Family Update 10

March 16, 2018

March Madness

Here is our 10th Family Update! March is here and we have done so much this past term. Our friends have been hard at work getting ready for the curriculum share and are so excited to share what they have been doing these past couple of months. Please read through the family update to check for important dates and reminders. We would also like to say thank you to those parents who came in to help build their homes. We really appreciate it. We can't wait for you all to see what our friends have been working on these past couple of weeks!

Important Dates and Reminders

· Wednesday, March 21 & Friday, March 23 | Family Conferences (more info below)

· Friday, March 23 | No School | Office Open

· Friday, March 23 | Movie Outing at Alamo Drafthouse [PTSO]

· Tuesday, March 27 | First Grade Parent Coffee [PTSO]

· Thursday, March 29 | Winter Curriculum Share (more info below)

· Monday, April 2 - April 6 | Spring Break | No School | Office Open

Family Conferences

Family conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 21st and Friday, March 23rd. While we will have a regular school day on Wednesday, there will be no school on Friday, March 23rd. Please make childcare arrangements for your student(s) on that date.


To sign up for conference, please use the link below:

www.ptcfast.com/reg1


Then, insert your classroom’s entry code:

1B | KWC1126096


We understand that some families are taking time off work for these conferences and have busy schedules so please arrive to appointments on time in order to ensure that we stay on schedule. If you do not arrive on time, the conference may be shorter than what is expected (15 minutes). You will also have the option of rescheduling, we will make arrangements in our schedule in order to accommodate. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Curriculum Share

Please join us on Thursday, March 29, for our Winter Curriculum Share. This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to experience all the learning that has happened in our core and specials classrooms. Below are start and end times for First Grade. We hope to see you there!

First & Second Grade | 2:30 - 3:45pm

Academics

Literacy

Our 1B friends have been in the last few stages of publishing their All About books. They've already added the final nonfiction text features (headings, Table of Contents, and glossary) and we are in the process of editing our writing! We continue to use COPS (capitalization, organization, punctuation, spelling) to guide our editing process, making sure that we added correct writing conventions. After the editing and revision process, we will begin publishing and will be all ready to share our final books with you! At home, you can always support your child with this process by having them free write, then edit their sentences for correct placement of punctuation marks and capitalization.

Math

In these past couple of weeks, we started a brand new unit on place value. Our friends learned how to compose and decompose base 10 blocks. Here our Students were introduced to place value and using a place value chart. They recognized the relationship between how we write two digit numbers and their value in terms of tens and ones. Students also learned how to decompose a two digit number into tens and ones representing with sticks and squares or expanded notation.

Inquiry Centers!