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January Newsletter  

~I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

~Headphones are a must. Please ask your child if they need them. Several students tend to chew on them and pull on them so they continue to tear up.

~All other school supplies have been replenished using the extras sent in August. Students should be good to go as long they keep up with their things. J

~Any additional practice your child does at home without being required to can be turned in for brag stickers or passes!!!

~There will be lots of first grade changes during 2nd semester to prepare for 2nd grade. I know it seems like a lot, but 2nd grade requires them to come prepared to work independently and responsibly. I’ve listed them below:

*I had mentioned reversals before, but I had decided to wait until 2nd Semester. Any letter or number that is written reversed will be a 1 point deduction.

*We will be starting addition/subtraction timed tests each Friday. Students will have 5 minutes to complete a set of problems. They progress from 0-10 with addition then subtraction sets. Any problems missed or not completed will be homework to complete or correct. These will be due back each Monday morning.

*Spelling tests will have a sentence each week that is part of the grade.   These will not be given to study at home, but they will use spelling words from the week and easy HFW from kindergarten and the beginning of 1st grade. We will practice them daily at school.

~NO SCHOOL Monday, January 21st.

Week of January 7th:

~SNACKS: Josh, Sawyer, Madison, Kayliegh, Brailyn

~Spelling words: she, sleep, each, deep, shield, eat, seem, team, sweet, clean

~Stories: “Animal Teams” and “A Team of Fish”

Week of January 14th:

~SNACKS: Ian, Marleigh, Rhealyn, Carter, Hunter

~Spelling words: row, both, hoe, coat, hold, toe, glow, road, coal, low

~Stories: “Vulture View” and “Go Wild”

Week of January 21st:

~SNACKS: Alma, Carson, Gracie, Jason, Ariyanna

~Spelling words: fly, right, high, sky, find, night, child, tie, dry, pie

~Stories: “Hi, Fly Guy” and “Creep Low, Fly High”

Week of January 28th:

~SNACKS: Tyler, Haddley, Amiah, Ava

~Spelling words: easy, money, happy, tidy, honey, penny, buddy, city, sleepy, monkey

~Stories: “Koko & Penny” and “From Puppy to Guide Dog”

December Newsletter  

Mrs. Christian’s December Newsletter


~As Christmas is quickly approaching, we will be spending some of our time making crafts and reading stories. Each year, I buy the students a stocking as their gift from me. Students are then encouraged to bring 19 small items to put in the stockings. Some examples are pencils, erasers, candy canes, novelty Christmas toys, etc… I ask that you do not put TO: or FROM: on anything. This makes it easier to distribute and no one gets their feelings hurt. The best part is, if we all bring something small, then everyone has a stocking of full of goodies to open and enjoy on Christmas break.

~The Book Fair will be open daily December 3rd thru December 7th. Parent volunteers are appreciated. Special events are as follows:

Monday, December 3- Family Event 3:00-4:30 p.m. with special guest, Ms. Claus

Tuesday, December 4- Doughnuts for Dads 7:15-7:45 a.m.

Wednesday, December 5-Goodies with Grands 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 6- Muffins for Moms 7:15-7:45 a.m.

~We will dismiss on Thursday, December 20th @11:30. Students are welcome to bring breakfast with them that morning. We will be eating, opening stockings, and watching a movie. Classes will resume on Monday, January 7th.

Week of December 3rd:

Snacks: Ian, Marleigh, Rhealyn, Carter, Hunter

Stories: “From Cows to You” and “A Look at Breakfast”

Spelling words: foot, pull, cook, push, shook, full, took look, put, book

Week of December 10th:

Snacks: Sawyer, Alma, Carson, Gracie, Jason, Ariyanna

Stories: “How Bat Got It’s Wings” and “A Tale of a Tail”

Spelling words: tray, snail, pail, day, may, play, gray, wait, mail, train