First Grade Newsletter February 10, 2012 Language Arts Important Dates and Events • Feb. 17th Valentine’s Day Party Please have your child make their Valentine’s Day box/bag at home. • Feb.19th PTO Family Day Park Center Lane (2-4p.m.) • Feb. 20th Presidents Day—No School • March 26th Spring Break • • • • • Unit 3 “Changes” “Where Are My Friends” Spelling Words ending in “er” “est” Sequencing How the seasons are different and what animals do in the winter • • • Next Week Benchmark Test We have finished our 3rd series of Reading Streets and we will be testing the kids over what they have learned in this unit. No Spelling Words due to Benchmarking • Math • • • • • • • • • Ch. 6 Ch. 6 Pretest Lesson 6.1 Addition/Subtraction Fact Table Lesson 6.2 Equivalent Names for numbers Lesson 6.3 Fact Families Lesson 6.4 Fact Family Triangles Next Week Lesson 6.5 Strategies to Solve Subtraction Facts Lesson 6.6 The Centimeter Lesson 6.7 Exploring Pattern Blocks,Addition Facts, & Triangles Lesson 6.8 Addition Facts Practice with “What’s My Rule?” Extra Notes • Now that we have begun Unit 3 in our reading unit, students will now be tested on how many words they can read in a story in 1 minute. You will receive a handout telling you how many words they read. By the end of the 3rd nine weeks they should be reading 2030 words. Our goal is to have your child reading 60 words by the end of the year. One way that you can help us is to make sure your child reads to you everyday. Studies show that the more a child reads the better they will become at reading. • Please continue to work with your child on their addition facts. Just a few minutes a day can make a world of difference. Your help is greatly appreciated.