Jan 25, 2018 First Grade Newsletter

 

Parents,

 

Please watch your mail next week for report cards.

 

Mark your calendar:  

No school Feb. 19 for Presidents Day

New in Math:  Students will begin Module 4 on Tuesday:  Place Value, Comparison, Addition & Subtraction to 40.  New terms:  greater than, less than place value.  Remember to keep working on Zearn at home.

New in Reading:  In addition to all first graders receiving instruction in Reading Mastery, students have the opportunity to work through 118 decodable books (red reading folders).  Those who finish earn a milkshake from me and move right to AR books.  So far 11 out of 17 students have finished!!  Please continue to read at home and record your reading on the Book-it reading logs.

I will send home a student list for Valentine Cards.  We will celebrate with a card exchange on Wednesday, February 14.  Students are invited to bring cards for their classmates and need to make sure there is one for each student.

In February we will study dental health.  All year we have been working on our writing.  They are saved in "treasure chests."  I have seen a real progression in handwriting and writing for each student.  Lately we have been working on an art unit as well.