First Grade Weekly Newsletter


Learning targets for this week:


  • We will use text evidence to find answers to test questions and we will use periodicals and newspapers to find information

  • We will understand how words, images, and graphics work together to impact the meaning of an article.

  • We will blend and segment words with digraphs, ch, tch, wh, ph

  • We will identify and read words with inflectional endings –es

  • I can spell words with –ake, -ame, -ate
  • I can identify future tense verbs and recognize the verbs that show action


Get ready for weekly assessments on each Thursday!

High frequency words:

every, from, into, people, soon, your, call, funny, how, more, so, there

Black spelling words:

possibility, grasp, comic, quiet, feast, sheepish, betray, defendant, immigrant, irritant, assistant, brilliant, compliant, extravagant, ignorant, artifact, migration, adapt, agriculture, rounding

Purple Spelling Words:

also, beat, seat, three, small, mean, clean, peak, dream, beach, team, length, weight, height, meat,distance

Blue Spelling Words:

Back, sack, black, snack, from, spin, skin, thin, when, your, said, hop, drop, with, they, words, sick, kick, brick, stick, there, use, each

Green Spelling words:

Cot, pot, hot, dot, not, lot, top, sop, mop, pop, hop, mom, Rug, bug, dug, hug, mud, mug, jug, bun, run, fun, nun, but, nut, cut, hut,Red, led, let, get, wet, set, vet, hen, pen,Hit, sit, fit, mit, jig, big, dig, rig, bin, fin, sin, win, pin, six, fix, did, lid, kid, rid

Vocabulary Words:

Astonishing, complicated, continue, original, talented

Best way to improve reading is to read 20 minutes everyday. Don't forget to enter your minutes in your reading logs!!!

Literacy tip:

Go to the library and get a library card for free!!!
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  • We will skip count by twos, fives, and tens to determine the total number of objects up to 120 in a set

  • We will use relationships to determine the number that is 10 more and 10 less than a given number up to 120

Whatcha' Gonna' Do Count by 2's, 5's, 10's)

Khanacademy (for math practice)

Please don't forget to set up an account with 'khanacademy' for your kids under your kids' names please. I have already sent an email to each of you. Please contact me if you did not receive that or have questions.
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  • We will understand that people have different systems that perform different functions—movement, digestion, respiration, etc.—and will recognize the parts of the body that are associated with some of those systems. They will recognize that there are similarities and differences between children and their parents.


Messages, body systems, sweat, evaporate

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Social Studies

  • We will distinguish between fact and fiction and recognize the difference between real people and fictional characters.

Vocabulary words:

Fact, fiction, peaceful, brave

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Home Work

First Grade Students will have weekly homework. Homework will be given on Tuesday and due back the next Monday.

Each week students will be expected to complete:

  • Three reading fluency & comprehension worksheets
  • 3 pages of math drills (the goal is to get faster and faster)
  • 1 page of Math word problems
  • Book bags with 2-3 short leveled books (Children are expected to read for twenty minutes each night and record their minutes into the reading log. Books can be read from other sources such as tumble books or books from the library.)
  • Spelling Assignments
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Noon Dismissal

Noon Dismissal December 18.

Please make arrangements accordingly.

Winter Break

Winter break is December 21- January 5.

Box Tops

Please collect and send in box tops from foods that you buy. This helps to raise money for our school. It is very easy to do- simply clip the box tops top logo from participating foods and send to school.

Ms. Neelam

Feel free to contact me with any questions, or concerns.

Also, don't forget to check your emails everyday.

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Dear Parents,

Arriving late to school on a consistent basis can have longer-term academic effects. If showing up late to school becomes a habit, students may develop the notion that tardiness is acceptable behavior. This belief can negatively impact their future work ethic and employment opportunities. Alternatively, showing up on time to school everyday can help students develop of the habit of being punctual with important commitments.