Dr. Knowlton's Class Update

January 11-15, 2016

Thank You!

I would like to start by saying thanks to each of you for the gifts that I recieved from the class collectively and individually. Your kindness is so appreciated! I would also like to say thank you to our three lovely volunteers Mrs. Park, Mrs. Garroway and Mrs. Reyes -- they helped our class have the best holiday party ever. We had a great time decorating cookies, drinking hot chocolate, and playing bingo.

I am so excited to embark on the second half of the school year, and looking forward to great things from your children! Oh, and yes, that's me (2 years old) in the picture! (laughing) Please send in baby pictures for our new family bulletin board in the hallway!


Please check your child's back pack for their 18 week report card. A few children left their report card by mistake, I will place them in their daily red communication folder on Monday. On the envelope, please sign on the line and only return the envelope.

Fun Class Photographs

Class updates will be posted every Sunday

This week in First Grade


Everyday Math Lessons 5.3-5.5 (Relations: Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal to, Explorations: Exploring Area, Weight, and Counting, Animal Weights)


This week's phonics lessons include: combination ur, combination ir, soft c, and digraph ow. There will be a spelling test on Friday as well as a Phonics Assessment:

Spelling Words:

me, little, run, title, thing, will, take, shell, she's, one, looking, two (spelling city.com Spelling List 13)


This week, we will focus on main idea and details for the anchor text: Let's Go to the Moon

Science/Social Studies/Health:

We will be learning about Benjamin Franklin this week.

IB Theme:

How We Expres Ourselves is our new IB unit. We will be focusing on how historical figures expressed their ideas, feelings, and beliefs to create change.


This week we will begin focusing on opinion writing, We will begin with a pre test.

IB Word of the Week:


Calendar Events

Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

Monday, January 25, 2016

6:30 pm

PTA General Meeting (Primary Campus Media Center)