|Communication||Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at #0978385550 if you ever have questions.|
|Bible||This week is our EMS Spiritual Life Week.
Our verse for 3rd quarter:
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
|Reading Workshop||This week First Graders will review asking questions as they read stories. We will be working on asking questions.
· I can use phonics and word skills to figure out words.
· I can ask questions about the text I’m reading.
|Writing Workshop||Students will use CHOPS to edit and check their writing. CHOPS: C- Capitals, H- Handwriting, O- Out loud, P- Punctuation, and S- Spelling words they know. We will be writing about Pigs, our STEAM Projects, and continuing on with our Author Study.
· I can write a complete sentence using conventions and capital letters.
|Word Work/Phonics||We have been reviewing Silent E words.|
|Vocabulary||* I can learn new vocabulary words.|
|Math||We are learning about measurement.
* I can measure using nonstandard objects of measurement.
|Social Studies||Students will continue learning about famous people and the character traits they show. We are also looking at families long ago and in the present time.
* I can name positive character traits that describe a responsible citizen (fairness, respect for others and the environment, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment, compassion)
|Science||We are learning about plants and animals.
* I can use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts
|Reading Buddies||Our reading buddy time is Thursday afternoon from 2:15-2:45pm.|
|Classroom Supplies||· toilet and paper towel rolls
· Makerspace supplies
|Dates to remember/ Important Announcements||January 21 – Book Orders due
January 21 – 25 – EMS Spiritual Life Week – Monday and Friday – 8:05-9:00am; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 8:50 – 9:35am – all in the Auditorium
January 28 – Pizza/Movie party
January 28 – February 1 – Chinese New Year activities
February 4 – 8 – Chinese New Year break
February 11 – School Resumes
February 15 – Valentine’s Celebration (one day late)
February 22 – 120th Day of School Celebration
*Chapels– You are always welcome at all EMS chapels…please refer to our newsletter or the EMS Express for the times and locations of EMS chapels. EMS Chapels are always at 8:10am. Our K-12 theme this year is All In. Many of our chapel and Bible times will explore this theme.
*All volunteers: If you wish to volunteer at any point in this school year, whether it be as a classroom assistant, lunch room assistant, or as a chaperone on field trips, you will need to begin the process in the front office with Mrs. Sawatzky or Mrs. Edwards by completing the CSPN training. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4:00pm. You will be able to begin volunteering as soon as you complete this process.
*After school– Please make sure your child has adult supervision after school. If you are not able to pick up your child immediately after school please make appropriate arrangements. Any student not under direct adult supervision will be asked to wait in the Atrium up until 4pm. Students are dismissed at 3:15pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays and at 2:50pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
*Water Bottles– Please make sure your child has a water bottle with fresh water every day. This is especially important during these afternoons with hot weather. The water bottle needs to be one that is easy to open and close. Water bottles that do not close well can make a huge mess if they tip over or in backpacks. Your child may only bring water to school. No other kind of drink is allowed.
*Snacks– Your child needs to bring a healthy snack each day. We will eat our snacks at 9:30am every morning. This snack will help your child refuel and have energy throughout the entire morning. Please do not send candy or sweets.