Mrs. Garthe's Fantastic First Grade

November 30, 2015

This Week's Lessons

This week we begin a new unit of study called Around the World. If you have a country of origin or place where you have lived other than the US that you would be willing to share about or send in artifacts for us to explore, please let me know.


Writing
-Opinion Writing-students will continue learning how to write an effective opinion piece by going through the writing process as a class.

Reading-Students will learn how to read a map and compare and contrast characters in a literature text.

Spelling/Phonics- Vowel Controlled R (for, born, pork, short, torn, fork, stork, absorb, sport, corn, fort, port)

Sight Words-their, didn't, could, shout, would

Math-Topic 6-Subtraction facts to 20. Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts at home.

Specials

Mon-Music

Tues-Art (Please return all library books)

Wed-PE, Library

Thurs-Music

Fri-Art

Reminders

Dec 1-November Reading Logs are due. Please fill out December goal and color a reindeer every night you read.

Dec. 3-Family Skate Night at Great Skate 6pm-8pm

Scholastic Reading Counts

I am excited to finally introduce you to a new program our school has purchased this year. It is called Scholastic Reading Counts. It's a simple reading program that allows students to take a short quiz after reading a book. Many book titles are available, but I will say that it is sometimes difficult to find a book because Scholastic hasn't perfected their listings. I try the author first and then a title search. I've introduced this program as a whole class and have been trying to get small groups to take a quiz for practice. This program probably requires some adult help to find the book and to read some of the questions. It is totally optional, but it is a great motivator and will help you assess whether or not your child is really comprehending what he or she is reading. I will be using it some in small reading groups at school as well. Please feel free to check it out online by clicking on the link below or download the free app called Scholastic Reading Counts.

username: Student ID #

password: Password1 (make sure the P is capitalized)