A Peek At Our Week

September 28 - October 2, 2015

Language Arts

(RF1.3, RF1.4, R.L. 1.1, RL1.2, RL1.3, L1.4, W1.3,W1.5, W1.6, W1.8,L1.1, and L1.2)

We will work on /ar/,/w/, /wh/, /ir/, /ur/, and /er/ sounds this week. We will read “Thanks Seth”, “Beth’s Job”, and “Flowers Grow” in our hardback reader. Our reading strategy this week will be finding details. We also will work on retelling a story. This month we will focus on making connections (text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to- world) as our school wide reading strategy. We will review schema (background knowledge). Our vocabulary words are applaud, chatty, envy, gather, duty, and resent. (The vocabulary words will not be tested individually.) In writing we will focus on writing a personal narrative. We also will focus on recognizing nouns.

Ticket to read website

Dear Parents,

Hope you are using the Ticket-To-Read website. This is a great tool to learn phonics, sight words, and fluency. If you feel your child’s level is too easy or too hard, please send me an email. Thanks for checking out www.tickettoread.com. Your child’s password and username is the same.

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(NBT1, OA1, OA2, OA3, OA4, OA5, OA6, OA7, OA8) This week we will be learning strategies to build fluency with addition facts to 10. . We will learn about doubles and doubles plus 1. We will learn about related facts (3+7=10, 7+3=10, 10-7=3, 10-3=7). We call these fact families. We will solve word problems in our math journal. We will play math games.

Social Studies/Science

We will continue to study about the human body.
Lunch Reservations

Our lunch time is 11:50 - 12:20

School Events

10/12/15 - School closed for Columbus Day

10/16/15 - Friday Freeze

10/22/15 - 50th Day of School

50th Day of School

Dear Parents,

Our first graders are planning a really cool 50th day of school on Thursday, October 16th. Your child will be immersed in the decade of the 50s. We will identify past and present forms of transportation, communication, apparel, and technology.

On Thursday, October 22nd your child may come to school totally decked out 50s style. We have done this unit for several years so you may want to ask someone in the upper grades if they have a costume you can borrow. The following website will provide you with some ideas on apparel: www.fiftiesweb.com

Attendance Information


Each student is allowed 6 parent excuses per year (this is a change from years past). Parent excuses can be a hand written note or you may email the excuse to your child’s teacher and copy the excuse to: PPattendance@trussvillecityschools.com.

An ORIGINAL doctor’s excuse may be turned in from the parent by the student. Doctor’s excuses may be faxed to 205-228-3201 ONLY by the doctor’s office. We can NOT accept a faxed doctor’s excuse from a parent.

All excuses MUST be turned in within 3 days of the absence.