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New immunization requirements for the 2016-2017 school year/SB 277: All incoming Kindergarten and 7th grade students must have current immunizations on record to begin school on August 10, 2016. California law SB 277 no longer allows personal or religious beliefs exemptions. Click here for more information.

School Hours are from 8:00 to 2:05/Minimum day hours are 8:00-11:50.

Mrs. Wenzel's K/1 Combination Class
Instructor: Mrs. Wenzel   
Welcome to our K/1 combination classroom family! We are a fun bunch of kindies and firsties that love learning in a positive, caring, and safe learning environment. We come to school each day ready to fill up our brains with knowledge. Check out below to see what we're learning about right now.
Clever - CORE 5
Our District has purchased an exciting new reading computer program offered by Clever. It is called CORE 5. TK-5th grade students are assigned a certain number of minutes to reach by the end of each week. The minutes range from 20-60 minutes and are determined by an initial placement test. The initial placement test decides which reading skills each student needs and starts them off at the level that is best for them (differentiated). I will send home a certificate with the students as they complete their levels, which are given out every Friday. The students work hard to reach their weekly goal! Please ask your child about the program, and keep an eye out for their certificates.
Math - Math in Focus
We are currently working on Chapter 8. Check out our grade level materials using the link on the left called "Math In Focus K-5 Links". Please continue to work on numbers bonds and different ways to make 10 with your child. These are foundational skills that are needed throughout the rest of the upcoming math chapters.

Chapter 8: Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20

Concepts: Children apply strategies, such as grouping into a ten and ones, number bonds, and using doubles facts to add and subtract. They use addition and subtraction sentences to solve real-world problems.

Vocabulary Words : group (a set of objects or people), same (alike or equal), doubles facts (the numbers that are added together are the same: 1+1=2, 2+2=4, 3+3= 6, etc.), doubles plus one (4+5 is 4+4 plus one more so, 4+4= 8 then 4+5= 9)

Web Resources



Math Magician (Level 1)

Addition Number Bond

Fishing Addition Game

Number Twins 10

Math Lines 10

Number Eaters

Funky Mummy to 20

Jet Ski Addition

Alien Addition

Sum Sense Addition

Addition Surprise

Tug Boat Addition

Lady Bird Doubles

Mad Minute Addition

Speed Grid Challenge

Addition Pyramid

Drop Sum


Cross Out Subtraction

Counting Down Subtraction

Math Magician (Level 1)

Sum Sense Subtraction

Soccer Subtraction

Take Away Targets

Rabbit Takeaway

Base Blocks Subtraction

Minus Mission

Monkey Drive SubtractionDifficult

Fruit Shoot Subtraction (click on Level 2)


Speed Grid Subtraction

Island Chase

Balloon Pop Subtraction

Addition and Subtraction

Test the Toad

Number Pyramid

High Rise Math

Can You Make 20?

Language Arts - Journeys
We are currently working on Unit 4. There are five lessons per unit, with each lesson lasting one week. There are a total of six different units. Please log onto Think Central (the link is under the "Student Links" tab on the left -password AND username is student lunch number) to access the student book, decodable readers, leveled readers, GrammarSnap videos, and the big books.

Unit 4:

Lesson 16: Let's Go to the Moon by Stephen R. Swinburne
Question to think about: What is important to know about the moon?

Words to Know: around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, and think

Spelling Words: so, go, home, hole, no, rope, joke, poke, stove, and bone practice here

Phonics: Using long o (CV, CVCe) and long u (CVCe)

Comprehension: Main idea and details and questions

Vocabulary Strategies: suffixes -y, -ful

Fluency Practice: Stress

Grammar: Questions-What is a question?

Writing: Writing a narrative (a story about a fictional or real event) and thinking about ideas

Decodable stories to read Go, Jones!, So Much Fun, June's Picture, and My Mule, Duke

Web Resources

Word Find Unit 22

eWord Game Unit 22

Word Builder Unit 22

Crossword Challenge

Word Find Unit 25

eWord Game Unit 25

Word Builder Unit 25

Crossword Challenge2

Make a Word witho_e

Long O Search

Robot and Mr. Mole

Long Vowels A, I, and O

Video of the First Moon Landing

Apollo 11

Fun Facts About the First Moon Landing

Kid's Cosmos


Rags to Riches

Lesson 17: The Big Trip by Baleri Gorbachev
Question to think about: How are ways to travel the same and different?

Words to Know: about, could, sure, by, don't, there, car, and maybe

Spelling Words: me, be, read, feet, tree, keep, eat, mean, sea, and these practice here

Phonics: Using long e (CV, CVCe), ee, ea, -ng, and -nk; using -ean, -ink

Comprehension: Compare and contrastand visualize; Author's craft: dialogue

Vocabulary Strategies: Classify and categorize: transportation words

Fluency Practice: Phrasing with attention to punctuation especially question marks (punctuation marks are like road signs--For example: they help you to know when to stopl)

Grammar: Kinds of sentences-Is it a statement or a question?

Writing: Writing a narrative and thinking about ideas

Decodable stories to read At the Beach, Who Will Teach Us?, Plunk, Plunk, and The King's Song

Web Resources

Web Word Find

Crossword Challenge

eWord Game Unit 23

Word Builder Unit 23

Long Vowel Practice Starfall

Long Vowel Sounds and Pictures

Owl and Mouse Long Vowel Practice

Words that end with -ng

Make a Word: -ee

Vowel Team TV

Long Vowels E and U

Long E Word Find

Long Vowel Words

Pete's Sheep

Lesson 18: Where Does Food Come From? by Shelley Rotner and Gary Goss
Question to think about: Why do authors write nonfiction?

