## Note From the Teacher

This was a another fantastic and busy week in 1st grade! In Reading, we reviewed text features and key details. In Writing, we began working on How To writing. In Math, we took our Unit 4 Big Idea 3 Post Assessment and worked on adding tens and ones and adding a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number. In Science, we celebrated Christmas around the world. The students had a blast! Ask them what they learned about Christmas in Mexico, Holland, Italy, and Israel, and Sweden. Dr. Yonke, our director of curriculum, taught us about Italy and how to make different kinds of pasta. The students had a blast watching her demonstrate for us. You can see a picture at the bottom of our newsletter! Thank you, Dr. Yonke!

Also, please note that January 5th is our Rock the Roar Assembly at 8:45 A.M.

December 21st, we will be building Gingerbread houses! If you are able to donate items for our gingerbread houses, we are in need of:

• Peppermints
• Skittles
• White Icing
• Pretzel Sticks
• Lemon Drops
• Graham Crackers
• Gum Drops
• Sprinkles
• Shredded Coconut
• Gallon Ziploc Bags
• Hershey's Kisses
• Any other items that would make a great Gingerbread House!

If you are interested in being a guest reader, please let me know! We would LOVE to have you! :-)

## Upcoming Explorations

We will locate key details in fiction stories.

WRITING:

Next week we will work on fun writing activities.

MATH:

Next week we will work on fun math activities.

WORD PATTERN FOR NEXT WEEK: None

## Attendance

We had a 97.3% attendance average this week. Our classroom attendance goal is 95.8%. Thank you so much for helping us meet our goal!

## Classroom Needs

Post It Notes

Disinfectant Wipes

## PBIS Update

This week we had our Christmas Campout and the students really enjoyed themselves! We also had our grade level celebration, which included fun games in the gym! This was definitely a blast for all involved. :-)

## Unit 4 Mathematics Big Idea 3 Data

I am SO proud of our class. On our Post-Test for Unit 4 Big Idea 3, 94% of students scored met or advanced! This is wonderful data to share!