Mrs. Lyons' January Newsletter

Math, Science, Social Studies

Thank You!

Thank you all so very much for the amazingly thoughtful Christmas gifts you all gave! Each gift was perfect and very much appreciated! I love what I do and your kids have been a great gift to me! Thank you!

January 5th- 31st

Hello Parents,

Welcome Back! I heard you all had a fabulous break and many took wonderful trips. The kids were so precious coming back. I was happy to see everyone excited about being back to school!

I am going to continue with the monthly newsletter in place of the weekly newsletters as it was so efficient for the month of December! If anything drastic changes, I will let you know. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Test Dates:

Excel Test 7 - Thursday, January 19th

Unit 5 Math Test (Time and Money) Thursday, January 26th

Science Test: Our Earth Thursday, January 26th

Homework Packets to be assigned each Monday

Homework Packets match our weekly lessons and are always due on Friday.

Week 19: Telling Time / Practice Timed Test

Week 20: Telling Time / Money / Practice Timed Test

Week 21: Money / Practice Timed Test

Week 22: TBA

*Parents, please set a timer on the practice timed test and record the amount of time it takes your child to complete the practice test.

Time and Money can be a hard skill for some to master in first grade. Please practice and help your child with these concepts as you can. One of the best ways is to simply talk to your child about telling time in everyday discussions and having them count random amounts of coins to practice mixed combinations up to $1.00.

Math Lessons

This week we will continue lessons on telling time to the hour and half hour as well as work with elapsed time word problems. We will work on telling time into the start of the following week and will then move into counting coins up to $1.00


We will be starting Unit C lessons on Our Earth.

Vocabulary Words:river, mountain, valley, plain, continent, mineral, soil, weathering, erosion

Lessons: What Earth Looks Like, Rocks and Soil, Changing the Land

Social Studies

January lessons will cover topics such as needs and wants, laws and rules, our state, city, and parish. We will read about our leaders, the mayor, governor, and our President. We will also talk about important people of the past, such as Mary McLeod Bethune, Ruby Bridges, and Martin Luther King, Jr to name a few.

Rainbow Math Facts

January marks the halfway point of the year. While students will continue to work on their current level of rainbow math facts, we will begin practicing timed math facts as a whole class as well. Students will practice timed drills at school with fun activities and should practice building speed and fluency at home as well. I am a firm believer that every child is unique and I do not expect all students to be at the same level when it comes to mastering math fact fluency. The timed test simply encourage students to practice mastering the basic math facts to aid them in more complex math tasks later on in the year and going into 2nd grade.

100th Day Fashion Show

Be looking for a letter to come home this week with information on 1st Grade's fashion show to be held on January 27th.
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