Mrs. Faccio's 1st Grade Newsletter
January 8, 2016
What's Up in the Classroom?
Reading - We've been revisiting reading center expectations all week and learning new centers such as "big book" and "learning games." We've also focused on new sites at our listening center. Pebblego and National Geographic were two that we visited. It was really nice because many students then used the information they learned at the listening center in their writing. If you have time, check them out!!
Spelling - Don't forget to practice the spelling words that come home each Monday!! They are in your child's reading book bag and are your copy to use at home. I have copies for the kids at school. Also, if your child wants to practice on the computer, they can go to spellingcity.com and search for their list. It's really easy: All you need to do is hit search, teachers, Stephanie Faccio and up will pop my name. You just click on it and the lists will come up. The students do this in school at one of our reading centers so they are very familiar with it. :)
Math - We are almost done with our 4th unit of math. We've been doing a lot of story problems involving addition and subtraction. We've also been doing a lot of work with groups of 10. We make groups of 10 and then add on. I will be starting an individual assessment for each child next week. It is a fluency test for math facts. Students will have 3 seconds to correctly tell the answer for a variety of facts from 0-10. They will not be permitted to use their fingers. Once I am done, I will send home flashcards for the facts your child does not yet know.