Mrs. Fry's First Grade Newsletter

Week of August 31st

This week we learned....

LANGUAGE ARTS- Words with the short -a sound

Read the story, "My Pal"

Worked on identifying nouns

MATH- Counting forward and backwards from 1 to 120

Skip counting by 2, 5, and 10's

Addition and subtraction practice with Rocket Math

SOCIAL STUDIES- Rules at home and at school

Read the story "When a Monster Came to School" and identified "above the line", and "below the line" behaviors

SCIENCE- Learned about sounds that keep us safe (alarms, sirens, bicycle bell) and ended our week with our first fire drill

"What is a Scientist" and what inventions scientists have created to make our world a better place

Things to remember...

Please remember to sign your child's communication folder each night and return it to school each day.

Please be sure to log reading time each night in the Fluency Folder. You do not have to return the folder until Thursday. Soon we will begin taking a weekly language arts grade on reading logs. I will let you know when this begins.

Homework is due Friday morning. There will usually be 2 pages of language arts and 2 pages of math; front and back. I will have it in your student's Communication Folder on Mondays. I'm sorry that I was a little late on the math pages this week! If you see other pages in the Communication Folder during the week, that means that your child was not able to finish them in class and should do so at home.

Please take a look at your child's Friday Folder each weekend and return the empty folder on Monday. All of the students are VERY excited to show their families what they have be working on!

We will be administering MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing this week on Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon. Please make sure that your student is here and ready to do their very best! We will use this information for future academic planning and organizing tutoring groups.

You still have time to sign up for home visits

If you would still like to sign up for a home visit from me, you still have time. The visits will take place Saturday 12th or Saturday 26th. Send your form in ASAP! If you need a new for let me know and I will send it home with your student. I look forward to meeting all of my wonderful parents, but please do not feel that you have to sign up!

and last but not least!!

I have set up a Remind 101 account to send text messages for our class. This is just one more way to get up to date information quickly. Okay.....usually it will be because I have forgotten something! But here it is, nonetheless! Just click on the link and follow the instructions.

Have a wonderful labor day weekend!! See you tuesday!!!