## William Butler Yeats

"Education is not the filling of the pail, but the lighting of a fire."

## Read Aloud 1-2-3 Magic Tree House

The Mid-Continent Public Library is sponsoring us with a program called, "Read Aloud 1-2-3." Your child brought home a book mark entry form showing that he/she has already read 1 of the 2 required books. To participate, you read a second chapter book at home, mark it on the entry form, and take it to your nearest library. At this time you will get a free Magic Tree House book!

Here a few highlights from this week's learning goals...

• Readers Workshop: We are learning to draw conclusions. This means we have been practicing using what we know and what we see to figure out what is happening in the story... even if the author did tell us.
• Writers Workshop: We are continuing to work on opinions that, "change the world." The students are writing about things like bullying, pet adoption, and eating healthy.
• Math: We are continuing to focus on addition facts and have began learning about characteristics of shapes. We have learned triangle, square, hexagon, trapezoid, and rhombus.

## Specials Class

I am sorry our calendar is a little "off" due to the snow days. Here is the plan for next week...

• Monday-No School
• Tuesday- Library
• Wednesday- Music
• Thursday- P.E.
• Friday- Art

## Math Resources

We are continuing to practice our addition skills. If you are looking for another way to practice at home here is a PowerPoint that we use to practice. Just view in "presentation mode" and practice! https://www.dropbox.com/s/egkl6gtvymzcjer/Addition%20Math%20Facts%20to%2012.pptx

Knowing doubles is an important skill for students to learn. Here is a fun song that will help students remember 6+6, 7+7, 8+8, 9+9, 10+10

Another great example of first grade skills can be found at http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-1

### 30 W Pershing Rd

#### Kansas City, MO

The first grade will be attending a play called Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business.