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!
–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.
- 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!