Weekly Letter February 10th

I hope you all had a great weekend and had a chance to relax! Please read about what we will be learning in class 1-2 this week…

Reading & Writing

This week students will be learning all about Abraham Lincoln. We will be reading stories and watching informational videos about how he was an important leader for our country. On Thursday, students will be celebrating the 100th day, by doing various reading and writing activities. I can’t wait to see everyone dressed as a 100-year-old!

I am impressed with how well students are doing with their reader’s responses. Please keep in mind that students should be doing the responses on their own. Also, students should be using books on their level for the reader’s notebook. If you are unsure what level your child should be reading, please ask me! J A great App that you can use to check the reading level of a book is called: Scholastic Book Wizard – You are able to scan the barcode of a book or enter a title to find its level. You need to look under GRL (Guided Reading Level) and most books will have a letter. You can also use scholastic book wizard online.

Phonics

This week students will learn about comparative endings like –er and –est. We will practice using our spelling words appropriately in sentences. We use (er) when we are comparing 2 people, places, animals, or things. We use (est) to compare 3 or more things.

Math

In math we will be starting chapter 7, “extend and counting sequence”. Students will begin to understand how to count by tens and ones up to 120. Students will also understand the idea of place value and use place value to identify how many tens or ones make up a number.

Announcements & Reminders:

On Thursday, it is the 100th day of school! Please remember to dress your child like a 100-year-old! If your child does not want to dress up, they can wear regular uniform!

On Friday, we will be having a small treat to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you would like to send in Valentines to share with the class, please make sure you have enough for all. Please only write who the valentine is from not specific names. Thank You! We have 17 children in class 1-2.

Friday is a student council dress down day!

Scholastic Orders Due by 2/15