Mrs. Carter's Newsletter - Week 3

August 28th - September 1st

Dates to Remember:

Monday, September 4th: Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 5th - Friday, September 8th: Homecoming Week (dress up days below)

Monday, September 25th: Staff Development - NO SCHOOL

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Students may eat a provided school breakfast in the classroom from 7:20 - 7:40 each day. Clean up is at 7:40, so please make sure your child has plenty of time to eat in the morning! We start our day with our morning meeting and announcements at 7:45 each day.

Parents/guardians may eat lunch with your child only. You will need a driver’s license or other form of ID when you check in at the front office.

If your child's transportation method is changing this week, please let me or the office know before 2:00.


We are running low on snacks!! Please feel free to contribute to our classroom snacks. We have 20 students. You can drop them at the front office or have your student bring them to class!


Snack examples:

  • packaged Goldfish
  • fruit snacks
  • pretzels
  • popcorn
  • etc

Spelling List 2:

We will have a spelling test each Friday over words that include the phonics content we have been learning. We will have 3 spelling tests per phonics module. I will be grading each spelling test, but will only post the highest grade of the 3 tests in the gradebook for each module.

This week we will test over the following 6 spelling words. We will practice spelling these words throughout the week and I will also be sending home a copy of the spelling list on Monday for extra practice!

1. an

2. bad

3. can

4. nap

5. cat

6. pan

Sight Words

Our goal as a whole first grade team is to be able to recognize and read Fry's first 100 sight words by the end of the school year. For the first nine weeks of school we will be focusing on only the first 25 words and students will be tested individually over these words in mid-October. I sent home a copy of the first 25 sight word flashcards with your child on Monday, August 21st!

I recommend only introducing 5 words at first and adding more as they are able to fluently read the words.

Rotation Schedule - Monday starts on day 2 of Rotation

Day 1: PE

Day 2: Music 2

Day 3: Art

Day 4: PE

Day 5: Music 1-2

Day 6: Writing Lab

Day 7: PE

Day 8: Computer

Day 9: Music 1

Weekly Snapshot

Phonics: We will be learning about the short o and short u sounds, spelling words containing short a, and blending sounds to make words.

ELAR: We will continue learning about nouns that name animals, people, things, and places, and we will continue discussing story structure (beginning, middle, and end).

Math: We will begin a unit on addition and subtraction up to 10, and we will look at several addition and subtraction word problems and write number sentences for them.

Science: We will continue sorting objects by their attributes, focusing on heavy or light this week.

Social Studies: We will continue discussing being responsible and discuss some of the responsibilities we have in our family, school, and local communities.

Contact Information

Conference times: 11:45-12:40, 3:00-3:30

I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible!

I use Remind for weekly newsletters and any important information. You can reach me through text on there as well. Any immediate change such as how your child will get home, please let me know as well as call the front office.