# Thomas Tigers

## February 4, 2019

Hello- February Reading Logs went home last Friday. Start working on those. Have your child read the book aloud to you so you can discuss it. Our Spring pictures will be Feb.14. This will also include our class picture. We will have a Valentine card exchange on Feb. 14. We have 20 students. Please send in a card for each child.Library books are due in on Fridays. In math we’re working on 2 digit numbers plus 1 digit numbers and 2 digit numbers plus multiples of ten. In Reading we’re working on comparing and contrasting adventures and experiences of characters in a story. In Phonics we’re working on the following sounds…er, ur, and ir. Opinion writing continues. In SS we’re working on Theodore Roosevelt.  Week of Feb. 18 is Winter Break.

## January 22, 2019

Wear your BLACK class t-shirt or a black shirt on Wednesday. Please send in a snack with your child each day. Work on Reading logs when possible to earn Pitner Bucks. Lots of good stuff in the school store on our shopping days. In math we’ll be working on addition/subtraction strategies within 20. Practice the math facts within 10. By the 4th quarter children must know them FLUENTLY. In Reading we’ll be working on Who is telling the story at various points of a text. In phonics we’ll be working on the 2 vowel sounds of “y”. One syllable words make the “I” sound and two syllable words make the” e” sound.Opinion writing continues in writing. In SS we’ll be learning about Lewis and Clark with Sacagawea….Study spelling words daily if needed.

## January 7,2019

Hello to 2019!! We are entering the last half of our school year. Hard to believe. In SS this week we’ll be working on continents and oceans. I’m sending home a map of the continents and oceans on it. Please study this with your child because there will be assessments in which they need to label them and individually say them to me.In math we’ll be working on greater than, less than, and equal to along with their symbols <,>, and =. In reading we’ll be working on Retelling stories and understanding their Central Message. In Phonics we’ll be working on the vowel teams ee and ea making the long e sound. In writing for the NEXT NINE WEEKS we’ll be working on Opinion pieces. You can practice these at home with your child by having him/her STATE their opinion followed by REASONS for the opinion and having a CONCLUSION (ending). I’m looking forward to starting a new quarter! 🙂

## December 17, 2018

Thursday and Friday will be Early Release days. Dismissal will be around 12:30. Please send in any transportation changes. Your child will NOT need a snack on these two days.    PLEASE send in a note if your child is absent. These must be turned in within 3 days of their absence    Send in Holiday Party items if you volunteered to bring some. The Holiday Party is Thursday 10:40-11:30.   December Reading Logs are due January 7.   This week parents are not allowed to come up for lunch with their children.   This week your child may dress accordingly: MONDAY is Holiday Character Day   TUESDAY is Candy Stripe Day    WEDNESDAY is Holiday Hat Day  THURSDAY is Holiday Sweater Day and FRIDAY is Holiday PJ Day……………..HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!!!

## November 16, 2018

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break and time with family and friends. We have 4 more weeks until our winter holiday break. Let’s make them great! Please send in basket donations for our class if you can. The dinner with Santa is Dec. 7. The week of the 26th is our last week for the November reading log. Turn them in on Monday Dec. 3. Your child earns Pitner Bucks for doing this. Return your child’s Progress report signed. Ask your child if he/she needs crayons, pencils, or glue sticks. A lot of the kids are running low.

In reading this week we’ll be continuing with Author’s Purpose and reasons to support it.In math we’ll be working on the understanding of the = sign. Example…4+3=7, 4=3+1, 6=6, 2+5=4+3.In writing we’ll be  writing informational along with “How-to” writings. In Science we’ll be continuing with Sound. In Phonics we’ll be working on th and wh sounds. Contact me with any questions or concerns.

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## November 2, 2018

Hello Parents,

The new Reading Log for November is going home today. Reading 12 books or more will earn your child 4 Pitner Bucks to spend in the school store. Please encourage your child to read. Reading aloud to you will help build fluency. Tuesday is a holiday for students. In math this week we’ll be working on various types of word problems within 20.In reading we’ll be continuing with main idea and key details in a nonfiction text. Read some nonfiction books at home and discuss these points.In phonic we’ll be working on the sound-ck at the end of words. In SS we’ll be learning and discussing Thomas Jefferson. In writing we are still writing informational pieces. Practice this at home with a topic sentence, key details(facts), and a closing. Return library books if you have not. Let me know at anytime you have questions/ concerns.

Hello and welcome to First Grade! My name is Laura Thomas and I have been teaching for 30 years. This is my 16th year teaching first grade and I love it! I have been here at Pitner since it opened. I am looking forward to seeing you all at Sneak a Peek. Feel free to bring supplies in at that time. Let’s make this a GREAT year!!:)

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