Dear 1B Parents,
Thanks to our wonderful room liaisons and volunteers for creating crafts and fun times in first grade! Yesterday’s activity day was a huge success!
We have met our first grade challenge: 30 readers, 9 days, 100 books! The children were reading up a storm and writing their books and authors on sticky notes to place in the hallway. On to the 100th day of school, which is still scheduled for Friday, February 19th.
We finished our skills tests, and will begin our Theme 4 readings next week. We will learn how to infer and summarize through the stories in that unit and some other favorite books. In math, we’ll continue to create graphs and analyze information from them. We’ll do word problems to compare information on the graphs. We’ll finish hibernation, migration and adaptations with a “blubber” experiment and a test, then begin comparing the lives and accomplishments of George Washington and Abe Lincoln.
By now you have seen the children’s “Lenten Bouquets”. Please continue to help them understand the concept of “small sacrifices make a big difference” as they go through the Lenten season.
Thanks to the Munsell family for their “famous fruit salad”! Anthony will be our new Emperor.
The words for next week are as follows: (Please note: next week, I will give a dictated sentence each week. At first, I will preview the sentence with the weekly word list, but eventually the children will write the sentence sight unseen. I will be grading correct spelling of word list words, capitalization and punctuation.)
Yellow: short “e” “o” “u” with beginning blends and oddball
sled dress fret bled trot drop cross frog club slug drum plug
The frog will sled to his club.
Fuschia: Contractions (same list)
I’m can’t it’s that’s didn’t don’t wasn’t I’ll isn’t he’s
I can’t go with you because I’ll be late.
Orange: short “i” long “i___e” oddball
gift flip thin swim spill prize hike life nice drive nine give
I will give you a nice gift if you win the prize.
Turquoise: short vowel words with “ck” long-vowel words with “ke” words ending in “k”
truck sock lick pack like smoke strike spoke book look cook shook
The cook looked at the smoke and shook.
Purple: short “o” “o__e” “oa” oddball
lost soft cross drove whole stone road boat soap goat love none
The goat got lost when he drove down the road.
Have a fun, long weekend and stay warm!
Monday, February 15 — President’s Day (no school)
Thursday, February 18 — Stations of the Cross, 2:15
Friday, February 19 — 100th day of school
Thursday, February 25 — Reading Celebration!
(Please note: new date for Reading Celebration due to
Stations of the Cross!)