Kim Loy

Welcome to First Grade!

Hello, families!
Here's what's happening next week (10/24/22-10/28/22):
Theme: Spiders
Literacy Skill: Non-fiction Text Features, Compare/Contrast
Phonics: ch, tch, wh
High Frequency Words: they, eat, too, our
Important Dates: 
October 28th will be our class "Fall Party".  I am attaching a link for anyone that would like to donate items. Remember NO COSTUMES on this day or on Monday, October 31st.
November 11th- Veteran's Day (no school)
November 18th-Progress Reports go home
November 23rd-Early Release
November 24th-25th-Thanksgiving Break
Be sure to check your child's folder daily.  We have sent home flyers this week for several different fundraisers happening at school.  The cheer bow fundraiser will help our RMA cheerleaders (which I'm helping coach this yearπŸ˜‰) and lasts through Friday, October 28th.  There is also a costume contest happening on Thursday night in our courtyard where kids can enter to win prizes for different themed costumes (I can't remember all the info but it's on the flyer and should be on the website soon, if not already). The last one is attraction books being sold by our 4th graders to help them raise money for their DC trip.  This is the first time they been able to go since Covid😊 
We have started a new strategy in math (making a ten to help us add).  Please do not do the homework ahead of time.  Students should complete one page per night.  This allows them to practice what we did that day in class. If you go ahead of me, they may not understand what it's asking and may get frustrated or confused. We also attach homework helper pages that demonstrate the skill being practiced, however, I'm always available if you have questions😍  
Halloween in on Monday but I will not be in school that day.  Rai is having her first field trip since Kindergarten (Covid caused us to miss a lot of moments/memories her first two years of school) and I will be going with her.  This is also one of the reasons we will have our party on Friday, October 28thπŸ˜‰ Remember, students are NOT allowed to wear costumes, make-up, or masks/hats of any kind to school.  They can, however, wear orange and black or Halloween themed shirts/outfit.  Here is the sign-up for our party! Let me know if you have any questions!
I hope you all enjoy the beautiful weekend!
Love, Mrs. Loy and Mrs. T