Ms. Phillips' 1st Grade Newsletter
Friday, December 11, 2015
December 22- Second Quarter Ends
December 23- Winter Break Begins!
January 8- Grade Cards Go Home
Our class earned 98.5% attendance last week! I am so proud of the kiddos for taking good care of themselves so that they stay healthy and are able to be at school. At school, we talk about how important it is that we come to school every day so that we are learning. Making attendance a priority is a habit that starts early, so thank you for your continuing efforts to make good attendance a habit in your home! :)
Scholastic Book Orders
Thank you for placing your orders for the Scholastic books! If you purchased any books, they should arrive by the end of next week. The students are so excited to get them! I will start to place orders on the last school day of each month from now on. If you'd like to purchase books, just have your order ready by then. I'll send out a reminder email as the end of the month approaches, as well! :)
Scholastic Book Orders
Words of the Week: out, have, little, what, ask
Word Family Pattern: out -shout, pout, about, etc.
Next week, we will use Christmas stories to review and assess the following reading strategies for fictional stories: asking and answering questions, retelling, central message, character and setting, and problem/solution. I am excited to see what they remember and know regarding fictional stories!
We will continue adding details to our Christmas-themed, personal narratives. They have chosen some cute, Christmas memories to write about!
Next week, we will wrap up the second skill in Unit 4. The students have been working hard at proving their answers and explaining their thinking.
We will be celebrating the holiday season by planning a Christmas Around the World event! Each teacher on the first grade team has selected a country to teach the first graders about. I will be teaching the students about the way Germany celebrates Christmas. The students will be traveling around the teams to different classrooms learning about the different activities that take place around the world. Ask your learner next week what they have learned about the different celebrations that occur in various countries! :)
Please feel free to email or call me with any questions you have. Thank you for another great week at Sweeny! Have a blessed weekend! (Only 14 more days until Christmas!)