Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wednesday December 22nd. NO LATE START--YES to Early Dismissal

There will be NO regular late start on Wednesday, December 22, 2010.
Students should report for classes at the normal starting time.
Due to the early release for the holiday break, school will start at its normal time on Wednesday. Students are released about an hour early Wednesday afternoon --roughly 2:20 (or a bit after).

Friday, December 17, 2010

P.E. January Update from Brian Dunlap

The kindergarten and first grade will be using the climbing wall
during the month of January. This requires they wear shoes to school
along with their snow boots. We can't climb on the wall without shoes.
Other activities the kids will be doing during the month of January
include; tumbling, ABC ladders, and fitness games.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

January News 2011

January--What is Buzzin' in our Hive

Brrrrrrrrrrr! The cold weather is here for a bit.

DATES TO REMEMBER:
January 7th-No School
January 12th-Healthy Snack Visit

*** We are experiencing a GLUE SHORTAGE. Please ask your child if they need more glue. We are running low as a class. Thanks!

Reading: Theme 5
The students will be using Cause & Effect, Clarifying, and Comparing/Contrasting to help them be stronger readers. There will also be a focus on Poetry this unit.

Writing: 6 Traits of Writing trait-Sentence Fluency
We will be working on writing sentences that vary in length. Students will be asked to try new words. We will be working to move away from-"I like..." and "I can..." sentences. We want our little writers to try new words. Keep studying spelling words each week. We now have two lists (Easier/Harder).

Math: Unit 6
We will be doing more with Adding/Subtracting, working with Fact Families (2+3=5, 3+2=5, 5-3=2, 5-2=3), and learning to count quarters. We will also be measuring with centimeters. Please continue to work on Telling Time. The students need to gain some confidence with this skill.
Homework will continue to come home on Thursdays! :)

Science/Social Studies: Me on the Map
We will be using geography tools to locate and analyze information about people, places, and environments.

FROM THE TEACHER:
Happy New Year!! First semester is ending and Mrs. Reifsteck and myself cannot believe how much the first graders have matured. I am thrilled to see all the gains the students have made thus far. Our CHARACTER TRAIT this month is fairness. Please visit with your child about ways they can be fair at home/school.

PARENT PRAISE:
I also want to thank you for facilitating our Parent/Teacher relationship with such great COMMUNICATION (emails, Nightly Behavior Notes, drop-ins). It is very important to your child's education that we all work together and feel comfortable as a "Team". KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK and know that I am always here for any concerns/issues you may have about your child's education.

WEEKLY SIGHT WORDS:
grow, light, long, more, other, right, room, small, these, could, house, how, over, own, so, world, fly, give, good, her, little, our, try, was

WEBSITE TO VISIT:
spellingcity.com
This is a great site to help study your Spelling Words. Have your child type the list and then they can play games and make sentences with their words.

Happy Holidays to everyone! Welcome 2011!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Dickey

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Spelling December 13, 2010

Spelling Lists for week of December 13, 2010:

Easier List
an man
can ran
fan ten
pen hen
**land

Harder List
make take
rage place
stage scale
game plate

Study Hard as our test is on Friday! :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Spelling December 6, 2010

Spelling List Dec 6, 2010

split squint
strap strand
spring scrub
splash strip

Study Hard!!! Test Friday!!! :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Holidays Around the World Unit

We are starting our Holidays Around the World Unit this week. We welcome any holiday books that you may like to share with us during the month of December. The kids love this unit as we will do crafts and read many quality children's books.

Spelling Nov. 29, 2010

Spelling for Week of November 29th

craft
help
gift
lamp
yelp
melt
pump
gulp

Study Hard! Our test will be Friday!

Thursday, November 18, 2010



December News
What is Buzzing in 1D

Happy Holidays from 1D! Break out the legwarmers and winter apparel.  It is hard to believe that winter will be here soon! The first graders continue to grow each day. They have been learning how to make a slide show of classroom pictures on the computer with Mrs. Breen, to telling time in five-minute intervals. They are working very hard in all areas. Thank you so much for your great communication and involvement with your child's education. Always remember that I am available to discuss any issues or concerns, and I would be happy to provide any resources you may need to help your child at home.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Dec 8th-Book Orders Due--You may want to order for Christmas Gifts.
Dec 15- Better Snack Lady-Rose 
Dec. 22- Holiday Video/Treats & 2:25 Early Out
Dec. 23-Jan 2  NO SCHOOL

READING:  Family and Friends
We will be focusing on finishing up UNIT 4 on Family and Friends. We will then move into learning about different holiday traditions and customs around the world.

WRITING: Spelling/Word Choice Trait
Lists come home on Mondays with a test on Fridays. Study the words at home. I will be starting two groups eventually. Keep studying the words at home. Learning these spelling patterns will help your child build strong reading and writing skills. In writing we are adding words that help to add detail. We are learning to choose words that DAZZLE and SPARKLE our writing.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES:
We have been working through UNIT 5 in Social Studies. We will be talking about celebrations and families around the world. This leads us into one of my favorite units, Holidays Around the World. The students will enjoy the crafts and literature we will read about various holidays.

WEEKLY WORDS:
children, father, mother, people, come, love, your, family, friend, girl, sing, know, play, today, read, she, write, car, hold, their, down, hurt, would, hear, learn

HONEY SWEET WEBSITES:
Having trouble getting your child to read at home?
Go to this website--RAZKIDS.COM
PASSWORD: sdickeyo
Your child's name and books at their level will be waiting for them!
They will enjoy reading or having the books read to them.

Your child may have told you that Mrs. Dickey has gotten engaged to Aaron Applegate.
Aaron went with us to visit Sunnybrook to honor/entertain the veterans.




Have a most enjoyable holiday and a Merry Christmas! Drive safely if you are on travel.

Sincerely, Mrs. Dickey

Monday, November 15, 2010