# Lucky Pups Weekly News

## PTO Christmas Performance First Grade/Open House

Your child is hard at work learning Christmas songs for the upcoming PTO Christmas Performance on Dec. 7th. Please plan to have your child in the North amphitheater by 5:45. The performance will begin at 6:00 pm.

We will send more details soon. We just wanted you to save the date!

We will have open house following the Christmas Performance.

We will learn the long a sound spelled ai and ay. We will also learn the long i sound spelled igh, y, and ie. While reading non-fiction, we will learn how to find key words. We will also learn to bring your read aloud to life. We will still hold reading conferences with students and students will partner read. In writing workshop students will write informational books. Students will learn that writers use speech bubbles and pop-out words. Students will learn how to edit a story (spelling, capitals, and punctuation) step by step.

## Math

We will review various strategies when subtracting (model draw, counting back, make a 10, and count on. We will solve word problems with an unknown number. We will learn about place value (tens and ones). We will play math games in centers. We will work on addition and subtraction fluency and do quick fluency checks with students. We will do number talks.

Math Homework this week:

Tuesday - practice page

Thursday - Dreambox for 15 minutes

Dreambox Information:

Here is the link to the parent tip sheet for our new math module:

## Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8

Foundational Skills: RF, 1, 2, 3, 4

Writing: W. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5

Speaking and Listening: SL. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Language: L, 1.1, 1. 2, 1.5

Math: 1.OA. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Number and Operations: NBT.1

## Important Dates

12/5 - Chick Fil A Spirit Night

12/7 - PTO program for first grade at 6:00

12/12- Old Baker's Farm Field Trip

12/14 - Christmas Party for first grade

12/15 - School dismisses at noon (Winter Break)

1/3 - Students return

We will be entering into the holiday season very soon and the elves will begin making their yearly visits. While Santa’s little helpers are as cute as can be, they tend to cause distractions at school, and many times, they end up misplaced or lost. To help alleviate the stress elves can cause for our young students, we are asking that they not come to school over the next several weeks. Students will be allowed to bring their elves the day of their class Christmas party, but any other time, they should not be at school. Please be mindful of this as you begin making preparations for your child’s elf’s return

## Trussville City Schools

Vision

Educators, staff, parents, and the community will work together to help students move forward on a positive path toward college and career readiness.

Mission

The Mission of Trussville City Schools is to educate all students using high standards in a safe, nurturing environment fostering academic and career competencies that prepare them to be productive citizens.