Mrs. Faccio's 1st Grade Newsletter
September 26, 2015
What's Up in the Classroom?
Reading - Habits of successful readers was the focus for the week. Next week, I will be introducing our "CAFE" menu to the students. "CAFE" is short for comprehension, accuracy, fluency and expanding vocabulary. Students will learn strategies to help them in all four areas of reading.
Math - I am so pleased with the math skills of these amazing 1st graders. We started working on equations this week and to my surprise, they knew exactly what to do! I tend to throw higher level thinking concepts into the lesson just to see if they can figure them out and they never cease to amaze me. Multiple students are able to figure out the idea and explain it to the class. So cool!
Science - The pond has been the focus for the week. I can tell the children have had rich experiences with you at home because many tell me things that I cannot believe they know such as, "My dad told me that mallards live in a pond!" or "Mom said that beavers build dams to stop the flow of water!" Wow!
Handwriting - We practice handwriting nearly everyday. If the students look as if they are needing more practice, I give them a handwriting sheet marked "homework." They can practice at home and return the sheet the next day.