Week of: November 12 - 16
Weekly Focus: Unit 3, Week 2
This week in Language Arts we will continue Unit 3: Plants and Animals Grow and Change. In the unit this week we will be listening to stories and learning how to retell key details and events. Students will be learning how to use the text feature: flow chart to describe sequence of events. We will be learning how to build vocabulary by making connections between words and their uses. We will be learning how to use text features to locate information and how to find text evidence to analyze the author’s purpose. Students will be learning how to compare and contrast two life cycles.
You can see what students are learning in phonics this week by clicking on the Weekly Focus tab and opening the PDF. We are on Unit 3, Week 2 this week. In writing students will be working on writing key details and an opinion as a whole class. We will also be learning how to plan and draft a response to the essential question. Independently students will be working on writing a narrative. In language, we will be learning about indefinite pronouns.
In math this week we will be continuing Topic 5: Addition Facts to 20. Students will be learning how to use the associative and commutative properties to add three numbers. We will be learning how to solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20. Students will be reviewing all that they’ve learned in Topic 5 and taking the Topic 5 test on Thursday so there will be no homework on Thursday night.
Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program
Twelve Bridges Elementary is participating in an exciting program that encourages children in grades K through 6 to read for fun. The Six Flags Six Hour Reading Club is part of Read to Succeed, a free educational program designed to enhance language arts curriculum. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading by February 13th will earn a FREE admission ticket valid at participating Six Flags theme parks. That’s only an hour of reading books, magazines, comic books, or newspapers each week for 6 weeks and we have 10 weeks! Starting today, November 5th, our class will be participating in a challenge, made by me, to read at least 6 hours to earn the ticket to Six Flags.
The guidelines for becoming a member of the Reading Club are as follows:
· You can read books, magazines, comic books, or newspapers (it just can’t be part of what you are reading as a homework assignment). Kids can read silently, aloud, or with an adult—you can read to your child, or your child can read to you.
· Please list what you read (title of the book, magazine, comic book, newspaper) and the time you spend reading on the Keeping Track Form supplied by your teacher. Have your parent initial the form every time you read.
· You may keep track of your reading time in minutes….you need to read for at least 360 minutes to be eligible.
· Once you have read for six hours, have your parent or guardian sign the form. Then, return the form to your teacher by February 13th in order to qualify for a free ticket to a Six Flags theme park.
· Late entries will not be accepted.
· Tickets will be distributed to students and will be valid for admission on select dates during the 2019 season.
We hope that you and your child enjoy participating in this free program and spend great quality time reading together!
Thank you all for rescheduling your parent conferences to accommodate me. I really do appreciate most of you changing your schedule around to meet with me to discuss your child’s progress. I enjoyed meeting with all of you that I was able to and look forward to continuing to work with you to help your children learn and grow this year in first grade.
Laura Winston will sent out an email through the Shutterfly site for our Thanksgiving Feast. We only have 1 week until Thanksgiving Break, yay!! We are asking that each family try to sign up for one item to bring in to contribute to our feast. It looks like you’ve all been wonderful about signing up to bring stuff. We still need a few items: oven roasted carved turkey, oven roasted carved ham, gravy, broccoli, cauliflower, green bean casserole, and green beans. If you think of something that is not on our list but that is important to your family, please feel free to send/bring that in for our Feast. All family is invited to attend our feast so we are asking that enough food be brought for at least 35+ people. Remember if you or any family members are planning on coming in you MUST have your TB test on file with the office or they will not let you on campus. Thank you and I can’t wait to celebrate with you all!!
Date: December 10th (Monday)
Time to arrive: 5:10 outside behind stage
Sing at: 5:30
What to wear: Nice....dressy...No jeans or T-shirts please
Please wear jackets as it may be chilly when we are lining up.
Canned Food Drive
We are collecting canned foods throughout the week for local Lincoln families. Please send in any canned, boxed, or packaged food all next week. There is a contest among the classes to see who can bring in the most canned food. The class with the most earns a pizza or donut party. The teacher of the class with the most also wins a prize!! So, please send in anything that you can to help our local families in need. Thank you!!
No School Monday-Veterans’ Day
In celebration of Veteran’s Day, there will be no school on Monday, so enjoy the day off!! J
Classroom Items Needed
Snacks for Emergency Supply
Ink Cartridges-HP 62 Black and HP 62 Tri-Color
10 boxes of Crayola® Classic Washable Markers, Broad Line, Assorted, 12/Box (not all students have a box yet)
Things to work on at home…
There are several things you can be working with your student on at home in addition to their nightly homework:
· Tying their shoes
· Spelling their last name
· Memorizing their phone number
· Memorizing their address
· Following a list of 3-4 specific directions (listening skills)
· Jumping jacks
November 9th – 16th – Minimum Days, School out at 12:30 for Parent
November 12th — No School, Veteran’s Day
November 19-23rd — No School, Thanksgiving Break
November 26th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
November 30th — Sami’s Circuit Day #1
December 3rd — Early Release, School out at 1:40
December 3 – 7th — Penguin Patch Holiday Student Store, more details to
December 4th — Sami’s Circuit Family Night #1
December 5th — PTC Meeting 7:00-7:30
December 10th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
December 17th – 20th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
December 21st – January 4th — No School, Winter Break
January 7th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
January 9th — PTC Meeting 7:00-7:30
January 14th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
January 21st — No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 22nd — Father/Son Xtreme Craze, more details to follow
January 28th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
February 4th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
February 6th — PTC Meeting 7:00-7:30
February 11th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
February 8th — Mother/Daughter Paint Night (2 sessions), more details to follow
February 14-18th — No School, President’s Week
February 22nd — End of 2nd Trimester
February 25th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
March 2nd — Daddy-Daughter Dance, more details to follow
March 4th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
March 6th — PTC Meeting 7:00-7:30
March 11th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
March 18th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
March 25th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
April 1st — Early Release, School out at 1:40
April 3rd — PTC Meeting 7:00-7:30 (Board Elections)
April 4th — Sami’s Circuit Day #2
April 5th — Monte Carlo Night, more details to follow
April 8th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
April 9th — Sami’s Circuit Family Night #2
April 15th - 22nd — No School, School out for Spring Break
April 24th and 25th — Starstruck Performances, more details to follow
April 29th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
May 1st — PTC Meeting 7:00-7:30 (Calendar Meeting for 2019-2020 school year)
May 6th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
May 13th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
May 13-17th — Book Fair
May 16th — Open House at 5:00
May 20th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
May 27th — No School, Memorial Day
June 3-7th — Early Release, School out at 1:40
June 7th — Last Day of School!
June 12th — PTC Meeting 7:00-7:30 (Budge Meeting for 2019-2020 school year)