First Grade News
Highland Park Elementary February 1-5
We could still use supply donations!!! We need pencils and glue sticks!!! We are also asking for ziploc bags--gallon and sandwich size! Thank you!
Bonus Words: couldn't, wouldn't, powerful, mountain
1. How could I make a round box?
2. Would you get down from that tree?
*Students will need to be able to spell each word as well as all of the words in the sentence correctly on the test.
*The bonus words are optional!
This week in Reading we our continuing our unit on "Using Sensory Images." In this unit, the students will create pictures in their head as they read stories or listen to stories. They will use sensory images to understand the characters, setting and major events in a story. They will use words and illustrations to tell about the setting, characters and major events in a story.
We have begun our PBL unit on weather. The students are developing schema on weather and how it affects where we live and what we wear and the activities we do. We will also be watching several clips on weather reporting. Our end goal for this unit is for students to give a daily recess weather report for the school each day so students are prepared to go outside.
- Please continue working on Sight Words! When students are ready to test, please write us a note or send a quick e-mail so we can test them.
- Practice spelling words
- Record reading minutes for February
- Work on addition fluency
February 1-January Reading Logs Due
February 5-First Friday Assembly-Wear HPE shirts
February 8 12-Major Saver Fundraiser
February 8-March 4-Pennies for Patients Drive
February 8-12-Wall of Hope week--Donate $5 to buy a heart to put your name on
February 11-Valentine's Party-Bring your Valentine's box
February 12-Early Release Day
February 15-No School
February 22-26-Spirit Week--Donate $1 to wear the "special" attire for the day
February 29-March 4-Duct Tape Week--Bring in $1 to purchase a foot of duct tape to use to tape our assistant principal, Mrs. Taylor, to the wall at our March assembly