First Grade Sprinkles

December 13, 2019

Important Dates

12/20/19 Early Release @1:36pm

12/23 - 1/3 Winter Break - Have a wonderful break!!

1/6/19 School Resumes

Spirit Week

12/16/19 Sherwood Spirit

12/17/19 PJ Day

12/18/19 Sports Wear

12/19/19 Color Day - 1st grade will wear orange

12/20/19 Winter Sweater

Maker Space Materials and Math Scrolls

Next week, students will be given a STEM challenge to create a gingerbread house. The 1st grade teachers are preparing the boxes, but we are asking for any makerspace materials you may want to donate. Suggestions: cardboard, empty containers, paper towel tubes, duct tape, etc.


After winter break, we will begin creating our own math scrolls. Each child will need one paper towel tube. Thank you!!

Thank you!

I wanted to thank everyone who sent in money to buy a holiday gift for families in need. The child our class bought for really wanted clothes. I was able to go out and buy a few outfits for him.

Thank you again!!

Winter Break Challenge

Next week, I will send home the "Winter Break Challenge". This is not meant to be daunting, serious, or involve a lot of rules. Rather, the goal is to keep students reading and writing in FUN ways. From reading in your PJs to sending an email to me, I have included many opportunities for your family to "sneak" in some literacy moments. This will be inside your child's book bag NEXT week.

Math

Students started a new unit this week. We introduced number lines and had fun playing some games to become comfortable jumping forward and backward on a number line. We will continue adding and subtracting using the number line next week.


ELA

In phonics, students worked on the soft c and soft g sounds. They were also introduced to their new differentiated word sort. In writing, we will be working on a personal narrative on a time where we saved and spent money. We will also be writing about the gingerbread houses we create. Stay tuned to Seesaw for many pictures.