Words to Know: first, right, under, food, sometimes, your, ground, and these

Spelling Words: play, grain, sail, mail, may, rain, way, day, stay, and pain practice here

Phonics: Using ai, ay, -ain, and contractions: 'll and 'd

Comprehension: Author's purpose and summarize; Author's craft: predictable text

Vocabulary Strategies: Multiple-Meaning words

Fluency Practice: Expression

Grammar: Names of months, days, and holidays; using commas with dates

Writing: Writing a friendly letter and thinking about sentence fluency

Decodable stories to read Ray Trains Dex, Sweet Treats, What Will We Do?, and Let's Eat

Web Resources

eWord Game Unit 27

Crossword Challenge

Word Finds Unit 27

Word Builder Unit 27

Fly By Contractions

Days of the Week

Months of the Year

Long Vowel ai with Tom and Roy

Two Vowels Go Walking

Two Vowels Word Sort

Contraction 'llPractice

Word Families Click on ail

Ai and ay Game

Lesson 19: Tomás Rivera by Jane Medina
Question to think about: What clues help you figure out how characters feel?

Words to Know: done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, and talk

Spelling Words: show, blow, road, row, snow, toad, grow, boat, coat, and low practice here

Phonics: Using oa, ow, -oat, and contractions: 've and 're

Comprehension: Conclusions and monitor/clarify; Author's craft: word choice using descriptive details

Vocabulary Strategies: Synonyms

Fluency Practice: Intonation

Grammar: Future tense-using the words will and going to

Writing: Writing a personal narrative and thinking about organization

Decodable stories to read It Was Snow Fun, Boat Rides, Fun with Gram, and Rex Knows

Web Resources

Word Find Unit 26

eWord Game Unit 26

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 26

Word Find Unit 32

eWord Game Unit 32

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 32

Jane Medina Website

Rene King Moreno Website

Soap Boat

Syllable Split Game

Lesson 20: Little Rabbit's Tale by Wong Herbert Yee
Question to think about: What makes a story funny?

Words to Know: door, old, want, more, try, wash, mother, and use

Spelling Words: bedtime, sunset, bathtub, sailboat, flagpole, backpack, playpen, raincoat, inside, and himself practice here

Phonics: Using compound words, and ea (short e)

Comprehension: Cause and effect and infer/predict; Author's craft: patterned text

Vocabulary Strategies: Compound words

Fluency Practice: Reading rate

Grammar: Prepositions and prepositional phrases-prepositional words that tell whereand when

Writing: Writing a personal narrative and thinking about word choice

Decodable stories to read Bedtime for Ray, Pancake Ran, A Springtime Rain, and Rosebud

Web Resources

Word Find Unit 35

eWord Game Unit 35

Crossword Challenge

Word Builder Unit 35

Matching Compound Word Game

Compound Word Maker

Make a Compound Word

Compound Words

Wong Herbert Yee Website

Richard Bernal Website

Math - Math in Focus
Module 1 (August 10-September 9):
Chapter 1: Numbers to 5
Chapter 2: Numbers to 10 (Introduction lesson and Lesson 2.1)

Module 2 (September 19-October 21)
Chapter 2: Numbers to 10
Chapter 3: Order by Size, Length, or Weight
Chapter 4: Counting and Numbers 0-10

Module 3 (October 31-December 9)
Finish Chapter 4: Counting and Numbers 0-10
Chapter 5: Size and Position
Chapter 6: Numbers to 20

Module 4 (January 9-February 17)
Finish Chapter 6: Numbers to 20
Chapter 8: Numbers to 100 (Lessons 8.3 & 8.7)
Chapter 7: Solid and Flat Shapes
Chapter 9: Comparing Sets

*Please support your child at home by counting objects around your home and at other places you visit together. Have them write their numbers in fun ways like in shaving cream, sand, paint (in a baggie), etc. They can use play-do to make five balls or ten snakes. Talk about numbers and compare them (greater than, less than). Play games that use dice. Get creative!

Language Arts - Journeys
We are currently working on Unit 4. There are five lessons per unit, with each lesson lasting one week. There are a total of six different units. Please log onto Think Central (the link is under the "Student Links" tab on the left -password AND username is student lunch number) to access the student book, decodable readers, leveled readers, GrammarSnap videos, and the big books.

Unit 4:
Lesson 16: What kinds of things do scientists study?

High Frequency Words: for, they, up
Phonics: short i
Lesson 17: Hoe do living things change as they grow?
High Frequency Words: give, them, say
Phonics: consonant g
Lesson 18: The Atlantic Ocean
High Frequency Words: was, ate, could
Phonics: consonant r
Lesson 19: What types of things could happen on a hike?
High Frequency Words: she, her, when
Phonics: consonant d
Lesson 20: What do scientists do when they discover something?
High Frequency Words: all, over, some
Phonics: review short i

Scholastic Book Orders are sent home every month or so. Please keep an eye out for the book orders. They will be attached to your child's Home Education Packet. Orders may be placed online at Please use our class code: PDFKW. Or return your paper order form to me with a check made payable to "Scholastic Reading Club." Please do not send cash. Our class earns free books and supplies with every order! Thank you for supporting your child's reading both at home and in the classroom!
*If your order includes a gift for your child, please email me and let me know so I don't give it to them when their order arrives at school.

1st Grade Grading Scale
O+ 97.5-100%
O 93-97.49%
O- 89.5-92.99%
S+ 85-89.49%
S 80-84.99%
S- 75-79.99%
N+ 70-74.99%
N 65-69.99%
N- 62-64.99%
U 55-61.99%
U- 0-54.99%
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