I hope everyone enjoyed some snow time this weekend! I thought it was a welcome and fun surprise - enough for fun in the snow but no dangerous driving, and now we are back to normal!
Valentine's Day - I trust everyone received the info that came home in the blue folders Friday with student names & reminders to help us enjoy the day. (NOTE: We are NOT having a party. However, rest assured - we will have tons of fun with our card exchange!) I'll post pictures next weekend!
MATH - We begin a new unit that focuses on how we can talk about PLACE VALUE, and represent tens and ones. Please be sure to check the Fox Folder daily and take a look at any math papers that come home so you can support our first graders with place value. This is a very important topic that carries over into all future math, and we will be working very hard in class!
SOCIAL STUDIES - This week we begin studying about George Washington Carver, his contributions to our country, and how his life was different or the same as ours. Tomorrow I will be sending home a yellow student workbook, called "1st Grade Social Studies, Our American Heritage". Please keep this at home - it does not need to be returned. :-) The writing is too sophisticated to use for our daily lessons, but you may wish to help your child read & work through the topics as we work on them in class. THIS IS NOT MANDATORY, but could be a fun & easy way for you to help with social studies topics.
SCIENCE - We will return to science in a few weeks. Last week students brought home a science workbook (red, white, & blue on the cover). This is the same as the above mentioned student workbook. It should be kept at home & worked on as you choose, or not ;-).
READING - We want students to be able to tell the characters and setting in a book they read, as well as the problem, solution, and a few details.
WRITING - We are learning how to write to tell others our opinion, giving reasons to support our opinion and examples.
These are some high points - not a full list....
Many topics carry over from week to week.