Thanks again for attending Open House this past Tuesday. I enjoyed sharing with you about our first grade classroom. Hopefully, you can tell that there’s a lot to cover academically in first grade, but we manage to have a lot of fun learning in the process!
I am very proud of how hard the kids are working at learning my classroom routines so quickly. I am also very pleased at how the kids are eager to show me what they know. I am seeing lots of hard work taking place daily. This is a great start to what I know will be a super year!
Please remember your child’s nightly reading homework. The expectation is 15 minutes with a minimum of 4 nights a week. Make sure to sign off on your child’s Reading Log. You can keep this in the back cover of the Blue Folder or in the pocket with their Bragging Behavior Sheet. Happy Reading!
Have an amazing week and take care!
Mrs. Fran McMath
- *Read 15 minutes nightly and record on Reading Log.
- *Get Bragging Behavior Sheet signed daily.
Wednesday, August 16th: Fall Picture Day
Monday, August 21st: Solar Eclipse Extended Day (3pm Dismissal)
As you may know, the solar eclipse will occur Monday, August 21st. Our dismissal will be delayed for 45 minutes that day. Students will begin loading buses at 3pm and buses will leave Ford ES at 3:05. We request that all student check-outs occur prior to 1:45 pm on August 21st. All students in grades K-2nd will be able to watch a live broadcast from Kennesaw Mountain High School showcasing the observatory/eclipse as we are not permitted to go outside during the eclipse.
Wednesday, August 30th: Early Release (12:30pm Dismissal)
Monday, September 4th: Labor Day (No school)
Phonics: Letter sounds /s/ spelled s, short I, review of short a, /b/, and /r/
Math: Ch. 1: Addition Concepts: vertical addition, creating addition sentences with sums of 4&5, 6&7, and sums of 8
Daily 5: Read-to-Self and building stamina
Writing: Journal writing and Writer’s Workshop-Narrative Writing
Reading: The Itsy Bitsy Spider- comprehension and vocabulary: back, came, sun, off, on, top, was, spider, up, & went
*Non-fiction books about Spiders
Lang. Arts: sentence order, capitalization & punctuation of sentences, and identifying verbs
STEM: Weather Journal