November 13th Weekly Newsletter

First Grade

Weekly Happenings

We had an awesome week. We are going to be starting spelling next week. We will put the spelling words on the week's newsletter and you will also get a copy of the spelling words sent home in your child's agenda pocket each Monday. We work on spelling everyday on a website spellingcity.com. You can access this on our ELA Symbaloo on our website. This is a great way for your child to practice at home. Sight word tests will continue to be on Thursdays (just reading and not spelling) and we will continue to write these words in our agendas. Then, spelling tests will be on Fridays. We do not do spelling on short weeks. If you have questions please let us know.


Also, the book fair starts next week. Mrs. Brown's class is going to the book fair on Tuesday and Mrs. Kiger's class is going on Wednesday to shop. Also, the Thanksgiving lunch is on Friday.


Book fair dress up days are as follows:

Monday: Crazy Sock day

Tuesday: Sports Day (wear your favorite team attire)

Wednesday: Bring a canned good for our food drive

Thursday: hat day

Friday: Shull attire

Specials

Mrs. Brown:
Monday: Art
Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Leadership
Thursday: PE
Friday: Art

Mrs. Kiger:
Monday: PE
Tuesday: Art
Wednesday:Leadership
Thursday: Music
Friday: PE

Learning Targets

Math: I can add and subtract to 20.

We reviewed addition strategies and practiced using these strategies with larger numbers. We also began learning our doubles facts (4+4, 5+5, 6+6, etc.).

ELA: I can use a variety of comprehension strategies to ask and answer questions about a literary text.

This week we focused on finding the answers to our questions in the text and coming up with our own questions.


ELA: I can write a personal narrative.

We are continuing to work on bringing our stories to life. This week we practiced telling our stories in small steps. We are learning to use transition words like first, next and last. We also worked on adding thoughts and feelings to our stories.


Science: I can describe how light and sound can be used to communicate over a distance.

This week we learned about the sources of light and sound. We worked in collaborative groups to show what we learned about light and sound throughout the last couple weeks.

Behavior: I can be a "now" kid. Now kids follow directions the first time, quickly, quietly and exactly.

Sight Words

In first grade, students are required to know 50 sight words by the end of each quarter. We test 6-7 words per week. On Mondays, students will write their weekly sight words in their agendas to practice for the week. We will post the new words on Fridays if you want to get a jump start on sight words over the weekend. The expectation is that students can read the word in 3 seconds without sounding it out.


like
time
more
word
what
all

Spelling Words

We are on week one spelling words. Go to http://fantastic1stgraders.weebly.com/ to visit spelling city on our ELA Symbaloo for practice at home.



can

big

man

hand

did

had

his

the

Dates to Remember

November 13th: Early Release

November 14th: No School

November 17-21: Book Fair

November 21st: Thanksgiving Lunch

November 26-28: Fall Break