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         Mrs. Meredith's First Grade News

Dec. 9-13

Important Information:

*$1.00 Service Jeans Day Monday, December 9. All money will be donated to Heartbeat of Lima.

*If you haven’t done so already, please turn in your LCC Mass permission slip. Thank you!

*We will be collecting non-perishable food items for Give-A- Christmas the week of December 9-13. The food collected will be distributed to various food pantries around Lima. We have an onion bag in our classroom. We would like to fill it with non-perishable food. Please NO GLASS. Thank you so much!

*The Book Goal for December is 10 books. They will be due after Christmas break.

This Week In Class:

Math: We will continue with Unit 4/5. Students are continuing to learn strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems up to 20. We will focus on fact families.

Phonics: This week we will focus on words with the long /i/ sound spelled i_e. Please study spelling words each night.

Reading: Our small group stories this week are informational nonfiction stories about plants and how they change as they grow. We will review the skill of retelling. Our large group selection is a play entitled "Our Big Yuca Plant". Our High Frequency words are: green, grow, pretty, should, together, water. Please continue either reading to your child or having your child read to you each night. On Friday we will spend the day studying Christmas trees by reading an informational nonfiction book about Christmas trees. We will complete many fun tree activities.

Religion: For the month of December we will focus on the season of Advent and waiting for the birth of Jesus.

Social Studies: We will be learning how other cultures celebrate the holidays.

Important Dates:

Monday, December 9 - $1.00 Service Jeans Day.

Thursday, December 12 - Mass at LCC beginning at 9:30. 

Tuesday, December 17 - Christmas Program. More information concerning this will be coming home soon.

We will be collecting canned goods for Give-A-Christmas the week of December 9.

Friday, December 21 - Christmas Party 9:15 - 10:45 - Early Dismissal - 1:15.

Christmas Break - Monday, December 23-Friday January 3. School will resume on Monday, January 6.