First Grade Update

February 8th, 2016

Valentine's Day

On Thursday, February 11th we will have a small classroom celebration for Valentine's Day. A list of names went home on Friday. Due to our new district policy, Please do not send in treats. This includes candy cards.

Reading

This month our reading focus will be about communities and neighborhoods. Our key vocabulary words are: map, symbol. compass. and landmark. We will also talk about customs and traditions. The student enjoyed reading the book "Duck for Turkey Day" by Jacqueline Jules. This book illustrated that we all celebrate holidays differently.

Math

In math we started our unit on Place Value. We will use unifix cubes and rods to help count our tens. We will learn to count up to 120. On Wednesday February 10th we will celebrate our 100th day of school. We have some fun activities planned to help us count up to 100.

Watch Me Read and AR programs

Reading practice is very important for students to participate in at home and at school. Please encourage your student to read every day at home. A minimum of 1 Watch Me Read book or AR book is required each week. Each week students that reads, get a bead to continue building a necklace. The books come home in a white folder each week.

Important Dates

2/10- 100th day of School

2/11-Valentine's Celebration

2/11-11:40 Dismissal (Parent/Teacher Conferences 3pm-8pm )

2/12-NO SCHOOL (Parent/Teacher Conferences 11am-4pm

2/15-President's Day No School

2/19- Movie night 6:30pm

2/23-6 Flags Reading logs due