Mrs. Wallauer's First Grade News
News & Events for the Week of December 21
First Grade Sweeties!
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
This month we have been expanding strategies for adding and subtracting. We are loving the "grab and count on" strategy for adding quickly and accuartely. We know how to use it to find missing addens. We are also using pictures- or models- to solve word problems. We are moving right along!
As we continue to explore multiple strategies for decoding words we look to engage the heart and mind in all we do as readers. The past weeks have reinforced the ideas that we, as readers, have choices in what we read and are working on setting goals and responding to our reading in our readers notebooks. We will be looking forward to catching up on what we read over winter break and sharing favorite books when we get back!
The past few weeks in writing we have focused on creative writing projects that tie in to our Gingerbread Unit. One of our favorite activities was writing thank you notes to our school helpers and spreading kindness all over our school!
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.
*Please be aware that the links are to YouTube and be sure visits to the site are supervised
Early Dismissal- Wednesday
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.
Gym Days- Please wear sneakers on MONDAYS and Thursdays
Library- Please return library books each Tuesday