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# Week 10!

October 20, 2019 by Brittany Wilbanks

The first quarter has come to an end! Where does the time go? We finished up music class and will be enjoying art class for the next 9 weeks! The kids had a wonderful time with Mrs. Barton!

REMINDERS:

PLEASE label all coats, jackets, hats, and other winter accessories with your child’s first and last name.

-With the new quarter starting, if your child is wearing leggings or tights other than navy or white, then please send in \$1.

-The High School and Middle School Student Council is hosting a shoe drive!  Please consider donating new or used shoes by October 31st.

HOMEWORK:

• 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

LAST WEEK IN FIRST GRADE WE….

• 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?
• 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….

• 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
• 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?

SAVE THE DATE:

• 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!