Mrs. Roberts' First Grade News

December 7th - December 11th


We are having fun with Christmas literature and activities. Your children will receive their next set of individual sight word goals this week. The goal is to have their set of words read with 100% accuracy by January 5th. I have already written them out on note cards for you. Thank you for your help in increasing your child's reading fluency! Many kiddos are almost ready to move on to their second grade sight words!!! I am so proud of your students for working so hard!

I'd like to see more students using Raz-kids at home. The log-in information came home in report cards. Raz-kids is another valuable tool that I use monitor your child's reading comprehension and vocabulary and Raz-kids has incentive points that encourage your child to read! If you need another copy of your child's log-in information, please let me know!

In spelling, we are going to spend another week with wh digraph. Many students are still struggling with wh digraphs and most who were able to spell the words correctly on the test, are not writing them correctly in context in their daily writing. This week we will really hit wh hard. Next week we will work on th digraph.

Also, dictation sentences will start becoming a part of our weekly spelling test. You will receive the sentence's to work in our weekly newsletter.

Also, please be sure to sign up on sign up genius for our class party on the 18th. THANK YOU to all those who have signed up already! On party day, please have your child wear their pajamas to school. We will have fun and stay cozy in our winter pajamas!


Tornado Math

Guided Reading Readers

Sight Words

Math Facts


  • digraph wh (continued)
  • adjectives

Reading: (Continued)
  • Three Kinds of Thinking -Good Readers think within/ about/beyond the text
  • Asking Questions to Understand What We Read

  • Nonfiction Writing

Sight Words

Fry Sight Words- Student's Individual Word Goals


Literature: The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie DePaola

  • glorious
  • burst
  • drift


Spelling pattern

Digraph wh

Spelling: when, what, where, why, who, which, whip, whips, white, whisk, whale,

Dictation Sentences:

1.Where did she go to watch the whale?

2.Why did he whip the cream with a whisk?

3.Who has a white shirt?


Focus: How you can use an addition fact to find the answer to a subtraction fact.


Rocks and Soil (week 1 of 3)

Key Concepts

  • Different types of rocks and soil differ in their observable properties.

  • Soil can be sorted based on particle size, texture, and color.

  • We can see examples in daily life of how we use products made from rocks, soil, and water.

Fundamental Questions

  • What physical properties can we use to describe, compare, and sort soil?

  • What evidence can we gather that tells us how rocks, soil, and water are useful to us?

Social Studies

Holiday Legends and Symbols


Upcoming Dates


8 Visiting Author

12 Santa Breakfast 9-11am
16 Holiday Parties, 1:45 - Please be sure to sign up for our party on sign up genius

17 Early Dismissal, 12:30

18 Early Dismissal, 12:30

21 Christmas Break

17 Early Dismissal, 12:30

18 Early Dismissal, 12:30

21 Christmas Break


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 MONDAY. If they do not return their book they will not be able to check out a new book. (Our day to return books has changed)

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.

Volunteers: Volunteer applications must be renewed every year. Please visit to complete this process.

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