After working on a morning work paper that involved unscrambling vocabulary words, we read Chapter 4 in Flat Stanley. Ask your child about the sneak thieves and Stanley's plan to stop them!
Flat Stanley's plan involved wearing a disguise. The first graders gave their paper people in the hallway a disguise of sorts, too. A directed drawing exercise led to a transformation from children to reindeer children!
There are only three weeks of school during December, but there are lots of activities planned. Check the calendar page your child completed in class for details. The day's formal math lesson focused on extending number sequences and explaining one's thinking when solving problems.
Following a successful P.E. class, the first graders reviewed properties of solids and began exploring liquids. They observed seven different liquids in bottles and charted where they had certain properties or not. Ask your child about the following science vocabulary words: viscous, transparent, translucent, bubbly, and foamy.
Our continent of the month is South America. We looked at South America on the board, read an introductory book to get an overview of the continent, and checked out the South America bulletin board.
We will have our American Sign Language class tomorrow!
Parents, we have not met our Pajama Drive goal yet. It would be awesome if every child could make a contribution. If finances are an issue, please let me know and I will buy a pair of pajamas for your child to donate. The deadline for pajamas is this Friday, December 7. That is also the date of the Holiday Market and the date December Scholastic book orders are due. Thank you!