Mrs. Cornell's Class

News for the week of October 15 - 17th

Dear Parents,

This is the sixth week of Unit 1 in Reading. Our sixth week is always a testing week, so we are learning test strategies and taking those paper/pencil tests at this time. We will go over this test and the math tests for Unit 1 and 2 when we meet next month for conferences.

I appreciate all the help you are giving at home. It really makes a difference when a child can get that little extra review of concepts at home. Remember to work towards mastery on the skill list for October (I added it to the bottom of this in case your copy has gone missing!) Continue to provide a time and place to practice. Learning those high frequency words makes a huge difference for students.

Now for the GREAT NEWS! We have earned our first celebration. Students have voted and decided on pajama and stuffed animal day. We will be doing this on Wednesday, October 17th. A smaller stuffed animal would work best and students will need to wear their pajamas outside for recess, so plan accordingly. They can bring an extra pair of pants to pull over top, etc. A small blanket/towel would be great, too.

Remember, there is no school on Thursday and Friday this week! Enjoy the extra time with your kids.

Mrs. Cornell


* October 18/19 - Education Minnesota days - No School
* October 22 - Vision and Hearing Testing
* October 24 - Picture Retake Day
* October 25 - Family, Food, and FUNdamentals Night

October Skills Checklist

This checklist includes many of the topics and skills that your child will be continuing to work on through October. We work on most of these at school, however additional practice at home can help your student be more successful. You can help me in tracking your child’s progress by using and returning this checklist at the end of October. When you feel that your child has mastered a skill, check on the line. Not all lines need to be checked off to return the sheet to school, but please continue to work on these skills with your child through the month of October. Some skills will continue to be worked on in following months. Thank you for all of your extra help working with your child at home.

Knows how to tie shoes ___
Can write first and last name ___
Knows address and phone number including area code ___
Can write a complete sentence using correct capitalization and punctuation
___ (inventive spelling expected)
Can read high frequency words (see list below – note dates)
Can identify the characters and setting of a story
Can retell stories sharing the Beginning, Middle, and End
Can write numbers from 1 to 20
Can count up and back by 1’s on the number grid ___
Can count forwards and backwards by 1’s, starting with any number up to
and including 50 ___
Can count by 5’s to 110 ___
Can count by 10’s to 110 ___
Can count by 2’s to 110 ___
Can add or subtract using the number line ___
Can count coins including pennies and nickels ___
Exchanges pennies for nickels when calculating totals ___
Can tell time on an analog clock to the hour ___

Your Child’s Name _________________ Parent Signature _________________________

*Please keep your chart in a safe place so it will not get lost or destroyed.
Please return November 1st.

High Frequency Words
Kindergarten (review)
I can we the like a
see go have to is play
are for you this do what
and little said here was she
he has look with my me

First Grade Unit 1 (review)
down jump not up it over too
yes be ride run come good on
that very help use now

Unit 2 (October 22 - 26)
does her one they two