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All About Me

Welcome, Grand Oaks families! My name is Marla Sonsel & I am looking forward to being your child's 1st grade teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.
 
I am a Tomball ISD alumni & a graduate of Texas A&M University. Whoop! My certification is PreK-6, ESL & GT. I have taught PreK, Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades. I am married & have three children that attend Tomball schools.
 
This year is going to be a wonderful adventure! Go Tigers!
 

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September 7-10

What we are learning this week:
Reading-I can describe the main character(s) and the reason(s) for their actions.
Writing-I can generate ideas for my writing.
Phonics-I can encode & decode CVC (short O & E) words.
Math-I can represent numbers to 50.
Science-I can describe the different states of matter.
 
Reminders:
  • 1st grade Parent Orientation is Tuesday, Sept. 7th (More info. in Mrs. Glenewinkel's Weekly Update). If you are not able to attend, we will send home the information soon!
Have a WONDERFUL week!

August 30-September 3

What we are learning this week:
Reading-I can identify the setting of a story.
Writing-I can generate ideas for my writing.
Phonics-I can encode & decode CVC words.
Math-I can represent numbers to 50.
Science-I can describe the different states of matter.
 
Reminders:
  • The blue 'Daily Folder' goes home & comes back to school each day. Please check this folder daily for communication. If you have notes to send, please place them in the page protector. Also included in this folder will be: 1st grade sight words(to practice at home), monthly reading log & a behavior chart. Please send back the completed story board by Friday, Sept. 3rd
  • On Monday, our first Scholastic book order forms will be sent home. They are due by Friday, Sept. 3rd. Please place all orders online. Our class code is: W38Z4
Again, thank you for communicating so well & for supporting your child at home!

May 10th-14th

Reading-I can identify the central idea of a literary text. I can identify the key details of a literary text.
 
Writing-I can write about the central idea of a literary text and add key details.
 
Grammar-I can create a complete sentence.
 
Word Work-I can read and use words with oi and oy.
 
Math-I can count pennies, nickels and dimes. I can distinguish between wants and needs and charitable giving. I can distinguish between saving and earning money.
 
Science-I can observe and record life cycles of animals. 

May 3rd-7th

Reading-I can generate questions about research topics and develop and follow a research plan.
 
Writing-I can compose a research paper on a specific topic.
 
Grammar-I can identify adverbs and use them in my writing.
 
Word Work-I can read and use words with oo.
 
Math-I can identify coins, their values and write the value of a collection of coins. 
 
Science-I can compare ways that young animals resemble their parents. I can observe and record life cycles of animals. 

April 19th-23rd

Reading-I can generate questions about research topics and develop and follow a research plan.
 
Writing-I can compose a research paper on a specific topic.
 
Grammar-I can identify adverbs and use them in my writing.
 
Word Work-I can read and use words with ai.
 
Math-I can solve word [problems to 20. 
 
Social Studies-I can compare historical figures who have influenced the state and nation.

April 12th-16th

Reading-I can describe the main characters and the reasons for their actions.
 
Writing-I can write about characters, describing characteristics.
 
Grammar-I can identify words that rhyme and write a sentence with a pair of rhyming words.
 
Word Work-I can read and use words with ea.
 
Math-I can determine whether to add or subtract in a word problem. 
 
Science-I can compare and classify animals based on external characteristics.

March 8th-12th

Reading-I can discuss an author's book using plot elements.
 
Writing-I can compose a personal narrative with details.
 
Grammar-I can identify and use pronouns in my writing.
 
Word Work-I can identify trigraphs..
 
Math-I can identify halves and fourths. I can divide a shape into equal parts. 
 
Science-I can identify characteristics of living organisms. I can compare living and nonliving organisms.