We will take our last Spelling Test and Mad Minute Math Tests this week and then resume after the holidays. The kids have been doing AMAZING on both! I am so proud of them! This week will be the last week for a homework packet until after the break as well!
Please continue to read each night for fluency and comprehension. When we do not have written homework utilize some of the educational websites linked on our class blog. These will just keep them in the practice of some of the first grade skills we work on in class.
Try to spend the next couple of weeks reading some of your child’s favorite holiday books. They love reading seasonal books! Have them retell them to you. Encourage them to try reading some of them to you this year to practice those reading skills.
Another idea is to have your child journal about the things their elf does each night if you have an elf visiting your house for the holidays. Take pictures of the elf and have them write or type on the computer some captions. These are just some fun things to do when the kids need/want something to do-fun, but you are tying in an educational component! J
I want the kids to enjoy this time of year and for you to have time to enjoy it with them.
Take care and have a Holly Jolly Week!
- *Read 15 minutes nightly and record on Reading Log.
- *Get Bragging Behavior Sheet signed daily.
- Study for Mad Minute Math Quiz on Thursday. (Do not return practice sheet, it is just for your practice at home.)
- Homework Packet due on Friday.
- Saturday, December 2nd: 7th Annual Jingle Jog (See Ford Website for more information and registration.)
- Tuesday, December 5th: Holiday Shop at Ford ES (During the school day)
- Friday, December 8th: Giving Tree Ends
- Friday, December 15th: Puzzles due for the Puzzle Gift Exchange
- Tuesday, December 19th: Class Holiday Party (9:00-10:00am) All parents are invited! I look forward to seeing you all too!
- Tuesday, December 19th and Wednesday, December 20th : Early Release Dismissal time is 12:30pm
- Thursday, December 21st-Wednesday, January 3rd 2018: Christmas Break/Winter Vacation
- Thursday, January 4th 2018: Happy New Year and students return to school!
- Math: Solving and balancing equations (subtraction and addition)
- Phonics: review of ow sound (cow), ir, ch, /j/ sound spelled ge and gi, long I review and comparatives –er and -est
- Writing: writer’s workshop-Informational Writing and Research on Reindeer/Caribou, and Holiday Journal
- Social Studies: Landforms (mountains, valleys, plains, coast, desert, and plateaus)
- Daily 5: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, Work on Writing, and Listen to Reading
- Reading: The Wild Christmas Reindeer, Santa’s Animals, and The Polar Bear Who Saved Christmas
- Language Arts: ABC order, asking and telling sentences, and adjectives (using descriptive words in our sentences)
- Spelling: that, it, no, red, we, six, of, away, out, and green
- STEM: sound