February 2, 2015
Dear Families of Room 112,
I hope everyone has had a great weekend and a wonderful January. I am so excited to be back with the students this week! I want to thank everyone from their kind words and thoughts while my family was been healing. As I transition back into the classroom we will be going over rules and routines and establishing some consistency for the first graders. I want to thank you all for the patience and understanding these past couple of weeks. Report cards will be distributed next week and I will be happy to discuss and questions or concerns you have then.
Here are a few reminders for this week:
- Please send in snacks- February is the girls’ month for snacks..
- Please donate tissue, hand sanitizer and wet wipes
- School starts at 8:45 am. I will collect the children in the auditorium promptly at 8:45 am on these days. Children arriving after this time will be marked tardy.
- Please make sure your child is dressing appropriately for the weather.
- Perez has asked that I remind families that students should wear/bring gym shoes on Tuesdays and Wednesday. Students are not allowed to participate if they do not have the proper shoes.
This week in reading we will continue using multiple reads of a text to dig deeper into understanding and critical thinking. We will read the book Jessica by Kevin Henkes. We will discuss and define vocabulary in the text, using context and person experiences. I will assess the students word knowledge using our regular dictation assessment (having students spell words using the taught digraph/cluster and short vowel sounds), as well as assess students on the correct spelling of sight words.
In math we will take the unit 4 assessment and begin unit 5. The students are working diligently on number scrolls, which builds number sense and helps the children recognize the many patterns in out base 10 system. In science we will continue to look at river rocks and sort them by size suing several screens. We will look at the smallest rock particle silt and learn how to separate silt from sand.
Have a great week!