I hope that you had a great Fall Break! The kids were eager to share about their week off, but glad to be back with their school friends.
We are really getting into some “meaty” first grade work and I am so pleased with how well the kids are keeping up. First grade is definitely a big jump with really taking those kindergarten skills and applying them in their academics. Our math is pretty fast paced and intense at times. We cover a lot of skills within a nine week period. Our language arts really steps up too. We begin covering more grammar and writing skills that go beyond making sentences. But all in all the kids are really doing well!
Conference Letters go home today, please return ASAP. I can’t wait to meet with you and tell you about your child’s progress this year. I am the proud mama teacher of 24 amazing first graders! You will be proud of them too! Report cards will be given to you at your child’s conference.
Thanks for all you do at home that reinforces what I do at school! You ROCK!
Have a great first week of October!
- *Read 15 minutes nightly and record on Reading Log.
- *Get Bragging Behavior Sheet signed daily.
- Study for Mad Minute Math Quiz on Thursday. (Do not return practice sheet.)
- Homework Packet due on Friday.
- Monday, October 2nd: Conference Letters go home. Please return before Friday, October 6th.
- Tuesday, October 10th: Hearing and Vision screening
- Wednesday, October 11th: Media Center/Learning Commons- library book checkout
- Thursday, October 12th: Early Release Day (12:30pm dismissal)
- Friday, October 13th: Ford Fall Festival
- Week of October 16th-20th: Conference Week (dismissal 12:30pm) and Book Fair
- Math: Solving addition and subtraction word problems (sums and differences to 10)
- Phonics: sh, th, ch, plurals, and /k/sound spelled k
- Daily 5: Read to Self , Read to Someone (practice building stamina of independent reading up to 20 minutes), introduce Word Work, Work on Writing, and Listen to Reading
- Writing: Journal writing and Writer’s Workshop focusing on Personal Narrative Writing
- Reading: Book of the week: Olmo and the Butterfly (Vocabulary: look, blue, boat, fly, ride, hop, with, Olmo, and away)
- Language Arts: compound words and asking sentences
- Social Studies: Economics: What are needs and wants?