September 18th

Dear Parents,

We had another great week in first grade! Thank you for sending in apples cubes with your child last week. They really enjoyed the STEM project with their 5th grade buddies! There are pictures below! The group who won the highest tower contest built a steeple of a church!

I am so sorry for the inconveinence it may have caused you not receiving the Newsletters. I think I have all the (correct) emails on the mailing list now!

Week Plans

Our reading selection for this week is Goodnight Moon. With this book, we will work on rhyming, story sequencing, parts of speech, and compare and contrasting.

In phonics, we will learn how to read and spell: F, H, G, R

At the bottom of the phonics homework, there is a list of high frequency words. Please practice reading these each night with your child. Also, please review the brief explanation of what was taught in phonics which is written on the bottom of each homework page. It is always good practice to review these skills with your child.

Our First Spelling Test is also this week. List of words and sentences can be found on homework sheet.

Writing and L.A. News

We will study the poem "The Clock", discovering rhymes, unfamiliar words and discussing plurals, possessives, and antonyms.

Math News

This week in Math, we will begin Chapter 3 on addition and Ways to Add.

* We will work on number recognition, addition problems, number bonds, counting coins, fact families, place value,telling time to the hour, and counting by ones, fives, and tens during our morning work.

Science News

We will be doing Science Centers throughout the week over Energy, vibration, and motion.

Religion News

In Religion this week, we will continue Chapter 2 God's Gift for us and take a test this week over that. We will also be making a craft.

Upcoming Tests

• Test over our D.O.L’s(Morning work sentences) is on Thursday. *Look for these sentences in your child's hwk folder to review . These can stay home once they are sent home each day.

• Phonics assessment and Spelling Teston Friday.

• Our next High Frequency Word Test is on Oct. 11th.