Mrs. Garthe's Fantastic First Grade

December 13, 2015

This Week's Lessons

Writing-Opinion Writing-students will choose from four fairytales, and write an opinion piece about which one is their favorite. This will be a summative evaluation of what your child has learned about opinion writing this quarter.

Reading-Students will continue to discuss point of view by reading different versions of fairytales as well as compare/contrast the different versions.

Spelling/Phonics- Vowel Controlled R (after, fern, filter, term, ever, herd)

Sight Words-other, away, after, because

Math-Topic 7-Counting and Patterns to 120.



Tues-PE (Pease return all library books)

Wed-Music, Library



Reminders and Important Dates

Spirit Week Dec 14-22

Mon-Magical Monday-wear Disney apparel

Tues-Suit and Tie Tuesday-Dress for Success

Wed-Western Wednesday

Thurs-Throwback Thursday-wear clothes from previous decades

Fri-Freaky Friday-wear your pjs

Mon-Moving and Shakin'-wear your exercise gear

Tues-Time to Celebrate-wear red and green

December 22-Winter Party 11:45-12:45-Early Release 1:10

Christmas Break-December 23rd-January 5th (Students return January 6th)

Scholastic Reading Counts

I am excited to finally introduce you to a new program our school has purchased this year. It is called Scholastic Reading Counts. It's a simple reading program that allows students to take a short quiz after reading a book. Many book titles are available, but I will say that it is sometimes difficult to find a book because Scholastic hasn't perfected their listings. I try the author first and then a title search. I've introduced this program as a whole class and have been trying to get small groups to take a quiz for practice. This program probably requires some adult help to find the book and to read some of the questions. It is totally optional, but it is a great motivator and will help you assess whether or not your child is really comprehending what he or she is reading. I will be using it some in small reading groups at school as well. Please feel free to check it out online by clicking on the link below or download the free app called Scholastic Reading Counts.

username: Student ID #

password: Password1 (make sure the P is capitalized)