Mrs. Garthe's Fantastic First Grade

April 3, 2016

This Week's Lessons

I can't believe it is already April! We will begin our last first grade unit of study this week called Amazing Animals. I know everyone is going to love learning more about animals. As part of our learning, first grade will be taking a field trip at the end of April/beginning of May to Big Joel's Safari. Please be patient with us as we finalize details. We will be sending information home soon, so be checking those backpacks!

Writing- We will continue writing informational pieces (non-fiction writing).

Reading-Students will read non-fiction books about the six main animal groups.

Spelling/Phonics-Compound Words part 2 (carload, cupcake, birthday, teapot, daydream, streetcar)

Sight Words- There are no new sight words for fourth quarter, but we will review words learned in first grade. Students are expected to read and spell these words correctly.

Math-Topic 13-Time. There are only four lessons in this topic, so I plan on giving the Topic 13 Test on Friday. I have assigned an online test for review. Please use the following to login to Pearson:

Username: first name, last name, last three digits of student ID # (johndoe555)

Password: FHSD, student ID # (FHSD555555)



Tues-Art, (Please return library books)

Wed-PE, Library



Important Dates

Please refer to Red Flyer that was sent home about our Special Spirit Week

April 4-Spring Picture Day

April 5-Disney Day

April 6-When I Grow Up

April 7-Spirit Day

April 8-Superhero Day