Shining in First Grade

Weekly Updates in Mrs. Graham's Class

Events for January 18-22 (Orange Week)

Monday: NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Tuesday: Please return reading calendar and leveled readers.

Wednesday: Practice Spelling Test


Friday: Final Spelling Test


Weekly Vocabulary: for, some, good, to, want
Spelling Words: three, need, take, name, home, those, come, some
Spelling Sentences:
1. Will the lost cats come home?
2. Take some cake to the three me.

Nightly Reading: Our January reading goal is to read 275 minutes. Students will receive a pizza certificate for their reading this month.
Counting: Practice counting with your child by 10's, 5's, and 2's beginning at zero all the way to 120!

What can I reinforce at home?

Reading: We are identifying homophones this week. Examples: ant/aunt; blue/blew; one/won

Don’t forget that students have vocabulary cards in their pencil pouches in their PAWS
folders. Please practice these often. Have them use the word in a sentence or even
have them write the word forming a complete sentence.

Make groups of ten and then add on to solve and addition problem.
Ex. 5 + 5 + 3= 13. Think 5+5=10. So, 10 +3+ 13.

Pathways: spotting the vowel in words and making the vowel sound. We are working on silent e words such as time and home.
Handwriting: Working on the formation of all numbers and lowercase letters.

Please have your child bring a HEAVY coat, hat, and gloves to school each day.

Upcoming Events

February 12: 1:00 Dismissal and Valentine's Party
Room Parents: Jessica James, Alicia Falkenbury, Emily Green