Fabulous First Grade Flyer

Week of February 8th - February 12th, Issue 21

Magical Math

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!!

Envelope and Stamp Needed

As a reminder we will be practicing the steps of writing and sending a letter. Please return your child's envelope with a stamp and your return address by Wednesday. We will be mailing our letters on Friday. If you need another envelope please let your child's teacher know.

Soil Homework

Beginning February 16th our class will be starting a soil study. We are really excited about this unit and have many interesting activities planned. We would like our instruction to be as hands-on as possible therefore, we are asking each student to fill a sandwich sized baggie with soil. Please help your child find some soil in your yard, at the park...etc. Please bring your soil sample to school by Thursday, February 11th.

Thank you

Field Trip!!! SAVE THE DATE

We are planning our grade level field trip to The Perot Museum on Thursday, April 28th. We are excited about the upcoming trip and know that it will be a fun day for our first graders! In order to help make this a successful trip, we would love to have parents accompany us on this day. By volunteering you will help provide adequate adult supervision for students in our class and help this to be a safe and fun day for our students. If you would like to join us on the field trip please be sure you have completed the background check online at www.prosper-isd.net . This needs to be completed each school year. We also ask that you please make other arrangements for younger siblings. We will be assigning student groups to each parent and we need to be sure that they are focused solely on our first graders to ensure their safety. Thank you so much for understanding! More information to come!

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.

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!

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 9th- PTO Spirit Night at JCs Burger House 5-8 pm

February 12th- Valentines Day Exchange at 2:00

February 15th- NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day

February 24th- Folsom 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: Schema and Inferences
Word Work: -ide, -ick, ink, sl-, br-

Grammar: Compound Words

Word Wall Words: with, their, ate, sat

Science: Natural Sources of Water

Social Studies: George Washington