1st Grade Newsletter

January 11 - 15, 2016

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A new year with new possibilities!

A great New Year's Resolution for you and your child to set this year is to read 20 minutes each night together.
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Curriculum for the week of January 11th - 15th

Math--Measuring Length: Students will estimate, measure and compare length using non-standards units. This week we will focus on measuring the same length using different size feet (baby feet, kid feet, basketball player feet)

Science--characteristics of the four seasons

We will be learning about the four seasons in science. We will focus on the colors you see, the changing landscape and changing temperature, and the types of clothing worn for each. We will be “Wearing the Seasons.” PLEASE do not go out and buy anything special for this, it’s just something fun we are doing to help students remember the changing colors we see as the seasons change. Below is the season for each day, and a list of suggested colors…

Tuesday—Fall—wear orange, yellow, brown

Wednesday—Winter—wear white

Thursday—Spring—wear green, yellow, red, blue

Friday—Summer—wear yellow, green

If your child wants to get creative and wear a scarf on Wednesday for winter and sunglasses on Friday for Summer, that’s fine! The more that they create their “seasonal outfits,” they more likely they are to remember it. Thanks for your support at home!

Reading--author study, Jan Brett

Our focus will be making text to text connections, cause and effect, and making predictions.

Visit her website to learn more about this author.


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Spelling--Review Week

No spelling homework or spelling test this week.

We will review previously learned spelling patterns in class.

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Enter The 2016 Keller ISD Film Festival Jan. 5th - Feb. 29th

The Keller ISD Film Festival is back and looking for student filmmakers to show off their creative talents behind and in front of the camera. Entries will be accepted January 5-February 29.

The festival is an opportunity for students to develop their visual literacy and expand their educational experience in Keller ISD by fostering the creativity, artistic, communication and technical skills required for producing a movie. Students have seven entry categories to choose from including: Story, Comedy, Music Video, Documentary, PSA Plus, and Animation.

Students have the chance to be honored at an Awards Ceremony on April 5, 2016, at the Alliance Cinemark XD Movie Theater. Students can win trophies, certificates, prizes, and more!

For more information on the Film Fest, including details on how to submit your entries, visit www.KellerISD.net/Film!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 14th--McDonald's Spirit Night

Friday, January 15th--Early Release @ 12:00, End of 3rd Six Weeks

Monday, January 18th--No School, MLK Day

Thursday, February 4th--Math and Science Night 5:00 - 7:30

Natatorium Field Trip

Wednesday, February 10th--Cook, Dossey, Gage

Thursday, February 11th--King, Norwood, Stanford, Wright

Monday, February 15th--No School--Student Holiday

Thursday, April 14th--1st Grade Music Program, 6:00pm @ cafeteria

1st Grade Teachers

Mrs. Wright, Ms. Gage, Ms. Cook, Mrs. Norwood, Mrs. King, Mrs. Dossey, Mrs. Stanford (from left to right)

Conference time: 1:45 - 2:45