We have a very busy and exciting couple of weeks ahead of us. Please remember 1st grade will be going on a fieldtrip on Thursday, December 8. We will be going to Resident Community Theatre of Van Meter at Western Kentucky University. We will attend the play “The Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr”. We will leave at approximately 8:15 and return by 12:00. Please be sure to return the permission slip as soon as possible. Also please make sure your child is wearing a heavier coat that day as the weather is forecasted to be rather blustery Thursday.
Also, first grade is collecting items to donate to the Hart County Rehab and Wellness Center which is home to many elderly residents. This will serve as our community service project this year. The items needed are toiletries, blankets, grip-socks, chapstick, puzzle books, liquid soap and lotions, and standard size house shoes.
Finally, we would like to invite guest readers to come in at 1:30 each day to read their favorite Christmas book to our class. If you would like to be a guest reader, please send me a note or message me on Dojo and tell me what day you would like to read to our class.
This week we will continue to work on the comprehension skills of summarizing or retelling a story by including the characters, setting, and main events using key details. When you read with your child at home each evening, please have them retell the story and include these story elements. In phonics we will work on final consonant sounds /ck/. For writing we will continue learning to write personal narratives and in math we will continue learning to add and subtract using numbers 11-19 and understanding that these numbers are made up of a ten and some ones. In social studies we are beginning our Christmas Around the World Theme so we will be learning a lot about holidays and celebrations this time of year in countries all around the world. In science we are learning about forces in motion and we have a special experiment planned for later this week.