Mrs. Fry's First Grade Newsletter

Week of October 4th

This Week We Learned...

Language Arts-

Identifying complete and incomplete sentences

Read the story "Jack and the Wolf" and completed a character analysis page

Read informational text about bats and wrote 3 complete sentences about what we learned.


Adding 10's and 1's

Using strategies to answer story problems

Science- We used bubbles, balloons, marbles, and ping pong balls to demonstrate the elements of force and motion.

Social Studies-

What is history? How can we find out about history?

We learned about Christopher Columbus.

Next Week...

Some parents have been asking for information in advance about the coming week's curriculum. Here's what we'll be doing next:

Language Arts-

Spelling Word list (short -i)

in, will, did, sit, six, big, trip, grin

"How Animals Communicate" Journey's story and main idea/details page


Unit 3 test

Unit 4 using models to add, adding zero


Review of forms of energy, force, and motion unit

Unit Assessment

Social Studies-

Review of time, What is history?, and being a good citizen

Important Information

I will be sending home an index card with login information for Studies Weekly, STEMScopes, Reading Eggs, and Journey's/Go Math. This way families will have all of the information together in on convenient place.

Please help your student choose and read books from the AR reading list so that they can take the corresponding test at school. We will be setting goals and rewards for completing tests.

Information about parent/teacher conferences will be sent out tomorrow, Monday the 12th. I will be asking parents to give their first and second choice for a conference time. Please send the sign-up sheet back to school as soon as possible. I will send your time slot home with your student on Wednesday the 14th. If we have met previously for a conference or home visit, you do not need to sign up for a conference time unless you feel that you need to.

Important dates to remember...

End of 1st quarter grading period October 16th

Parent/Teacher conferences, Early release at 1:00 PM October 23rd

Red Ribbon Week Oct 26-30

Passport Night, Wed. October 28th (please sign up to help our class with this event!)

Character Parade, Fri. October 30th

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!