Shining in First Grade

Weekly Updates in Mrs. Graham's Class

Events for January 4-8 (Orange Week)

Monday: NO SCHOOL: Teacher Inservice/Workday

Tuesday: First day of 2nd semester! Please return December reading calendar, behavior sheets and leveled readers.





Weekly Vocabulary: help, now, said, so, who
Spelling Words: There is no spelling this week!
Spelling Sentences:

Nightly Reading: Our January reading goal is to read 275 minutes. Students will receive a pizza certificate for their reading this month.
Counting: Practice counting with your child by 10's, 5's, and 2's beginning at zero all the way to 120!

What can I reinforce at home?

Reading: Read with expression and put the sentence into phrases. Make sure your child is pausing after each punctuation mark. Before reading a story discuss if it is fiction or nonfiction. Predict what might happen in the story.

Don’t forget that students have vocabulary cards in their pencil pouches in their PAWS
folders. Please practice these often. Have them use the word in a sentence or even
have them write the word forming a complete sentence. Students will be given Unit 3 vocabulary words this week.

Make groups of ten and then add on to solve and addition problem.

Pathways: spotting the vowel in words and making the vowel sound. We will review th, sh, wh, ch, and ng words.
Handwriting: Working on the formation of all numbers and lowercase letters.

Upcoming Events

January 5: Classes Resume
January 18: No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day