Lucky Pups Weekly News

October 3-6


Phonics skills for the week: /ar/, /mb/, /w/, /wh/, /er/, /ir/, /ur/

As we finish up our last few days of our first units of study. We will celebrate our readers.

The most refreshing part of readers workshop is letting students become in charge of their own reading. The students are learning to be responsible for their independent reading time, as well as becoming a great partner. During the week, the students will review all of the strategies for being a good reader and continue to practice our good habits for partner reading.


Students will continue to practice subtraction. We will also talk about and practice making fact families. Fact families is a natural step after learning about number bonds. These related facts look like this:





We will begin to do fluency and accuracy checks with the students.


In writing, the students will choose a favorite small moment story to share with the class. We will continue editing in order to prepare for future publications.

Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL. 1, 7, 8

Foundational Skills: RF, 1, 2, 3

Writing- W. 1.2, 1.3, 1.5

Speaking and Listening: SL. 1.1, 1.4, 1.5

Language: L, 1.1, 1, 2, 5.a

Math: 1.OA. 1, 4, 5

Important Dates

October 6- Friday Freeze

October 9-10- Fall Break (school will be closed)

October 13- Field Trip to Alabama Theater

October 24th - 50's Day

October 28th- Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Paine Elementary will be hosting our annual Fall Festival November 24th from 9:30am-12:30pm. There will be games, prizes, food, and fun! We hope you will be able to join us.

50's Day

50th Day of School: 1st grade will spend the day looking back in the past and comparing it to today. In math we will be investigating the #50. We’re all planning to dress up in our best 50’s attire! Look for an email with ways you can help us celebrate this special day!


We eat lunch at 12:18.

Box Tops

Don't forget to save those box tops! The first collection date is October 13th.
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