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    Hi Families!

    Thank you for sending in pumpkins for us to work with!  We had so much fun using them to learn about measurement, skip-counting, plant life cycles, our preferences and tastes, and so much more!

    Report cards went home on Friday, October 27th. Please sign your child’s report card in the highlighted field and return it to school by Monday, October 30th.  Please keep inmind a check mark indicates mastery of skills necessary to enter second grade.  A plus mark means that the student demonstrates that skill with minimal guidance, but there is still some room for growth and mastery.  A minus mark means that the student needs improvement in that area.  We can’t wait for our students and their families to see how much they grow over the year!  First grade report cards are really a way for you to know in which areas your child needs improvement to better direct your discussions and skills to focus on at home.

    Additionally, please see the message below from Julie Grant, our Spanish teacher:

    ¡Hola parents! Just a quick note from Sra. Grant:  I wanted you to know that we are talking about “Día de los Muertos” in Spanish class this week.  This is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin American countries in which people honor and remember the lives of loved ones who have passed away. The decorated skulls or calaveras are a popular symbol for this holiday and used in many decorations.  Throughout the year, we will look at other holidays celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries.  We are never celebrating these holidays but rather learning about other countries and cultures and comparing them to our own.  Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.  jgrant@lpsfrisco.com

    What are we learning next week:

    Grammar/Writing:  nouns- common and proper/ making and using a plan for writing, elements of a complete sentence, handwriting

    Phonics/Spelling: short u

    Spelling Words: run, fun, nut, cut, bug, rug, grass, spin, could, one

    Bonus Words:  materials, construct, nocturnal, arachnid

    Sight Words:  again, could, make, one, then, three

    Math:  Topic 4:  apply basic fact strategies to add and subtract within 20, using addition to subtract, problem solving, +0 math facts

    Science/Social Studies:   bats and cats; nocturnal animals

    Reading: retell and sequence events in a story, compare and contrast

    TLIM Habit:  2nd 9-Weeks: 

    Habit 2 - "Start with the end in mind" - {You need to know where you are going in order to get there}

    Habit 5 - "Seek First to Understand Then to be Understood"  - {You need to understand the other person's point of view }

    Brag tag will be handed out to the students who show mastery with using their habits! Please encourage the use of habits at home!

    *Please make sure your child has a lunch every day.  You may order your child’s lunch.  Our lunch is scheduled from  11:30-12:00.

    *Please remember to post any dismissal changes on School Dismissal Manager prior to 2:30 each day.

    *If your child is absent, please make sure to send a note/email from home or the doctor explaining their absence.

    *Accidents of all kinds can happen in first grade.  Please send a baggie of extra uniform clothes in your child’s backpack.

    *Your child may bring a favorite book or two from home to keep in their book box for Read to Self time.

    *Please send a pair of headphones with your child for computer work.

    *Here is the email for reporting absences:  elementaryattendance@lpsfrisco.com

    Dates to remember:

    October 30 – First Grade Awards Ceremony 10:25 - 11:25 in Student Auditorium

    November 1,2 – First Grade Conferences

    November 10 – Veteran’s Day Assembly

    November 17 – Thanksgiving Feast/ Class shirt and Jeans Day

    November 20-24 – Thanksgiving Break

    December 7 – First Grade Field Trip to Dallas Children’s Theater

    Code to the Future Epic Build – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Thank you for all  you do!!

    1st Grade Team