## Hello Parents!

Happy New Year! We have have started our new year off with a bang! Your firsties have been working very hard.

~Mrs.Barrera

## Important Dates

01/18 No School-Martin Luther King Day

## What we will be learning:

Math:
• identify U.S. coins including pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters by value and describe the relationships between them
• Counting by twos, fives and tens to determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels and/or dimes
• define money earned as income
• distinguish between spending & saving and consider charitable giving
• define money as earned income
• identify income as a means of obtaining goods and services, making choices between wants and needs
• skip counting by twos, fives and tens to determine the total number of objects up to 120 in a set
• tell time to the hour and a half hour using analog and digital clock
(see below for a fun coin counting video)

• connect the meaning of a well-known story or fable to personal experiences
• explain the functions of recurring phrases in traditional folk tales/fairy tales (once upon a time, they lived happily ever after...)
• analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme
• write brief stories that include a beginning, middle, and end

Science:

• Describe changes in location
• Demonstrate how objects move

Social Studies:

• The history and roles of being a citizen
• United States Government
• Veteran's Day
• The history and culture of Thanksgiving

## One Last Reminder

Don't forget we collect Box Tops for Education! The class with the most collected for the month gets an ice cream party!