Room 105 News

January 15, 2014

Dear Families:

I am always amazed at the growth first graders make from December to January. Your kids are ready to make leaps in their learning. I hope you have been noticing it at home too.

You may have noticed that the math is "revving up" as well. With the new standards and an engaging curriculum, your students are explaining and doing some pretty complex things in math. I know that some of the wording on the homework might be confusing, if there is ever an issue, please don't worry we can review it in class. As always, I want homework to be an enjoyable experience for families.

We are still waiting to hear confirmation for the Sweet Honey in the Rock field trip. I will let you know as soon as I can.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at:

Thank you,
Susanne Reed

In Class...

Reader's Workshop--Comprehension Strategies--Reading IS Thinking! Making connections AND predictions about what we are reading
Writer's Workshop--Publishing Fiction--Revising/Editing
Math--Subtracting 9 from 10, Story Problems with addition and subtraction
Spelling/Word Study-- (-ou), (-ow) spellings, Word Endings (ie. --ly, --tion, --er)
Social Studies-- Life and Times of MLK jr, Asian New Year
Science-- Foss Unit--Liquids

Classroom Wish List

**Thick Markers
**Colored Pencils

Thank you all for your wonderful donations this year!

Upcoming Events...

No School --MLK jr Day
1/23 MLK jr Assembly @8:15
1/27 No School--Staff Development Day
2/13 Field Trip--Zellerbach Hall
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