Teacher's Name: Mrs. Melissa Richey

Grade/Subject: 1st. Grade

Contact: mrichey@stjohnskenmore.com



We will be finishing our 1st Superkids reader later this month!  The children are very excited!  We will be starting Volume 2 : More Adventures of the Superkids which features longer stories, more complex sight words and even mini chapter stories.


We are continuing to work on place value, including adding and subtracting by tens.  In the next week, we will begin a unit on data analysis, graphs and tally charts.  This unit always seems to be a favorite among the students.

Science and Social Studies

We are continuing our unit on sound and light.  We will be learning about the difference between transparent, translucent, and opaque, and conducting hands on lessons and experiments.

We will be recognizing the February holidays -  Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day and the symbols, significance and traditions of each.

Weekly Specials:

Monday:  Art

Tuesday:  Library (Please remember to send in your library book.)

Wednesday:  Gym (First graders may wear their sneakers to school on gym day.)

Thursday:  Computer

Friday:  Music and Gym (First graders may wear their sneakers to school on gym day.)                                           

Calendar Dates to Remember for February:

Friday, 2/8  -  $1 Dress Down Day

Monday, 2/18  -  Friday, 2/22  -  NO SCHOOL - Winter Recess

Monday, 2/25  -  School Resumes