January 16 to 19

Friday, January 12, 2018

Happy MLK Jr. Day!!  No school Monday

  • Last week children were quizzed on the sight words from the cumulative list to date.  If your child scored less than 85% you will receive a note that must be signed and returned.  Please work with your first grader on memorizing words that cannot be sounded out.  If you need activity ideas for memorizing practice please let me know.
  • Look for assessment and work samples on Tuesday in the take home folder
  • There is no school next Monday 1/15 in observance of MLK Jr.’s birthday.



This week we will read Brave Irene. We will identify story elements such as characters, setting, character development and author’s purpose. We will use the book to make predictions and inferences. Students will continue to identify character traits that support a growth mind set and perseverance.

Sight Words: been, who, people, if, how


Students are expected to construct complete sentences, use correct capitalization, and end punctuation.


This week, we will begin unit 5 look for the parent letter that explains the content of the unit. Look for unit 4 assessment in the folder on Tuesday


We will learn about MLK Jr. We will read a Scholastic News: Dr. King’s Wise Words. Students in room 112 will also embark on a “Buddy across Chicago” project in which we will discuss some issues that face Chicago and how our buddies from 2 North side schools might approach the issues.  Some more information can be found here:

In science we will use a tuning fork to see sound vibrations in action. We will discuss loud and soft sounds and go on a Listening Walk outside. (it was too cold last week so we will aim for this again this week)