Mrs. Stone & Mrs. Palmieri's First Grade
Wishing you a Happy December, Joyful Holidays, and a pleasant Winter Break!
December is another busy month in first grade! The children will be busy learning about many different cultures and traditions. We continue to be impressed with the progress so many students are making with their reading and writing. It is definitely apparent that many of them are reading nightly at home. That would not be possible without your much-appreciated support!
Chesterbrook Academy Presents: Old Man Winter’s Icicle Follies
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
4:00 p.m. @ Chesterbrook Gymnasium
Students in grades 1st thru 5th will remain at school for the performance.
All students will wear the designated clothing as stated BELOW to school the day of the performance. NO UNIFORMS ARE REQUIRED
A small snack will be provided for the children before the performance.
The performance will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. Parking information will be forthcoming
Girls & Boys
- Non-skid shoes
- Black or navy pants, leggings, or sweatpants
- White LONG sleeved shirt (t-shirt) or (button down blouse)
Family Cultural Sharing
In addition to the First Grade Team teaching the children various cultural celebrations, and because we are fortunate to have a culturally diverse school, we would like to invite YOU to be a part of our studies. If you or your child would like to present something special you do for the holiday, please contact us and we can set up a date and time.
Important Dates in December
Math Tip: During the holiday shopping season, it is a good time to work applying on math skills to real life situations. Ask your child how much two items cost together, have them figure how much change you will get, or problem solve what they can buy with the money they have.
Literacy Tip: Have your child make their own holiday shopping lists. You can also work on writing skills by have them write thank you notes for the gifts they have received.
Below you will find a list of topics that we will be learning this month as well as additional information for you to make note of.
Holidays Around the World
In math this month we will wrap up our unit on Operations and Algebraic Thinking.
- Relate counting to addition and subtraction (1.OA.5).
- Add and subtract to 20. By the end of the year, demonstrate fluency for addition and subtraction facts within 10. (1.OA.6).
- Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false (1.OA.7).
"What are the “Common Core Standards?"
Resources *Google/YouTube – search the standard number (ex. 1.NBT.2) in Google or YouTube to locate videos, examples, worksheets, etc.
Check Out Our Trip to the Perkiomen Watershed!
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Students learned all about different types of animal skins and how certain animals adapt to our environment. They even had a chance to touch several animal skins.
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Students learned all about how owls and birds adapt to the environment. They even had a chance to analyze feathers and complete a science experiment.