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Week 10 — 10/21/19

October 21, 2019 by Jami Rowlett

Happy Monday First Grade Families,

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I love that fall is in the air. The first graders are working so hard and learning so much. I love this time of year, the first graders make so much growth.


  • PLEASE label all coats, jackets, hats, and other winter accessories with your child’s first and last name.
  • The High School and Middle School Student Council is hosting a shoe drive!  Please consider donating new or used shoes by October 31st.


  • Reading every night for 20 minutes  (This includes sight words and reading group books that are coming home each night. Please return the books each day with your child.)
  • Math fact sheet each night


  • Began another word study of -og family words.
  • Continued reviewing digraphs.
  • Identified the title, author, illustrator and what each one’s job is.  
  • Identified ending blends and the sounds they make. (-sk, -sp, -mp, -lt, -ft, and more)
  • Finished cutting and mounting our community helper writings onto posters.
  • Completed a fun Halloween writing…What should my teacher be for Halloween?


  • Learn about superhero E and how it makes the vowel say its name. For example in “game” the “e” on the end makes the vowel “a” have a long sound or say its name.
  • Review ending blends and the sounds they make. (-sk, -sp, -mp, -lt, -ft, and more).
  • Understand what a noun is (a person, place, thing, or animal) and be able to sort them into categories.
  • Begin practicing how to present our community helper posters
  • Review fiction story elements (characters, setting, problem/solution) with the story Spookley the Square Pumpkin.

Math News From Miss Garcia

We would like to thank Mrs. Wiessmer for teaching us Math for the first 9 weeks of school. She did an amazing job and will be a great teacher. She is now working with the first graders in reading for a couple weeks. Last week in math the first graders …

  • Practiced using the “count back” strategy to determine the difference in a subtraction equation.
  • Wrote two addition equations and two subtraction equations for a given number bond.  We like to call these “fact families”.  

This week we will…

  • Continue to practice counting back to find the difference in subtraction equations.
  • Create a word problem that uses either addition or subtraction. This extends our number stories that we have been practicing the last several weeks. Example: There were 8 dogs in our yard. 5 of them went into the neighbor’s yard. How many dogs are in our yard now?


  • November 1st–Future Fest Dinner!–All of the 1st grade teachers have wonderful donations for the auction! Be sure to get your tickets ASAP!
  • November 4th-7th–Oasis Book Fair
  • November 15th–Parent Conferences–A sign up will be sent out sometime within the next week!

Have a great Week

Mrs. Rowlett & Miss Garcia