Mrs. Tally January 9, 2012


Dear Families,

Happy New Year to You and Those You Love!!!  I trust you had a very relaxing vacation with wonderful, memory making moments. I pray 2012 will be a great year of rich blessings for you and your family.We are very excited to begin the second half of our year. Lots of curriculum and many standards will be covered in the next few months and you will see incredible growth in your child.

LANGUAGE ARTS   First and Second Graders continue working on vocabulary that comes home.  It is so beneficial to your child and his/her progress.  Book bags that went home on Dec. 12th are due Friday, Jan. 13th.  Second Grade homework that went home on Dec. 12th is due Jan. 13th.

MATH – First Graders will begin working on Chapter 5, a place value unit. This is always a very challenging unit of study for some, particularly if number sense is not well developed.  Please continue to review counting and writing to 100 by 2′s, 5′s, and 10′s, if  your child still struggles with this.  Also, practice counting by 10′s starting at 5.We will also be working on 10 more than and 10 less than. Second Graders will begin Chapter 7,  a unit on Geometry, Fractions and Probability. Remember to faithfully do 4 minute math drills at home.

SOCIAL SCIENCE - First Grade will begin Unit 5, All About People and Second Grade will start Unit 1, Families Now and Long Ago, Both grades will also focus on the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. and what God’s Word says about discrimination.

BIBLE -  We will study the life of Samuel, focusing on Hannah’s promise to God and what the words “Here am I Lord, send me” mean to us today.. Also, beginning this Friday, Jan. 13th, First Graders will begin writing their Bible Verses. No points are taken off  for words that are not spelled correctly. Second Graders have been writing their verses all year and have done a great job.  This is  great practice for using high frequency words and sentence structure in writing.  It will be helpful for your child to practice writing the verse  at home as well, at least one time during the week.

SCIENCE -  We will  continue our unit on Weather and Seasons.

 We will also be starting  a unit on Health and  Nutrition.  We will be studying the four food groups and what constitutes healthy eating.  If you have any magazines with pictures of  food items in them that we could use to cut out and categorize, please send with your child. Many thanks! I would also like to invite any parent who is in the health or medical field to come and share with the children about their professions. Let me know if you would be willing to come and share with us. The children are so proud when  mom or dad or grandma or grandpa come to our classroom and share.

PEACH BLOSSOM - You have received the requirements for Peach Blossom before Christmas break.  I have also included the handout in Monday’s take home packet, as well as tips for learning your selection.. Your child needs to choose a poem, and send it to school by Fri., Jan. 13th. I received several before Christmas vacation. Your child should practice his/her poem a few minutes each day.  We will also practice at school. Our classroom evaluations will take place on Friday, Jan. 20th.

PEACH BLOSSOM ASSEMBLY – Parents are invited to the Oral Interpretation Assembly.  NE Campus will be Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 8:15 AM at NE Assembly Church.

SHOW AND TELL - This week will be Team A.

WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISERPTF will start distributing boxes of chocolate on Tues. Jan 10th and will be at school everyday until Friday, Jan. 13th. After that they will be at NE Campus on Tuesdays  and Thursdays and People’s Campus on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays after school.  The fundraiser ends on Tuesday, Jan. 31st. The prizes will again be Weeples, however, they will only be distributed on Fridays.  Students will only receive their Weeples AFTER their money has been turned in, NOT when they check out a new box. Parents must sign for the boxes of chocolates.  Students cannot sign them out on their own.

STANDARDS ADDRESSED THIS WEEK: Reading 1.1  - 1.2 – 1.3 – 1.4 – 1.8 – 1.9 – 1.11 –  1.14 – 1.16 –  2.1 – 2.2 – 2.3 – 2.4 – 2.5 – 2.6 –  3.1 -Listening and Speaking 1.1 – 1.2 – 1.3 - Writing - 1.1 – 1.2 – 1.3 – 2.2 Written and Oral Language - 1.1 – 1.4 – 1.5 – 1.6 – 1.7 – 1.8 – 2.2 Math - NS 1.1- 2.1  2.2 –  2.4 –   2.5 - Social Science – 1.2 – 1.5.3    Earth Science – 3.a –  3.b - 


                                                                                      WINTER CALENDAR              


1-13 – Box Top Treasure Day
1-16 – Martin Luther King Day – No School
1-24 – Peach Blossom Assembly – NE Assembly  8:15 AM
1-25 - Teacher Inservice – School dismissed at 12:00 PM
1-27 - Box Top Treasure Day
1-30 - State of the School Address – 7-9 PM
2-6 –  2-10 - Parent Teacher Conferences – School dismissed at 12:00 PM
2-10 - Happy 8th Birthday Gregory Tanaka
2-13 – Lincoln’s Birthday – No School
2-15 - Teacher Inservice – School dismissed at 12:00 PM
2-16 - Happy 8th Birthday Max Hinton
2-20 – President’s Day – No School

Spirit Day is every Friday.  Please wear one of your favorite FCS shirts.

Standards Addressed This Week: Reading 1.1  - 1.2 – 1.3 – 1.4 – 1.8 – 1.9 – 1.11 –  1.14 – 1.16 –  2.1 – 2.2 – 2.3 – 2.4 – 2.5 – 2.6 –  3.1 - Listening and Speaking 1.1 – 1.2 – 1.3 - Writing - 1.1 – 1.2 – 1.3 – 2.2 Written and Oral Language - 1.1 – 1.4 – 1.5 – 1.6 – 1.7 – 1.8 – 2.2  Math - NS 1.1- 2.1 – 2.2 –  2.4 –   2.5 - Social Science – 1.2 – 1.5.3    Earth Science – 3.a –  3.b -

Bible Verse – Jan. 9-13  

God blesses those who obey Him, happy is the man who puts his trust in the Lord.  Proverbs 16:20   20 pts.



First Grade Spelling – Jan. 9-13- Lesson 21















Second Grade Spelling –  Jan. 9-13 – Lesson 19



















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