Monday, January 21, 2013

Week 22- January 21st-25th

Dear Parents,

We hope everyone had a nice long weekend!
We would like to remind all parents that your child will be taking his/her first MAP assessment tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22nd. Please make sure that your child gets plenty of sleep Monday night, eats a healthy breakfast and comes to school with water. For our new parents, there is information about the MAP assessments on the right hand side of the blog, under the 'Pages' heading.

Mr. Vincent Taylor, the middle school English teacher, is collecting used clothing to donate to a medical charity. If you or your child happen to have any old clothes that you do not need, please send the clean and folded items to school with your child. They will be passed on to Mr. Taylor.

100 Days of School is just around the corner. We ask that every first grader wears 100 of something or make a t-shirt with 100 things stuck to it. We would like all the students to wear their item (s) to school for the 100 Days Celebration on Wednesday, January 30th.

Last, we would like your help. If you have any American coins and would like to donate them, we would greatly appreciate it. Pennies, nickels,dimes and quarters is what we need. We will be using the coins to skip count and in the money unit

This week your child will inquire into the following:

Language Arts 
Phonics- Starting this week, every student will be responsible for being to read and spell 7 words instead of 5. This week's words are over, sound, take, work, only, new, and little. Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older words through various chants and activities.
Reading-The class will continue exploring summarizing and retelling a text in their own words. You can help your child with these skills by asking him/her to retell a page of a story or the entire story in his/her own words after reading it.
Writing- Your child will be inquiring into abbreviations this week. The class will examine abbreviations for days, months, and titles of people.

Math- The class will be skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s, and solving a problem by finding patterns in tables. Please help your child with skip counting by asking them to count nightly. Your child is expected to be able to count to 100 forward and back by 1s, and forward to 100 by 2s, 5s, and 10s.

Science- This week's science class will be spent investigating the hardness of a solid and the a solid in water.


Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math- Practice skip counting and counting by 1s

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math- Practice skip counting and counting by 1s

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math-Using Skip Counting worksheet
Phonics- Study for Friday's spelling challenge

100 Days of School- Wednesday, January 30th
Early Dismissal- 11:45 am on Wednesday, January 30th

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