Ms. Ward's First Grade
Newsletter Week 4
Help your child to build confidence at home and really make sure they are ready before sending them to school to recite their poem. We have already had some poets blow me away!
DAILY 5 (now Daily 4!!!)
Students: choose materials and set up in a quiet place; stay in one spot; work the whole time; get started quickly!
As we continue our unit on capitalization and punctuation the students are perfecting their editing skills. Each day my morning message is full of "errors" that the children correct. We recite our poems and practice our popcorn words before starting our Daily Five.
This week we started talking about nouns. The students teamed up and went on a "noun hunt" around the school to find people, places, things, and animals. Next week, we will work together to create our very own "Noun Town" where people, things, and animals like to live!
Spelling Test Booklets will come home every Friday for you to review how your child did on their spelling test. Please send this back each Monday.
New spelling words will be in the agenda today for next Friday. Please continue to practice these at home. The words your child is bringing home is based on a specific literary need (short vowels, digraphs, blends, etc.) and will help your child's English language development as well as provide a foundation for further vocabulary.
Next week, we will be starting Unit 2! We will introducing number girds to work with numbers between 0 and 100, as well as calculators as a tool to aid in counting and computing.
Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle every day with your child.
MAP testing this week will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. Please be sure your child gets a great night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast!
The RAZ-kids website is a read to self option for your child when counting reading time in homework every day. It is not mandatory but it is encouraged as a literary resource.
Have a great weekend!
Ms. Ward : )