Mrs. Niederstadt's Parent Letter

November 9, 2006

Dear Parents,


Tonight is parent-teacher conferences from 5 – 8 p.m.  Once again I would like to extend an invitation to your child.  Tomorrow there is no school for students.  Conferences will be held from 8 – 11 a.m. 


Enclosed is your child’s “First Grade – Big Two.”  In an effort to increase knowledge of addition and subtraction facts to 10, we will practice this skill at the beginning of each math lesson.  We will begin using unifix cubes and eventually move to using our number line on our desks.   During the second quarter your child will bring home math flashcards each Tuesday to practice after their Home Link.  We will continue to practice addition and subtraction facts daily, but it is important to have support from home.  You may want to make/purchase some addition and subtraction flashcards to 10 to practice with your child.  The dollar store has flashcards.  Your support will help your child become successful in mathematics by knowing their addition and subtraction facts.

The following are dates that you may want to add to your calendar:

      Girl Scout Mtg. – November 13

      Onekama Public Library field trip – November 17

      Buddy Reading with Mr. Kudlack’s kindergarten – November 17

      Book orders due – November 17

      L & B Silent Action – November 18

      Thanksgiving Vacation – November 23 & 24

      Girl Scout Mtg. – November 27

      Christmas Program – December 5 at 6:00 p.m.

      Christmas Vacation – Dec. 22 – Jan. 1