What's Happening in Your Grade in September?

In KINDERGARTEN we will be working on the following— Math: Numbers 0-10 (recognition and making sets); Language Arts: We will concentrate on one letter each day in the alphabet. To help us learn our alphabet we will be singing songs, doing activities based around each letter and working on writing our letters the correct way; Writing: We will learn how to write our name
the proper way. Many fun activities are planned based around Fall. By December your child should know all their Alphabet and half of their letter sounds.

In FIRST GRADE we have been busy learning rules, reviewing the alphabet, beginning and ending sounds as well as short vowel sounds, learning numbers to 30 and skip counting. We will be learning numbers to 40 and reviewing patterns. We are beginning rotations and parent
volunteers. Contact your teacher if you would like to help in the classroom. Remember to read every night, complete your homework and return on Fridays. Help your child get enough sleep each night. First grade is much longer than they are used to and they need energy
to focus on important concepts through the day. We are also practicing for the jog-a-thon by running one lap each morning at recess. Please have your child wear running shoes.

SECOND GRADERS are spectacular! We look forward to a new year with your children. Mrs. Janet Craven and Mrs. Mindy Eastman have joined our second grade team. They have been long-time Foothills staff members. Teachers are getting acquainted with their classroom children and have been busy testing reading and math skills. Students have new Rocket Math goals
and are soaring to them. If you have questions about any part of procedures or curriculum, please contact your child's teacher.

The Third Grade is "Off to Adventure". We have been reading: The Lost and Found, Mulan and The Waterfall. Students are graphing and rounding like champions. We are thrilled to meet our new room parents. We are getting pumped up for the Jog-A-Thon and are excited
to participate. Thanks PTA for all the help you give to the students and the staff.

WELCOME TO FOURTH GRADE! We're excited to be learning a lot of things this year. In math we will be doing multiplication and division. Start the year off right by practicing
multiplication facts daily. Remember to read for at least 20 minutes every night and record it on your reading calendar. In science this year we will be studying rocks, minerals,
soil, fossils, weather, water cycle, and Utah environments. Remember to be to school by 8:25 so each class can earn their attendance incentives. Let's have a great year!

THE FIFTH GRADE is off to a fantastic start! We'd like to welcome BACK Mr. Stirland to our team! He taught 5/6 grades when Foothills opened and it’s fun having him back. Fifth grade gets right to work each year with reciting poems and presenting book reports as well as starting to learn the requirements for the Young American Award. We are also excited to have Mrs.
Onederra, the new literacy facilitator, teaching and working with us in preparation for the DWA (the writing test given in February). We look forward to a full and fabulous year!

SIXTH GRADE is planning a field trip to the Utah State Fair on September 14th. September 24th is a Mustang Market activity. Students will run a business. The Star Party is set for October 11th when telescopes will be available to view the night sky.