We will be working hard this week on: discussing how seasons change, maps, suffixes "er" and "est", adding two-digit numbers, place value, and greater than and less than.Homework packets are being sent home today. The title page is Where are My Animal Friends? As always, this packet is due on Friday.
Each Friday we seem to have more and more friends forgetting to retuern their library books. We have books that are months overdue. Please be sure your student is returning his/her library book each Friday. This is not only to be sure he/she could get a new book, but also it shows that he/she is a part of the Willett Community by allowing other students to check that book out once it is returned.
Later this week, students will be bringing home a letter about upcoming schedule changes for First Grade due to the upper grades taking PARCC. I've included the letter below as I discussed this with students this morning and may come home talking about our changes (or have some confusion about our changes).
Have a great week,
First Grade Schedule During PARCC
Even though the first grade does not take the PARCC assessment, our specials and recess schedule is impacted so that our third and fourth grade friends still get specials once they are done testing for the day. Thus, during the third and fourth grade testing dates, the time of our special will change (the actual special will not) and on certain days our recess time will change as well. Please see the dates below that our time of special is changed:
March 23: Special begins at 10:15; Recess begins at 2:00pm
March 24: Special begins at 8:20
March 25: Special begins at 10:15; Recess begins at 2:00pm
March 26: Special begins at 8:20
March 27: Special begins at 10:15; Recess begins at 2:00pm
March 30: Special begins at 8:20
April 6: Special begins at 10:15; Recess begins at 2:00pm
April 7: Special begins at 8:20
April 8: Special begins at 10:15; Recess begins at 2:00pm
April 9: Special begins at 8:20
Please be sure students arrive on time during the days that we start special at 8:20am, otherwise students may miss part of the class’s instruction.
If you have any questions, please let your child’s classroom teacher know.
The First Grade Team