First Grade Newsletter

TWE * November 17, 2014

This week we will be working on...


Retelling and providing evidence

Ask questions about informational text


Nonfiction chapter books

-ink/ -ing spelling patterns


Compare and order numbers up to 99

(using symbols: <, >, =)

Adding 10


Observe and describe soil (size, texture, and color)

Social Studies-

Thanksgiving customs

Upcoming Events:

Nov. 18- Please join us for our next Lunch and Learn: Success Starts at Home on November 18th from 11:00 -12:30.

Nov. 20- TWE PTA will host our next general PTA meeting on November 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the TWE gymnasium.

Nov. 25- Mark your calendars! Our Thankful Parties will be held on November 25th.

Fun Activities to Build Literacy

Shopping Adventure

Shopping with kids can feel like a chore. But if your child feels like he is contributing to a team effort, you may be surprised by his change in attitude. Ask your child to help you create a shopping list. Then, at the store, ask him to cross off each item as it is put in the cart.

Double Diary

As your child’s writing skills increase, consider keeping a double diary with her. You can write her a special note every day or every week, and she can write a note to you as well.

Book Review

Make reading rewarding by asking for your child’s ideas and opinions about his books. You can even help your child create a video “book talk” about a favorite book. Just turn on the camera, and ask him to say the title and author and to describe the story. Then, ask him to explain what he did and didn’t like about the book. When he doesn’t know what to say, ask him a question like, “What was your favorite part?” or “What could the characters do if the story kept going?” Grandparents, aunts, and uncles will treasure this video keepsake.