Gaston Family News
Jan. 27- 31
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Every Wednesday, Student Early Release 1:30
LEARNING WITH A LOVED ONE with a Math Focus:
January 30: 4K 2:00 - 3:00
January 31: Kindergarten 9:45-10:30
January 24th: Student Report Cards Come Home
February 4 and 6: Parent-Teacher Conferences (your time will come later)
February 7: NO SCHOOL
February 14: Coffee with Principal Lewis
May 21: 3rd Grade Field Trip
MAPS Testing Continues
- please have your child to school on time so they don't miss test portions
- please don't pick up your child before 3:00 to limit interruptions during testing
Your child's teacher can update you on their progress at Parent-Teacher Conferences in February.
Grade Level Learning
All Grade Levels
Every day- take some time to read to your child or have your child read to you. Kids who read at home have been shown to have greater student achievement! The car is a great place to work on math facts, spelling words or telling stories.
Monthly Study: Buildings
Math: I can measure by length, weight and height. I can count sets of objects to 20. I can sort by color, shape and size.
Literacy: I can recognize upper case letters. I can tell what an author and illustrator do.
Writing: I can draw a picture and begin to write sounds I hear.
Math: We are learning to identify, name, and describe 3D shapes.
Reading: We are learning about reading strategies, letters and sounds and story elements including character, setting, and events.
Writing: We are learning to write “How to” books that teach others how to do something.
Science: We are learning about the needs of plants and animals.
Math: We are solving addition and subtraction story problems with missing addends. Next, we will be adding double digits with regrouping.
Reading: We are amping up our reading power to read longer books fluently. We also focus on word solving phonics strategies.
Writing: We are writing lab reports like scientists.
Science: We are studying states of matter and properties of matter to determine which materials are the best for a purpose.