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

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