Dr. Knowlton's Class Update

February 1-5, 2016

Hello Parents!

I hope that everyone has had a restful weekend! It was great seeing everyone that was able to attend the Read A Thon Class Party at The Gym at Peachtree. We had a blast! I would like to thank the Cavanaugh Family for facilitating all of our Read A Thon activities! Please review the following updates for this week.

(Photo: Dr. Knowlton as a First Grader)

New School Service Project

Our school-wide service project is underway. We are collecting water bottles, new socks, and healthy non-perishable snacks over the next two weeks. We also need 5 shoeboxes because we will decorate them in art class. Please have your child write a Valentine note to provide for the homeless of Atlanta. Please turn this in February 5. Thank you to families who have already contributed!

Fun First Grade Photographs!

This Week In First Grade

Skills

Math: Everyday Math Lessons 5.11-5.14-Fact Strategy Review, Easy Facts, "What's My Rule?", Applying Rules, and the Unit 5 Progress Check.


Phonics: This week's phonics lesson include: Spelling with oi and oy, The Rule vc/cvc/cv, Final Stable Syllable=tion, Digraph ue. there will be a spelling test on Friday, please check your child's red communication folder for spelling words.


Reading: This week, we will focus on sequence of events.


Science/Social Studies/Health: We will be learning about Theodore Roosevelt this week.


IB Theme: How We Express Ourselves is our IB unit. We will be focusing on how historical figures expressed their ideas, feelings, and beliefs to create change.


Writing/Grammar: This week we will be writing an opinion piece about Lewis and Clark's contribution.


IB Word of the Week: Inquirer

Calendar Updates

February 9

Field Trip: Atlanta History Center


February 12-16

Winter Break (No School)


February 25

PTA Meeting (Primary Campus)


February 22-26

Book Fair (Both Campuses)


February (Date TBA)

American Hero Presentation: (Detailed information will be placed in your child's red communication folder)