FIRST GRADE NEWSLETTER

August 29, 2016

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Reading:


Please have your child read 4 days. Record the date, name of the book and parent initials on the reading log (in the homework folder).


Please find the login information for RAZ kids in your child's homework folder.


Your child should read 2 books from RAZ kids each week. It is recommended that you sit with your child as they read to assist with any words that they might have difficulty with. After they read, there may be a quiz to monitor their comprehension of the story. Once they are able to read the story fluently, they can record themselves reading. There is also an incentive portion where they will earn points to build a robot or pieces for their rocket.


***Reader's Response activities have been updated. Please read carefully.***

After reading 2 books on RAZ Kids, your child will pick 1 of the books to complete a READER'S RESPONSE. Please refer to the attached document in the resources to complete the Reading Response activity. The Reader's Response should have at least 4 sentences.


Your child may record the books they read on RAZ kids in their reading log.


Reading Resources:


4th Grading Period

Reading Response Instructions - New Response added!

4th Grading Period - High Frequency Words


3rd Grading Period

Reading Response Instructions

3rd Grading Period - High Frequency Words


2nd Grading Period

Story Map instructions

2nd Grading Period - High Frequency Words


1st Grading Period

Story Map instructions

First Grading Period- High Frequency Words



Word Study


Each week, your child will choose one of the boxes on the menu to complete the Word-study Homework. Activities should be completed in the homework spiral. Please only let them do one box each week. After your child has completed that activity, have them put an X in that box. The word study menu directions and the word study menu are in the homework folder. Your child will use the sight word cards that have already been sent home to complete one activity a week.


Word Study Resources:


4th Grading Period

Making Words Lessons

First Grade Word Study Calendar

Word Wall Chants


3rd Grading Period

Making Words Lessons

First Grade Word Study Calendar

Word Wall Chants


2nd Grading Period

Making Words Lessons

First Grade Word Study Calendar

Word Wall Chants


First Grading Period

First Grade Word Study Calendar

Making Words

Word Wall Chants


Math:


Math homework is in the homework folder. Have your student complete the all worksheets provided. Practice +/- Making 10 facts. See resources.


Math Apps for the IPAD:

Chalkboard

Geo boards

Money Pieces

Number Frames

Number line

Number Racks

Pattern Shapes

Telling Time

Time Teacher Lite

Virtual Manipulatives



Math Resources:


3rd and 4th Grading Period

Using 10 Addition Fact Cards

Using 10 Subtraction Fact Cards

Adding 10 Fact Cards

Subtracting 10 Fact Cards

Using Doubles Addition Fact Cards

Using Doubles Subtraction Fact Cards




2nd Grading Period

Making Ten Addition Fact Cards

Making Ten Subtraction Fact Cards

+ Doubles fact Cards

- Doubles fact Cards

Online Math Games


1st Grading Period

+ 0 Fact Cards

- 0 Fact Cards

+1 +2 Fact Cards

-1 -2 Fact Cards

Fact Fluency Activities

Online Math Games

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Homework is Done!

Homework is done! We will not have any homework the rest of the school year.

Dates to remember

May 16th-20th Teacher Appreciation Week at Tom Wilson Elementary


May 20th All library books due in at the library

Celebrations of Learning

Save the Dates…Celebrations of Learning

May 25th at 2:00 p.m. – Kindergarten

May 26 that 9:00 a.m. – 3rd Grade

May 26th at 10:15 a.m. – 4th Grade

May 26th at 12:30 p.m. – 1st Grade

May 26th at 2:00 p.m. – 2nd Grade

June 1st at 9:00 a.m. – 5th Grade

Core Essentials

The Core Essential for August is Contentment – deciding to be happy with what you’ve got. Please see the attached newsletter for more information. Remember to have your child wear his/her Core Essential shirt on the remaining Fridays in the school year.

Reminders From the First Grade Team

TWE Blog

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Thank you for your continued support.