Monday, February 23, 2015

Read Across America Week!

From March 2-6, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America week! We have lots of fun dress-up days planned.

Mixed Up Monday: Wear mixed up clothing! (shirts backward, inside out, mismatched, etc.)

Top Hat Tuesday: Wear your favorite hat!

Wacky Wednesday: Wear your wackiest socks.

Theodor Thursday: Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss character!

Funny Food Friday: Wear green!

Monday, February 2, 2015

February Happenings

Hi all! Our reading testing is over and I am very happy with your children's growth in reading! I sent home a reading level update and will be sending home report cards and MClass reports tomorrow. I am very happy to get back to a normal guided reading schedule so students can grow in reading even more!

Our first grade team has a lot of fun activities planned for the month of February. We will be celebrating the 100th day of school next Monday, February 9 as well as doing some fun Valentine-themed activities aligned with the Common Core curriculum. We have Jump Rope for Heart activities this month as well so be on the look out for activities with that coming home soon.

In math our class has been learning how to create graphs and create and answer questions about those graphs. We are moving on to learning how to combine 2D shapes to create new shapes and will be learning all about fractions next week!

Writing is such an important component to reading. We are continuing with writing to fun journal prompts including imaginative, opinion, and narrative journals. We are also making great progress on our reader's responses to the books we are reading.  It's amazing to see how much better writers these kids are becoming since the beginning of the year.

Please see the newest newsletter under the Newsletter tab. It's kind of hard to read so I have attached a copy to email as well. It has important dates coming up this month as well as some wish list items for the classroom.

Also fill out the Valentine social sign-up to bring an item for the party. I am also including a sign-up for a 100th day snack we are doing next Monday. I know I say this a ton-but I mean it!- Thanks so much for all your help at home! :)

Have a great week!