Fabulous First Grade Flyer

Week of February 1st - February 5th, Issue 20

Fantastic First Graders

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Kaitlyn Kruep, Alice Peterson, Christian Cortez, Betsy Faulkner, Jack Morgan, Mia Freeman, and Arianna Truong

101 DAYS OF SCHOOL CELEBRATION

In Kindergarten, your child was able to celebrate the 100th day of school. In First Grade, we will be celebrating the 101st day of school. The 101st day is on Monday FEBRUARY 8th. To help us celebrate, we ask to have your child dress in black and white…101 Dalmatian theme. Throughout the day, we will be completing different activities that are related to the number 101 and the 101 Dalmatians.


We look forward to celebrating the 101st day!!

Helen Lester Author Visit

Six Flags Read to Succeed!!!

Folsom is participating in an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school’s deadline noted below is eligible for a free admission ticket valid at one participating Six Flags Theme Parks. Students will develop a greater appreciation for books when they see that you think reading is important too. You are sure to have fun as you investigate the world of reading together!


All forms are due by Friday, February 12th!


If you need a new form please click HERE!

Elementary Night at Prosper High School Basketball Night

Come show your Eagle PRIDE at the February 2nd Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball game. The girls play at 6:15 and the boys will begin at 7:30. We would LOVE for our FOLSOM family to have a huge crowd to cheer on the mighty eagles. We need to PACK the ARENA with FIERCE FOLSOM shirts!!!

Valentine's Day

February 12th, we will exchange Valentine greetings by doing the following:

*Please make a Valentine bag, box, etc. at home and bring to school on Friday, February 12. Classroom instructional time is not used to make Valentine bags or boxes.

* Fun stickers, pencils and candy (suckers, ring pops, fun-dip, etc.) items may be attached to Valentine cards to be distributed by students to other students.

Karate Belt Math GREEN BELT

We have been working on the “Doubles and Near Doubles” strategy. I am attaching the Green Belt flash cards we are using in class. The best way to approach them is to have your child sort the cards into two piles: doubles and near doubles. Focus first on learning all the doubles then gradually mix in the near doubles. You can even encourage them to explain out loud to you “since I know 5+5=10 then I know 5+6 must be one more so it’s 11”



I hope you enjoy helping your student prepare for this at home. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Please use the attached documents to work on these concepts at home.


YELLOW BELT CARDS

GREEN BELT CARDS

WatchDOGS Sign-Up

If you couldn’t make the meeting or would like to sign up for more days, there are two ways you can do this now. You can click on this link: http://vols.pt/ueBdny and sign up online, or you can call/email Mrs. Logeman dmlogeman@prosper-isd.net or 469-219-2110. Thank you for your continued support with the Watch D.O.G.S Program! We LOVE having you at Folsom Elementary!!


Do you want to help with Watch DOGS Dads at Folsom, but only have 30 minutes to spare? Sign up for our morning car duty! 7:15-7:45 am and then head to work. Sign up as many times as you want on any day, just click on the following link:

http://vols.pt/ueBdny

Please also make sure you have your background check complete. You can fill that out at the following link:

https://prosperisd.quickapp.pro/apply/applicant/start?_ref=6e3befd4100c306cb03245a5c30823b00a5e64b7f04436f3776be9a6eab77f55

Thursday Folders

Click HERE to acess Thursday Folder information.

Volunteers Needed

First grade is in need of a few volunteers that are available on Wednesdays to help copy and prepare different materials. Please use the following link to sign-up if you are interested in volunteering.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4ca9ab22a7fa7-copy


Thank you for your help!

Mark Your Calendars

February 8th- 101st Day of School

February 12th- Valentines Day Exchange at 2:00

February 15th- NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day

February 24th- Folsom Friday Live

March 3rd- Open House

March 7th-11th- SPRING BREAK

Folsom Website

School wide information

Curriculum News

Math: Numeration and Place Value to 80 (Tens and Ones, Standard, Expanded Form)
Writers Workshop: Parts of a Letter
Readers Workshop: Author Study- Jan Brett
Word Work: -ake, -ade, qu, bl

Grammar: Compound Words

Word Wall Words: made, been, then, new, take

Science: Magnets

Social Studies: Historical Figures-Garrett Morgan