Mrs. Dectis's Winter Newsletter
Dear First Grade Families,
I apologize for the delay in getting this newsletter to you. I hope it helps to fill you in on all we have been up to lately and what is coming up in first grade! Thank you for attending your child’s conference in November. I enjoyed getting to know all of you better and discussing your child’s progress in first grade. I hope that everyone had a great winter break. It’s hard to believe that 2015 is already here!
Let's have a great start to the new year!
Book Orders Due: 1/15
Mother/Son Home and School Event: 1/16
School Closed: 1/19
Student Council Spirit Day: 1/21
Birthday wishes go out to the following students:
Faith – December 17th
Nicole – December 26th
Ben - January 14th
Troy - January 15th
Alexa - January 21st
Science and Social Studies Update
This month we will be looking at the holidays we celebrate in January. This includes the New Year and Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fight for freedom during Social Studies. We will also look at animals, including polar bears, penguins, and more!
If your child cannot tie his/her shoes independently, please have him/her practice this task. This holds true for zippering jackets as well. Knowing both of these life skills will help us get to recess and dismiss at the end of the day much faster.
Please also have your child bring in two new glue sticks. We have been doing a lot of crafts lately and I only have a limited number that I can distribute. You may also want to check with your child to see how his/her crayons are holding up. Thanks!
Please remind your child about the importance of keeping his/her hands to themselves and using polite words. At this time, we encourage the children to use the strategies we’ve talked about here at school (Stop, Walk, Talk). Hitting, pushing, and name-calling are never accepted at Worcester.