January Newsletter

This month’s Spelling Words:


Jan. 2-5: thank, song, bring, drink, thing, doing, want, resting, flying, sang

1. We want to sing along with you.

2. I think Dad is resting.


Jan. 8-12: gave, made, snake, safe, name, wag, plate, where, was, very

Nate said, “Where did you go?”

“I was very late,” said Kate.


Jan. 17-19 Review Week


Jan. 22-26: would, your, o’clock, rope, home, close, bike, ride, five, write

1. Would you let me ride your bike?

2. The shop will close at five o’clock.


Jan. 29-Feb. 2 from, her, little, cute, race, nice, face, page, June, place

1. She got her cute little pup from me.

2. We will race to the lake.

What we are learning in January!


Reading/Social Studies/Science:

We will retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate an understanding of their central message or lesson. We will be able to identify who is telling a story. We will explore nonfiction with a focus on text features. In science we will learn about the needs of plants and animals.



Ending blends –nk, -ng; Long Vowels (adding ‘silent magic e’); -ce and –ge (as in “ice” and “age”)



1NBT.1: Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

1. NBT.2a:  Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:

a. 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called a ―ten. 

1. NBT.3:  Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.



We are starting a new unit on opinion writing!  So…if you notice us giving our opinions a little more than normal, this is why! J  Encourage your child to persuade or convince you by giving some good reasons!