Fabulous First Grade Flyer

Week of November 17th-21st, Issue 13

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Fantastic First Graders

Joshua Johnson, Andrew Roberts, Vihaan Kancharla, Trace Lindsey and Kaitlyn Molina

Lost and Found Items

Our Lost and Found is overflowing! All jackets and coats are displayed on the stage. These items will be left on the stage until Thursday, November 20th at 3:00. All items left after 3:00 Friday, November 21st will be donated. Please remind your child to look for any missing items. Feel free to come and look as well.

Istation

Use this link to access istation using the username and password sent home with your child.

Inventor Donations

In the next few weeks we are going to be studying inventors and the students will actually get a chance to become inventors. We would love any donations of the listed items below. Thank you
Inventor Supplies
XtraMath

Use the login your child's teacher sent home to work on their math skills.

Angel Gifts

Your child's teacher has sent you information regarding the Small World Angel program. All gifts are due by November 19th.
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Karate Belt Math

Last week we introduced the “Bridge to Ten” strategy. I am attaching the Orange Belt flash cards we are using in class.


I hope you enjoy helping your student prepare for this at home. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


ORANGE BELT CARDS

Cluster 2 Problem Solving- Homework Option

See the link below for the types of problems we are solving in the classroom. Feel free to print them and work on them with your child.
Cluster 2 Problem Solving

Problem Solving Ways to Justify Defend or Prove!!

If you are wondering how to help your child justify, defend, or prove their answer during math problem solving/homework use the link below.
Justify Defend Prove

Frye Words

Confidence and reading ability improve when children know Dolch sight words. Many of these sight words are in almost anything they read. Readers will have more experiences of success if they know these words. Dolch words are service words which are necessary for understanding sentences. Please use the list below to help with your child's learning.

Dolch Words

Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club

Nichols is participating in an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school’s deadline noted below is eligible for a free admission ticket valid at one participating Six Flags Theme Parks. Students will develop a greater appreciation for books when they see that you think reading is important too. You are sure to have fun as you investigate the world of reading together!


For more information, see the Nichols Library website at https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/nichols-library/six-flags-read-to-succeed-program


All forms are due by Friday, February 20th!

Nichols WatchDOGS

Are you ready to be a member of our Nichols’ WatchD.O.G.S program? Here are the details:

COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELOR

Click on the button to find out more information about the December 2nd meeting

You are invited to participate in the 2X2 reading program

Who: All students in kindergarten, 1st grade, and second grade

What: Color the space on your boot each time you read or listen to a 2X2 book. Have your mom or dad sign the paper when you have read or listened to all 20 books. Turn in your boot in to the library and have your picture taken and displayed in the library.

When: Completed boots are due to the library by May 1, 2015.

Where: Anywhere! Books can be read at home, school, or in the library.

Why: Because reading is fun

*Boots will be sent home with your child, but if you are in need of another please check out the Nichols Library website for more information.

Counselor News

Click the link for news from our Counselor

First Grade Website

For information regarding volunteering, schedules, contact information and much much more check out our First Grade Website.

Important Dates

November 18th- PTA Meeting/ Multicultural Night

November 19th- Angel gifts due

November 24th-28th- Thanksgiving Break/ No School

Nichols Website

School wide information

Veterans Day Celebration

Curriculum News

Math: identify, name the value & count like coins
Writing: identify the features of a procedural text
Reading/Social Studies: make connections to texts

Spelling: fit, hit, spit, skin, win, tin, and, see, to, you, *split, *winning

Grammar: adverbs

Science: inventors