Frenchtown Academic Newsletter

January 19, 2016

In the classrooms:



Counting to 100 and representing quantities to 20



Tapping to read words

Decoding words

Continuing with uppercase letter formation



Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single

event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in

which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.

Grade 1:


First graders are continuing to compare numbers using < , > and = symbols. We are also ordering numbers from least to greatest and greatest to least.


First graders are reading The Mitten Tree by Candace Christianson and exploring key details and the central message of the text.


First graders have a new science kit called New Plants. They will grow plants from seeds, bulbs and cuttings. We have planted Brassica seeds and are waiting for the first sign of growth!


Save the date…… Monday, February 8th @1:00 performance of “Alphabet Adventures and Sometimes Y”

Grade 2:


Second grade students have done a fantastic job learning how to measure objects using a variety of measuring instruments. They all recognized that a centimeter is smaller than an inch and a meter stick is longer than a three ft. yard stick.


Students are continuing to write their opinions on different subjects. They are also practicing comparing and contrasting different versions of the same fairy tale, in order to recognize that stories could be told from different points of view.


Thank you for all of your generous donations for Pennies for Patients and Blankets for the Homeless.

Happy Birthday to our Frenchtown Friends!

January 18: Joshua H., and Jayda H.

January 19: Liam W.

January 20: Mia B.

January 21: Daniel and Matthew B.

January 22: Sarah A., Charlotte M., and Anna P.

Thoughts from our students:

"What is your favorite healthy snack?"

Grade 1:

Isaiah: "I like cereal."

Anthony: "Apples"

Aidan: "Bananas"

Sonny: "Oranges"

Chase: "Strawberries"

Julia: "Carrots"

Grade 2:

Anna: "Carrots and hummus"

Julianna: "Bananas"

Rachel: "Raisins"

Sarah W: "Grapes"

Sarah L: "Oranges"

Sophia: "Raisins and grapes"