Mrs. Wheeles

              

Welcome to Mrs. Wheeles' Classroom

Pictured:  Mrs. Wheeles
Kimberly WheelesPicture of the Class at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater

Shakespeare Team Lead
1st/2nd Grade Teacher
Science Explorers Teacher
Room #37
610-983-4080 ext. 225
kimberly.wheeles@rak12.org

“In this classroom…We do second chances. We apologize. We forgive. We respect each other. We keep our promises. We never give up. We encourage one and other. We laugh often. We belong…We are a Family.”

Star Student of the Week

Congratulations to this week's star student Angelina! Angelina is very compassionate and an excellent role model. Angelina is a hard worker, great active listener, and treats others with kindness. Way to go Angelina!


Science/Social Studies:

What are we learning about this week?
We will complete a 10 cup challenge to see which group can stack 10 cups the highest, we will review for our unit 1 science test, and take our science test on Wednesday. Thursday we will kick off Chapter 2 learning about the Design Process. There is no science on Friday due to the half day.  
 
Homework:

Last Friday, September 21st, a Science Review was sent home. This review is due on Wednesday, September 26th and will be counted as a homework grade. Only the last page needs to be sent back.

A Unit 2 Family letter will be sent home on Thursday introducing our new topic.


Wheeles Math:

What are we learning about this week?
This week we will do: Monday-2.1-Count on to add, Tuesday-2.2-Doubles, Wednesday-2.3-Near Doubles, Thursday-2.4-Facts with 5 on a 10 frame, Friday-Centers/Math Seeds.

Homework:
Monday-2.1
Tuesday-2.2
Wednesday-2.3
Thursday-2.4
Friday-none

*Homework is available online at www.pearsonrealize.com. Your child's Pearson math username is firstname.lastname@rak12 and their password is Knights1.


Wheeles ELA (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar):

Please be advised that homework posted on this site is for Mrs. Wheeles' 1st Grade ELA class only. Students switch for ELA. Please make sure that you are viewing your child's ELA teacher's website.
What are we learning about this week?:

We will read Book #18, Fang. On Friday, we will be completing our Spelling Quiz and on Thursday we will be doing a Fast Track Phonics Assessment on the sounds: a_e, I_e, ee, o_e, ed, and ing.

Spelling Words this week:
1. car
2. far
3. harm
4. bark
5. start

Homework:

Monday-Day 1 of Fang (Book #18)
Tuesday-Day 2 of Fang (Book #18)
Wednesday-Day 3 of Fang (Book #18)
Thursday- Spelling Quiz Tomorrow
Friday-None



Ongoing resources:
www.studyisland.com www.readingeggs.com.
Log in and passwords for these websites are Firstname.Lastname@rak12 and Knights1

Things to practice at home: When your child is reading to you, stop them at the end of each page/paragraph and ask them to retell what it was about. Make sure they answer in complete sentences with details.

Homebase Important  Dates:

  • 9/24 Monday Science Explorers Begins for Slime Club
  • 9/25 $1 Dress Down Day
  • 9/26 Crime Victims Presentation
  • 9/27 Thursday Science Explorers Begins for Slime Club
  • 9/28 Early Dismissal at 11am
  • 10/4 and 10/5 No School; SLC Conferences
  • 10/8 Picture Retakes
  • 10/9 Fire Company Presentation
  • 10/9 House Shirt Day
  • 10/12 Spanish Festival
  • 10/15 Science Explorers: Invention Lab Starts
  • 10/19 Crystal Caves Field Trip
  • 10/19 Scholastic Online Book Order due Date
  • 10/22 National Theater for Children Assembly for Primary Kids
  • 10/25 K-2 Crazy Coding Science Explorers Starts
  • 10/26 Fun Friday
  • 10/30 $1 Dress Down Day
  • 10/31 Halloween Party

Homebase Announcements:

  •   SLC sign up was sent out last week.  Please bring me to SLC sign up.
  •  Our Spanish Festival is coming up! If you would like to be a visitor for our celebration, Please bring me to the Spanish Festival Sign Up.
  • Please make sure your child writes their name on their math homework. If a student turns in homework without a name, unfortunately I have to mark it as a zero.
  • It looks like the Skyward payment app may be up and running. Please see the weekly email from the school on directions for this.
  • This Friday, October 19th is that last day to put in orders for Scholastic Book Orders for this month. Our class code is GLT7G.  I have placed the September order and it will be in within the next two weeks.

Classroom General Information

  • Book It Paper:  This is optional! I will send them home each month. If your child completes it, please send it back in and they will be given a coupon for a free personal pizza at pizza hut.
  • There are no formal Mystery Reader sign ups in first grade. If you are interested in being a mystery reader, I would love to have you! Please reach out! I'm happy to make it work!

 

Classroom Wish List:

  • Prize Box Items
           

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