Sunday, February 6, 2011

Week 25- February 7th-11th

Dear Parents,

We hope everyone had a nice, relaxing weekend.
Once again, we are asking for your help. Can you please bring in any shoe boxes you may have. We will be making Valentine's card holders and require boxes. Also, the students will be making a 3D map of their communities in the next few weeks. We would like to start collecting various sized boxes for the maps. We would very much appreciate if you could have your child bring in empty boxes such as toothpaste, make-up, perfume, cereal, and pasta boxes whenever possible.
This week, you child will be exploring the following:

Langaue Arts
  • Phonics- This week's words are two, more, write, see, and could. Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older words through various activities and chants.
  • Reading-Your child will be exploring how intonation and tone affects the retelling of stories. You can help your child with this skill by showing them how to using different voices while reading out-loud afftects a story. Have your child practice this skill at home when reading with you.
  • Writing- This week your child will be learning about common and proper nouns. They will also be writing a short composition using these nouns and presenting it to the class. You can help your child with this skill by pointing out nouns when reading and asking them if it's a common or proper noun and why.
Math-This week your child will be looking for patterns on the 100 chart (counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s) and learning about estimation. Please practice counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s at home with your child.

Theme- Social Studies- Fairytales and Folktales- Your child will be presenting a short play entitled " Little Red Riding Hood" to the younger students. Please have your child practice reading his/her lines using tone and intonation daily. The class will also start examing Folktales. If your child has any folktales at home that he/she would like to share, please bring them to school.


-Reading-Read and practice lines for "Little Red Riding Hood"
-Math- 100 Chart Pattern worksheet

-Reading-Read and practice lines for "Little Red Riding Hood"
-Math-Practice skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s orally up to 100
-Language Arts- Editing worksheet

-Reading-Find the Main Idea worksheet and read 10 minutes
-Math- 2s, 5s, and 10s worksheet

-Reading- Read 10 minutes
-Phonics-Study words for Word Challenge
-Math- Time Test

  • Monday, February 14th-Valentine's Celebration-If your child is planning on handing out Valentine's cards in the class, he/she must have enough for every student (27 first grade students).
  • DPTO-check the DPTO website for up coming events and information. DPTO
  • Please label ALL of your child's belongings with a permanent marker; lunch boxes, containers, sweaters, water bottles, bags, etc.
  • Water Bottles- Your child must come to school with a water bottle every day.
  • Library- Please make sure that your child brings his/her library book to school on his/her assigned library day.
Secret Word-Heart

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