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Important information week of March 27th to 31st  
Queridos padres,
 
The students are very excited about selling their products this week.  Please remember products are due tomorrow Monday. then  I will have some  time to organize everything for the store. Please encourage your student to use ReadingEggs.com and RazKids.com to develop reading fluency in English and Spanish. If you need the password and username I will be happy to help you.  Additionally, I sent a new sight words list in the homework folder. Please review with your student sight words copy (in English)  daily. This practice will help them reading in English with more fluency. 
 
I will also send feedback and comments on homework in journal. 
 
Important upcoming dates
 
March 29th - Meet me at the Mall Project (items need to be sent on March 27th. Thank you!)
April 5 - Report cards go home 
 April 10th to 14th Spring Break
 
CHEW Challenge: Please remember we will be participating in the CHEW Challenge this week.  Please encourage your students to bring in peanut butter for CHEW.  All donations benefit students at Stateside and the Richlands area.  If possible we would like all classes to collect at least 30 containers of peanut butter. Thank you in advance for your help and assistance with this project. School Social Worker

Yankee Candle Fundraiser: The fundraiser will end on Friday, March 31st. Orders can be made via the catalog or online. All orders that are turned in by the deadline are guaranteed delivery in time for Mothers Day and they make a great gift! Please make all checks payable to Stateside. This is the last official fund raiser for the school this year and we greatly appreciate your participation.

Yearbook pre-sales are underway: Pre-orders going on now- no deadline to order, but we have 400 pre-ordered, so first come first serve! $20. Cash, check (made out to strawbridge) or online orders as well!

The online order code is 1120241

 
Fiction text- New homework questions: We will start working in reading comprehension questions for the fiction text. A copy of the new questions will be pasted in your student's homework notebook.  Please use blank pages in notebook to answer reading comprehension questions.  This writing homework will be completed in two days (Wednesday and Thursday). Writing homework guidelines (translations provided) and one example about how to complete the writing homework is pasted on your student's writing journal sent in homework folder. Your student will need to refer to homework calendar and access RazKids.com in order to complete this homework. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question. I will be happy to help you. 
 
New online resource to read in English: We will start using ReadingEggs.com. This is a fantastic resource that will help your student with decoding and reading comprehension skills in English. I strongly recommend to log in daily to improve reading skills in English. Log in information was sent in your student's folder. 
 
 
HFW Power Point Presentation for First grade: HFW presentation was emailed. Please ask your student to go through it every day for 5 minutes. 
 
End of the week quizzes: We will   have  reading and math quizzes on Friday.  
 
Snack Friday:  We will have Lollipop this week. All money collected will benefit the amazing things we do in our classroom. Each treat is $0.50 and money will be collected until Thursday. The kids and I appreciate your support. 
 
Wave Day:  It will be on Tuesday March 28th.  Please make sure your student wears appropriate footwear and clothes for PE class.  
 
Library books:  Please return library book next wave day. Then, your student can take home a new book. 
   
Money log: please register all money you send to school inside your student's money log (in folder). Please make sure to put money in the Ziploc bag in the folder. You can also use this little bag to keep patriot dollars. 
  
 
This week we will be learning:
Spanish Literacy: 
Syllables and words with gl
Synonyms and antonyms 
The noun
The verb
The adjective
 
Literacy: 
Character's feelings 
Author's purpose
Books connections: Book to book, book and yourself, book and the world. 
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types. 
Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, captions, index, labels, tables, graphs, types of fonts) to locate key facts or information in a text.
Main idea and facts
Predicting and inferences           
How do pictures help a reader decode text? 
What are the three ways to read a book?
What is the lesson or message in the book? 
 
Vocabulary
Plants
        
Writing
Opinion writing 
 
Math
Telling the time 
Add and subtract within 100
Place Value
Solving word problems with a missing addend. 
Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20. 
 
Social studies:
Goods and services 
 
Science: 
Plants

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