Reading: Story of the week: Ruby in her own Time-genre: Realistic Fiction
Question of the week:What do we learn as we grow and change?
Skills: we will learn about compound words
           spelling patterns sound ng is spelled -ng (swing) and
           sound nk  (skunk) is spelled -nk words

comprehension skill: review plot

Complete the decodable readers, story of the week and look at your new Unit 3 pink sight word/decodable words. Continue with timed reading. Read twice daily for one minute--no helping before they start. If a word is not read within 3 seconds, then give the word so that the child can continue to try to get more words. Record the errors.

Complete spelling page and phonics page.

Math: We will test chapter 8 this week and will start a chapter on time. You must have an analog clock that has "hands". First graders will master to an hour and half an hour.
Complete the worksheet.

Social Studies
: We are learning about Presidents Day and making Lincoln and Washington art projects. We wrote about Groundhog Day.

: We will continue our weather chapter.

: We are learning about quilt art, Mrs. Cook will teach us about another Meet the
Masters artist.

Computer Lab
: We love to visit and abcyah. com,  both have wonderful resources to review what we are learning in class.

Magic Tree House Books
: Mrs. Charton has started reading the book series. It is an exciting chapter book series and we are learning about characters, plot, and conflict.
If you would like to  borrow one to read aloud with your child,                                        please let me know so I can send one home.

Valentine Grams
PTA is selling valentine grams this week.

Chains of Kindness
: Last week the entire school wrote about acts of kindness that they witnessed. Come see our first grade yellow chain in the MPR and the rest of the beautiful chains.

We have been asked to decorate the office with our art. Come take a peek at our Valentine poems, hearts and Presidents.

Materials Needed
in the class
We are in need of glue sticks and sturdy quart size baggies.

100 Days of School
Special Homework this Wednesday.
On Feb. 11 we will celebrate 100 days of school! To celebrate,  we will send a special homework project this Wednesday in the Wednesday folder. Please help your child collect 100 small objects (beans, cherrios, mms, gummies, legos, buttons, pennies, jelly beans, paper clips, etc.) Have your child prepare a presentation by saying how they counted the collection (by  2s, 5s, 10s, ) and who helped count with them.  Also tell why they chose the objects. The collection will be due on Monday and the presentation will be on Tuesday. Have fun!



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