First Grade Update
September 4, 2015
Dates to Remember:
- September 7: Labor Day Holiday
- September 10: First Grade Curriculum Night, 6-7 pm
Curriculum night will be held in your child's classroom. We ask that children not attend this important informational meeting, as it is a time for adults to chat!
- September 18: Special Friends Day
- Each Friday: Homework Due
Welcome, Mrs. Hill!
We have had a fun week full of new things! This week In reading and language arts, we began our "King and Queen of the Day" routine in which we focus on getting to know a different child each day. We use the letters in their name to make words, interview them, and then write a story about them. We make all of our stories about a child into a class book that the King/Queen gets to take home. In a few weeks we will have crowned each first grader as royalty! We've also worked on the -at and -ap families, and practiced the sight words my, you, with, had, and can. In math we worked on number recognition to 120, counting to 120, and began talking about how to recognize "quick images," or groupings of items by counting quickly. In social studies, we discussed the need for rules and leaders in a community and developed a list of shared class expectations. In science, we began talking about the needs of living things, and will continue into next week as we talk about plants.
Lunch Buddies Wanted!
The link to sign up is HERE.
- Your child needs a water bottle and a snack each day.
- Please check and return the RED LAKESIDE FOLDER each night. Initial the behavior calendar.
- Homework is due each Friday.
- Check the specials schedule/swinging Friday schedule... Tennis Shoes on PE Days!
We have a few kids from each section who are in the 1D split. Your child's teacher will let you know if your child is in 1D for specials.
Monday: PE-1A and 1B; Art-1C; Music-1D
Tuesday: Art 1A; Music-1B; PE-1C and 1D
Wednesday: PE-1A and 1B; Music-1C; Art-1D
Thursday: Music-1A; Art-1B; PE-1C and 1D
Find the Swinging Friday schedule HERE.
First Graders check out books on their assigned day in the library. Books are due back the following week on library day.