First Grade News
February 18, 2022
Thank you for all the Valentine’s cards, sweets, and gifts! We had a fun day filled with Valentine activities. Thanks to all who contributed to make our party special! We also had fun on our 100th day of school this week. How did you like the picture of what your child will look like when he/she is 100 years old? A little creepy!
I hope you had a chance to review the Unit 3 Benchmark test in reading that was sent home the other day. All the students did a wonderful job. I also met with each student to check on their reading fluency. By now, students should be reading around 35 words per minute with accuracy. Most far exceeded this score. Please listen to your child as he/she reads out loud at home. This will give you an idea as to how they are doing. I am sending home a copy of our new reading book - Unit 4, with most students because there are three different stories in this edition than in the one you may have taken at the beginning of the year. Please keep it in a safe place because I would like this book returned when we complete Unit 4.
We began Chapter 8 in math. We are now subtracting by 10’s. Most seem to understand this concept and enjoy being challenged to add and subtract using mental math.
Students created posters about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington after reading about them. Four groups were formed to collaborate and produce eye-appealing, fact-filled posters. They presented them to Kindergarten class today. It was very interesting to see how the various groups worked together.
This week our superstar student, Caden, showed off many of his interesting treasures. We especially liked his Darth Vader mask! Did you know he plays the drums? His dad is his superhero and he would like to rid the world of crime. The next superstar will be Sarah. .When we return from winter break, it will be Reading Across America Week. We will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 3rd instead of March 2nd, his actual birthday because it is Ash Wednesday. We will be attending Mass and it is a day of fasting. So, on Thursday I will make green eggs and ham for the class after reading that story. I know we have an egg allergy, so an alternative will be provided.
We will attend the first Friday Mass on March 4th. Class A uniforms should be worn.
It is also a half day on Friday, March 4th. Dismissal is at 11:20. If you would like to come in for a conference during the afternoon, I will be available from 12:30 - 2:00. If you haven’t returned the report card, please do so.
Enjoy the winter break! Stay safe and well!