It's hard to believe that as we ring in 2020, that means half our year is complete! Students have learned so much, but now it becomes even more important for them to read NIGHTLY, do homework (it should all be identical to what we do in class so students should not have trouble, but let me know if there is any confusion), and for you to help us by checking the Fox Folder DAILY for the behavior calendar as well as for work coming home that you can look over with your child. Incomplete work should be completed at home and returned the following day. Coming up:
MATH - measuring with different items ("non-standard units") such as paper clips, toothpicks, as long as the items are identical in size. We do not measure with rulers in first grade.
WRITING - We must be sure that students are FLUENTLY writing all letters, consistently using proper punctuation, and forming letters the appropriate sizes and placement on the line. You will see some work coming home this week to reinforce this expectation. We will also be working on writing a variety of POETRY TYPES this month, which is a fun way to begin the new year!
SOCIAL STUDIES - We will launch right in tomorrow learning about the explorers Lewis and Clark along with Sacagawea. Test will be on or about January 15.
READING - We'll work on retelling and continue building our sight word fluency.
HOLIDAY - No school on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20.
CHARACTER PARADE - More info to come, but students may dress in costume to depict a favorite book character! Bring the book to carry along and we will parade for our fellow students in the afternoon Jan. 31.
*Please sign and return the report card envelope when report cards come home next Monday, January 13. :-)
These are some high points - not a full list....
Many topics carry over from week to week.