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Mr. Whalen

Eureka Math module 1

Week of October 9, 2017

Eureka Math

Module 1

Lessons 19-22


number bonds

+1 or +2 addition


SMARTboard/SmartResponse assessment on Friday!


In this first module of Grade 1, students make significant progress towards fluency with addition and subtraction of numbers to 10 (1.OA.6) as they are presented with opportunities intended to advance them from counting all to counting on, which leads many students then to decomposing and composing addends and total amounts. In Kindergarten, students achieved fluency with addition and subtraction facts to 5. This means they can decompose 5 into 4 and 1, 3 and 2, and 5 and 0. They can do this without counting all. They perceive the 3 and 2 embedded within the 5. Lesson objective 


Focus Standard: 

1.OA.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

1.OA.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).

Please share your email with your child in order that they may share documents on GOOGLE DRIVE!

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Unit 2

Week 2

Days 4-5

Big Idea:  Characters


  • Describe the most important story events in order.
  • Identify the main characters and setting in a story.



Big Idea:  Characters "Many Kinds of Characters"

Focus: Short "u", (cub, cuff, cup, duck, dull, nut, rug, sun)

HFW/High Frequency Words:  come, here, to, of)

Grammar: Nouns, articles, demonstratives, plural nouns)


Writing: Power Writing, Narratives.

(Power writing will scaffold the structure of a paragraph using color strips of paper.  The topic sentence/big idea will be a green strip of paper, the details (3-5) will be yellow.  We will not add the conclusion until September.  The students will then publish either on paper or digitally in Google Drive.)


Unit 3 

Week 3

Days 1-3

Big idea: Characters

Ginger Bread Man

-retell key events in a story


HFW: what, put, want, this, saw

spelling words: black, class, clock, flat, glad, plan, plums





SEESAW is a great app, that allows our families to see all the wonderful learning that propels our days forward each day.  We will be using it to share writing, science, art, math word problems, iMovies, and more!  We are all new to SEESAW, so your kindness and patience is appreciated.



I have sent all email addresses home.  The passwords are on the back of the email.  I asked the children to place them in the back cover of their homework folders so we always have access to their emails.  Let  me know if they have been lost.


Mr. Whalen




1. Go to

2. Select Melrose Elementary

3. Select Dreambox Math

4. School Code: laun/j9tx

5. Whalen

6. Students Name


Have fun!

It is intuitive

Each keystroke is assessing one's math skills

It will soon be aligned to our EUREKA MATH program.

It is not drill and kill math work, it will move on once it determines a child has mastered a skill or standard


2017/2018 Class room supply/wish list

Costco/Kirkland Baby Wipes

(I provide the student with a wipe each time they enter the classroom to cut down on germs and dirt on the iPads)

We will need baby wipes all year!




Cleaning supplies

-Lysol wipes

Thank you for the supply of cleaning supplies



Library Set up!

by section...

1. Science

2. Social Studies

3. leveled books






Classroom 12 assessments

All classroom assessments will be conducted and recorded with our SMART Response system.  


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Today: 10/18/17

Class Schedule

Daily Schedule

08:00 am-08:30am BIC/Morning Busines
08:30 am - 09:50 am | Language Arts Treasures
09:50 am - 10:10 am | Recess
10:10 am - 11:00 am | Lang. Arts / Writer's Workshop

11:00 am - 11:50 am Eureka Math
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Lunch

12:35pm-1:30pm complete Eureka Math
1:30 pm - 02:25 pm | /Science / Engineering/ Social Studies / Health / Computer Lab / P.E. / Art / PBL
02:25 pm - 02:30 pm | Closing

Fitness/PE - Wednesday  TBA (please have your children wear sneakers!)

Music - Thursday TBA


Science Lab - Thursday PM

ART-Friday Art Afternoons







This is where you are able to view your child's digital writing, videos, and more.

Your child knows how to post on this blog. If they loose their email or ...more


Videos posted on KID BLOG



Students have read the story Little Red Hen and will be making their own movies to retell the story.


These will be posted on KID BLOG! (due date: Friday, September 30, 2016)


Mininum grade


  • 8 photos
  • Voice over for each photo
  • Title/written explanation of the "retell!"
  • 1 spelling per title
  • must have proper capitalization at beginning of sentence and punctuation at end of sentence.
  • photo must be without carpet, table, etc. in background.