Mrs. Clark's First Grade Class
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Sight words are a very big part of reading. They should be automatically recognized upon seeing them, hence the name "sight word". They are also called high frequency words because these are the words in EVERY book. Please practice sight words often. The words that we have introduced so far this year are: a, an, and, as, at, can, for, had, I, in, it, like, man, see, the, you, with.
Reminders and upcoming events
Dates to rememberEARLY RELEASE DAY--Wednesday, September 25, 12:45
Chic-Fil-A Spirit Night (Tower Point location)--Thursday, September 26, 5-8 pm
NO SCHOOL (parent/teacher conference day)--Monday, October 14
Homework will go home every Friday and should be returned the following Friday. Please be sure to keep the spelling list at home so your child can practice before the test! I'm happy to take the homework early, but make sure to have the list at home. Students who turn their homework in on time for 5 weeks will receive a special reward!
Take home readers will go home every Monday. For students who are reading chapter books, a chapter per night is perfectly fine and can count as 1 book on the reading list sheet. Please return your books on Friday for a new set. Remember to read every night!
Library days are FRIDAYS! Bring back your books to check out new ones. Due to library schedules, we are only allowed to check out books during our time slot.
Spelling tests are Fridays. I will say the word, use it in a sentence, and the students must write the word. Please study the lists at home. They will gradually increase in difficulty--we will go through short vowel sounds, then long vowel sounds, then blends and digraphs (words with ea, words with oo, etc.).
Volunteering and snacks
A note went home this week from our room mom, Melinda Wood. Please fill that out and return it at your convenience. There is a box you can check to receive notifications from her in a class group on yahoo. Your information will NOT be shared nor used for anything other than classroom related communications (parties, volunteer opportunities, needs in the classroom, etc.).
We are always in need of snacks, so if you are inclined to do so, the next time you are at the store grab an extra bag of pretzels or a box of cereal. With 19 children, we go through snacks quickly. We also LOVE healthier snack options like fruit or vegetables, so let me know in advance if you're interested in bringing something special like that in for our students to enjoy. Thank you so much!