First Grade Newsletter
Week of 8/14-8/18
Welcome First Grade Families!
Happy Monday Families!
We are so happy to have your students in first grade this year!
We have already done so much learning and can't wait for even more!
Please remember to send your students with a water bottle, and tennis shoes every day! We do a lot of running and playing and we want to make sure your student is prepared.
Please also remember to send headphones with your child as part of the supply list. Headphones should go over your child's ears and plug into the computer. It is very important that all students have headphones, as we will be using them the the week of August 21 for MAP assessments, as well as in normal classroom activities.
Meet the Team
Ms. Flanagin: Reading Specialist
Hello 1st grade families!My name is Lori Flanagin. I am a reading specialist at PSE this year. I am excited to be working with your children during small group reading time! Over the next few days, I will be communicating more with you about how to best support your child as they read with you at home. If you ever need to reach me my email is email@example.com
Inside Our Classrooms:
What we learned this past week:
Reading: This week we will be learning about stories that build community. We will also be reviewing phonics from kindergarten like the digraphs /sh/, /ch/, /th/, /wh/, /ck/ and the high frequency words (said, ask, you, was).
Writing: We will begin talking about informational writing, and the writing process. Students will be working on their writing skills and handwriting throughout other areas of the day.
Math: In math we will begin looking at place value and how to make tens using a variety of numbers and models. Students will engage in framework task and practice.
Social Studies: How do we build a community? What are the character traits of a community?
Vocabulary Words for the Week:
empathy, persevere, related, polite, honest, cooperate, discovery, transforming,
community, coincidence, unique, diversity, adversity, interrupt, patient
What we will learn this week:
Writing: We will continue working on the writing process and discussing the foundational skills of writing. We will be working on writing throughout the day with responses to reading and discussing how we pull information out of informational text to use in our writing.
Math: In math we will finish up looking at place value and how to make tens using a variety of numbers and models. We will also be starting to look at comparing numbers, and solving addition and subtraction problems with the change unknown. Students will engage in framework task and practice.
Social Studies: We will begin discussing landforms! What are landforms? Where do we find different land forms?
Vocabulary Words for the Week:
Winsome, Begrudging, Empathy, Persevere, Related, Haven
How to Help at Home:
Continue to focus on building positive evening routines such as: reading together, talking about your day, and going to bed on time.
Have students go over adding and subtracting within 10 and 20.
Practice handwriting at home and spelling high frequency words such as: said, ask, you, their, six, two, who was, ran
Make sure you and your student are going over homework and practicing concepts within the packets given out on Mondays. The homework packets represent skills that we will be working on during the week.
Check out The Reading Buddies:
Brains On Podcast:
How to help at Home from DLI:
Check out: Arbol ABC at arbolabc.com
8/15: Open House 5:00 pm-7:00pm
8/17: ESOL Parent meeting in the Media Center 9:00am
8/22-8/25: MAP Testing
8/23: Vision 2 Learn
9/4: Labor Day (No School)
9/14: DLI Math Family Night 5:00-7:00pm
9/25-9/29: Fall Break
Reminder that all students should be wearing tennis shoes every day.