December 16, 2016

What happened to December? The students have completed four months of first grade! The students sang like angels in Tuesday’s Christmas Program and today the first graders received a special delivery from the North Pole! The Christmas International Luncheon was a huge success! Thank you to all the parents who helped out by bringing in items to share or helping in the classroom.

Over break it is a great idea to read and practice math daily. Here are some first grade goals to easily practice at home: Fluently add and subtract to 20 (not counting on fingers), skip counting by 1, 2, 5, or 10 from 1-120, and mentally finding 10 more or 10 less than any number.

Are you in need of another stocking stuffer idea? It is always good to start the New Year with a new plastic folder with bottom pockets, new pencil, or an amazing bookmark!

Today your child is bringing an ornament home for the family. It has a ribbon tied to it. This ribbon is the height of your child. You are welcome to keep this ornament and each year pull it out to see how tall your child has grown! Merry Christmas!

Special Notes

-There is no homework over break. Students are encouraged to read as much as possible and utilize Mathletics or XtraMath.

-Christmas Break is from December 17th – January 2nd.

-Star Dolphin for the week of January 2 is Maria Elena


Thank you all for the kind and generous gifts and Christmas wishes.

I wish all the first grade families a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! May God and his angels bless you and guide you always.