Monday 26th February 2018

by hahall
  • Students will be permitted to play outdoors on Mondays and Fridays until 8:55am. Students will be escorted in shortly before 9am.
  • Please send in a snack for 25 students. We have a few snacks remaining, but are getting low. Please consider sending in fruits and veggies.
  • Please send an extra set of clothes for your child to keep at school.
  • Thanks to all who were able to attend Black History Family Night.


This week we will read Last Stop on Market Street. This quarter first graders will hear many stories that feature diverse characters. We will identify story elements such as characters, setting, character development and author’s purpose. We will use the book to make predictions and inferences. Students will continue to identify character traits that support a growth mind set and perseverance. We will learn about words with the spelling pattern ou and ow and words with the ar. We will also review antonyms.

Sight Words: right, back, came, away, our

Vocabulary: stray, tuning, surround, swirling


We are starting a new unit of non-fiction writing this week called Opinion writing. We will read The Best Part of Me and students will write about their favorite body part and give supporting reasons for their opinions. Our focus this week will be thinking of as many reasons as we can and writing strong introductions.


This week, we will continue with unit 6 in math. Students will learn about making a 10 strategy. Using a double 10 frame students will practice making a group of ten and adding on the remaining ones. Students will be introduced to the Student Reference Book and will go on a scavenger hunt to learn about the book’s content. Students will complete a 2-day extended response on Wednesday and Thursday. These responses help students to formulate answers t


In science we will continue with the second part of the science unit on sound and light. Students will observe their shadows outside with attention on where the sun is relative to their bodies and shadows. Students will also explore light and mirrors and discuss how light can be reflected to a new position. Students will learn about how light passes through different solids (translucent, transparent and opaque). We will read Time for Kids: Bravery on the Bus and Going for the Gold. We will watch a Reading Rainbow episode that features African Stories including Mafuro’s Beautiful Daughters.

· · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·