2/22/19 Newsletter

February 22, 2019

First Grade Sea Otter News

Another short yet productive week in first grade! We learned to use a hundreds chart to add tens to a two-digit number. We discussed and planned how we could observe the way light illuminates objects in our home. And we contemplated how prayer is God’s gift to us and a way to communicate with Him.

Grandparents’ and Friends’ Day: Grandparents’ and Friends’ Day is Thursday, March 14th. Lunch begins at 11:00 in Egan Hall. Cookies, coffee, tea, and water will be provided. Students are to provide a sack lunch for themselves and their special guest. Families are asked to RSVP and please limit guests to no more than 4 in consideration of others. Please tell your special guests that TEACHERS will walk students back to their classrooms after the luncheon. Do not escort your child back across the street! Teachers will take care of getting them safely back to class. Please let me know if your child does not have a family member or special friend coming so I can pair him/her up with a classmate. 

Questions to Ask:

– What is light? What are some objects the emit light?

– What number has 9 tens and 9 ones? 5 tens and 2 ones?

Special Notes:

– Star Sea Otter for the week of February 25 is Ben

-Grandparents Day is March 14th

-School will be in session on March 15th

I Can…

-read first grade words. RF1.3

-use adjectives. L.1.1

-use what I know about phonics to spell new words. L.1.2

-spell first grade words. L.1.2

-sort words into categories. L.1.5

-read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

-read and understand first grade non-fiction. RI.1.10

-tell about the main ideas and details after I listen or read. SL.1.2

-follow rules for discussions, talk with others, and ask questions during discussions. SL.1.1

-speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6

-revise and edit my writing. W.1.5

-tell how many tens and how many ones are in a number. 1.NBT.2

-use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100. 1.NBT.4

-find 10 more or 10 less in my head. 1.NBT.5