Mrs. Rothert – 1st Grade

First Grade News

Week of November 30th

Religion:  Jonah (Book of Jonah)

     Hezekiah’s Prayer (2 Kings 18-20, Isaiah 36-38)

               Daniel in the Lion’s Den (Daniel 6)

Memory: We usually use the Christmas programs as memory for the month of December.  However, with those still up in the air for some churches, we are going to work on Christmas hymns that usually appear in the Christmas programs.  

Hymn 364 Away in a Manger 

Due Wednesday: Away in a manger, No crib for a bed

                The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head

      The stars in the sky looked down where He lay,

                The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

Due Friday: The cattle are lowing the baby awakes,

        But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes.

          I love Thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,

And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

Reading:   We are starting a new unit about day and night and the seasons.  We will be working on identifying and using text features in a passage.  We will also be working on words with l blends (sl, pl, fl, gl, bl).  Readers will be posted on Google Classroom this week.  Please click “turn in” to show that your child has read it. We will take AR tests on Wednesday and Thursday.

Spelling:  There will be a spelling test on Friday.  

around  came  come  found  other  people  two  worked plus  club *Bonus: Earth

Math:  We will wrap up Topic 5 this week.  We will begin Topic 6 about making and reading graphs.  

Monday: Lesson 5-6

Tuesday:  Lesson 5-7

Wednesday: practice math facts

Thursday: Lesson 6-1

*Special Announcements*   

*The National Junior Honor Society will be collecting new hats, mittens/gloves, and scarves for the December Chapel Mission.  They are also accepting monetary donations to purchase items. The items that are collected will be donated to the Jackson County Clothing Center.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

*We will go outside for recess if at all possible. Our first recess is at 9:30.  Please make sure your child wears a winter coat (and hats and gloves) to school so we can continue to go outside as the temperatures drop. No one in our classroom likes to do GoNoodle at our desks for 3 recesses (including Mrs. Rothert!). 

*We are starting to run low on paper towels. If you have an extra roll at home, it would be appreciated. 

Please continue being vigilant in monitoring your children’s health. If your child is exhibiting any of the following symptoms please do not send them to school. Students must remain at home if they have been in close contact with anyone that has COVID-19 symptoms or that is being tested for COVID-19.

o        A fever of 100.4 ̊ F or greater

o        Cough

o        Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

o        Chills

o        Repeated shaking with chills

o        Muscle pain

o        Headache

o        Sore throat

o        New loss of smell or taste

o        Diarrhea

o        Nausea

If your child exhibits any of these symptoms please contact your medical provider for guidance. Once a student is excluded from school, they may return if they satisfy the current guidelines:

  • If the symptomatic student tests negative for COVID-19 and has resolution of symptoms or has an alternate diagnosis by a health care provider, then any siblings/household members may return to school immediately. The symptomatic student can return to school once the following criteria are met: a negative COVID test, and fever free for at least 24 hours (no fever without the use of medication that reduces fever) and resolution or significant improvement of symptoms. The school requires documentation of negative COVID-19 test results.
  • If the student receives an alternate diagnosis from a health care provider, the student may return following guidance regarding that diagnosis. (i.e. strep throat, must have antibiotics 24 hours before returning to school; Gastrointestinal viral illness, vomiting/diarrhea resolution for 24 hours before returning to school).
  • If the symptomatic student is never tested for COVID and/or does not receive an alternative diagnosis, the symptomatic student will be asked to isolate 10 days and household members/siblings will be asked to quarantine for 14 days from the last date of contact with the symptomatic individual.

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