December is a busy month. With all the activities, it is important to keep practicing school work and most importantly to read. In class we have been working on vowel sounds. Your child has been learning short vowel sounds and spelling patterns.
Short Vowels are found in two places in a word.
Short a - cat, apple
Short e - hen, egg
Short i - hit, igloo
Short o - hot, octopus
Short u - fun, umbrella
There have been so many concepts learned so far this year. It is really important that your child focuses on knowing their addition and subtraction facts. This will allow them to focus on the content being covered. We just learned about adding doubles, doubles plus 1, and doubles plus two. There are a lot of free apps your child can download to make learning these facts fun!
This month's character theme is compassion. As a class we discussed ways to show compassion. Our guidance counselor came into our class to share the idea of "Bucket Filling." Students were able to think about ways to be a bucket filler not a bucket dipper. It is important for students to learn how to compliment others, show kindness, and be respectful. At home please discuss these ideas with you child and encourage the positive behaviors we have discussed in school. Thank you for all your support.
Character education is an important part of your childís development. We wanted to inform you of some of the habits we are practicing in school. It would benefit your child to incorporate some of these strategies in the home as well.
In school, we enforce these strategies each and every day and hope to create a respectful classroom environment. Along with your help, we hope to have a fun, educational, first grade experience.
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