First Grade Hall of Fame

Week of December 14, 2015

What are we Learning this Week?

Reading- non-fiction text/winter holiday theme

Spelling- position words; there are only 9 words this week!

Writing- winter holiday themed writing

Social Studies- celebrations and holidays

Math- 3-D geometric figures and problem-solving

Science- Energy

Spelling Words

over, under, above, beside, behind, below, next, between, in front

Homework Corner!

There is NO math homework this week.

Please make sure the reading log is being filled out as they read their books. We really encourage each student to be reading more than 10 books throughout the week. We will be testing their reading levels after winter break, so practice, practice, practice!

There are 2 spelling sheets to practice spelling words. There will be a spelling test on Friday, December 18 before early dismissal!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

Holiday Party!

The holiday party will be on Thursday, December 17 from 2:15-3:00 pm. There will be no gift exchange between students.

If you have not yet done so, please send either $3 or $5 with your child so that we can help provide delicious treats for the kids!

Also, I would like to know if your child has any food-related allergies. I already have some parents that have informed me. It is highly important that I know this information, so that everyone is safe! :)

Polar Express Day!

On Wednesday, December 16, all students will be allowed to wear their pajamas to school. No nightgowns are allowed. This will be an all-day event, so there will be no need to pack extra clothes!


Thank you parents for sticking with me this first semester. It has been a BIG change and a big learning process for both myself and the students. I feel that now we have established a bond, and a lot of learning is happening in the classroom! But I could not have done this without all of you. I genuinely appreciate how you all took the time to meet with me and to talk with me one-on-one about your child's educational needs. Also, I truly want to thank you all for believing in me and being patient with the changes.

As always, I will work with you to ensure that your child's goals are being met as well as your goals, too! I am also open to any ideas that any of you have about enhancing the educational process! One parent mentioned to me a phonics/reading program called Raz Kids. I immediately looked into this, and I absolutely love it! I really want to implement this in the classroom during our reading time next semester. If you have some time, please feel free to check it out!

I am still continuing to find resources for the kids to always practice math and reading at home (especially resources that are FUN and engaging)! If any of you have found some cool resources, please let me know!

I hope that you all have a wonderful and safe holiday break with your families, and I look forward to being your partner in education next year! :)