# Mrs. Roberts' First Grade News

## NEW LEARNING!

Here's what we're learning this week!

We will celebrate Valentines Day on Friday the 12th. We will not have a class party, but we will have a small celebration in class. Please see Valentines email. Contact me with any questions!

Class Monkey Money Store

To help motivate your students to learn to count money, I have opened a "store". With plastic money, they will earn the chance to purchase toys from our classroom store. The catch is they have to be able to count out the money to pay for their toy and toy prices change all the time to prevent students from memorizing one specific price. If they are unable to count out the correct amount of money, they will have to skip a turn and continue to practice counting money at home. I reminded your kiddos that this is not a reward, but rather a motivation to learn to count money! In their backpacks you will find plastic money to help them practice at home. You can call out random prices and have them count out the the amount for you.

Example: 63 cents, 99 cents, \$1.79, etc.

Raz- Kids Competition- Our class numbers are low! WE NEED MORE READERS! Let me know how I can help you use Raz-Kids

For the whole month of February, whichever class reads the most books and has a combination of the most stars earned will win a trip to the park! If you need log in information, please let me know. We will be tracking progress in the hallways. Please help our class win!!! Thank you for your help! We want to walk proud when walking past our progress graph in the hall! Raz-Kids has an app for tablets and smartphones.

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Homework:

Sight Words

Math Facts

Phonics/Grammar:
• contractions
• long vowels

• inferencing
• Letter Writing

## Sight Words

Fry Sight Words- Student's Individual Word Goals

## Vocabulary

Literature: Non-fiction Weather Books

## Spelling

Spelling pattern /ee/

1. feed

2. keep

3. need

4. knee

5. sleep

6. street

7. free

8. tree

9. deep

10. creep

11. bleed

12. said

13. with

14. that

15. *believe

Dictation Sentences

1. Can I keep that dog in the street?

2. I can free that cat in the tree.

3. My mom said I need to sleep in my bed.

## Math

In math we are moving on to addition and subtraction story problems and we will continue to review money as well.

## Science

Weather(last week)

## Reminders

PE Shoes! Please send your child to school in tennis shoes for PE. They will be unable to participate without the proper shoes. Our PE days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library Books: Please make sure your child brings their library book to exchange for a new book every MONDAY. If they do not return their book they will not be able to check out a new book. (Our day to return books has changed)

Snacks: We have snack everyday. Please send your child to school with a snack. I have a few backup snacks for those that don't bring snack, but my supplies are limited. Thank you!