November 1, 2013
Keeping Calm in a Storm
Ha! This week the challenge was to keep my learners focused when there was so much excitement in the air. It was so fun to see their adorable costumes on Scarecrow Day and they did an awesome job at the hoe down. I loved seeing so many of my 1C cuties trick or treating at my door. It was a great week but I am sure tired and I'm sure your children are too!
A Peek at Next Week:
Week of November 4th...
TILES: th, sh, short e combined with blends and digraphs
Language Arts: prepositions, adding details in writing
Math: addition- strategies, missing parts, addition games
Social Studies: elections and Veteran's Day
Science: Intro. to states of matter-solids, liquids, gases
Needs your attention...
Report Cards; Report cards went home today. Please be sure to read the letter pertaining to our grading methods. The MAP test results are also in the envelope. First graders took the MAP test on reading and math. It is a self-adjusting test that is taken on a computer. Please sign the report card and return to school as soon as possible.
Thanksgiving homework: Your child will be bringing home papers on Monday explaining the homework for November. You will need to assist your child in making a Native American or Pilgrim costume for our feast on November 22nd. Directions are provided. You do not need to uses the directions provided.
Blue Folders: Please be sure your child is reading daily. If your child forgets their folder, they can read a "just right" book they may have at home or they can read a book on raz-kids.com.
Please have your child bring 1-3 candy wrappers from Halloween candy (or any candy) for a math activity on Monday.