1st Grade Newsletter

Cross Oaks Elementary

Friday Specials

We will be going to P.E. on Fridays for now. I will send an update when this will change. Please make sure your child is wearing the appropriate clothing and shoes.

What are we learning this week?

Writing- We are writing down our ideas.

Reading- We will be doing 2 rounds of Daily 5 with Read to Self and Work on Writing. We will launch and build stamina for Work Work. We are continuing the foundations for Read to Self and Listening to Reading.

*I can look at pictures to help me understand the story and read the words.

*I can check for Understanding when I read.

Math- We will model the actions of addition and subtractions in Story Problems.

Social Studies- We are learning who is an Authority Figure and what is his/her job.

Science- We are classifying objects and recording our information on a Tree Map.

What is Check for Understanding?

"A comprehension strategy that teaches children to stop frequently and check, or monitor, whether they understand what they are reading (who, what, when, where, why)."

How can I help my child with this strategy at home?

When listening to your child read or you read to him/her stop at different places in the story and check for understanding. Ask him/her questions such as...

*Who is the story about?

*What is happening?

*Where is this happening?

*Why is this happening?


Upcoming School Events

Oct. 3- End of First Six Weeks

Oct. 6-9- Teacher/Parent Conferences

Oct. 10th- Spirit Night- Panda Express

Don't forget to check our school's website for other important dates!


Can you help?

Here are some ways you can help our class, if you are able. We are in need of the following items.

Fancy Pens

Games for indoor recess



Blank Cards such as Thank you, Happy Birthday, etc (if you have extra at home and want to donate it to our class)

Mr Clean Magic Eraser

Dixie Cups

Paper Towels