Mrs. Garthe's Fantastic First Grade

November 15, 2015

This Week's Lessons

Writing-Opinion Writing-students will write their opinion about their favorite character from The Wizard of Oz. They will focus on giving several reasons to support their opinion. This piece of writing will be a summative evaluation for second quarter writing.

Reading-We will continue reading The Wizard of Oz. As expected, everyone is really enjoying this story. We are watching short clips of the movie as we read, but we currently don't have the rights to show the entire movie. I would recommend showing your child this movie after we have finished the book (maybe over Thanksgiving Break). You could discuss how the book and movie are alike/different.

Spelling/Phonics- Ending blends mp, nd, lf, ft

Sight Words-stop, does, don't (please continue to help your child practice sight words and work toward his or her sight word goal for the quarter)

Math-Topic 5-Addition facts to 20. We will have our Topic 5 math test on Tuesday. I have assigned a practice test on the Pearson website. Please have your child do this in preparation for Tuesday. Also, students set their math fact goals for this quarter. The goal for all of first grade is for 80% of students to be able to do at least 21 out of 26 addition facts correctly in under three minutes. If students have already reached this goal, they have set a more challenging personal goal. Please keep working on addition and subtraction facts at home.

To login to Pearson Realize:

Username: first name, last name, last three digits of student ID # (johndoe555)

Password: FHSD, student ID # (FHSD555555)



Tues-Music, Please return library books

Wed-Library, Art




Nov. 16-20-Turkey Feather Drive-for every $10 donation, the grade level turkey gets a feather. All proceeds benefit Toys for Tots program in memory of former Castlio student Marine Lance Corporal Phillip Vinnedge.

Friday, Nov. 20-Homework Due