Dates to Remember:
Feb. 18: NO SCHOOL; President’s DayMar. 6: Field Day
Feb. 18: NO SCHOOL; President’s Day
Mar. 11-15 NO SCHOOL; Spring Break
Reading: Our next reading book is the series My Father’s Dragon. Please send in a copy of this book if you have not done so.
*All first-grade classes are in need of reading volunteers. Please use the sign up located under “Volunteer Opportunities.” If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at a different time, please contact your teacher.
Math: In class students created equal groups reviewing concepts from last week. This was our introduction to multiplication. We practiced how to make equal groups and find the total number in equal groups using repeated addition. Finally, students wrote multiplication equations and practiced how to solve them.
History: In History, students continued to learn about the events before the American Revolution started. Students learned about King George III and Paul Revere. They learned about Paul Revere's ride and how he warned the colonists in Massachusetts, "The British are Coming!" We finished this week with the event that happened after Paul Reveres ride, sequencing the events of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
Science: This week students finished their study of whales and learned about dolphins and sharks. They learned about how dolphins use echolocation and that they live in the sunlight zone. They learned that sharks have been around for over 400 million years and that they are the top predators in the ocean.
Literature: Students wrote and decorated a letter to a friend. The letters were passed out on Thursday during our celebration of "Great Hearts Day." At the end of the week we learned the saying "The more the merrier" and read a poem about George Washington.
Have a wonderful weekend!
1st Grade Teachers