It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
First Grade has had a very busy week! We have had a lot to celebrate. As a class we have been learning about different holidays celebrated around the world. On December 5th, Edith shared with the class how Saint Nicholas Day is celebrated and told them all about Sinterklaas. Addison and Emerson’s family shared with us how they celebrate Hanukkah each year with jelly doughnuts, dreidel games, and the lighting of the Menorah. This week Yoel will share with the class how Hanukkah is celebrated in Israel! What a month of celebrations!
We also met with our book buddies on Friday and made gingerbread houses. The kids had such a fun time and enjoy every minute with them. Before the holiday break we will get to go visit them and have cookies and hot chocolate.
This week we will spend our time reviewing the spelling rules that we have learned so far throughout First Grade. All of our Quarter 2 Footprints are completed!!! Yah! I hope you are having fun with the Winter Book Report. The kids are very excited to share what book they have chosen!
If you haven’t already, please have your child turn in their SUPERKIDS hard cover reading book. A new one will be going home with them next week.
This week we are going to start practicing our timed addition and subtraction facts. This is a great exercise you can do with your child at home over the break. Here is a link where you can create your own timed tests. http://www.math-aids.com/Addition/Addition_Drills.html We will begin these after the holiday break.
Next Thursday we have our class Holiday Party on December 20th from 11:00-12:00. There is a sign-up sheet on Shutterfly for materials needed for the Gingerbread Party. We will also have early dismissal at 1:00.
It is COLD outside! Please make sure your child brings coats, hat, and mittens to school each day. We will go outside, even if it is for a few minutes.
Thank you so much for all that you do! I appreciate all of you! Have a great night!