November 13th Weekly Newsletter
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
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.
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.
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