Mrs. Wallauer's First Grade News

News & Events for the Week of December 21

First Grade Sweeties!

Hello Families!

As we prepare for the short week ahead and winter break I wanted to share some of the amazing learning that has been going on in our room. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn from and with your children each day at such a warm and caring school as Littlebrook! I wish you all a wonderful Holiday season and a healthy and happy New Year!

A Peek Inside Our Classroom

Fundations and Word Study

We are working on stretching out words into chunks, or small parts that we know. Right now your child is expanding their knowledge of blends and digraphs. They are also learning new patterns called "glued sounds" like -all, -ell,, and -ill. Students should continue to practice their "trick words" each night by clapping out the words sent home in the Fundations parent letter. This letter is only sent in the beginning of a unit so it may be good to hold onto them in a special folder to review.

Game Day!

Our class has worked hard and reached their goal to earn a game day on Wednesday! Please allow your child to bring in a toy or game that they can play with throughout the day. Congrats to a job well done!

(No electronics or "extra special", aka, irreplaceable toys or games please!)

What are we Reading?

We have enjoyed our unit on the Gingerbread Man very much! Here is a link to Laura Murray's website for you to explore & enjoy! She is the author of our class fav- The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas.

Happy Reading!

*Please be aware that the links are to YouTube and be sure visits to the site are supervised

Important Reminders!

Early Dismissal- Wednesday

Happy Holidays!

Reading Book Baggies are to be returned each day. Please help encourage responsibility by asking your child to place it in their backpacks every night. Thank you!

Change of Dismissal- Please make sure your child knows if there will be a change to their normal daily dismissal and kindly send a note in their folder. A phone call to inform the main office is also highly encouraged.

Snack- We have a small snack each day. Please send in a healthy, NUT-FREE snack from home each day.

Gym Days- Please wear sneakers on MONDAYS and Thursdays

Library- Please return library books each Tuesday