Next week, we will begin our first grade Lenten journey by learning that “small sacrifices make a big difference.” To support this, you will find in today’s folder a “Lenten bouquet” of good deeds that your child can do during the Lenten season. Attached is a letter of explanation. We’ll also participate in some Rice Bowl activities.
We’ll continue to compare and contrast two historical figures, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In math, we’ll practice adding and subtracting ten from two digit numbers, and conclude place value with writing numbers in expanded form. We’ll begin to learn to summarize a story in reading, as well as identify ways to make long “i”. We are reading “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”. Through that novel, we’re identifying character traits, recognizing new vocabulary, and learning to summarize and infer.
Below is a link to order the 2017 yearbook:
The words for next week are below. For each group’s sentence, I will grade punctuation, capitalization and correct spelling of the weekly words. Also, please have your children practice sorting their words correctly so that they can place them in the proper sorts on their weekly tests.
Green — short “0” “o__e” long “oa” oddball
stone cross float coat toad soft toast none whole load foam slope
I would like a whole piece of toast.
Purple: comparing short “o” with “or” with oddball
trot rock spot job pond shop horn sport storm short torn work
After the storm, I will work at my job.
Orange: short “u” “u__e” oddball
put flute rude June club such tune tube shut hunt jump huge
I will sing a tune and play my flute at the club.
Yellow: short “a” “a__e” oddball
ask sack snap grass last page came face rake same made what
I came to rake and cut the grass.
We have openings for Farmer’s Market for the rest of the year! Let me know if you’d like to send in a healthy fruity or veggie snack.
Happy long weekend!
Here are some upcoming events:
Wednesday, March 1 — MASS, Ash Wednesday (wear regular uniforms)
Monday, March 13 — Professional development, no school
Thursday, March 16 — Reading Celebration, 2:00