Mrs. Roberts' First Grade News

September 19th - September 23rd


We will continue this week to work on building ipads and computers into our reading and writing workshop. For sanitary reasons, please send your child to school with headphones or ear buds that fit their little ears. Also, please write their name or initials on their headphones to make sure they don't get mixed up with their neighbors. They will keep their headphones/ear buds in their cubby.

Please continue to work on the sight word list sent home. I will quiz your student once a week if they are ready. Please read the orange letter to help guide you through how we will work together on their word list.

Math homework will continue to come home every Monday and due on Friday. I have had only about 3/4 of the class turn in their homework. Please make sure your child works on this at home to build number sense and math skills. The first few weeks will continue to review kindergarten concepts. This should have been pretty easy for your students. If they had a hard time, please let me know.

If you have any questions, please let me know!


Phonics: short i and consonants

  • Make Believe (ficiton) vs. Real (non-fiction)
  • Continue Beginning, Middle, End

Literature Tool: Popcorn by Tommie De Paola

Literature: Different books to help teach students to understand and identify the difference between make believe and real,
Reading Strategy: (cont.) Chunky Monkey- How to look for a smaller chunk you know inside a word.

Guided Reading Groups: Readers will start coming home this week


Literature: Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
  1. fretting: to be worried about something
  2. contagious: if something is contagious, other people can get it easy
  3. remedy: a cure, a solution, something to fix their problem

Sight Words

  • all
  • here
  • big
  • is
  • little


Spelling pattern

Short i Blends and -ll

  • skip
  • flip
  • skin
  • spin
  • win
  • chin
  • fin
  • thin
  • they
  • will
  • fill
  • hill
  • bill
  • mill
  • so
  • saw


  • Greater than Less than
  • Place Value


States of Matter: Changes in states of matter
Forms of Energy: Light, Heat, Sound

Social Studies

Vocabulary: Citizenship

Upcoming Dates


21 PTA Back to School Picnic, 6:30-8:00

22 Stampede Shirt Sizes Due

24 Watch DOGS Pizza Night

25 Hat Day

25 Early Release Day, 12:15


2 Last day to pre pay for stampede shirt ($10.00)

16 Longhorn Stampede

19 & 20 PLAY IT SAFE

29 All Stampede money is due




PE Shoes! Please send your child to school in tennis shoes for PE. They will be unable to participate without the proper shoes. Our PE days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Snacks: We have snack everyday. Please send your child to school with a snack. I have a few backup snacks for those that don't bring snack, but my supplies are limited. Thank you!

Headphones/ Ear Buds: Please send to school with your child's name or initials on them.

Connect to NRE through Remind101. Text 5874e2 to the number 81010

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