Friday, August 21, 2015

Week 3 Aug. 24-28

August 24,2015

Dear Parents,
We hope everyone had a great weekend!!!  We had a great time last week learning and discovering new things in first grade.
 If your child has not done so already, I ask that each child bring a water bottle, book bag, and lunch box to school daily. Each item should have the child´s name clearly labeled on it.
Under the heading Pages (to the right of our blog) you will find all the links to the different blogs. Please refer to them weekly.

Last, we would like to remind all the parents how important it is to read the blog every Monday. The blog is where we will communicate all the important events, weekly teaching and learning objectives and daily homework.

This week your child will inquire into the following:
Language Arts:
Working with Words: This week your child will be learning these five words and doing various activities and chants with the words. Your child needs to be able to read, spell, and use these words in sentences.
    when, your, can, said ,there

  Reading: This week your child will be reviewing his/her book knowledge. Your child will be inquiring into book elements. We will begin by reading Have you seen the Crocodile? Then, we will be reading A Kiss for Little Bear . Your child will make predictions, identify characters and setting and discuss the major events of the story. We will introduce new vocabulary from the story and use them in sentences.
Vocabulary:  spot, lovely, picture, chat grandmother, wedding, married, glad, pond, skunk

Writing: Your child will be exploring opinion writing.  The students will be able to write, state their opinion, supply at least one reason for their opinion and provide a sense of closure.
 Math: This week your child will compose and decompose numbers up to 10, and solve word problems.
Social StudiesThis week your child will be inquiring into citizenship. Your child will learn about the five themes of citizenship through shared readings, discussions, dramatizations, and videos about citizenship.

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Working with Words: Fill in the Blanks

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math – Color by Number

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math –Addition Worksheet

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Working with Words: Rainbow Words Worksheet


DISMISSAL – We remind our parents that our student’s safety is our number one priority, and that every mechanism we use during the dismissal at 3:00 p.m. is geared towards that purpose. Please follow the instructions and procedures established by the teachers on parking lot duty, and ask your drivers to do so as well. Slow down when driving in and out of campus, and roll the window down so the teachers in the parking lot can call your child(ren) ahead of time. We thank you for your patience and cooperation in these first days of the school year.

STICKERS FOR YOUR VEHICLES – Each family will be issued a sticker for his/her car free of charge. Additional stickers may be purchased if needed at the Administrative building. Please make sure you bring the license plate number for the car(s) you are purchasing sticker(s) for.
HEADS UP ON THE OCTOBER HOLIDAYS -  Congress has voted on changing the holidays that were scheduled for the end of October and move them to October 7,8, and 9. Even though this was just announced this week, we will be looking for further confirmation on the finality of this disposition. Please make a note of this since we will need to comply with what the government mandates, which would mean moving our holidays to the new dates.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES – Information regarding our After School Activities ( French, Kempo, Choir, Jazz Band, Violin, Athletics, Soccer and Basketball) will be sent home soon.

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