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Mrs. Meredith's First Grade News

Jan. 21-24

Important Information:

*The students will be taking the reading MAP test on Thursday. I will remind the children to get a good night's sleep and have a nutritious breakfast.

* Please turn in your Kewpee money as soon as you reach your goal. Let me know if you have any questions. MaryBeth Krumel does have a master list of families that have made their goal. Thank you for your participation!

*We will be sending out a schedule for Catholic Schools Week activities. It will include an All Catholic Schools Mass at St. Gerard Catholic Church on Thursday, January 30 at 9:30. I will be sending home a permission slip for the bus ride and for attending the mass. Please return as soon as possible. You are invited to attend, please meet us at St. Gerard church.

*The Book It Goal for January is 12 books. They will be due January 31.

This Week In Class:

Math: We will finish up Unit 6 on place value. Our unit assessment will be the week of January 27.

Phonics: This week we will focus on words that make the middle sound you hear in the word book.Please study spelling words each night. Also, a reminder that the challenge words I sent home last week are optional and will not count towards your child’s final spelling grade. Our spelling test will be Friday, January 24.

Reading: Our small group stories this week are informational nonfiction stories entitled Apples From Farm to Table, exploring the concept of where our food comes from. We will review the skill of Main Idea and Details. Our large group selection is an informational nonfiction story entitled A Look at Breakfast. Our High Frequency words are: done, soon, every, after, work, buy. Please continue either reading to your child or having your child read to you each night.

Religion: We will begin our unit on Saints.

Social Studies: We will be reading about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Important Dates:

Monday, January 20 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day observed

Thursday, January 23 - MAP Reading test

Sunday, January 26- Friday, January 31 Catholic Schools Week - Look for a schedule to come home this week.