Room 13 Update
Dear Room 13 Parents,
I hope you all had a restful and wonderful winter break. I want to thank you again for all the thoughtful gifts I received for the holiday. It was also so nice to meet with you all during conference time. The new year is a busy time for first grade. Here is what is happening in Room 13.
Save the Date for Feb. 14th at 8:45 will be the First Grade Love Show in the MPR. The children will be singing, dancing and reciting some poetry. Please have your child wear red, white or pink on that day. They will also be asked to bring a medium sized stuffed animal at the beginning of Feb. to leave at school for the performance.
I will also be working on putting out a new classroom volunteer schedule in the coming weeks. If you would like to help, I can use volunteers Tues. and Thurs. mornings from 9:15-10:25. Send me an email with your preferences. Include preferred day and if you would rather work with small group/one on one or more clerical type tasks. I know a few of you can’t make T/TH just let me know which day is best and we can make it work. Thank you for the help during the first half of the year and for all the lovely donations.
In Language Arts we are starting Unit Three. The essential question focuses on how to measure time. So, we will be introducing how to tell time on an analog clock. In reading and writing we are working on identifying and ordering the beginning, middle and end of a story. In the Spring we hope to publish a class book.
In Math we are starting Chapter 7 which focuses on numbers to 20. Working on math facts to twenty at home will be helpful. Reflex math and working with flash cards can help your child memorize these facts.
During conferences there was some interest in more challenging reading homework, so I will send home a sheet that corresponds to the lessons taught from our reading curriculum. You can use these words to enrich the homework. They can write sentence or stories using the weekly spelling word or vocab. You can apply the comprehension skill to other stories they read. Also they can log into email@example.com and use the McGraw Hill, Typing.com, Reflex and BrainPOP apps that we use in school. The homework policy is still optional, but I encourage them to do the nightly homework sheet and always read at least 15mins a night.
Please never hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I can’t thank you enough for all your help and support. I am so proud of all the progress my class has made; they are a great group of kids!
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