1st Grade MARCH News!
ARE WE READY FOR SPRING YET?
By now, we can’t wait to have a FULL week of school and for first grade to return to somewhat NORMAL!!
Science Fair is behind us and we are ready to move forward to finish the year well. We have just begun a unit in Math that will familiarize us with the basics of fractions and geometric shapes. While fractions themselves are not a problem, the concept of fractions of ‘groups’ provides a challenge to young minds. Also, we will add the skill of counting money with the addition of quarters to all coins. No, THAT is a challenge — esp. quarters + dimes. So, be practicing!
Penny Wars this week are providing the children with an added mix of fun and competition. All to a good cause, as the proceeds go to our own Hannah (Martin) Bell and husband Eric who are hoping to leave next February to serve the Lord with Mission Aviation Fellowship in the country of Indonesia. That is close to Mrs. Spade’s heart as she and her family also served there many years ago as missionaries. Those faithful MAF pilots provide a tremendous service in the work in this Muslim country. Speaking of Muslims, ask the children to relate a bit about our Bible missions story we have been sharing, called NO DARKNESS AT ALL.
Reading Moms will be leaving us in another couple weeks so as to help the children make the necessary, but painful step to greater independence and responsibility when it comes to reading directions and checking their work. Thinking is hard…sometimes we don’t like it!! But learning to read and re-read directions for clarity is such an important life skill. Watch papers coming home for where you can encourage their carefulness. I often see grades go down in 4th quarter because this can be a necessary wake-up for them…and I will not be returning papers for completing what I know has been carelessly skipped.
Junior Achievement begins March 21. Mrs.Lowe and Mrs.Mooningham have graciously agreed to teach this unit. It is always fun for the kids to have something new and different. Thank you ladies for tackling this fun unit on communitiesand economics .
We have lots of birthdays this month….Emily (10th), Micayla (15th), Azariah (16th), Peyton (21st). Happy B-Day!!
This Quarter in 1st Grade
Look for these upgrades in Quarter 3:
No Name (on tests) - 2pt.
No Spacing in Lang. sent. – 1 pt.
Backwards nos./ltrs. – 1pt. (on tests and Language, limit 5)
No Coloring (when assigned) – 1pt.
Capitals (where none should be) – 1pt. (Language & Tests, and limited to -5 pts.)
Daily checks to see that homework is done
Have a good attitude!!!!!
1st Grade Homework
week 27-A homework-Gr.2
week 27-A homework-Gr.3
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week 27-A homework-Gr.5