Mrs. Odenweller's

Fintastic Firsties

IMPORTANT INFO

*Please continue to check your child's folder each night for any notes or comments, including those regarding behavior and initial inside the small box within the larger one. The small conduct charts need to remain in their folders and come to school every day to ensure consistency and effective classroom management.

*When sending money to school, please put in an envelope or small bag with your child's name, how much was sent and purpose for the money. Please send exact amounts as I am unable to make change.

*Don't forget to have your child read for 20 minutes each night and complete the reading log. Challenge them to write the title themselves!

IMPORTANT DATES


February


17 &18- Shutdown day (no visitors)

20- Alvin ISD Turtle Race/5K

25- Math/science night (5:30-7:00)

26- Jump Rope for Heart

26- Go Texan Day! (Dress in Western wear)


March

1- College spirit day

1-Reading CBA #2

2- 1st Grade field trip to Crocodile Encounters

8- PTO meeting 6:00-7:00

10- Talent Show

11-Early Dismissal (12:30)

14-18- Spring Break

25- No school

Waves of Pages Reading Program

Monday I sent home a reading log for Schlitterbahn's Waves of Pages Reading Program which is led by our librarian, Mrs. Howard, and is completely voluntary. The program encourages students to read for pleasure. Each student who reads for 10 hours during the 10-week program is awarded a free admission to the waterpark as well as a discount for their family members. As your child reads, fill out the log and return it by February 24th. That is all you have to do!

READING

This week we will be learning about fables and making connections based on our own experiences.

WRITING

This week we are continuing the writing process. We are in the drafting phase and getting ready to move on to editing and revising.

SCIENCE

This week, we are learning about natural resources and how we can conserve them.


Some fun songs and videos:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaFpv03hq-4 - recycling song- shows process


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DJ45Yc3urg - harry kindergarten going green


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1mFymbRmv4 - 3rs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1l8HXa3HLk- reading rainbow recycling plant


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYP2_wsDkV4&index=10&list=PLYT5W32rxrbv1I00hefTf1TddIqXm4wPc - going green with timon and pumba

MATH

We will finishing up our unit on fractions (whole, halves, fourths) this week and moving on to addition/subtraction to 20.


Some fun songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMWa6dDoicc - pizza fractions


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnFrOetuUKg - Mr R's fraction song- up to 16ths


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9YHviTFelA - quarters/fourths


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7WhRMvlQwo - numerator/denominator

SOCIAL STUDIES

This week, students will be learning about the importance of President's Day as well as a couple of our important presidents and their contributions to our county.