***Field Trip: Our field trip to the Thinkery is on Wednesday, 1/23. Chaperones,
be on the lookout for a separate email with additional information!
Lunch: We will be eating an early "lunch" (at 9:45) before we head to the Thinkery and will eat a heavy snack when we get back to school (at 2 PM). Please make sure to send your student with a home lunch (unless you marked buying lunch) and a heavy snack. As we are eating this in class (not at the field trip location), you can send it in a regular lunch box - it doesn't have to be disposable.
· T-Shirts: Please have your child wear his/her RED first grade t-shirt. This will make it easier for chaperones and teachers to keep track of their students.
Our learning next week...
Our learning next week...
Math: Students will continue to work with equality and balancing equations. Students will use manipulatives, balance scales, ten frames, equations, etc. to represent equality. Please note: Equality in math can be an incredibly difficult concept for students, therefore, we are continuing this concept from last week.
Science: Students will identify the characteristics of day and night. They will also observe and record changes in the appearance of the moon, stars, and sun the sky.
Reading/Writing: This week we will begin a research unit on Eric Carle. We will read books by Eric Carle, develop open ended questions, gather information from relevant sources, revise and produce a product to show our class research.
Balanced Literacy: This week in Social Studies the students will continue with their explorations of maps and finding their location in space. In phonics, the students will be working on recognizing letter patterns and CVC patterns in words.
Campus Climate/Family Survey!!
It's TIME!! We work so hard to not only be the best educational institution in the area, but the most welcoming, fun, educational & innovative school anywhere! Your participation & active involvement is so very important to us, and what makes us great! Please take a few moments (Literally 1-3 minutes this year!) to complete this district survey to let us know how we are doing. The survey has been rewritten to gain maximum feedback from minimum time. We take your feedback & recommendations seriously! Our goal this year is no less than 100% participation! Let us know how we are doing to serve the needs of your child(ren) by clicking on this link: RRISD Family Survey Link Please complete one survey per child. The district goal is 25% participation by campus. Traditionally, we have about 35-40% with one year (our competitive year with Elsa England at 65%). Let's make it 100%!