Lincoln's January Newsletter
Leading The Pack In Kingsport
Happy New Year !
Math Carnival Night At Lincoln
Grade Level Updates
We just started a new unit “Changes All Around Me”. In this unit, we will learn about winter weather and it’s effects. We are continuing to write personal narratives in our draft books. We are focusing on lengthening the writing, listening for beginning and ending sounds in each word, and correctly spelling sight words. Please continue to read each night and sign the reading log. Our goal this month is 18 days. Students who meet or exceed the goal will get to attend a special celebration.
We are working on story problems in math within 10. We are also working on identifying and counting sets of teen numbers. Students need to be familiar with numbers up to 20. We are working on counting to 75 and skip counting by 5s and 10s. Please continue to work with your child on identifying and knowing the value of coins.
First graders will be learning the power of persuasion. We will compare and contrast texts, characters, events, and make connections between texts. Students will write an opinion piece using text evidence to support their decision to agree or disagree. Again, we will use a graphic organizer to help us plan our writing.
For phonics, we are focusing on long vowels spelled with digraphs variations. Our language focus will be verbs; however, we will continue to review nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and articles.
In math, students will understand, represent, and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. We will understand equivalence and place value. This unit has several math games for homework practice. Students need to practice reading analog clocks to the hour and half hour.
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We will be starting an exciting new unit on Disasters this term ~ we will be reading about the Boston Molasses Flood, The Pishtigo Fire, and other interesting events. We will spend time reading and writing from these articles as we continue to discuss the importance of citing text evidence in our responses.
We will also continue working with different letter and sound patterns, helping to support better spelling. Remember, we do not have traditional spelling test but instead practice using these patterns throughout our writing.
Don't forget to log your reading each night! Ms. Sheppard has lined up some fun rewards for those students who read, log, and return their monthly charts.
During the month of January, we are focusing on cube patterns, arrays, and multiples of 10. Within this month, students will be working toward understanding the meaning and structure between multiplication and division and the relationship between them. Students will be solving multiplication and division problems, including multi-step problems and problems with multiple solutions. Students will also make sense of multiplying multiples of 10 by one-digit numbers.
For science this month, students will learn about matter and its interactions. Students will be able to describe the properties of solids, liquids, and gasses and identify that matter is made up of particles too small to be seen and compare physical properties of matter. Students will look at changes caused by heating or cooling that can and cannot be reversed.
January PTO Meeting
Nutrition Notes for January
Your Help in Keeping Everyone Healthy
We are encouraging more frequent hand washing of all students and our custodians are wiping down all handrails, desks, and doorknobs with disinfectant nightly. Together we can keep the sickness to as much of a minimum as we can in a building with close to 450 people in it on a daily basis. If you have questions regarding your child's ability to come to school you can always call the nurse, Nurse Brandy, or come with your child between 7:45 and 8:15 in the morning to her office. She can do an assessment of your child and make a decision if they are able to stay at school. Our goal is always to have students in school, but we truly don't want them here if they are sick and contagious.