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Week 17 – 12/16

December 15, 2019 by Jami Rowlett

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe that we are down to the last week before Christmas!  We will spend the week continuing to review and assess on many concepts and also enjoy a few holiday activities as well.  


  • PLEASE label all coats, jackets, hats, and other winter accessories with your child’s first and last name.
  • Literacy Afternoon is Wednesday, December 18th at 1:15 in our classroom. Come and learn some great strategies to use when reading with your child. It will be a fun afternoon.
  • Classroom party is Thursday, December 19th at 12:30


  • Reading every night for 20 minutes  (This includes sight words and reading group books that are coming home each night. Please return the books each day with your child.)
  • Math fact sheet each night
  • We will not have any homework over Christmas Break! However, I encourage you to have your 1st grader continue to read…


  • MAP tested in both reading and math
  • Enjoyed a visit from a local dentist
  • Continued to review and took an assessment on possessive nouns
  • Reviewed and took an assessment on common nouns
  • Continued to review Sentence types and the punctuation that goes with each type
  • Finished our final drafts of our “Best Christmas Gift” writing
  • Finished our “Me on the Map” project books (Added country, continent, and planet this week)
  • Shared through writing how we would make the “Grinch Grin”
  • Built “snow shovels” to move as much “snow” (rice) as possible  
  • Took an assessment on telling time to the hour and half hour. 
  • Began learning about fractions!  Whole-1/1, one half-½, fourths or quarters-¼   


  • Review and assess on proper nouns. 
  • Continue to review and assess on verb tenses. 
  • Review sentence types and the correct punctuation that goes with each type. 
  • Use 5 star sentences to write a letter to Santa
  • Use our 5 senses to write what it would be like to live in a snowglobe. 
  • Complete a snowman directed draw and write 5 star sentences with a verb of what their snowman would do at Christmas. 
  • Celebrate our MAP testing results
  • Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and reading with a parent at our Literacy Activity. 
  • Review fractions and take an assessment. 
  • Create fraction snowmen using wholes, halves, and quarters.   


  • Dec. 18th–First Grade Literacy Activity @ 1:15p.m.
  • Dec. 19th–Class Christmas Party @ 12:30
  • Dec. 23rd–1st day of Winter Break

Have a great week and a Merry Christmas!!!

Mrs. Rowlett