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Welcome to Ms. Thomas' First Grade Class

Welcome to Ms. Thomas' First Grade Class!
We would like to welcome you to our school family. In Hawaii we call family Ohana. We love making new friends. If you are new to our class please review our Meet & Greet Slide Show for more information about your teacher, your class, and your school!
Please contact Ms. Thomas directly via email for our Google Meet Class Meeting Link. This is due to security and privacy purposes. The meeting link will remain the same as first semester. 
     Weekly Virtual Schedule
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day - January 25
NO SCHOOL - District-wide Teacher Institute Day - February 8
NO SCHOOL - President's Day - February 15
IRA Meeting Links & Dates
RED COHORT:  Your child's schedule is as follows from 9:00 - 9:20am:
Music - Miss Shinagawa - January 14, February 11, March 11 -
Technology - Mrs. Silao & Mrs. Correa - January 15, February 12, March 12 -
Ms. Akiyama - January 28, February 25, March 25 -
PE - Mr. Kato - January 29, February 26, March 26 -
YELLOW COHORT:Your child's schedule is as follows from 9:00 - 9:20am:
Music - Miss Shinagawa - January 11, March 8 - :
Technology - Mrs. Silao & Mrs. Correa - January 12, February 9, March 9 -
Ms. Akiyama - January 27, February 22, March 22 -
PE - Mr. Kato - January 26, February 23, March 23 -
Current School Supply List:
1 Pack of colored pencils
1 Pack of markers 
1 White or pink rubber eraser
1 EXPO Dry erase marker
1 blunt tip child size scissors 
4 glue sticks 
1 Paper towel roll
1 Box of tissue 
1 bottle of antibacterial hand soap
1 container of Wet wipes or baby wipes 
2 composition notebooks
2 face masks to keep at school (as spares)
1 small personal hand sanitizer 
1 large bottle of hand sanitizer (if you can find)
1 reusable water bottle (filled with water - to come to and from school daily - all water fountains are off) 
1 - 1 1/2 inch 3-ring binder, with clear cover in front and back and two inner pockets (with IPES Alii planner inside)
1 painting smock or old adult t-shirt
***NO crayons and NO pencils needed - as I already have these labeled and ready for the children at school 
Curriculum and School Happenings...
Stay tuned to our webpage to stay updated on quarterly learning standards, weekly curriculum focus, weekly homework, and monthly school activities.
See side bar for WEEKLY FOCUS WALL ---->
2020-21 First Grade Quarter 3 Standards - Coming Soon
This information will change quarterly. Please review for your knowledge of first grade level academic expectations, Learning Intentions and Success Criteria. 
The Blue Folder consists of ALL Asynchronous Work and Homework. Students will be required to complete the entire Menu & Choice Board, along with corresponding Wonders Outlines, each week and upload to their online Seesaw Portfolios. On in-person learning days, students must complete 1 READ & 1 MATH activity, along with iReady & Active/Interactive activities provided in the Daily Menu Board. On asynchronous learning days (at home), students must complete 2 READ & 2 MATH activities, along with iReady & Active/Interactive activities provided in the Daily Menu Board. By the end of the week they should have ALL READ & MATH Board activities completed for the corresponding Wonders Unit. 
Click this link for Grade 1 Distance Learning Choice Boards (Asynchronous - Homework):
Wonders Unit 3/ Week 1 - January 4
Wonders Unit 3/ Week 2 - January 11
Wonders Unit 3/ Week 3 - January 18
Wonders Unit 3/ Week 4 - January 25
Wonders Unit 3/ Week 5 - February 1
Wonders Unit 3/ Review Week - February 8
Wonders Unit 4/ Week 1 - February 15
Wonders Unit 4/ Week 2 - February 22
Wonders Unit 4/ Week 3 - March 1
Wonders Unit 4/ Week 4 - March 8
IMPORTANT LINKS & APPS for Virtual Learning:

There are several Virtual Learning Programs your child will need to access and utilize daily while learning at home, as well as throughout the school year. If you have not downloaded these apps please do so by next week so your child is able to start using them at home. 

Wonders by McGraw Hill
Unit 3: Week 4
Big Idea
Changes Over Time -
What can happen over time?
Essential Question
How is life different than long ago?
Comprehension Strategy
Comprehension Skill: Compare and Contrast
Phonics Skill:
Long /e/o/u/
cube, cute, hope, nose, note, rope
Grammar Skill:
Verbs Past & Present Tense
High - Frequency Words:
ago, boy, girl, how, old, people
Origo Stepping Stones
Module 6:
Addition & Subtraction
Maps and the World Around Us
Animal Adaptations
How do animals adapt to survive? 
How We Organize Ourselves
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure the function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
Key Concepts:
Function & Responsibility