First Grade Newsletter
Week of 11/6-11/10
Reminders for the This Week
We hope everyone has a great week this week!
There is no school on Tuesday, November 7th due to Election day.
Please remember to send your students to school wearing their uniform clothes and sneakers each day. Students should also have a change of clothes in their backpacks in the case of an accident.
Please remember to send in excuses when your student is out sick.
We understand that things happen and transportation changes occur. Please let your students teacher or the front office know of any transportation changes before 2:30pm. Last minute transportation changes make it difficult for your student's teachers to get your student where they need to be for dismissal in a timely and effective manner.
11/15: First Grade Thanksgiving Lunch (Check with your students teacher for their lunch time)
11/16: PTA Turkey Bingo 5:30pm
11/20-11/24: Thanksgiving Break
11/30: Fall Picture Makeups
12/12: Pictures with Santa (During School Hours)
12/14: Holiday Performance
12/20-1/3: Winter Break
Meet the Team
Inside Our Classrooms:
What we learned this past week:
-Continued our new unit on weather!
-We worked on CVC-e pattern words, long vowel sounds and silent E.
-We worked on expanding our sentences.
-We continued our work with number lines, adding and subtracting, and word problems containing 2+ addends.
Vocabulary for the Week:
What we will learn this week:
-We will be continuing our unit on weather.
-We will continue working on CVC-e pattern words, long vowel sounds and silent E.
-We will continue working on sentence expansion and persuasive writing.
-False equations, balancing equations, and word problems adding and subtracting.
Vocabulary for the Week:
How to Help at Home:
High frequency words/ heart words students should know how to spell and read:
was, said, they, their, there, were, where, any, many, want, walk, talk, very, does, would, could, should
We add new words to this list each week, if your student can fluently read and spell a word. At the end of the year students should be able to read and spell 125 High Frequency words (including the "heart words" or irregularly spelled words.
It is a great time to work on your child's reading fluency. To do this, have your student read the same passage or story several times. This helps with students being able to read familiar words in a fluent manner, which can assist in reading and oral comprehension as well as their oral language skills.
Please also work with your student on fact families. Fact Families are when there are three numbers with related addition and subtraction equations such as:
8, 9, 17
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From Our Wonderful Support Teachers!
Mrs. Rakestraw: ESOL
Please use the link below if you would like to sign up to read to your child’s class. You can bring your own book or read a book at school. We have books in Spanish available also. Thank you!
Ms. Reed: EIP
Fact Families: fact families are related addition and subtraction facts that use the same numbers. Fact families help kids understand the relationship between addition and subtraction. For example, using the numbers 8, 5, and 13, students can produce two addition number sentences and 2 related subtraction sentences.
See the fact family and video below.
5 + 8 = 13
8 + 5 = 13
13 - 5 = 8
13 - 8 = 5
Dear DLI families,
We will be attending a Duel Language Immersion conference in New Mexico Tuesday 11/7-Saturday 11/10. During this time there will be substitutes in our rooms working with your students. Please remind your students of classroom expectations when there is a substitute.
Please let us know if you have any questions,
Sra. Gonzalez y Sra. Sanchez
Reminder that all students should be wearing tennis shoes every day.