February 16, 2017

It was a short, productive week in first grade. The first graders celebrated St. Valentine’s Day on Tuesday where they passed out cards and had a party. Then students celebrated the 100th day of school with games and 100 themed activities including “aging” themselves 100 years and writing about the future. Our eighth grade buddies visited and in 30 minutes they read over 100 books!

Field Trip Note: Please be sure to return permission slips by February 22nd. Make sure to complete both sides of the form. If you send a check, please put your child’s name in the memo line. If you send cash for payment, please send it in a clearly labeled envelope with your child’s name. If you are a Science Center member, you need to send the pass (not a copy) in an envelope marked with your name. You do not have to pay the fee if you are a member. Parent volunteers for the field trip do not have to pay for themselves. If you have any questions, please email me. Thank you!


Homework Note: Due to the short week, there is no spelling for homework. Please review words from past spelling tests in order to “apply spelling words to their writing” (Report card standard).


Questions to Ask:

– Tell me one fact about ponds.

– Tell me about St. Valentine.

-What is the virtue of the month?

-What is one way to make 100? What was your favorite 100th day activity?


I Can…

-read first grade words. RF1.3

-use adjectives. L.1.1

-use what I know about phonics to spell new words. L.1.2

-spell first grade words. L.1.2

-sort words into categories. L.1.5

-read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

-read and understand first grade non-fiction. RI.1.10

-tell about the main ideas and details after I listen or read. SL.1.2

-follow rules for discussions, talk with others, and ask questions during discussions. SL.1.1

-speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6

-revise and edit my writing. W.1.5

-tell how many tens and how many ones are in a number. 1.NBT.2

-use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100. 1.NBT.4

-find 10 more or 10 less in my head. 1.NBT.5

-read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. 1.LS1.2


Special Notes:

– Star Dolphins for the week of February 24 are Maggie (1 day) and Lucas (2 days).

– Field trip permission slips due February 24th

-No school on February 17-February 23

Please do not order hot lunch for March 3 (Field Trip day)