Hello First Grade Parents!
The students and I had a discussion about us now being in the Third Quarter and how we really need to be working like First Graders to prepare ourselves for Second Grade. I told them that now more than ever we need to follow all directions and pay attention when I am talking. For example, if a student is talking and I give a warning and their name is moved to warning on our behavior chart I should not have to tell him/her to stop talking again. If I do have to tell them again, it will be a detention. Also, if students are on the wrong page in a book and I have helped them get to the correct page only to have them on the wrong page again I will give a warning and then a detention. We have had two quarters to learn how to use our desks and get our materials out of our desks and to the correct page. It is now time for me to always expect that they can do this. Please trust me when I say all of the students are ready for this and can handle what I am expecting them to do. I hope you will support my efforts if a note comes home in the planner about this.
At our faculty meeting on Friday Mrs. Blackburn spoke to all of us about the dress code. For the most part, our class is doing very well. A few things to keep in mind about our dress code:
Girls: The girls have grown. Please make sure that their jumpers are the appropriate length (Knee length or right above)
Girls are allowed to wear tights. Please do not wear leggings.
Boys: Please make sure that the boys hair is cut. Hair should not be long around the collar or ears.
Boys and Girls: At morning prayer and in the classroom: OLM Sweatshirts are the uniform. We can only wear non-uniform sweatshirts and jackets when we are at recess. I do encourage all of the kids to wear jackets/sweatshirts. We do have a few sweatshirts in the classroom if you are missing your sweatshirt. Also, no boots may be worn with the uniform.
Thank you for your help in all of these matters. I will write a note in the planner letting you know of any dress code issues.
Now down to this week:
Reading: "Buster is Back" and "Buster's Surprise" We are working on setting and how to tell how people in the story feel, without the characters actually saying how they feel. We are also working on comparing things by adding 'er' and 'est'.
Spelling Words: don't, won't, can't, before, girl, boy, two, four, about, over
Writing-A personal narrative
Math-Different ways to add- making a ten...for example, in our head changing 8+3 to 10+1.
Science-How adult animals care for their young and how butterflies grow
Art-Snowman---and coloring cards for Cherish Lunch that is during Catholic Schools Week
If you have any questions about anything in this blog please send me a message or come see me.