Dr. Knowlton's Class Update

2/8/16-2/11/16

Hello Parents!

I would like to begin by saying thank you to all for your kind words and prayers in reference to my car accident this morning. I really appreciate each and everyone of you. I hope that all had a fantastic Super Bowl Weekend! Also, I also would like to thank the families that donated to our school service project : Heart for the Homeless. Please review the following updates for this week...

Valentine Party

Our Valentine Party will take place this Wednesday. Mrs. Calhoun and Mrs. Willis will be facilitating the party. I thought it would be fun for your children to decorate a shoebox to collect their Valentine Cards from their friends. They can start bringing those boxes in as early as tomorrow if available. Students are also allowed to bring one bag of individually wrapped candy to distribute to their friends as well. The Valentine Card list is below.

This Week in First Grade

Phonics:

This week's Phonics Lessons include: Suffix-es and Diphthongs ou and ow. The next Spelling Test will be next Friday, February 19, 2016


Reading:

This week, we will focus on cause and effect.


Science/Social Studies/Health:

We will be learning about George Washington Carver this week.


IB Theme:

How We Express Ourselves is our IB Unit. We will be focusing on how historical figures expressed their ideas, feelings and beliefs to create change.


Writing/Grammar:

This week we will be writing an opinion piece about Theodore Roosevelt's contributions.


IB Word of the Week:

Knowledgeable

Calendar Updates

February 9

Field Trip: Atlanta History Center

Please wear a red Morris Brandon Shirt or any red shirt.

We will have lunch at school when we return


February 10

Junior Achievement (Mr. Reyes)

Valentine Party


February 19

American Hero Research Form Due


February 12-16

Winter Break (No School)


February 22-26

Book Fair (Both Campuses)


February 25

PTA Meeting (Primary Campus)


February 26

American Hero Presentations

Location/Time: TBA

Valentine Card List

Karlee Willis

Jack Calhoun

Judah Benton

Margaret Quillian

Angelica Narvaez

Campbell Hanna

Minjune Park

Jackson Dillon

Nick Hansen

Malika Mostafa

Amir Langford

Sam Garroway

Sam Behrend

Simon Hayal

Bridget Casey

Amaya Reyes

Victor Gaither

Nate Pickett

Kaylee Jarboe

Claire Cavanaugh

Asher Klein

Ally Rodts

Len'Yonna Smith

Khloe Romelus

E'Majynn Bonilla