Ms. Phillips' 1st Grade Newsletter

Friday, February 5, 2016

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 10- Sweeny's Papa John's Pizza Night (Code: Sweeny)
  • February 12- 1st Grade Friendship Party at 12 p.m.
  • February 12- Grade Cards Distributed
  • February 15- Snow Make-Up Day (School will be in session.)


Here is what we have planned for next week:

Word Work:

Words of the Week- yellow, know, away, his, play

Words Their Way Sort- 33 ang, ing, ong, ung

Word Family Pattern- ow (snow, blow, low, etc.)


Next week, we will use fictional stories to discuss point of view, or the voice of the story. We will ask ourselves, "Who is talking in the story?" We will also discuss how the story might change if told from a different character's perspective. I am excited to see how this skill will help them further their comprehension of fictional stories!


We are continuing to write nonfiction texts by writing about an object next week. Please send something with your child next week that is small but meaningful. We will be writing an "All About" piece using that object so please make sure it is something they would be comfortable writing a lot about! :)


We will wrap up Big Idea 1 from Unit 5 next week and begin Big Idea 2. We will be graphing the pre and post test data from Big Idea 1, so be on the look out for that information and get ready to praise your child for their progress! :)


Since we have been discussing our bodies and nutrition, next week we will be discovering ways to maintain good dental health. The kiddos have enjoyed all the ways we have explored staying healthy!

Thank you for another great week of learning! Please call or email me with any of your questions. I hope you have a blessed and restful weekend!