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All About Me

Welcome! My name is Marla Sonsel & I am looking forward to being your child's 1st grade teacher. I am a Tomball ISD alumni & a graduate of Texas A&M University. Whoop! I am certified to teach grades PreK-6. I am also ESL & GT certified. 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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January 25th-29th

Reading-I can identify the central idea and supporting evidence of informational text. 
 
Writing-I can compose meaningful informational texts.
 
Grammar-I can identify and use adjectives in my writing. 
 
Word Work-I can decode and spell ER words.
 
Math-I can add and subtract to 20 using different strategies.
 
Science-I can identify how rocks, soil, and water are used to make products. I can identify ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

January 18th-22nd

*Monday, January 18th, is a school holiday. Enjoy the extended weekend!*
 
Objectives for January 18th-22nd
 
Reading-I can identify the central idea and supporting evidence of informational text. 
 
Writing-I can compose meaningful informational texts.
 
Grammar-I can identify and use adjectives in my writing. 
 
Word Work-I can decode and spell OR words.
 
Math-I can compare and order numbers. I can represent numbers to 120 in different ways.
 
Science-I can observe, compare & describe soil using my 5 senses.

January 11th-15th

Objectives for January 11th-15th
 
Reading-I can recognize characteristics and structures of informational text including feature and simple graphics to gain information.
 
Writing-I can brainstorm a list of topics I know a lot about. I can plan a draft of my informational book.
 
Grammar-I can identify and use adjectives in my writing. 
 
Word Work-I can decode and spell AR words.
 
Math-I can compare and order numbers. I can represent numbers to 120 in different ways.
 
Science-I can observe and record changes in the appearance of objects in the sky.

January 6th-8th

Objectives for January 6th-8th
 
Reading-I can identify the author's purpose for writing a text.
 
Writing-I can learn about writing non-fiction by using facts.
 
Grammar-I can capitalize the pronoun I in the beginning or middle of a sentence. 
 
Word Work-I can read and write sight words.
 
Math-I can represent numbers to 120.
 
Science-I can observe and record changes in the appearance of objects in the sky. 

December 14th-18th

Please see Mrs. Glenewinkel's Weekly Update for details on events happening this week.
 
Objectives for December 14th-18th
 
Reading-I can retell the plot, identify problem and solution, identify theme & identify author's purpose.
 
Writing-I can write and edit a friendly letter.
 
Grammar-I can create a sentence with correct subject verb agreement. 
 
Word Work-I can decode open and closed syllables.
 
Math-I can collect and organize data. I can read and represent data in charts and graphs.
 
Science-I can identify characteristics of the four seasons.
 
Social Studies-I can explore different winter cultures around the world

December 7th-11th

*Spirit night is Wednesday, December 9th at Rancho Grande.*
 
Objectives for December 7th-11th
 
Reading-I can retell the plot.
 
Writing-I can write a thank you letter.
 
Grammar-I can create a sentence with correct subject verb agreement. 
 
Word Work-I can decode open and closed syllables.
 
Math-I can collect and organize data. I can read and represent data in charts and graphs.
 
Science-I can identify characteristics of the four seasons.
 
Social Studies-I can explore different winter cultures around the world

November 30th-December 4th

Objectives for November 30th-December 4th
 
Reading-I can recognize characteristics of persuasive text with adult assistance and state what the author is trying to persuade the reader to think or do.
 
Writing-I can create a friendly letter.
 
Grammar-I can identify and use verbs in the past tense. 
 
Word Work-I can decode open and closed syllables.
 
Math-I can collect and organize data. I can read and represent data in charts and graphs.
 
Science-I can identify characteristics of the seasons and record weather information.

November 16th-20th

Objectives for November 16th-20th
 
Reading-I can demonstrate knowledge of distinguishing characteristics of well known Fairy Tales, Fables and Nursery Rhymes.
 
Writing-I can edit the draft of my story using conventions.
 
Grammar-I can use correct punctuation to end my sentences.  
 
Word Work-I can decode long U silent E words.
 
Math-I can add and subtract within 10.
 
Social Studies-I can learn about the customs and traditions of Thanksgiving.

November 9th-13th

Objectives for November 9th-13th
Reading-I can demonstrate knowledge of distinguishing characteristics of well known Fairy Tales, Fables and Nursery Rhymes.
 
Writing-I can develop a draft of my writing by adding details. I can share my writing with others.
 
Grammar-I can use adjectives in my writing. 
 
Word Work-I can decode long O silent E words.
 
Math-I can add and subtract within 10.
 
Science-I can describe the ways that objects move. I can describe how a magnet can push or pull an object.

November 2nd-6th

*Reminder-No school on Tuesday!
 
Objectives for November 2nd-6th
Reading-I can discuss elements of drama, such as character and setting.
 
Writing-I can develop a draft of my writing by adding details. I can share my writing with others.
 
Grammar-I can identify singular and plural nouns. 
 
Word Work-I can distinguish short I and long I words. 
 
Math-I can compare and order numbers to 50.
 
Science-I can identify and understand how light and thermal energy are a part of everyday life.
 
Social Studies- I can explain and practice voting as a way of making choices and decisions. 
 

October 26th-30th

Objectives for October 26th-30th
Reading-I can discuss elements of drama, such as character and setting.
 
Writing-I can develop a draft of my writing by adding details. I can share my writing with others.
 
Grammar-I can identify singular and plural nouns. 
 
Word Work-I can distinguish short A and long A words. 
 
Math-I can represent numbers to 50 using place value.
 
Science-I can identify and understand how light and thermal energy are a part of everyday life.
 
Social Studies- I can identify how historical figures and symbols have influenced our state. 
 

October 19th-23rd

Objectives for October 19th-123rd
Reading-I can describe the plot elements including the main events of a story.
 
Writing-I can develop a draft of my writing. I can share my writing with others.
 
Grammar-I can use verbs in my writing.
 
Word Work-I can distinguish words using R blends. 
 
Math-I can measure length using non standard units. I can tell time to the hour.
 
Science-I can identify and understand how sound energy is a part of everyday life.
 
Social Studies- I can identify how historical figures and symbols have influenced our state. 
 

Reading at Home

Parents,
 
At this time, we will not be sending home book bags with home readers. But, we will still practice reading at home through Kids A-Z with online readers. Please have you child practice logging on and reading each night.
 
The best part is that your child can read anywhere! He/she can access digital books through a tablet, phone or computer. Some ideas are to have your child read on the way to practice, waiting for a table at the restaurant, or at grandma's house! 
  • It is important to have your child READ the books independently. There is a listening option he/she can do after reading independently. 
  • Have your child read 1-3 books or 15-20 minutes each night.
  • Ask your child questions about the books they have read. (Comprehension)
  • If you feel the assigned level is too hard or too easy, please email me and I will adjust the level.
  • Practice sight words in the blue Daily folder. Sight words are an important part of reading success. 
*Log in information is stapled in your child's blue Daily Folder.*
 
We will have a reading rock star each week for students who are reading online. :) 
 
If you have any questions please feel free to email me. Thank you for your continued support!