February 8-11

Mrs. McLane's Class Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Feb 9- 5-9 San Jose Night

Feb 11- Valentine exchange

Feb 12- PAC Night

Feb 12-15- President's Day holiday

Feb 16- All Pro Dads

Feb 18- Uno's Pizza All Day

Feb 25- 1st Grade Family Night

Feb 26- Spirit Day/ Chick-fil-a biscuit sale

This Week's Topics

Reading: Answering questions using text or charts

Writing: Opinion writing

Math: Fact strategies, graphing

Social Studies: The role of the President, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington

Valentine's Day

We will be exchanging Valentines on Thursday, February 11. Students will need to bring in a box to hold their Valentines. Your child may choose to decorate the box however he likes. Use a tissue box, cereal box, shoe box, or any other container that works. Make sure there is ample space to put the cards through and that your student's name is clearly displayed. Please do not send boxes in before February 11, as we do not have space to store them. Be creative and have fun!

Recent Books We've Read

Bad Kitty: School Daze by Nick Bruel

The Big Tidy Up by Norah Smaridge

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming

Tuesday by David Weisner

My Dog My Hero by Betsy Byars

Smelly Socks by Robert Munsch

Calling all volunteers!!

We are looking for volunteers to come to Midway and listen to students read. We are trying to do something to offset the fact that maybe lives are sometimes hectic at home and reading doesn't always happen each night. We want to provide students opportunities to read here a few times a week to another adult. We would love it if parents could help us with this. It will be very informal. Come when it suits you and the teachers in first grade will provide the books and students. The reading will be quick with each student. The best times will be from 7:30-10:20 and 11:15-12:30 or 1:30-2:20. If you are interested in helping out, please contact me.

In addition, I would like to take a moment to thank Donna Kean for her commitment to volunteering. She has helped so many children and I am so apprecitative!

Thank you!

100 Exercises for the 100th Day!!

All Pro Dads

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 7am

180 Midway Road

Lexington, SC

Dads and dad figures are encouraged to come out and have a light breakfast with your child.

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for elementary students go to the Coordinator of ESOL/RtI and for secondary students to the Director of Counseling and Advisement. The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number (803) 821-1000.