First Grade Newsletter
- October 10: Walk for Education
- October 15: Delayed Opening for Students (2 hour delay)
- October 23: End of 1st Quarter
- October 29: Field Trip to Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center; Spirit Night at City Kitchen
- October 30: Make Up Picture Day
At the end of the month, we will be starting our next unit that relates subtraction to addition and introduces fact families. This is an exciting unit filled with a lot of "AH-HA!" moments and lightbulbs when many students recognize subtraction as the inverse of addition!
Station time offers opportunities in poetry, writing, big book reading, listening, shopping for books, word work, read/write around the room, independent reading, buddy reading, and computers. In addition, students are engaged in the Raz-Kids reading program on their I-Pads.
As for reading stamina we have already doubled our minutes. We are on our way to 20 minutes of independent reading!
We are also remembering to use dictionary spelling for sight words. We've reviewed sight words from Kindergarten and added new ones. The new ones that we are learning to read and write are: be, got, has, if, little, not, us, and want. And as we write we are practicing conventions like using capitals to start sentences, spaces between words, and punctuation to end a sentence.
Coming up later in the month: Opinion writing! What do you think about that? We'll find the words to tell you all about our feelings on a topic. Wow! We are first grade writers!