First Grade Update

February 19, 2016

Dates to Remember:

  • Each Friday: Homework Due
  • Feb. 19: Mid-Year Data Sheets (TODAY!)
  • Feb. 23: Class Picture Day
  • Mar. 10: Lakeside Open House @ 6-7 p.m.
  • Mar. 11: Deadline for Jump Rope for Heart donations to be turned in to Mrs. Bladl

Weekly Happenings

This week, we discussed reading with expression with the author's intention in mind. We also reviewed some common strategies needed when reading/comprehending such as attending to the picture, ensuring what you read makes sense, and checking for understanding after each 1-2 pages read.

In spelling, we learned that adjectives and adverbs have forms called comparative and superlative that are used for comparisons (sweet, sweeter, and sweetest.)

In social studies, we continued our study on presidents and first ladies. Towards the end of the week, we put our finishing touches on our projects.

In math, we had fun finding the missing addend in equations.

In science, we observed changes in the sky and recorded our discoveries in graphic organizers, journals, and flipbooks.

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Student Data Sheets

We have reached the middle of the school year! We have been so busy exploring, investigating, and discovering new ideas and skills. Student summary sheets informing you of your child's progress are being sent home today in your child's red folder. Please read over the summary sheet and return it signed on Monday. If we have a concern about your child, we will be contacting you to set up a conference. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress, please contact your child's teacher.
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Note from Nurse Lander

Please see below for a link to an update from our school nurse. As we are in the midst of cold and flu season, she asks that you remember a few things.

Remember... your child MUST BE fever and vomit free for 24 hours before they can return to school. Thank you for your consideration in this!
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Jump Rope for Heart

Our school is participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program to raise money for the American Heart Association. To encourage participation in the program, one class in each grade level will have a chance to earn an extra P.E. in May if their class collects the most donations.

All donations need to be returned by Friday, March 11th.

Quotes of the Month

“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.” Martin Luther

“Your gifts and talents will take you there but your character will keep your there.” Gail Williams