Mrs. Isola


april showers


April 15, 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 
We were sad to see the 1st Grade chicks leave, but they made it safely back to the farm!  They were super excited to meet all the other baby chicks ;)
I want to take this opportunity to wish all of the families from Class 1-2 a very happy and blessed Easter!  I truly am so appreciative of all of you and I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives.
This short week is going to be an exciting one!  We will be having a visit from the class moms, an egg hunt with our 8th Grade buddies as well as getting to see the 7th Grade perform the Passion Play. 
I hope you all enjoy the break and I cannot wait to see everyone when we get back! 
    
Our classroom is still in desperate need of donations of copy paper!  Please be sure to ask your child if they need new crayons and send those in as well!  

 *Homework*
Homework is not optional! :) It is something that is very important for both students and parents to do together.  It allows for the parents to know what is being taught in math each day, as well as learning important words that go along with our rules for FUNdations.  Good homework habits happen now- so please help me by completing it each night with your child. It is also VERY important that their agenda comes to school with them every day (except Mondays!- I will be collecting them on Fridays to make sure that they have them for Monday!) 

**Some Information for You!**

-CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION MUST BE IN WRITING!
-Your child will need one (1) HEALTHY morning snack every day! Some examples are yogurt, fruit, granola bar, pretzels, Goldfish, Cheerios, etc! They will also need to bring their own water bottle each day.  The only thing they can drink at snack time is water! This should be in a bottle with a sports top or pop up straw (tops that screw off often make spills that we try to avoid!) 
-Please refrain from sending your child to school with peanut butter as we have a few children with severe allergies.
- Remind your child about the importance of staying safe in our classroom.  This means we keep our hands on our own bodies and we raise our hand to leave our seats.
- Remind them to ALWAYS ask for help.  
-Remember to have fun while learning!


This week in 1-2:

MATH-

We will be having our Chapter 8 test on Tuesday!  We will also be reviewing addition and subtraction facts this week.

*Please be sure Doubles Facts and Friends of Ten Facts are still being practiced EVERY NIGHT until they are memorized.  Having these facts memorized will make future math concepts a lot easier!  

READING- 

Story of the Week: Easter Stories
Spelling Words:
 review
Skill: Sequence of Events
Writing: All About ____ (informative) 
Grammar: Adjectives
FUNdations: vce, long vowel sounds
Remind your child to put a * on top of the bonus letter, to put a box around the glued sound, underline the base word, circle the suffix, circle r-controlled vowels, each letter in a blend gets their own line, closed syllables get a scoop with a small 'c' under it as well as a breve above the vowel, when we "mark up" our words!
Trick Words:
Words of the day: 

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE:
  
We will continue Unit 5- Environments.  Students will be learning about the different environments animals and plants live in.  They will learn about the tundra, rainforest, desert, and the prairie.  They will also be learning and constructing a food chain! 
*We will begin to have SHORT science tests this trimester. I will be preparing them in class and sending home a sheet with Science vocabulary words! This will help them get ready for 2nd grade! 
  
Religion:
We will continue to focus on the season of Lent.  We will also be learning about the Stations of the Cross.

If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me!  E-mail is a great way to get in touch with me, but you can always call the main office and leave me a message.  I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Here's to a great year!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Isola
nisola5601@lbcrs.org


SPECIAL SCHEDULE
Monday- Library (remember your books!)
Tuesday- Music
Wednesday- Spanish
Thursday- Gym/Art (make sure you wear your gym uniform!)
​Friday-Computer