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Weekly News Updates!

Welcome back!

Happy Holidays and welcome back! I hope you all had a safe and very happy Thanksgiving. Now that we are back in business, we have a busy week ahead of us! We are going to be reviewing all that we learned last week to make for an easy transition from the break with additional content throughout the week.


Here is a breakdown of what we will be covering over the different content areas this week.


Reading: Expository text: Making connection to text, non-fiction text features and their purpose, main idea and details.


Spelling: The long A sound


Writing: Expository text; the students will began drafting and putting together their "All About" books. More information on their All About books is below.


Social Studies: Why people work/holidays. I am going to create a short, fun project that you and your child can do together! More information and directions will be sent home mid-week!


Math: We will be enforcing addition and subtraction using different strategies we have learned; word problems; place value; expanded notation; and composing and decomposing numbers.


Science: We will be studying further on natural resources!

Spelling Words for Week of November 30th

This week, we will be working with the long A sound in spelling. As usual, the spelling test will be on Friday, so let's make sure we are practicing our spelling words!


Spelling words


lake, rake, bake, rain, pain, sail, mail, paint, spray, stay

Resources to Practice Spelling and Phonics

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/picturematch/


This will help your child practice understanding long vowel sounds!


http://www.education.com/games/reading/phonics/


This site can be used to practice phonics and sight words!

Math Review and Resources!

This week, we will be reviewing everything we have learned for addition and subtraction. Here are some additional resources your child can use to practice addition and subtraction!


http://www.education.com/games/first-grade/


After clicking the link, click on "First Grade Math Games". Use these games to practice:


Secret Agent Addition

Secret Agent Subtraction

Fish Bowl Addition

Addition Demolition

Subtraction Ski Race

Subtraction Pizza Party


As of right now, there is NO math test planned, but since we are doing a lot of review this week, there will MORE than likely be a test very soon. I will keep you updated!

Progress Reports

Progress reports will be sent home Monday, November 30, 2015. Please make sure to review and sign and return back to me by Friday, December 4, 2015.

Homework Corner!

Please make sure homework packets are getting done and returned as these are counted for credit!


All students will receive a homework packet on Monday, November 30, 2015. They need to be turned in no LATER than next Monday, December 7, 2015.


Here is what the homework will be consisting of:


Reading: Reading Log- 10 books for fluency practice!


Spelling/Writing: Spelling sheets


Math: Math review worksheets


Each night, your student should work on homework for 10-20 minutes. Please make sure he/she is reading each night as well! It is VERY important! :)


If you have any questions about this week's homework, please let me know!

Sight Word Assessment

This week, your child will be assessed on the sight word list that was sent home the week before the break. We will be continuing to learn more sight words throughout the rest of the year!

Reminders!

Please make sure you are checking and initialing your child's behavior chart each night.

Also, Wednesday folders need to be returned by Friday each week. I am still missing quite a bit of Wednesday folders. These folders are important for students to take home as they will provide important information and graded papers!