December 5th Weekly Newsletter

First Grade

Weekly Happenings

We were so excited to get everyone's caroler back this week. They look great! Thanks for working so hard on them. We will be testing all of 2nd quarter sight words the week of December 15th. We are sending home the list of quarterly sight words for you to practice Monday. Students need to be able to read all of the words on the list, without sounding them out, in 2.5 minutes.

We will be visiting the Holiday Gift Shop next week. It is open from Monday-Friday in the library. We will be sending students in small groups so feel free to send money any day.


Mrs. Brown:
Monday: Art
Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Leadership
Thursday: PE
Friday: Art

Mrs. Kiger:
Monday: PE

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Leadership
Thursday: Music

Friday: PE

Learning Targets

Math: I can add and subtract to 20.

We finished our unit on addition and subtraction to 20 this week. Next week we will begin word problems.

ELA: I can describe characters, setting, problem, and solution in a story.

We learned about characters and setting in a fiction book this week.

ELA: I can write a personal narrative.

This week we learned about the transition words first, next, then and last.

Social Studies: I can compare myself to someone in a different culture.

This week we compared our culture to other cultures around the world. We focused on school and food.

Behavior: I can be a "now" kid. Now kids follow directions the first time, quickly, quietly and exactly.

Sight Words and Spelling Words

In first grade, students are required to know 50 sight words by the end of each quarter. We test 6-7 words per week. On Mondays, students will write their weekly sight words in their agendas to practice for the week. We will post the new words on Fridays if you want to get a jump start on sight words over the weekend. The expectation is that students can read the word in 3 seconds without sounding it out.

Sight words:


Spelling words:









Dates to Remember

December 8-12: Holiday Santa Shop

December 19th: Half day

December 22nd-Jan 4th: Winter Break