Fabulous First Grade

Welcome to Week 3!

Language Workshop

We have started unit 1: Communities in our Literary Block. We are learning how we can impact our community. We've been reading picture books to learning about characters who are part of a community in which they made changes to. Ask your child about these books:

Math Workshop

This week we are learning all about mathematicians. We learned that mathematicians persevere...ALWAYS! This means they never give up even when things are hard. Children also learned that the harder things are, the more our brains grow. We are working on: more than, less than, equal to, counting to 120 and learning about problem solving. Kids are able to work on Dreambox at home. Just remember, please do not assist them too much or the program will push them farther ahead than they are ready for.

Reading at Home

Reading at home is the single most important things parents can do to help their children succeed in school. Please set a regular time for your child to read independently, and for your family to enjoy books together. Whole family read alouds are my favorite. First graders will soar in Reading this year. Thanks for creating that love for books!

Writing Workshop

We have started our study of sentences. We call them STAR sentences. They include 5 parts just like a star has 5 points.

1. Begin with uppercase letter.

2. End with a period, question mark or exclamation point.

3. Has spaces between words.

4. Makes sense.

5. Best spelling (write the sounds you hear)

We have also started to learn about Narrative Writing which are stories we write about our own lives. Ask them what they are working on!

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iPads in the classroom

Thank you for having iPads charged to 100% each morning. This ensures us a full day of usage and we do not have the means to charge at school. Also, as Mrs. Nikolik stated in her newsletter, please be sure to take off any pictures from your child's iPad that are not academic. All personal photos will be deleted and we prefer that you do that. We would hate to delete something special to your child. Thanks for helping us out.
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Your First Grade Team

We are having a blast getting to know your kids! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Mrs. Boyajian - cboyajia@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Mrs. LaValle - llavalle@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Mrs. Shumaker - sshumaker@waukesha.k12.wi.us