Notes for Parents:
- Report cards will be coming home with your child on Friday, January 22. Because we are only halfway through the school year and are still learning, it will be VERY normal to see 2’s on your child’s report card. I’m so proud of their growth so far this year!
- Please make sure your child has two snacks each day. Our first graders have hungry bellies! 🙂
Top Frog – We had four “Top Frogs” (star students) in our classroom this week. Each day, our class takes time to write “heart notes” (kind messages) for the top frog. Plus, the top frog is our door holder and line leader.
Quote of the Week – This week’s quote went to LILLY for her bubbly personality and kind heart.
Mystery Reader – Greta was our virtual mystery reader this week while she’s been learning at home! The kids loved seeing her on the screen!
Family Time – Here are the photos of our award-winning students from this past Friday’s first grade family time.
Sports Day – We earned our next 10 star reward, so on Thursday we celebrated with a sports day! We watched sport highlights and did some sports coloring pages during snack time. The kids were THRILLED to get to visit the gym for some extra sports time, too!
Reading– This week we tried to figure out what to do when we learned new words. We looked at clues around the word to see if we could find a way to figure out how to read the word and what it meant. We also worked on finding key words and making our voices sound smooth and fluent while we read.
Writing – This week we practiced writing with details and helping readers “picture” the facts by using comparisons. We also practiced making lists in our nonfiction books and fixing up our books by pretending to be a reader.
Math – We finally finished Unit 3 which was a tricky one! I am SO proud of their hard work as we completed each lesson as well as the test this week. The test had 10 story problems, so the kiddos were superheroes for completing it. Having the early release this week was perfect timing for them to rest up and get ready for Unit 4: Place Value Concepts!
Word Study – We practiced using ALL of the things we’ve learned about words to help us figure out big, long words! We also learned the importance of having a vowel in every syllable of a word, especially when we are writing words.
Social Emotional – We started a new unit focusing on KINDNESS. We read “Little Penguin’s Kindness Contest” and have been learning about different ways to show kindness to others. We also started doing Friendship Circles each day – this is a time when we give compliments to one another to build our friendships.
- Monday, January 18 – STEAM
- Tuesday, January 19 – MUSIC
- Wednesday, January 20 – PE, Library
- Thursday, January 21 – ART
- Friday, January 22 – STEAM
Books We’ve Read Together: