# NOTEWORTHY NEWS BY MRS. FOSTER

## GREETINGS

Our class is fabulous!!! The students are working very hard in every subject. It is amazing the things that they learn in first grade. Last week we were talking about vertices in math. They are like sponges. They love learning. Please continue to read each night and to work on math facts. These two things are so important. I can't thank you enough for all the work you do with them at home.

We are reviewing nouns - common and proper. Ask your child if they can tell you the difference. We are continuing to talk about visualization and inferring. In reading groups, we are concentrating on comprehension. You will begin to see comprehension "quizzes" come home that directly relate to the book your child is reading. Our end of the year goal for reading is a letter I. Many of our class members have met this goal, and will go into 2nd grade ahead. The middle of the year goal is to be reading on a level F.

## MATH

We are working on putting numbers in order. This is a very hard concept. If you can practice this a home using number like 52, 48, 16, and 32 and have them put them in order from the least to the greatest or from the greatest to the least, it will help a lot. We are also using a hundreds chart to recognize patterns in numbers. If you need a hundreds chart at home, please let me know and I will provide one for you.

## SOCIAL STUDIES

We are studying about Martin Luther King Jr. and the influence that he had on people and society.

## SCIENCE

We are finishing our study of water and will begin to study about air, wind and weather. It will be very exciting.

## PEARLS OF WISDOM

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

## WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

The website of the week is: http://wordworld.com/ This is an interactive resource with teacher and parent tips. Instructional videos are available. It is worth checking out.

## FUN FACTS

• Elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom at 22 months. The longest human pregnancy on record is 17 months, 11 days.
• In space you cannot cry because there is no gravity to make the tears flow.
• Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

## JANUARY 22, 2015

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

One Voice - One Choice - How to Avoid Drugs

## JANUARY 23, 2015

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

## JANUARY 24, 2015

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

NHS Sidekicks Jazz Dance Clinic

## JANUARY 24, 2015

5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Dance Clinic

## JANUARY 29, 2015

7:00 p.m.

BNHS Fine Arts Presents

"Shrek"

## JANUARY 30, 2015

7:00 p.m.

BNHS Fine Arts Presents

"Shrek"

## WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2015

National School Counselors Week

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