LA – We are finishing our unit on bossy r words. Next we will move on to -ed, and -ing endings on verbs.
The kids did some great writing last week. They wrote about what snowmen do at night. They made a 4 square to organize their thoughts, a rough draft, and then a final copy. Look for these to come home soon.
MATH – We will finish our unit on place value. They are doing a good job recognizing groups of tens and ones. We will work on putting groups of numbers in order from least to greatest and greatest to least. We will also work with the greater than and less than symbols.
SOCIAL STUDIES – We are finishing up on our mapping unit. The next couple of days we will focus on the shape of Virginia and the USA. We will also learn that the capital of Virginia is Richmond and the capital of the USA is Washington, D.C.
SCIENCE – We will begin our unit on states of matter later this week. We will focus on solids, liquids, and gases. The kids will also learn about solids that dissolve in water (salt, sugar, drink mix, and baking soda) and solids that do not (sand, soil, and rocks). They will learn that milk and vinegar do mix with water, but oil does not.
I am sending home a class list for Valentine’s Day cards tomorrow. We will exchange cards with everyone in the class on Valentine’s Day. Please make sure your child has a card for every student in the class if you are going to participate. Please do not send in candy. If you would like to send something with the cards, pencils, tattoos, stickers, etc. are all good alternatives.
The 100th day of school is February 21. We have a really fun First Grade Fashion Show for the 100th Day. Information is going home about this tomorrow. Any days we miss for weather will push back this date.
I am looking forward to meeting with you all on Thursday Night. If you have not signed up for a conference and would like to, the link is on the last post.
Thanks for all you do to help us out at school! 🙂