Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekly News

Important Information
*Check out the new photos and videos on our class blog!
*On Wednesday, January 30th, we will be celebrating the 100th day of school!  Children are encouraged to dress like they are 100 years old.  For example, I am sprinkling powder in my hair so it looks gray and putting it in a bun, borrowing my grandma’s cane, and wearing a very dated dress.  Be creative and have fun!!
*We are in need of indoor recess toys.  The toys are stored in plastic drawers and used by 4 children at a time.  If you come across anything that you think we could use (like cars, transformers, Legos, My Little Ponies, Squinkies, etc.) that you’d like to get rid of, please send them our way.  Thank you!
*We will finish reading Matilda very soon and would like to celebrate with another Movie Night!!!  Mark your calendars for Friday, February 22nd from 6-8pm.  Please return your RSVP no later than February 8th. 
*Our Valentine’s Day party will be on Thursday, February 14th from 10:15-11:15am.  Students are permitted to pass out cards and even trinkets.  Please remember that our school has a no food policy – this means that students are NOT allowed to give out candy or any kind of edible treats.  We have 25 children in our class – 15 girls and 10 boys.  Feel free to join us for the celebration!

Important Dates
January 30th – Early Release; 100th Day!
February 14th – Valentine’s Party at 10:15am

What are we learning?
Word Work
Our new 1st grade word wall words are: round, keep, kind.  We are reviewing these kindergarten words:  come, by, their.  This is week 18 on Spelling City.  We are also studying long e spelled ee and ea.
Reading and Writing
We are continuing our work with personal writing emphasizing a lesson learned.  This week we will select a topic to take through the writing process.
Social Studies
We are working with biographies in Social Studies this week to help us learn about overcoming obstacles.  We will learn about Ruby Bridges and George Washington.  Mrs. Hammons will also start her next guidance series in our classroom and teach us about good/bad touch. 
We will study unknown addends in subtraction. 

Related Arts
Monday – Art
Tuesday – Music
Wednesday – Music
Thursday – Music
Friday - Music