Box Tops: Keep them coming - thanks!
Drop-off/Pick-up: I know that it is a little crowded when you are trying to deliver and retrieve your children. Please be aware that there are areas along the fence clearly marked for the buses. They have been having a really difficult time getting in and out of here (and they are BIGGER than you). Thank you.
100th Day of School: Friday is our 100th day of school - WOW! You have some special homework assignments this week (don't you just love me - don't answer that). Please send in 100 small, edible items for us to share. Some suggestions are 100 Goldfish (the snack that smiles back), M&Ms, cereal pieces, Cheez-Its, Nilla Wafers, etc. Do not send in any items that have peanuts - pretty please. Please make sure that you send in EXACTLY 100.
Also, please help your child wear 100 items to school on Friday. In the past, children have worn belts made out of 100 paperclips, shirts decorated with 100 stickers, 100 beads on a bracelet, etc. I can't wait to see what you come up with for this assignment.
A special thank you to all of you who have volunteered to make cupcakes for our 100th Day celebration on Friday.
Big Thanks: We are so lucky. One of our local families kindly donated 9 I pads for us to share with the first grade classroom. I am so excited!
Spelling: We are working on the long /i/ sound. We even have one proper noun on our list. Homework is due Friday.
Math: Miss Galt reviewed perimeter with the class. They did very well with it. This week we will touch on a lot of concepts - money (practice counting change at home), sequencing and patterns. Homework due Friday. Extra homework - seriously practice counting change, it is a hard skill to master for many of the kids.
Science: We will talk about birds, reptiles and amphibians. We will discuss characterizations of each group.
Spy Kids: We are reading a fiction/fable story - The Lion and the Ant. We will learn that whether big or small, we can help each other. Our vocab words are dangerous, rescue and postcard. We will discuss the plot of the story (beginning, middle, end). Our high frequency words are - little, look, one & two. We will practice the short /u/ sound and /sl/.
Thundermans: We are also looking at one of Aesop's Fables - The Cricket and the Ant. We will practice the short /e/ sound and the /y/ sound (like that in fly). Our high frequency words are - aren't, hold, little, look, old, one, there, told, two, wanted, what's, where, who & work. We will look at story elements - title, main character, setting (where/when), problem and the lesson.
No reading homework due to the extra 100 day assignments and the counting change assignment.
Chapter Books: The kids have been bugging Miss Galt to read Magic Tree House books to them. Ask them what Jack and Annie have been up to (their last adventure was out of this world!).
Valentine's Day: The kids have been asking me, so here is the deal. In second grade, each child makes their own Valentine's Day box. Please make sure to label it with your child's name and number clearly visible. These can be sent in the week of Valentine's Day. I will be sending home a class list for labeling Valentine's (look for this attached to a future newsletter).
Book-It Calendars: Turn them in this week - thanks!
Jaime and Abbey