Welcome to the 3rd quarter! Can you believe we're halfway through with 1st grade?!
100th Day of School
The 100th day of school is soon approaching! It will be on Thursday, February 21st. We will be doing all sorts of literacy and math activities that are related to the day. Students are welcomed to dress up in two ways:
1) Dressing up as if they are 100 years old - wigs, gray hair spray, eye glasses, etc.
2) Wearing a shirt/pants/hat that represents 100 things on it (i.e., 100 cotton balls glued on to a tshirt, 100 stickers or buttons stuck on a hat)
We're currently on List 16- only 4 more to go! This week's sight words are: company, radio, we’ll, action, capital, factories, settled, yellow, isn’t, southern, truck, fair, printed, wouldn’t, ahead, chance, born, level, triangle, molecules. Students will be tested on Friday, February 8th.
Our spelling pattern this week will be: hard and soft c. "Hard c" words make the /k/ sound while "soft c" words make the /s/ sound. When deciding whether or not to read a word has a hard or soft c, we look at the following rules. If the vowels a, o, or u come after the letter c or any consonants-- then it is read as /k/. If the letter e, i, or y come after the letter c, then the word is read as the /s/ sound. This week's spelling words are: circle, city, space, lettuce, ice, corn, cold, cable, cake, current.
As Valentine's Day is approaching next week Thursday, if students would like to bring little cards and/or trinkets such as pencils, erasers, stickers, for the class, they may. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Changes to School Year Schedule
Due to CPS being closed last Wednesday and Thursday for the weather, student instructional days will be added to the CPS calendar for Wednesday, June 19, and Thursday, June 20, pending approval from the Chicago Board of Education.
Talent Show & LPCG Parent Dance
The Talent Show has been moved from last Thursday to this Thursday, February 7th at 6:00pm. Participants need to be there by 5:45. Admission is $5 per person; children under 3 are free; families of 4 or more can pay a family fee of $20. Participants have free admission.
The Parent Child Dance has been rescheduled from February 8 to February 15 5:30-7:30 p.m
Have a great rest of your week :).