Shining in First Grade

Weekly Updates in Mrs. Graham's Class

Events for October 17-21

Please return leveled readers and October reading calendars:
Star of the Week: No Star of the Week
Monday:
Art Pfizenmaier Pumpkin Patch. Please bring $2 for a small pie pumpkin if you haven't already.
Tuesday: Library/ Music;
Wednesday: PE/Title; Please wear appropriate shoes; Conferences 4:00-8:00
Thursday: No SCHOOL; Conferences 1:00-8:00
Friday: NO SCHOOL!!

Pfizenmaier Pumpkin Patch

We will be visiting the Pfizenmaier Pumpkin Patch on Monday, October 17. We will be learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin and the different types of pumpkins. Please have your child wear long pants and comfortable shoes. Your child will need $2 for a small pie pumpkin. If possible, I would like to have the money by Friday. Thanks!

Homework

Weekly Vocabulary: We will review all the highlighted words in the PAWS notebook.
Leveled Readers: Please read the books at least 2-3 times. You should be able to read them fluently with expression. Make it a goal to return your books at least 2-3 times a week.
Nightly Reading: Our October reading goal is to read 200 minutes. If children reach this goal they will earn a BOOK-IT pizza certificate for a free pizza at Pizza Hut.
Counting: Practice counting by 10's, 5's, and 2's beginning at zero all the way to 120 is the goal for a first grader. We will also practice writing our numbers to 120.

Areas of Focus

Reading: working on adjectives, nouns and verbs. We will read about pumpkins and do various reading activities about pumpkins.
Pathways to Reading: We are working on spelling all the vowel sounds. We are also learning about all the sounds -y can make at the end of a word.
Math: We are working on subtraction word problems. Students are asked to draw a picture, complete a number bond, and create a math sentence.
Science: Life cycle of a pumpkin

Upcoming Events

October 31: Halloween Party: CeeAnn Affolter/Snack; Alicia Burton/Drink; Frank McGee/Game or Craft
The parade will begin at 2:00 and the party will follow!