shape(s), side(s), sphere, square, straight, three- dimensional solid, two-dimensional solid, triangle, triangular prism, vertex/vertice, whole

 
  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Share a chocolate bar or graham cracker in equal parts (halves, fourths, eighths) 
    • Draw plane shapes (2D Shapes) and have your child draw lines to split the shape in half or fourths. Please be sure to talk about equal parts. 
 

-Science/ Social Studies :Sources of Water

Vocabulary: freshwater, salt water, ocean, lake, river, stream, pond, glacier, surface water, groundwater, natural water source, substance, body of water, natural resource, physical properties, color, identify, describe

We will continue to learn about natural resources.

  • Things you can do at home: 
    • Draw different sources of water
    • Visit different sources of water: stream, river, pond, lake, ocean

Your child’s future starts with you!

Thanks for all of your help and support from home! 

100th Day of School - Monday, February 22nd

Hello Parents! 
 
We will be celebrating the 100th day of school on Monday, February 22nd. Please have your child bring in 100 objects in a zip lock bag. Some ideas are noodles, cereal, beans, pennies, stickers, etc. We will have fun activities in math using the 100 objects. We will glue these objects on a poster board in class. 
 
If you have any questions, please let me know! 
 
Thanks, 
Mrs. Sobotik