Friday, November 30, 2018

First Grade News

Important December Dates to Remember
December 6th -  PJ Day for assembly
December 7th - PTG Kids Shop
December 7th - Report cards sent home
December 13th - Book Day Celebration
December 20th - K-4 Holiday Concert - 1:00 p.m.
December 21st - Classroom Christmas party
December 21 - Early release and start of Christmas Break
January 2, 2019 - Back to School! - Happy New Year!

    The month of December is going to be a busy one!
The children are going to be learning so much!
In our reading program we will be working on
drawing conclusions, comparing and contrasting,
and sequencing events. We are also going to be
working on reading, writing and spelling words
with r clusters, l clusters, and s clusters. We
will continue to add more words to our Word
as the month of December goes on. Our short
vowels will continue to be a focus, too.

    In our Lucy Calkins writing program the
children will continue to write teaching books,
choosing topics they are experts in to teach
others. Soon they will begin writing chapter
books, learning how to make a table of contents
to introduce each of the topics in their chapter
book. The children will learn how to write
introductions and conclusions for their
chapter books, finding ways to keep their
readers engaged and interested.

In Math we will continue to work
with addition and subtraction
equations in topic 5.  We will begin
topic 6 this month. In this unit we will
collect, organize, and represent data.
 We will talk about surveys, tally marks,
different types of graphs, and comparing data.

    In December the first graders will
be doing a  ‘Christmas Around the World’
unit in social studies. The children will
learn about the Christmas traditions in
6 different countries - England, Australia,
Scandinavia, Wales, Russia, and Italy.
They will also make a project that shows
the Christmas tradition of each country.
It will give the children the opportunity
to learn how children around the world
celebrate at this special time of the year.

     We want to wish everyone a safe and happy
holiday season. Enjoy this very special time of
the year with your child. Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year!

**Just a reminder...please bring/wear
appropriate clothing to play outside in at recess time**

Friday, November 9, 2018

                                       Thank you

I wanted to quickly thank you for your ability to meet with me to discuss your child.  Collaborating between school and home is a vital relationship that ensures a successful year. So, thank you for coming to Parent Teacher Conferences.  If for any reason you have questions or concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me.