Fabulous First Grade Flyer
Week of October 27th-31st, Issue 10
Fantastic First Graders
Nidhi Pandari, Ava Mogote, Jacob Moats, Nya Prince and Anya Gupta
Red Ribbon Week
RED RIBBON WEEK
Use this link to access istation using the username and password sent home with your child.
Heat Energy- Popcorn
Karate Belt Math
Last week we introduced the “Doubles and Near Doubles” strategy. I am attaching the Green Belt flash cards we are using in class. The best way to approach them is to have your child sort the cards into two piles: doubles and near doubles. Focus first on learning all the doubles then gradually mix in the near doubles. You can even encourage them to explain out loud to you “since I know 5+5=10 then I know 5+6 must be one more so it’s 11”
I hope you enjoy helping your student prepare for this at home. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Cluster 2 Problem Solving- Homework Option
Cluster 2 Problem Solving
Problem Solving Ways to Justify Defend or Prove!!
Justify Defend Prove
Fire Safety Town Field Trip
October 28th- Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Sheahan's Class
October 29th- Mrs. Harbert and Mrs. Caywood/Holt
October 30th- Mrs. Pitts
If you need another copy of the permission slip you can find it below.
REFLECTIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED!!
The deadline for the Reflections Art Contest is NEXT FRIDAY, October 31st. Check out the info below for more information:
THEME: “The World would be a better place if…”
CATEGORIES: Music Composition, Visual Art, Photography, Dance Choreography, Film, Literature.
DO I NEED AN ENTRY FORM? Yes! Pick up an entry form in the art room or music room at school OR visit mynicholspta.org search under the “Programs” tab at the top of the screen, and print out an entry form.
ARE THERE CERTAIN RULES? Yes! Every entry will be judged and there are very specific rules about each category. For example, visual art entries must be flat and NOT on raised canvas. There are also specific rules about the size of the photograph or artwork submissions. It is best to read over the rules on the PTA website before beginning your project! Go to mynicholspta.org. and search under the “Programs” tab.
CAN I ENTER MORE THAN ONCE? Yes! Students may enter multiple times, and/or multiple categories!
WHERE DO I TURN IT IN? Ms. Hand, the art teacher, will collect entries until Friday, October 31st. Please bring them to the art room and make sure to include your entry form!
Background Check Information
Confidence and reading ability improve when children know Dolch sight words. Many of these sight words are in almost anything they read. Readers will have more experiences of success if they know these words. Dolch words are service words which are necessary for understanding sentences. Please use the list below to help with your child's learning.
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.
We have a typing program that we have been using this year with 1st through 5th grade students that is accessible from home. The program is Typing Club. Students assess Typing Club by using their Google Drive account.
Attached are the guidelines for setting up the Google Drive account and Typing Club account.
For information regarding volunteering, schedules, contact information and much much more check out our First Grade Website.
WatchDOGS Pizza Night
Would you like to join our WatchD.O.G.S. program here at Nichols? Our annual Pizza Night is fast approaching – Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30pm in Nichols Cafeteria
(following our regularly scheduled PTA meeting)
Please don’t forget to…
*Get your background check filled out/approved before Pizza Night: Background Check
*Order your official WatchD.O.G.S. t-shirt: TShirt Site
*RSVP to Pizza Night: WatchD.O.G.S. RSVP Link
We can’t wait to see you there!
Thanks so much!
October 27th-31st- Red Ribbon Week
October 28th- 6:30- WatchDOG Kickoff/PTA meeting
October 28, 29, 30- Fire Safety Town Field Trip
November 4th- Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night
November 6th- Math Night
November 11th- Veterans Day Assembly 8:00
November 18th- PTA Meeting/ Multicultural Night
November 24th-28th- Thanksgiving Break/ No School
Clothing and Recess Equipment
Writing: creating personal narratives
Reading: sequencing important events
Spelling: cap, lap, trap, plan, can, man, like, no, the, at, strap, banner
Grammar: capitalizing proper nouns
Science: sound, light and heat energy