Fabulous First Grade Flyer

Week of December 15th-19th, Issue 16

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Fantastic First Graders

Waleed Hadj-Hamou, Siena Jacob, Anaya Hanks, Willow Nwamadi, and Ansley Norwood,

Jackets

Please remember to put your child's name on all jackets. The lost and found is growing daily, if your child is missing something please remind them to check the lost and found.

PARTY DAY!! READ ME

First Grade Winter Party will be in your child's classroom December 19th at 1:45.


For security purposes on party days, we ask parents to inform the campus, in advance, if you are planning to attend a classroom party so that we can enter all visitor names into our secure database. If you have ever signed in through the computer in our front office, then you will need to RSVP utilizing the link below, and you will be able to check in quickly in the foyer to receive a name tag.


If you do not RSVP, or if we have not scanned your license in the front office this school year, then you will need to complete this process before you are allowed to attend the classroom parties. To avoid the party day afternoon traffic in the front office, you can stop by the front office to scan your license any school day from 7:30am-3:30pm. We look forward to your attendance and in celebrating our last 2014 school day together.


Please reply to this RSVP link by 12:00pm Thursday, December 18, to confirm attendance at your child’s party on Friday, December 19 at 1:45pm. Each adult attending will need to enter his/her name on the RSVP list. Each adult only needs to RSVP once - even if you have multiple parties to attend in the school. If you are not able to attend, you do NOT need to reply.

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First Grade Website

For information regarding volunteering, schedules, contact information and much much more check out our First Grade Website.

Nichols WatchDOGS

Attention DADS! Have you signed up for WatchD.O.G.S. duty recently?

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Practice Counting Coins

These past few weeks we have been identifying, writing the value of each coin and counting like and mixed coins, up to $1.00. Because we use plastic coins at school, any practice at home using real coins would be beneficial.

Karate Belt Math

Last week we introduced the “Bridge to Ten” strategy. I am attaching the Orange Belt flash cards we are using in class.


I hope you enjoy helping your student prepare for this at home. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


ORANGE BELT CARDS

Cluster 2 Problem Solving- Homework Option

See the link below for the types of problems we are solving in the classroom. Feel free to print them and work on them with your child.
Cluster 2 Problem Solving
XtraMath

Use the login your child's teacher sent home to work on their math skills.

Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club

Nichols is participating in an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school’s deadline noted below is eligible for a free admission ticket valid at one participating Six Flags Theme Parks. Students will develop a greater appreciation for books when they see that you think reading is important too. You are sure to have fun as you investigate the world of reading together!


For more information, see the Nichols Library website at https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/nichols-library/six-flags-read-to-succeed-program


All forms are due by Friday, February 20th!

You are invited to participate in the 2X2 reading program

Who: All students in kindergarten, 1st grade, and second grade

What: Color the space on your boot each time you read or listen to a 2X2 book. Have your mom or dad sign the paper when you have read or listened to all 20 books. Turn in your boot in to the library and have your picture taken and displayed in the library.

When: Completed boots are due to the library by May 1, 2015.

Where: Anywhere! Books can be read at home, school, or in the library.

Why: Because reading is fun

*Boots will be sent home with your child, but if you are in need of another please check out the Nichols Library website for more information.

Istation

Use this link to access istation using the username and password sent home with your child.

Important Dates

December 19th- Winter Party at 1:45

December 22nd- January 2nd- Winter Break

January 9th- Good Morning Nichols

January 13th, 14th, 15th- CogAT

January 15th- Cedars Spirit Night

January 16th- 2nd Nine Weeks Ends

January 19th- NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 22nd- Report Card come home

January 23rd- Good Morning Nichols

Nichols Website

School wide information

Curriculum News

Math: Reviewing previously taught concepts
Writing: drafting and publishing a brief expository text
Reading/Social Studies: different types of media and its purpose

Spelling: bug, rug, shrug, twig, dig, jig, us, we, your, king, *zigzag *ladybug

Grammar: forming sentences correctly

Science: holidays and celebrations