First Grade News

February 1st-5th

Monday

Day 5 Art

We will have our spelling pre-test for our word chunk -ain. We will learn about long vowel sounds. We will work on finishing and sharing our family books. We will have reading groups and centers. We will write the edit and publish our three part story. Our focus in math will be using tens and ones to add numbers together. We will have our FIRST DEAR TIME to celebrate reading for "I LOVE to Read month! THERE IS NOT A MATH VIDEO FOR HOMEWORK TONIGHT!

Tuesday

Day 1 Phy Ed-Music

We will practice making words with the "ain" word chunk. We will have reading groups and centers. We will write about Groundhog's Day. Did Punxsatawny Phil see his shadow? Our focus in math will building with tens and ones to solve math story problems. We will have math centers. THERE IS A MATH VIDEO FOR HOMEWORK TONIGHT---Please have your child watch it in Google Classroom!

Wednesday

Day 2 Phy Ed/Media

We will practice our sight words for the week. We will have reading groups and centers. We will work on making a "popplet" to gather our thoughts for writing. Our focus in math will be showing a number in four different ways. We will have math centers. THERE IS A MATH VIDEO FOR HOMEWORK TONIGHT---Please have your child watch it in Google Classroom!

Thursday

Day 3-Phy Ed/Music

We will play spelling sparkle to practice our spelling words. We will have reading groups and centers. We will write our ideas from our "popplet" Our focus in math will be using a Ten Hopping number line to solve two digit addition. THERE IS NOT A MATH VIDEO FOR HOMEWORK TONIGHT.

Friday

Day 4-Media Check Out/Phy Ed

"Score" with a good book day! Dress up in your sports team colors and wear a hat if you like! We will have our spelling test. We will have reading groups and centers. We will make a "Love Bug". Our focus in math will be using a "Hungry Crocodile" to understand greater and less.

Parent Notes

THERE IS MATH VIDEO HOMEWORK ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY ONLY THIS WEEK. PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD REMEMBER TO WATCH THE MATH VIDEOS WHEN ASSIGNED.

This IS the math lesson for each day when assigned. I do provide time in the morning for those who forget, but it is much better for your child if they have watched the video and completed their practice at home prior to coming to school. Thanks for your help!


The school carnival is coming in February. Our class will be creating a Class Basket for the carnival. Our theme will be "Minions Basket". FUN! THANKS TO JENNY BRITTEN For volunteering to coordinate our basket. Here are some of the details:

If you are interested in helping make this basket amazing, please send in an item(s) to add to it, or if you'd rather send money, that works too (your classroom coordinator will use the cash to add to the basket). All donations must be turned in to your classroom by Friday, February 12th, to give enough time to shop and create the basket. Also, if you send in an item(s), please include the gift receipt(s) and the value of each item.


* Here are just a few ideas of items that would make this basket fantastic:

Minions DVDs, books, toys, T-shirts, etc.


Thanks so much for your help! We can't wait to see this basket!


Last call for Colossal Classroom Collection Contest

THIS is the final week of the contest. Please send in any Box Tops, Labels for Education, Tyson Project A+ and ink cartridges. Remember, this year classes are competing against classes and the entire school to win Scholastic books, Popcorn Parties, a Cereal Party and a Goldfish Cracker party. Maybe even school-wide bragging rights?!


It’s a great way to contribute to the school with items that would otherwise be trashed. If you have any questions about what to collect or how, please visit, www.yourmiddletonpto.org.


Please us the link below to sign up for conferences. There is one slot available per family, so please sign up early to get your preferred time slot. Let me know if you have problems or questions.

Click Here to Sign Up For Conferences

Sign up for conferences quickly. There is only one slot available per family!

Stylus at Target Example

This is an EXAMPLE of an iPad stylus. You do not need to get THIS one, but it IS available at Target.

Spelling Test

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School Lunch Menu

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First Grade Classroom Directory

Here is the current version of our classroom directory. UPDATED AS OF OCTOBER 13TH. You can use the directory to send birthday invitations, or to connect with other families from our class. Changed will be updated here!