# 1F Weekly News

## Greetings from Ms. Cat's Desk

It's been another busy week this week!

Today we celebrated students' 100th day at school. They were so very excited to know that they have reached the 100th day mark. One student was so excited to think that she was moving on to Second Grade, only to be disappointed that she was not yet a second grader next week. But soon she recovered and had fun participating in various activities in each classroom.

We had a Word Study activity where the children had to create words using the letter tiles that spelt 'One Hundred'. There were also other activities like Tower building (with 100 cups), a writing activity on 'When I am 100 Years old', reading activities, and Math activities including (counting and) printing 100 stickers using iPads. Other math activities involved counting to 100 and rolling dice to a 100. The children also tried a number of physical exercise activities that lasted for 100 seconds each. They had a lot of fun and excitement!

We have another exciting week ahead as well! The week starts with the Valentine's Day party on Sunday, and the whole of the week is also Read Week. There are many great activities planned for this. It would be a great opportunity for you to celebrate your child's reading throughout the week at school in the home as well. Of course, this is only possible with your interest and praise from you, and your lap.

We will have three guest readers next week to share stories with the children. Along with the guest readers, there will be:

* Elementary Used Book Sale

Location: Small Breezeway Between the Library and Music Rooms

Time: Monday February 15 - Thursday February 18; 7:40-8:00 AM, Morning and Lunch Recess and 2:45-3:30 PM

* Dress As Your Favorite Book Character Day (Lower Elementary Students Only)

Wednesday February 17

The children have been working with two-digit numbers in the past week, using various strategies to add and subtract numbers. In order to assist your child in recognizing math or numbers in every day life, I would like to share some strategies with you.

• Count objects such as jellybeans in a bowl, pennies in a jar, cheerios in a baggie, etc.
• Find numbers in newspapers, magazines, or on items around the house.
• Practice counting with your child while doing various activities-driving in the car, jumping rope, waiting in line at a store, etc.
• Divide a deck of cards evenly between players. Each player flips over a card, the player with the highest card wins the cards. Continue until one player has all cards in the deck.
• Put different items into groups and talk about which group has more or less items using the terms greater than and less than.
• Roll dice and create numbers. Say what is 10 more or 10 less than that number.

I hope these ideas can assist and consolidate your child's understanding of numbers in real life.

Have a great weekend!

Regards,

Ms. Cat

## Sneak Peak At The Week Ahead

THIS WEEK:

February 14- Valentine’s Classroom Party

COMING UP: