Ms. Bradford's Peek of the Week

Hello parents!
My name is Ms. Bradford, your child's ELA teacher :) Welcome to my "Peek of the week". This is going to be a weekly e-mail to update you with what your student will be working on in the week to come as well as send you any memos/reminders.

**Just a reminder that picture day will be on September 25! Students will need to wear dress code OR BETTER i.e. dress, khakis/button downs.

Social Studies

We will be discussing the people who work in our school and their responsibilities. The students will play a matching game with pictures, names and jobs!

We will also take a tour of the school and practice our mapping skills by creating our own maps!


I have finished our testing the kids on their phonemic awareness! We are continuing to work on beginning and ending SOUNDS. We are also working with syllables, blending, rhyming, deletion and substitution.

Writer's Workshop

The kids are currently working on writing their own books! I have seen some really awesome ideas and have been amazed at some of the experiences and interests of our kiddos!

Next week we will be diving into creating stories with an interesting beginning. We will take a look at some fairy tales and try to incorporate some of their ideas into our own writing!

Reader's Workshop

We are currently learning station expectations for first grade. As the students practice working independently, I am pulling them individually to test their skills! I am in the process of DRAs which is our assessment for reading levels. Once I finish these, I will set up our small groups and begin working with the groups at the levels they need.

Next week we will be working on making text-to-text and text-to-self connections while we read stories. How can we relate to the books we read? Do the books we read remind us of other stories?

Don't forget to be reading with your child each night! Even if you are reading to them, you are showing them an excellent example of what reading should look like and sounds like. Reading logs are due on September 30th. :)