Sunday, January 13, 2019

January 14-18
We hope you enjoyed your long weekend!
Report Cards will be going home on Friday. Please remember to send in the envelope signed by you next Monday. This is an early dismissal day. If you were not requested a conference and would like to meet with us let us know so we can schedule a conference with you.
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There is no school on Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Friday January 25th is a half day. There is staff Professional Development. Students will be leaving at 11:45 a.m.

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On Tuesday, January 15th the first grade class will be taking individual and group pictures for the yearbook. An important tip for this day is NOT to wear white.
This week your child will be reviewing all the Word Wall words with various chants and activities. The spelling challenge will be on Friday, January 18th. The new words are:

We are going to be reading a variety of informative texts. These texts will still include Martin Luther King.
This whole quarter we are going to devote our writing to Informative Writing. This kind of writing tells about a person, place, thing, event, or idea. It has sentences that give facts, details, examples, or explanations. This week we are going to research about penguins. We will be activating the children´s knowledge about this wonderful bird and writing about what we learned. We will also write an informative piece about Martin Luther King.
We will be doing mental math of adding ten more to a number and also ten less from a number. You may want to practice this exercise with your child at home. If you say 33, the children should know that 10 more is 43 and that ten less is 23.

J.1     Addition and subtraction - ways to make a number
J.2     Which sign makes the number sentence true?
J.8     Ten more or less

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