Happy New Year!  The month of January will be filled with exciting new learning.  We will continue learning sight words, reading decodable readers, and writing narratives and informational paragraphs.  We will extend our development in reading by developing blending skills and learning phonograms to help us in our new readers.  We will begin stories in "Kit" a new series of readers to help us get ready for passages in first grade.  We will continue learning our number bonds in math with a focus on addition to ten.  Students will be expected to build and break apart number bonds in the hopes of creating a better understanding of addition.  We will create, duplicate, and extend patterns in addition to learning our numbers in the teens.  January will also give us the opportunity to learn about famous African Americans past to present that have influenced our country and the way we live.  Peace and joy to you in 2015!!