First Grade News

January 4 - 8, 2015


Monday, January 4th is Day 2 of the Encore Rotation

Mon. Read 10 minutes

Write Spelling Words 3 times each.

Tues. Read 10 minutes

Phonics Worksheet

Wed. Read 10 minutes.

Rainbow Spelling

Thurs. Read 10 minutes.

Math Worksheet.

Fri. Read 20 minutes.

Optional Lifework:

Read a newspaper article about a good citizen. Cut it out and paste it in your journal. Write 3 complete sentences about the article.

No Reading Log over the Break

Please read to and with your child every day over the winter break. However, please do not worry about filling in the Reading Log every day.

Spelling List Test Friday January 8













*There is a sentence each week along with the spelling words. The students are expected to write the sentence word-for-word with correct spacing, capitalization, spelling and punctuation. Each word is worth one point. Capitalization, spacing and punctuation is worth three more points. This is added to the 12 points for the weekly spelling words.

Spelling City Free Activities for Spelling - Free Activities ONLY

Curriculum Corner

Langauge Arts: Vowel Sound: Long O (o_e, oa, ow, ough). Summarize and Synthesize Stories. Analyze Story Elements. Persuasive Writing. D'Nealian Handwriting Letter Mm.

Math: Fractions of a region. Time to the half hour.

Social Studies: Economics. Vocabulary - Needs, Wants, Goods, Producers, Consumers. Market Day: January 29th (More information TBA).

Star Students - Poster Due Upon Your Return

Mrs. Brandt - Alicia Joya

Mrs. Buck - Zaara Khan

Mrs. Moore - Myra Malati

Star of the Week Instructions

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Inclement Weather Policy

When we are not able to come to school due to inclement weather, please continue to study Spelling words at home. We will try our best to keep on our test schedule and will be giving tests at the first available moment. Also, please keep up with the Lifework assignments as best you can. We realize that you may not have the worksheets to complete before they are due, however, keep up with the reading and spelling assignments and we will adjust the worksheets accordingly. If we are out for more than one consecutive day please read for 20 minutes every day, write 3 sentences about your day and illustrate, practice math for 30 minutes on IXL, and continue to do the Spelling Lifework and practice the spelling words. We will check the work when we return.

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January Poem

When Winter Comes

by Laura Numeroff

When winter comes I love to skate.

I get there early and I stay quite late.

I don't go too fast, it's all very new.

There are so many things I wish I could do.

I know how to glide and spin around,

But sometimes I end up on the ground.

One day I'll do a figure eight!

When winter comes I love to skate!

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