Sunday, March 13, 2011

Week 30- March 14th-18th

Dear Parents,

We would like to thank all of you for coming to Family Night and we hope everyone had a super night!
We would like to remind you that this week we will be making pancakes on Thursday, March 17th as part of our author study on Eric Carle. Please have your child bring his/her assigned ingredients to school as soon as possible. A newsletter was sent home Friday, March 11th, explaining the pancake lunch in more detail. Your child does not need to bring a lunch to school that Thursday, unless your child does not like to eat pancakes.
Due to circumstances out of our control, we decided to move the field trip to El Zamorano to a further date. We will let you know what date this week via email. So far, we have had 5 parents volunteer to drive and and spend this exciting day with us. If you are interested in driving and taking a few students with you, please let Ms. Colette or Ms. Magda know as soon as possible.
This week the first graders will be starting a take-home journal. Each class has a mascot which each must take home for 3-4 days and write at least 1-2 sentences daily. Have your child be as creative as possible; let his/her imagination run wild! Please help your child edit his/her work. It is very important that the journal be returned on the due date since the next student will be taking it home on that day.
This week, your child will be learning the following:

Language Arts
  • Phonics- This weeks words are work, place, years, live, and back. The class will be learning the spelling of these words plus reviewing older words daily through chants and various activites. Please remember that the spelling challenge this week will be on Thursday.
  • Reading-The class will be reading Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle this week. The class will be examining the story sequence and prediciting the events of the story by using pictures. You can reiew sequencing by asking your child to tell you the 3-4 main events of a story in order after reading each night. If you have any Eric Carle books at home, we are asking that you please send them in for sharing. Please, remember, your child should be reading at least 10 minutes nightly.
  • Writing- Your child will be reviewing various writing skills through free writing.
Math- Your child will be inquiring into various graphs this week. He/she will collect data and organize it into picture graphs, bar graphs, and tally graphs. The class will also be reviewing doubles, sums that make 10, and counting forward and backward by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. Please be reviewing these skills with your child nightly.

Theme-Social Studies- My Community- This week, the class will examine the role resources play in the production of food. Your child will explain this role after reading Pancakes, Pancakes, and later by going of the field trip to El Zamorano Also, the class will be building a  3-D '1A/1B Community'.

-Reading- Read 10 minutes
-Language Arts- Fact/Opinion worksheet

-Reading- Read 10 minutes
- Math- Making Graphs worksheet

-Reading- Read 10 minutes
-Phonics- Study for spelling challenge and spelling worksheet


We would very much appreciate paper towel and kleenex donations. We are running low.

  • No School- March 18th
  • Pancake Lunch- Thursday, March 17th; Pack a lunch only if your child does not like pancakes
  • 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: Pancakes

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