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Important Dates: ·January 17: Report cards go home ·January 18: Schlitterbahn reading logs due ·January 21: MLK Day/No School ·January 23: Field Trip to The Thinkery February 1: 100th Day Dress Up (dress up as a granny or grandpa) ·February 4: 101st Dress up Day (dress up like a 101 Dalmatian! Black and white spots) ·February 15: Six Flags reading log due
Library is every Friday. Please return books! Running Club - Mondays and Wednesdays 7:10 – 7:30
Classroom Announcements Field Trip Info Our field trip to the Thinkery is on Wednesday, 1/23. Lunch: We will be eating an early "lunch" (at 9:45) before we head to the Thinkery and will eat a heavy snack when we get back to school (at 2). Please make sure to send your student with a home lunch(unless you said they would be buying lunch) and a heavy snack. As we are eating this in class (not at the field trip location), you can send it in a regular lunch box - it doesn't have to be disposable.T-Shirts: Please have your child wear their fir…
Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! We are off to a great start this year with lots of new learning!

Important Dates:
Jan. 17 Report Cards sent homeJan. 21 No School/HolidayJan. 23 Thinkery Field trip ***see belowJan. 25 Schlitterbahn’s Waves of Pages Reading Logs due
***Field Trip: Our field trip to the Thinkery is on Wednesday, 1/23. Chaperones, be on the lookout for a separate email with additional information! Lunch: We will be eating an early "lunch" (at 9:45) before we head to the Thinkery and will eat a heavy snack when we get back to school (at 2 PM). Please make sure to send your student with a home lunch (unless you marked buying lunch) and a heavy snack. As we are eating this in class (not at the field trip location), you can send it in a regular lunch box - it doesn't have to be disposable.
·T-Shirts: Please have your child wear his/her BLUE first grade t-shirt. This will make it easier for chaperones and teachers to keep track of their students.


Our learning next week...
Important Dates: ·December 19: Party 10:40 - 11:30 (Parents Welcome!) ·December 20 – January 7: Student Winter Break ·January 8: Back to School  ·January 11: 80's Day (to celebrate the 80th day of school students and staff can dress up in their 80's gear!!) It's a bit late, but still fun to CELEBRATE!!

We will not have library next week, but students are welcome to bring back their books and I will send them to the library during the day to check out new books.  
OUR LEARNING NEXT WEEK...2nd QUARTER, WEEK 8 Next week we will have themed days.  Students are encouraged to dress up and have fun during this short week before break! All of the activities for the day and focused on the theme.  It will be fun! 
Monday - Elf Day (wear elf ears or elf shirt) Tuesday - Grinch Day (wear a Grinch shirt, dress up like a who, fun holiday ears) Wednesday - Polar Express Day (wear pjs)
Dear Parents,

Important Dates:
Dec. 7 Field Trip permission forms and $7 payment dueDec. 12 Science Fair Research Night in library 5:30-6:30 PMDec. 19 Winter Party 10:40 - 11:30 AM.Dec. 20-Jan.7 No School for Students//Winter BreakJan. 8 Students return to school
Our learning next week...
Math: Students will practice telling time to the half hour. They will be able to identify and explain the minute hand and hour hand. Students will be able to show time to the half hour on both a digital clock and analog clock.
Science: Students will learn about and record weather information, including weather temperature, such as hot or cold, clear or cloudy, calm or windy, and rainy or icy.  Students will also discover that air is all around us and that wind is moving air by constructing and observing windsocks and/or pinwheels.
Reading:This week students will be learning about folktales elements through a well known author, Jan Brett. We will end the week with a “Holidays Around the World” rotation to …
Dear Parents,

Our classroom is in need of Clorox wipes! In order to keep the germs away, please donate some if you can 🙂
Important Dates:
Nov. 30  Passport to Sommer 5:30-8:30 pmDec. 7 Field Trip permission forms and $7 payment dueDec. 19 Winter Party 10:40 - 11:30 amDec. 20-Jan.7 No School for Students//Winter BreakJan. 8 Students return to school
Our learning next week...
Math:We will be working with 2D/3D shapes and examining their properties. Students will be able to identify & distinguish between solid figures that can roll, stack, and/or slide.
Science:We will wrap up our unit on the physical properties of objects in which we observed, compared, described, and sorted the components of soil by size, texture and color, identified and described natural sources of water and how rocks, soil, and water were used to make products.  At the end of the week, we will begin our unit on weather by learning about and recording the relative temperature.
Reading/Writing:We will continue our work…
Dear Parents,

Have a wonderful week off enjoying some family time!

Important Dates:
Nov. 19-23 No School/HolidayNov. 30  Passport to SommerDec. 14 Friday Assembly K-2Dec. 20-Jan.7 No School/Winter BreakJan. 8-Students return to schoolOur learning next week... Math:This week students will work with 2D/3D shapes. Students will describe shapes based on their attributes. Students will also use objects and pictorial models to solve word problems involving joining.
Science:This week students will compare and contrast the properties of soil by size, texture, and color.  We will also identify how rocks, soil, and water are used to make products.
Reading/Writing: This week we will be learning about the elements of fairy tales.  We will be using our depth and complexity icons to identify the fairy tale elements in the stories we read. Students will use the elements to create and write their own fairy tale.
Balanced Literacy: In Social Studies, the students will be presenting their timelines over thei…
Dear Parents,

Important Dates:
Nov. 9 Veterans Day Assembly 7:45 AM (Wear red, white and blue)Nov. 12 At Home Timeline Project dueNov. 19-23 No School/HolidayNov. 30  Passport to Sommer
Our learning next week... Math:Students will continue with subtraction, focusing on writing number sentences and understanding the bigger number goes first. They will write subtraction sentences using various tools as models (dominoes, dice, pictures). Students will also visualize subtraction stories in their head and act out/model their thinking.
Science:Students will continue their study of physical properties of objects by observing, comparing, describing, and sorting the components of soil by size, texture and color.
Reading: Students will learn what an inference is, and begin making inferences throughout their books.  
Writing: This is the last week of How-To writing. Students will publish and share their How-To.
Balanced Literacy: In Social Studies, we will be talking about different customs and traditio…