Mrs. Jansen's First Grade Class

Weekly Newsletter: February 15, 2016

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We are Respectful, Responsible and Safe.

Friends, Fun and Finishings!

What a great week enjoyed together last week. Thank you so much to our families for their support of our Valentine's Celebration! Special shout-out's to Mrs. Nixon, Mrs. O'Connor, Mrs. Hogan, Mrs. Burger and Mrs. Leonard for all of their help in coordinating such a wonderful party for the children. Also, a tremendous "Thank you!" to the Crites family as well for their support and facilitation of our classroom art project, as shown to the side, that will be available for silent auction purchasing at our upcoming Keysor Trivia Night! So much love went into it's creation as well!

We also LOVED celebrating our friends Ryan and Chloe for the terrific behavior demonstrated last week, as they were recognized as our Students of the Week. We additionally recognized Oliver as our Leader of the Week. Oliver has been working really hard in demonstrating great Keysor Pride through being a great role model in keeping his body focused, following directions and being a kind friend. Keep up the great work Oliver!

Special Classes/Activities Schedule:

Monday, Feb. 15th: No School - President's Day
Tuesday, Feb. 16th: B Day - Music with Dr. St. Clair; Speed Stackers meeting @ 8:00 in gym
Wednesday, Feb. 17th: C Day - Wellness with Mrs. Ehrlich; Wellness Wednesday for walking, running or riding your bikes to school.
Thursday, Feb. 18th: D Day - Library with Mrs. Ems (books are due); Chess Club at 8:00 a.m.; Keysor Night at the Magic House
Friday, Feb. 19th: E Day - Art with Mrs. Lang

Sight Words and Sound Focus

Our sight words this week are: no, could, people, call, water, call
We will also be beginning our exploration of word ending blends for 'ai' and 'ay' in words like: day, say, raid and paid

Thank you as well to the many who assisted in preparing our new sight words for second semester! They are coming to life on our word wall, through the children's use!

Writing Workshop: Publishing and Opinon writing begininings!

More writing being concluded and new topics beginning with opinion writing!

Coin Values and Joining Together!

Building upon our work in adding two digit numbers together and in coordination with President's Day, our studies this week will move into money, with focus to the coins. The children will have a chance to learn about the values of the coins and joining them together through number sentences and group combinations. Along the way, they'll also review some fun value rhymes too!

Continuing in Learning about Our Culture

During our experiences in topics this week, the children will be sharing out their 'traditions' homework that identifies origins of their family, family photos and the sharing of their family's beloved traditions. The kids will also be creating family flags and then move into learning about the rich culture of black history in our nation.