First Things First

Feb 1-5

  • Friday will be our 100th day of school! It will be a special day for our first graders!
  • Scholastic Book Orders were sent home on Friday with a coupon of one free book worth $5 with the purchase of $10 in sales. If ordering, please do so by Friday, February 5th.
  • Our Valentines Party will be on Friday, February 12th (this is a 1:00 dismissal day).
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Kansas Day Activities included a presentation from the Milford Nature Center about Kansas Symbols. On Friday, students participated in pioneer games with Mrs. Lange, making bread with Mrs. Carr, learning about Kansas Artifacts with Mrs. Hays, a needs and wants lesson in Mrs. Graham's transformed room, and a sunflower art project in our room. Students rotated to each teacher throughout the day. Pictures are on Lincoln Elementary's Facebook page! It was a great day.

February-Read Aloud Schedule

Due to the success of the January read-alouds in helping to build reading momentum, the read-alouds will continue into February! Students should practice their books, be able to read them fluently and with expression. Next week's read-aloud schedule is as follows:

February 1-Brody
February 2-Raelynn
February 3-Lily
February 4-Brooke
February 5-Bella
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In Pathways time, students are learning when to use the o, au, and aw spelling, as well as when to use the ou, or ow spelling. Our Kansas Day activities accompanied much of our reading activities this week. We have begun some differentiation in our core reading time as well, as the anthologies we typically use were considerably too easy for some of our students, but just right for others. Please continue to read each night at home. You may have seen the infographic below, but it really emphasizes your role in helping to develop a solid reader!
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Students should be able to read/sing the Kansas and Kansas State fight song, as well as Home on the Range as part of their fluency practice this week!
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Spelling Words And Sentences

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We are in Module 2, starting on lesson 10 after taking our mid-module assessment. Students are learning two strategies to add numbers, to count on or to "make ten" to add. To see an in-depth explanation, please follow the link to our curriculum page. A highlight of my week was finding the word "grit" written on a student's math paper on a difficult problem (see below), the student's level of thinking is increasing and their confidence is building!
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The week of February 1-5 is an ORANGE week, specials are as follows:
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