Mrs. Roberts' First Grade News

September 28th - October 2nd

NEW LEARNING!

We are in full swing with our reading workshop, writing workshop and guided reading groups and your students are doing amazing! I am completing individual reading assessments this week, so your child will not have a reader to bring home Monday and Tuesday. Regular reading group routine should start again Wednesday.


Please work with your child at home on their sight word lists. I will be testing them regularly on Fridays.


Math Facts folder will come home Tuesday. This will be similar to our sight word process. Nationwide educators are seeing a trend in decreasing math scores and research finds that one cause is that students are lacking rote memory of basic math facts; therefore, they are having difficulty processing multi step math equations in the upper grades. To help your children build a strong foundation in basic math facts, I will need your help. In your child's envelope you will find one addition fact book 0-10 and one subtraction fact book 0-10 as well as index cards. Please use these to make flash cards for your child to practice. Once your child has quickly mastered each fact, you can move on to the next fact. Start with zero and then move up. Please store the math fact envelope in your child's backpack. I will fill in the books when I assess students on their facts every Friday.


If you have any questions, please let me know!

Reading

Phonics: short i and a review

Reading:
  • Analyzing Story Elements
  • Thinking about our reading- comprehension
  • DRA Reading Assessment

Guided Reading Group Strategy: Visualizing

Vocabulary

Literature: Review Week- Variety of Texts
Focus: Introduction of Vocabulary Activities in Reading Workshop

Sight Words

Review of all Fry Sight Words covered the first six weeks

Spelling

Spelling pattern

Short i and Short a

bath

math

clap

fast

ran

had

milk

lid

did

fix

fish

his

*use *this

Math

Focus:
  • Greater than Less than
  • Place Value

Science

Forms of Energy: Light, Heat, Sound

Social Studies

Vocabulary: Review of Citizenship

Upcoming Dates

OCTOBER

1 Chick Fil a day to support fifth grade

2 Last day to pre pay for stampede shirt ($10.00)

6 Composition Benchmark First Grade (make sure students have a good nights sleep and a good breakfast)

8 Spirit Day /Longhorn Celebrations: 8:30 3-5 & 9:15 K-2

14 Picture Day

16 Longhorn Stampede

19 & 20 PLAY IT SAFE

29 All Stampede money is due

25 – 30 RED RIBBON WEEK

THEME: RESPECT YOURSELF; BE DRUG FREE

Reminders

PE Shoes! Please send your child to school in tennis shoes for PE. They will be unable to participate without the proper shoes. Our PE days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library Books: Please make sure your child brings their library book to exchange for a new book every Wednesday. If they do not return their book they will not be able to check out a new book.

Reader Bags: PLEASE make sure your child's reading bag is sent to school EVERY day. I meet with each group daily and will not be able to send a new book home if the last book is not returned. Also, please know that each book is part of a set so please help your child keep up with their guided reading books. Thank you!!!

Snacks: We have snack everyday. Please send your child to school with a snack. I have a few backup snacks for those that don't bring snack, but my supplies are limited. Thank you!

Headphones/ Ear Buds: Please send to school with your child's name or initials on them.

Connect to NRE through Remind101. Text 5874e2 to the number 81010

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