Mrs. Luther's First Grade Class

January 28-March 1, 2013

Bible Verse

"He let you hear his voice from heaven so he could instruct you" (Deuteronomy 4:36).
Lesson-God wants your attention!

Verse test next Tuesday. Good luck!

Homework

Bible-study verse for test on Tuesday
Reading-Read The Lady in the Moon each night for fluency and comprehension. Have your parents ask you questions each night.
Read an AR book for testing. Read it at least three times unless it is a chapter book.
From The Lady in the Moon story, write down 5 nouns and the page numbers.
Write down 5 verbs and the page numbers.
Write down 5 adjectives and the page numbers. Write down 5 short vowel sounding words and the page numbers. Do not use r controlled words.
Write down 5 long vowel sounding words and the page numbers. Write neatly and turn this in with the contract.
Math-Telling Time test on Thursday-good luck!
Please review all time sheets that are coming home and work on www.aaamath.com for telling time to get ready for the test. Turn in the telling time homework sheet on Thursday.
Social Studies- test on Thursday- study information will come home
One thing your child will need to do is label the continents, so please have them continue to use the lapbook while singing the song to practice.

Merit Award and Principal's Award

AR Reading Rewards

We love to read.

Parents please remember that when your child reads an AR book and passes a test on it, he or she is eligible for AR Reading Rewards. Many in our class have earned the Chuckie Cheese, Chili's, bowling, and movie passes. They need to continue to read, read, read to earn the Six Flags tickets and the end of the year party. You have until March 1, 2013 to earn points for the Six Flags tickets. I will be sending home another AR report showing your child's AR testing points. Keep reading, you can do it!

100th Day of School

We celebrated by doing exercises for 100 seconds. We brought in 100 items and sorted, counted, and recorded by 2's, 5's, and 10's. Mrs. Luther brought us a special snack. We watched a video about 100 days of school. It was an exciting day.

Classroom needs and BoxTops

Your child is in need of 2-4 glue sticks. We use them almost everyday so they go quickly. Please continue to send in Box Tops for Education.

spelling and vocabulary words

spelling words-
"ie" and "igh" have the long i sound
lie, tie, high, might, right, night, bright, light, pie, tight, above, laugh

vocabulary words-
lotus leaves-leaves from the lotus plant
pears-sweet fruits that are round at the end
poems-writing that is like a song without music
treasures-things that are worth a lot to someone

Upcoming Events

1 Feb-Registration deadline for current families for 2012-2014

7 Feb.-Parent/Teacher conferences early release day

12 Feb.-PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m.

11-15 Feb-Scholastic Book Fair

19-22 Feb.-Winter Break, no school

Good Websites

www.aaamath.com
http://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html
The National Geographic Young Explorer books are free!
http://www.wegivebooks.org/
Wegivebooks are free online books and some are AR books.

Thank you parents!

Thank you parents for all you do to support your child at home and at school. Your efforts are very appreciated