Mrs. Kelley's 1st Grade Class Newsletter
One more week until Winter Break! I hope you can join us for the 1st Grade Winter Party this Thursday at 1:30. Kids will have a snack then make gingerbread houses. You are welcome to join us! Thank you for sending in your circled items for our Gingerbread houses by this Monday.
We will not have a spelling test or sight word test this week! The kids will be glad to know they have a week with no homework!
Just a reminder that Friday, December 18th is an early release day at 12:30. If your child is planning to buy lunch they will serve a sandwich sack lunch. Thank you!
Dec. 15: Lifetouch Picture Retakes (New date)
Dec. 14: Gingerbread House items due at school
Dec. 17: 1st Grade Winter Party 1:30-2:30
Dec. 18: Early Release 12:30
Dec. 21-Jan. 4: Winter Break NO SCHOOL
Jan. 5: Back to School
The online yearbook store is open. You may pre-order your copies of the yearbook now. There are 3 ways to order: (a) order online at http://www.smart-pay.com/ Click "Locate Your School" to begin the ordering process. (b) Use the order form in Tuesday Folder and mail it in with your check or money order. (c) Call 1-800-853-1377 to order with credit/debit card. The last day to purchase a yearbook at the discounted price of $20 is Dec. 15th. The price will increase to $26 on Dec. 16th.
Here is the link https://www.smore.com/bvb5w to the 1st Grade Team Newsletter so you can see what curriculum all first graders will cover this week.
SPECIALS THIS WEEK:
Mon: Library (return your books)
Kids did an awesome job on their Traditions Posters!
Reading Writing Speaking Listening
Each child had a chance to share their traditions with the class. This was good speaking and listening practice!
We have so many creative kiddos in our class!
I am so proud of our little writers! This week kids wrote stories about the Gingerbread person they created.
Working So Hard!
This little buddy is working on his "final copy." We brainstorm and draft in our writing notebooks. Kids make a neat, published copy after we edit together for mistakes.
I have noticed that many kids are taking risks with their writing and trying patterns and elaborated sentences. At the beginning of the year most children were writing only very simple phrases or sentence fragments.
Working So Hard!
I took our little scientists outside to learn about force, motion, and movement with some of my son's old toy racecars.
Partners work together to collect data on how much force is needed to make the cars move and which direction they move.
Science is Fun!
We ended the week with a visit to the Learning Lounge to hang out with our 5th Grade Buddies from Mrs. Godfrey's class!
Kids spent time with their 5th grade friend, shared Holiday cards, and read Christmas and holiday books.
Fun with Friends!