First Grade Newsletter
Week of 10/2-10/6
We hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable fall break!
We are excited to get back to work with your kids and dive into our next units!
If your student is sick and misses school, please send a note so that your student's absence is not marked unexcused.
Conference week is 10/16-10/20. ASP will be open for individuals that need students to attend due to conference week having shortened school days. During conference week we have early dismissal at 1:15pm. Students will still eat lunch at school.
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 note the dress code section at the bottom of this newsletter.
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 use them daily in the classroom!
Meet the Team
Inside Our Classrooms:
What we learned this past week: (before break)
Reading: We finished up our unit "Me on a Map" focusing specifically on where we live. What is our city, county, state, country, and continent.
Phonics: In phonics we are moved onto digraphs. Digraphs are two letters that make one sound. We will be focusing on -ck and -sh this week.
Writing: We continued working on informational writing. Students completed a research project. Students had the opportunity to pick an animal, conduct their own research, and create an informational writing piece on the animal, where the animal lives, and what the animal eats. This research project pulled in our geography unit and preview information for our upcoming unit on plants and animals.
Math: In math students worked on addition and subtraction within word problems. Students used information from our previous weeks to solve word problems, wrapping up the final week of our first unit in math.
Social Studies: Students identified their city, county, state, country, and continent.
Vocabulary Words for the Week:
Cover: When something covers another thing
Ocean: a vast area of salt water that covers the earth
Water: a liquid in rivers, oceans, and lakes
What we will learn this week:
Phonics: In phonics we are continuing with digraphs. Digraphs are two letters that make one sound. We will be focusing on -th and -ch this week.
Writing: We will continue working on informational writing. Students will use their knowledge of informational writing to write about the needs of plants.
Math: In math students will be working on comparing numbers in both written language and oral language. Students will use words such as: greater than, less than, equal to, to compare values and equations.
Vocabulary Words for the Week:
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 start at any number between 0-120 and count on, students should be able to fluently start counting from any point by 1s and 10s.
Practice comparing numbers and balancing equations:
For example: 4+5=3+6 or 9+3>8+2
Practice word problems at home, how do we pull out information from word problems to figure out if we are adding or subtracting.
Practice handwriting at home and spelling high frequency words such as: said, ask, you, their, who, was, have, and, would, should, could, go, so, no
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.
From Our Wonderful Support Teachers!
Ms. Reed: EIP
Subitizing: subitizing is the ability to instantly recognize a number of objects without actually counting them. This helps your child build strong number sense skills. Watch the video below to help your child practice subitizing at home.
How to help at Home from DLI:
Please keep practicing counting 1-120 forwards and backwards(1 by 1 and 10 by 10), letters name and sounds. I sent a hundred chart and a syllable sheet for them to practice every day.
Please practice the syllables each night to ensure that your students are
Check out: Arbol ABC at arbolabc.com
10/6: Coffee with the Principal
10/12: PTA Math Night
10/16-10/20: Book Fair
10/16-10/20: Conference Week
10/23-10/27: Red Ribbon Week
Reminder that all students should be wearing tennis shoes every day.