Mrs. Weegar's First Grade

Week of November 4, 2013

Library!

We go to the library each Friday at 1:15. Please help your child remember to bring their library books to school with them every Friday. They will not be allowed to check out new books unless the two books they checked out the previous week have been returned.


Word Sorts

This week's new word sort will be in your child's red folder today. Just a friendly reminder that we will have an assessment over the spelling of these words on Friday!

This week in Language Arts

Daily Five

-We have added Listen to Reading on an I touch and Word Work on an I pad to our Daily Five rotations. The learners are very excited about these new opportunities!

Writing

-We will be creating a piece of writing about how to make a root beer float.

-We will also be writing to compare children of the 50's to children of today.

Handwriting

-We will practice correct formation of the lowercase letters y and j as well as reviewing the lowercase letters that we have practiced so far.

Word Wall

-This week's words are: not, what, all, were, we

Please make sure that your child can quickly read these words by the end of the week.

Grammar

-We will be reviewing nouns this week and starting to learn all about verbs!

Austin Weighty Word of the Week: Fortitude-patient courage

Austin Quote of the Week: "Success is never final, and failure is never fatal. It's the courage that counts." -Grit

Math

  • This week, we will continue to play several different number games where we work on creating number combinations of six, seven, and eight.
  • We will continue to practice using a number line to help us add and subtract.
  • We will identify numbers that are greater than and less than a given number.


Science and Social Studies


  • We will be discussing the importance of Veteran's Day and writing about Veteran's Day in preparation for our school-wide assembly next Monday.
  • On the 50th day of school, we will be discussing life in the present and past as we compare ourselves to children of the 50's.


November Citizenship Skill: Cooperation

For Your Calendar...

-11/4 1D Book Fair Preview Day

-11/5 1D Book Fair Purchase Day

-11/5 50th Day of School!

-11/6 Field Trip to the Dallas Arboretum

-11/8 Grandparent's Day-please return RSVP notes if anyone in your family is planning to attend

-11/11 Veteran's Day Assembly at 8:15am

-11/12 PTO Meeting 6:30pm

-11/20 Kindergarten-2nd grade Thanksgiving Feast

-11/22 Turkey Trot during P.E.

-11/22 CISD Turkey Drive

-11/25 Thanksgiving Break begins