Sanders' Sunflowers

Classroom Newsletter

Week of March 10-14,2014

Information and Reminders

  • I sent home the play lines for the students who volunteered for speaking parts. Please help your child memorize his/her part at home.
  • In the play all students will wear blue jeans and tennis shoes. The girls will need to wear a yellow t-shirt and the boys will need to wear a red t-shirt. Our whole class will sing "Cute Chicks".

Important Dates

Mar. 11- Family Literacy Night 6:00-8:00

Mar. 14- due date to return orders for artwork

Mar. 17- MAP math testing

Mar. 24- no school for students

Mar. 27- first grade play EIEIOOOOOPS at 6:30 at Wren High School Auditorium

Mar. 27- spring picture day

Important Connections and Links

This is a direct link to my email and my website. I have also included the school's phone number.


Story of the Week: Whistle for Willie


- Possessive pronouns (his, her, your)

- word with oo as in book, cook, foot

- recognizing cause and effect. Effect is 'what' happened and cause is 'why' it happened.

There will be a spelling and sight word test on Friday this week.

Sight Words:

1. again 2. boy 3. nothing 4.along 5. father

6. together 7. began 8. house 9. should 10. would


We will continue practicing addition and subtraction to 10 to build speed and accuracy with math facts. The students will be given a sheet of 30 problems and timed for 2 minutes to increase speed .The class will also continue working on how to solve addition and subtraction word problems. Students will also be working on time to the hour and half hour. We have also begun to learn about solid shapes (cone, sphere, pyramid, cube, and rectagular prism).

Science/Social Studies

We will be discussing voting, citizenship, rule, laws and our government.


Read the story Amazing Animals in the blue folder (Journeys Story Summaries)

Mon. - practice sheet; spelling words

Tues. - No homework due to literacy night

Thurs. - practice sheet; spelling words

Fri. - spelling and sight word test; reading response journal is due back