First Grade News

January 4th-8th


Day 5 Phy Ed/Music

We will have our spelling pre-test for our new word check -all. We will add our words to Spelling Monster. We will have reading groups and centers. We will write new goals for the New Year. We will have Dog Bone math to solve problems. We will learn about using math videos at home to learn new math concepts. We will take our iPads home today for homework.


Day 1 Phy Ed-Media

We will practice making words with the -all word chunk. We will have reading groups and centers. We will learn how to write a story with characters and a setting in the beginning. We will begin to make a storyboard for a story. Our focus in math today will be using manipulative/small objects to solve a math story problem. We will take our iPads home today for homework.


Day 2 Phy Ed/Music

We will practice our sight words for the week. We will have reading groups and centers. We will continue to work on our storyboard. Today we will work on the middle of our story. Our focus in math will be how to compare groups to see which one has more and less. We will take our iPads home today for homework. Our homework will be using a website to make ten in different ways.


Day 3-Media Check Out/Phy Ed

We will play spelling sparkle to practice our spelling words. We will have reading groups and centers. We will work on the ending of our storyboard for writing. Our focus in math will be fishing for tens. How to make ten in different ways. Our iPad will go home today to practice reading and spelling.


Day 4-Art

We will have our spelling test. We will have reading groups and centers. We will learn about what happens to water in the winter. We will learn about states of matter. Our focus in math will be using a number line to find out if a number sentence is true or false. We will prove our answers using the number line. Our iPads will go home today for the weekend to practice reading, writing, and creation.

Parent Notes


I am sure you are anxious for your first grader to be back at school. I hope you all enjoyed the long holiday break and special family time together. I am anxious to hear about the iPad adventures when they come back to school. Please remember to charge the iPad at home each night, so the iPad will be ready for use at school each day.

We will be starting math flipped video lessons at home this week. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after school your child should be watching a math video lesson on our math focus for the week. I will show them where to find the videos in Google Classroom. After watching the video each night, they will be asked to complete a small hands on math activity. The lessons are short and should be easy for first graders to do independently. Please make sure they have a quiet place to watch the video and do the activities. There will NOT be math homework EVERY night. There will never be math homework on the weekends. On the days there is not math homework, your child is encouraged to use their school iPad for learning, reading, writing, and creation.

Please pack your child's iPad CAREFULLY in their backpack each day as they bring it back to school. Do not send water or other liquid in the backpack with the iPad. The case protects against a lot of things, but water is not one of them. If an iPad is forgotten at home, a parent will be called and asked to bring the iPad to school. We use the iPad for learning for a large part of the day and it will be difficult for your child to be at school without it. :-)

We are using apps at school that require writing on the iPad screen. Using a stylus with the iPad helps with writing legibility. Please purchase a stylus for writing on the iPad at school and send it with your child as soon as you are able. I would suggest writing your child's name on the stylus with permanent marker as they can be easily misplaced. Please let me know if you have questions about the type of stylus to purchase.

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