Friday, January 25, 2019

Field Day is Friday! – Our PE teachers have some great games and activities planned for fun in the snow on Friday. Students should be bundled up for an extended time outside – hats and waterproof gloves or mittens are a must along with the usual snow pants and jackets. We also recommend an extra pair of socks so we have a warm, dry pair to put on when we come back to class. Thank you in advance to our PE department!

How the World Works – materials – The first graders have begun some investigations into solids and liquids. We are working on the properties of both. Some classes have observed changes in solids when mixed with a liquid or what happens when we mix two liquids. Homework – Today, your child brought home an empty bottle so that s/he can share a liquid from home. Please read the instructions attached to the bottle and return it on Monday less than half full. Can your child describe the liquid’s properties? Is it colored? Transparent? Bubbly? Slow-moving or viscous, etc.? Thanks for your help with this!

Writing – The students are getting into their “How to” writing. Ask your child about the “how to” pieces s/he is writing. Can s/he tell you the steps using words like first, next, then, after that, finally, etc.? Is there a beginning “hook” to grab the reader and an ending sentence?

Math – This week your child brought home the unit 2 math assessment. You will find a slip attached as well as teacher notes written on the assessment that will give you a better idea of how your child is doing at this point in time. Please let the teacher know if you have any questions.  

Attention New Students and any who missed school photos! – Those who have not had their photo taken because they started late or were away that day should wear formal uniforms on Tuesday for their photo.

Important Dates:

Monday, January 28 – return mystery liquid bottle

Tuesday, January 29 – New students or those who missed – yearbook photos – formal uniform

Friday, February 1 – Winter Field Day, Reports issued electronically

February 6-9 – PTO used book fair

Friday, February 8 – Spirit Day – dress  – Back in Time / Back to the Future

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