Sunday, February 7, 2016

February News
Dear Families,

February is always such a short month...but it is packed with many fun activities. Here is what’s happening in our class:

Book Fair- Our class will visit during the school day on Tuesday, Feb. 2. A flyer was sent home on Friday with more information and additional times that the fair is open.

Great Books-We will be starting our new purple volumes of “Great Books” stories and poems. We listen in class on Monday and then they will have the homework sections that night.  The kids are very excited!!
Making Words-
The packet of 3 lessons will continue to go home on Mondays and will be due on Fridays.  There will be 7 more packets of this activity.

Valentine’s Day- We will be celebrating on Thursday, Feb 11th and exchanging valentine’s.  Here is a list of names in our class:

Jack Tupelo Talan Finn Caroline Elsa

Marco Mackenzie Kalin Josh John Jadyn

Lucas Madison Ruby Abbie

100th Day of School!!!
We have been counting the days of school since our very first day in September and we are almost there! Wednesday, Feb 17th will mark the 100th day of first grade.  We will have some fun activities to celebrate this special day in our class.

Writing- Our writing folders are full of lots of great writing pieces since we started school in September. I am going to send them home to make room for all of the great writing yet to come :) I know that your child is going to be very excited to share their stories with you!

Science- We are just finishing our study of plants.  We have quite a few plants growing in our window from paperwhites to garlic to potatoes!! Next up we will be learning all about Air and Weather!

Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday, Feb. 12th (teacher PD day) and Monday, Feb. 15th (President’s Day).

Thank you for supporting your child at home. It has been a great start to 2016!!

Mrs. Francis