First Grade Newsletter
November and December 2015
Puzzle Piece Phonics
Throughout the end of October and beginning of November, we worked on the blends fr, ft, fl, nk, ng, mp, tr, dr, and cr.
We finished November focusing on the ending -le, as well as the schwa sound (the short u sound the vowels a, e, i, and o can sometimes make). Examples: was, the, other, fossil
Upcoming focus sounds-
Week of Nov. 30 - Dec. 4th: Controlled vowels er, ir, ur, or, and ear
Week of Dec. 7-11: Controlled vowels ar, or, and ore
Week of Dec. 14-18: Review
Upcoming Important Events
Thursday, December 3rd - Pizza Party for Hunger Drive:
Pizza will be provided. Please send a few healthy sides and a drink with your child.
Wednesday, December 9th - Project Wrap-In and Family Day:
Students are asked to bring an unwrapped $5-$15 gift for the same age and gender. This is also an early dismissal day.
Thursday, December 17th - Holiday Concert:
9:00am in Boswell Gym
Friday, December 18th - Winter Party and Gold & Maroon Day:
Details for Winter Party will follow soon.
Gold and Maroon Day - 10:00am