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Newsletter Week #14

Reading Focus:
Reading Literature Text:
1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and
experiences of characters in stories.
Speaking and Listening:
1.1a Participate in collaborative conversation with diverse
partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and
adults in small and larger groups
Reading Foundations:
1.3b Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis
skills in decoding words


Writing Focus:

1.1Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name
the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason
for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure


1.5 With Guidance and support from adults, focus on a

topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers,
and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

Notes from your teacher:


1.2b Use end punctuation for sentences.

1.2d Use conventional spelling for words with common
spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular
1.2e Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on
phonemic awareness and spelling conventions
Math Focus:
1NBT.2Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number
represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the
following as special cases:
a) 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones- called
a ten
b) The numbers 11-19 are composed of a ten and one,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones
c) The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 , 60 , 70, 80, 90
refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
or nine tens (and 0 ones)
1.NBT.3 Compare two two-digit numbers based on
meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results
of comparisons with the symbols >,=, <
Social Studies Focus:
1.H.1.3 Explain why national holidays are celebrated
1.H.1.2 Explain the importance of folklore and celebrations and
their impact on local communities
1.C.1.1 Compare the languages, traditions, and holidays of various
1.C.1.2 Use literature to help people understand diverse cultures.

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**If you come to STEM night you do
not have to do HW

Mon- PE Tues- Music, Wed- Art

Thurs- Media, Fri- Music

Important Dates to

Thurs. 12/8: Math & Literacy STEM

night @6:00-7:30
o If you attend there is no HW for
this Thursday night
o If you attend you will receive a
week off of HW pass from Mrs.
Fri. Dec. 9- Interims go home
Mon. Dec. 19: Holiday Centers (see
page 2 for more details)
Tues. Dec. 20: Pancake Breakfast and
Polar Express (see page two for more
Wed. Dec 21: In-School Science field
trip: Cost $9, please pay online
Dec 22-Jan 2: No School
Tues. Jan 3: Classes Resume
Mon Jan 18: No School

Please feel free to join us for any of the following activities. You are welcome
to come during any of the following time slots:
Monday: 9:45-10:45: Help with stations (holiday crafts)
12:40-2:00: Help with stations (holiday crafts)
2:40-3:40: Make your own snow and snowman
Tuesday: 9:00-10:00: Join us for a pancake breakfast
1:40-3:20: Join us for hot chocolate and a viewing of The Polar
Express (wearing PJs is encouraged)
3:20-3:40: Making candy sleighs
Monday Dec 19
Morning (9:45-10:45) would be two station rotations
10:45-12:20: kids are gone for specials and lunch
12:40-2:00: other two stations and clean-up
2:05-2:40: Recess
2:40-3:40: Make your own snow and snowman

Tuesday Dec 20 (wear PJs)

9:00-10:00: Pancake Breakfast
10:00-10:45: Make a gift bag and bubble wrap their ornament from yesterday
10:45-1:40: Specials, Lunch, Recess
1:40-3:20: Polar Express with hot chocolate
3:20-3:40: Candy Sleighs craft

Wednesday Dec 21: In-School science field trip ($9)