Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekly Newsletter #8

September 27-October 1, 2010
From Mrs. Hicks' desk…

Thank you to everyone who has submitted the permission slip and money for Tate Farms this Friday. If you have not sent this in for your child, please let me know so that I can make arrangements for your child to spend the day in a first grade classroom.

This Weeks' Focus
Language Arts
Our Scott Foresman Unit 2 begins this week with the book Life in the Ocean as we begin to study habitats. We will also conclude our unit on apples as we study Johnny Appleseed this week and make our own applesauce!

Sight Words
have is

Amazing Words
ocean fish shell
crab seaweed world

Don't forget to wear brown on Friday!

We will work on ABC patterns, recognizing coins and their amounts, place value and counting by tens. We will also introduce measurement of everyday items.


Important Dates!
October 1st: Tate Farms Field Trip
October 4-8: Fall Break
October 25th: Fifties Day

Star Student
I will begin recognizing a Star Student each week using our number order. We will begin this activity once we return from Fall Break. I will send home a Star Student paper (it is rather large!) on a Friday for you and your child to complete at home. On Friday of the following week, your child may present his paper to the class. You may include photos, drawings, etc. with the paper. Your child may also bring one Show and Tell item from home to show the class. This is meant to provide each child with an opportunity to speak in front of the class and tell something about him/herself that we may not know. It is always fun to hear what they enjoy sharing with us!

All written homework is due on Friday.

1. Practice reading Sight Words.
2. Read Family Times magazine. (This will be sent home on Wednesday).
4. Complete 4 Day Homework Page.
5. Complete Phone Number Page.

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