Frenchtown Academic Newsletter

For the week of December 7, 2015

Volunteers still needed for Terrific Tuesday, December 15th!!!!

Without volunteers, this activity might need to be cancelled. Please help us!

We need:

3 more volunteers for AM K

4 more for Full Day K

6 for PM K

4 for Grade 2

GRADE 2 students:

Please bring in a pair of WILD ,CRAZY whatever themed TUBE SOCKS for the Snowman Project.

In our classrooms:



Understanding addition as putting together and adding to.

Parent Newsletter:


Letters: x, y

Word awareness

Sentence writing



Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

  1. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.

Grade 1:


First graders continue to work on fluency for adding and subtracting within ten. They use strategies such as counting on, making ten ( e.g., 8+6=8+2+4=10+4=14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13-4=13-3-1=10-1=9); they are learning how to find the missing parts of ten and learning how to relate counting to addition and subtraction using numbers on a ten frame as a visual and hands-on model.


First graders continue to work on fundations lessons that focus on short vowel sounds within double consonant ending words. These are words that end in s, f , l and sometimes z . Some examples of these words are; mess, cuff, toss, hill, chill, fuzz, buzz and we call them bonus letter words. We are also introducing them to glued sound words such as ; call, ball, hall, tall.


Look for notification from our first grade room parents asking for donations for our grade wide gingerbread making project to take place on December 21st.

Grade 2:


Students are working hard on subtracting two and three digit numbers with regrouping. Using IXL and/or flashcards would be a wonderful way to supplement what they are learning.


We will be reading a variety of fun and diverse holiday books in the upcoming weeks.

Students did a fantastic job researching owls and writing informational reports.


Students will continue reading and listening to short passages from the social studies textbook. They will be introduced to new vocabulary as well.

Thoughts from our students:

What's your favorite thing to do on the weekend?


Layla: "I like to go to Morgan's house."

Morgan: "I like outside."

Grade 1:

Courtney: "My favorite thing to do on a weekend is go to Vermont."

Sydney: "My favorite thing to do on a weekend is go to Vermont because my cousins have lots of Barbies."

Grace: "I like to be with my family."

Mia: "My favorite thing to do is visiting my cousins in New York."

Happy Birthday Frenchtown Friends!

December 7: Nathaniel T.

December 10: Colin F. and Ella M.

December 11: Sara S.