Mrs. Garthe's Fantastic First Grade

December 7, 2015

This Week's Lessons

Last 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.

-Opinion Writing-students will continue learning how to give reasons for their opinion by telling which characters they believe from two versions of The Three Little Pigs.

Reading-Students will learn point of view by reading different versions of fairytales told from different character's points of view.

Spelling/Phonics- Vowel Controlled R (car, far, farm, park, chart, star)

Sight Words-thank, should, about, every ,please

Math-Topic 6-Subtraction facts to 20. I plan to give the Topic 6 test on Wednesday. Please have your child take the online test as practice. To login to Pearson Realize:

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

Password: FHSD, student ID # (FHSD555555)



Tues-Music (Please return all library books)

Wed-Art, Library




Dec 7-11-Student Council is collecting socks, underwear, diapers, bubble bath, soap, wipes, lotions, toothpaste, hats, toothbrushes, gloves, puzzles, or play dough for Crisis Nursery in St. Charles

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)