Shining in First Grade

Weekly Updates in Mrs. Graham's Class

Events for November 16-20 (Black Week)

Monday: Please return Leveled Readers, November Reading Calendar, and PAWS folder
Star of the Week: Drew
Have your child bring 5 fresh fallen leaves for a class project.
Tuesday: Please return your pancake feast note if you haven't already
Friday: Extra Library: Please return you books


Weekly Vocabulary: does, he, into, this, water
Spelling Words: him, ask, went, on, up, black, have, from,
Spelling Sentences:
1. I have a gift from his mom.
2. Did the black cat jump up on his lap?
Nightly Reading: Make it a goal to read at least 15 minutes 5 times a week. Our November reading goal is to read 225 minutes. Students will receive a pizza certificate for their reading this month.
Counting: Practice counting with your child by 10's, 5's, and 2's beginning at zero all the way to 120!

What can I reinforce at home?

Reading: Reading with expression and using phrasing. Discuss if a story is fiction or nonfiction.

Don’t forget that students have vocabulary cards in their pencil pouches in their PAWS
folders. Please practice these often. Have them use the word in a sentence or even
have them write the word forming a complete sentence.

Discussing the relationship between addition and subtraction. (3 + 4=7 and 7-3=4)
Pathways: spotting the vowel in words and making the vowel sound.
Handwriting: Working on the formation of numbers 1-7

Thanksgiving Feast

The First Graders are studying about Pilgrims and Native Americans. Our final activity will be a Pancake Feast on Tuesday, November 24th. Each child will make an Indian face out of a pancake, bacon, and fruit. We plan to eat shortly after 9:00 a.m., so your child should eat a very small breakfast that morning.

Upcoming Events

November 24: 1st Grade Pancake Feast
November 25-27: NO SCHOOL/Thanksgiving Break
December 11: 1:00 Dismissal
December 15: 1st Grade Music Concert