FIRST GRADE GAZETTE

Mrs. Kovolyan

OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

Fall is here! Excitement is brewing in our classrooms. The students are eager to learn about pumpkins, seasons, bats, spiders, Halloween and Christopher Columbus Day . Take a closer look at our learning for this month.

Important Dates

October 10th COLUMBUS DAY

October 11th PICTURE DAY ~ Bring your biggest SMILE!

October 27th School Store

October 28th CONFERENCE DAY

Please contact your child's teacher to confirm your

parent/teacher conference if you haven't already done so.

Social Studies & Science

First grade scientists are eager to explore our STEMscopes inquiry based modules following the IDEA model: Illuminate, Do, Expand, & Assess. Students are observing and graphing Seasonal Patterns this month using the 5 Es~ Engaging, Exploring, Explaining, Elaborating, and Evaluating. In Social Studies students enjoyed learning more about Community Helpers and Christopher Columbus' journey to America this month.

Earbuds Needed!

Please send your child to school with earbuds in a name-labeled ziploc bag. These will be used during your child's work on our class iPads. Thank you for your help!

Ten Marks

Thank you for your support with Ten Marks. I hope that your child is having fun while practicing important math fluency and foundational skills. New assignments have been loaded and are due November 25.