Monday, February 4, 2013

Weekly News

Important Information
*Check out the new photos and videos on our class blog!
*Parent Teacher Conferences will be held March 6th and 7th.  Please call the office between 9am-1pm at 228-2228 to schedule your conference. 
*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!
*Book orders are due Friday (paper and online).  Order online by visiting and pay with a debit or credit card.  If it is your first time ordering online, use the one-time Class Activation Code GNMBV when prompted.  If you have already ordered online this school year, just use the information you used when creating your personal account.

Important Dates
February 14th – Valentine’s Party at 10:15am

What are we learning?
Word Work
Our new 1st grade word wall words are: don’t, should, way.  We are reviewing these kindergarten words:  little, make, before.  This is week 22 on Spelling City.  We are also studying bossy r (er, ir).
Reading and Writing
We are continuing our work with personal writing emphasizing a lesson learned.  This week we draft our pieces.
Social Studies
Mrs. Hammons will start her next guidance series in our classroom and teach us about safety. Our first three lessons are on, “Good Touch, Bad Touch.”  She uses age appropriate language during her lessons, with the emphasis on letting kids know that anything that a person does that makes you uncomfortable should be reported to a trusted adult.  She will be sending home a letter that gives more information on this topic.
We will study numbers.  We are working with number formation, number recognition, counting forward and backward, etc. 

Related Arts
Monday – Music
Tuesday – Music
Wednesday – Music
Thursday – P.E.
Friday – P.E.