Mrs. Abernethy's News

First Grade 2016-2017

This Week

This week we will be reviewing class procedures. We have had a small problem with excessive talking and being off task. Please talk with your child about this at home.

Reading: We will continue working on the format of Reader's Workshop. We are going to be talking about working with partners and reviewing the beginning, middle and end of stories with our partners. We will also begin talking about how we take a sneak peak of our stories and figure out tough words using pictures.

Math: We will be working on putting numbers in order from least to greatest, and greatest to least. We will focus on place value to do this. We will also be working on counting to 120. Please practice counting with your child at home! You can do that easily in the car or at dinner. It's important that your child has the rote routine of counting down so they can put it to use counting objects and ordering numbers.

Writing: We will continue writing our small moment stories. We will also be using our sketches to help us write our stories. We will be focusing on stretching out those small moments into a beginning, middle, and end of a story. Finally we will also work on writing those hard words by stretching out the sounds.

Social Studies: We will be talking about bullying and how to be good friends.

Upcoming Events

We will begin some homework this week! Tomorrow, September 19th, you will receive your child's login for iReady and Dreambox. For homework each week I am asking that your child complete two iReady lessons and 30 minutes of Dreambox.

On Monday September 26th you will receive the first reading homework. Reading homework will go home each Monday and will be returned the following Monday. You can expect a book and a few questions to complete about the book. One question will need to be answered in writing while the others can be answered verbally.

September 30th is an early dismissal day!

Patterson Farms Field Trip

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 10:30am

10390 Caldwell Road

Mount Ulla, NC

We will be going on our first field trip very soon. Please make sure you have filled out and returned the permission slip and money by September 30th. If you need another copy please let me know.


If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. You can call the classroom, my extension is 170, or email me. I will most likely be quickest to respond by email during the day.