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Hello, I am Mrs. Willard and I am so excited to be teaching FIRST GRADE here at Decker!! This will be my 5th year teaching and 2nd year here at Decker Prairie! I graduated with my undergrad in Elementary Education at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) near Dallas in December of 2013. I then decided to go straight into getting my masters in Curriculum Development and graduated in the Spring of 2015. When I am not at school you can find me enjoying the outdoors with my husband and our 6 month old son Ryker as well as our 101 pound white german shepherd. We love to mountain bike, build things, disc golf, and many other things. I know this year is going to be amazing and I am so blessed to be here at Decker! 
 
 

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February 3rd-7th

Reading- We will continue reading informational texts. We will identify important facts and restate them in our own words.

Writing- We will identify informational text features and complete a text feature help book.

Math- We will use strategies to help us solve problems with 3 addends.

Social Studies- We will complete our unit over Texas and understand how to read a map.

Science- We will observe, describe, compare and sort components of soil.

 

**Friday: Library Day

 

Upcoming Events:

*We will have a Valentine exchange on 2/13 NOT a party.  Your child can make a box to collect their Valentines.  They will need 20 cards for the class.  Please leave the "to" part blank or have your child write My Friend.  

Field Trip- February 19th to the Houston Zoo permission slips due Tuesday. If you would like to be a chaperone please let me know ASAP. I also sent out an email with chaperone information please let me know if you did not get it. 

December 8th - 13th

Reading- We will compare themes across texts.

Writing- We will write thank you letters.

Math- We will collect/sort data and create/read graphs.

Social Studies- We will discuss different holidays around the world.

Science- We will explain the seasons and describe different types of weather.

**Library Friday**

**REMINDER- If you have not already paid your $5 for the Christmas Party please do so ASAP so I can get it turned into our room mom. 

December 2nd-6th

Reading- We will discuss theme and compare/contrast theme in the stories we read.

Writing- We will dictate or compose correspondence such as thank you notes or letters.

Math- We will solve addition and subtraction story problems up to 10.

*Math test Friday*

Social Studies- We will explain what makes a family and how families are different according to their customs, beliefs, language, and traditions.

Science- We will identify objects that can be pushed or pulled by a magnet.

*Library Friday

November 11th - 15th

Reading- We will discuss theme and compare/contrast theme in the stories we read.

Writing- We will write a personal narrative. We will follow the writing process draft, edit/revise, publish, share.

Math- We will solve addition and subtraction story problems up to 10.

Social Studies- We will discuss Veterans Day and take a unit assessment over past, present, future and time lines.

Science- We will take a unit assessment over energy and begin exploring forces/motion.

**11/14 Donuts with Grownups Thursday 7:15-8:00

*Library Friday

November 4th - 8th

Reading- We will read and respond to poetry.

Writing- We will write poems with rhyme and alliteration.

Math- We will order and compare numbers to 50 and take a unit assessment.

Social Studies- We will discuss timelines.

Science- We will explore thermal energy.

**Library Friday

October 28th-November 1st

Reading- We will read and respond to poetry.

Writing- We will write a small moment story and write short poems.

Math- We will order and compare numbers to 50.

Social Studies- We will discuss timelines.

Science- We will explore thermal energy.

RED RIBBON WEEK 
Monday- We are a drug free team! Wear your favorite sports team attire

Tuesday- Protect your brain power- Wear a crazy hat

Wednesday- Keep your super powers and stay drug free- Wear a super hero t-shirt 

Thursday- Drug and bully free Adventure Awaits- Wear your "future career" attire

Important Dates:

11/1 Friday:  Picture make-ups

October 21-25

Reading- We will finish reading dramatic literature and reader's theater.

Writing- We will write a small moment story.

Math- We will represent numbers up to 30 using objects, pictures, standard/expanded form.

Social Studies- We will discuss past, present and future.

Science- We will explore thermal energy.

 

**BOOK FAIR IS HERE**

 

October 7-11

 

Reading- We will discuss and identify the characters and setting used in dramatic literature.

Writing- We will write stories using transition words, adjectives, and verbs.

Math- We will continue measurement and time (hour and half hour) and take our test Thursday. 

Social Studies- We will discuss public officials and voting. 

Science- We will classify identify and discuss how energy of sound is used in everyday life.

*Library on Friday*

Important Dates: 

October 11th: End of the 1st Nine Weeks

October 11th: Early dismissal at 12:50

October 14th: NO School

September 30th- October 4th

 

Reading- We will discuss characters actions and feelings.

Writing- We will write stories using transition words and adjectives.

Math- We will begin measurement and time.

Social Studies- We will discuss being a good citizen and take our test Thursday.

Science- We will classify objects by observable properties such as larger, smaller than, heavier and lighter, shape color and texture.

*Library on Friday*

September 16-20

Reading- We will discuss a characters's actions and feelings.
 

Writing- We will write, edit, publish and share a personal narrative.

Math- We will explore addition and subtraction within 20.

Social Studies- We will discuss authority figures.

Science- We will explore non-standard measurement.

*Library on Friday*

***Picture Day Friday***

September 9-13

Reading- We will wrap up determining story elements for fairy tales, fables, folktales and nursery rhymes.
 

Writing- We will write personal narratives. 

Math- We will explore place value and compare numbers. 

Social Studies- We will discuss rules/laws/expectations.

Science- We will classify objects by attributes and explore different forms of measurement.

 

**Heart Map due Tuesday

**Math test Thursday

**Library Friday

September 3-6

Here's what we are working on-

Reading- We will describe plot elements in fairy tales, fables and folktales.

Writing- We will write personal narratives.

Math- We will compare numbers.

Social Studies- We will discuss our Eight Expectations.

Science- We will classify objects by attributes.

Library on Friday!

Week of August 26th - 30th

Hello Parents below are the things we are working on in each subject area:
 

Reading- Students will review Reader's Workshop and begin plot elements in fairy tales/fables.

Writing- Students will review Writer's Workshop procedures and write personal narratives.

Math- Students will compose and decompose numbers.

Social Studies- Students will discuss our Eight Expectations.

Science- Students will determine how to be safe during science experiments/investigations.

Wish List:
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/10YJDEJ5ER0P3?ref_=wl_share
 
Class Creed: 
We are FAMILY
We will RESPECT one another
We will take RISKS and LEARN from our MISTAKES
We will CREATE and DREAM BIG
We will CHEER each other to SUCCESS
WE CAN WE WILL!!
 
Lunch-11:15-11:45 
Specials-2:40-3:30