I hope you had a nice weekend with your family. I am so pleased with all of the “Day On” activities that were completed yesterday. I apologize for the typos in the handout. There are several notes/reminders for the week.

  • Please have your child bring an extra set of clothes and shoes if you have them. It’s great to have an extra set for muddy days like today.
  • Thank you for your snack donations. Please keep them coming. We have a nice stash of cheese sticks and carrots, but could use a few more non-perishable items.
  • Please, please, please join us for Raise a Glass for Ray at the Promontory on February 2nd at 6pm. This was an awesome event last year and all proceeds go to Ray School. It’s a great opportunity to meet other families and have a night out. More information is found on the Ray School website.
  • I will not be here on Thursday. Please check-in with your child on how the day went and encourage him/her to be responsible, respectful and safe.

THIS WEEK IN: 
WORD STUDY
Students received a new list of words and are completing sorting activities throughout the week during Daily 5 to prepare for their spelling test on Friday. Sort and Write, Word Hunt and Speed Sort.

READER’S WORKSHOP
This week we will read The Keeping Quilt.  Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. Most importantly, we will discuss character actions and how they affect the story’s outcome.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP
We will continue Unit 3:  Writing How-To books with a focus on listing materials, adding more details, putting it in a book and using transition words. We will also work on introductions and conclusions.

MATH
In Math, we are working on unit 5-place value. Students are modeling numbers using base ten blocks, noticing patterns in the ones and tens place and practicing making exchanges. We will learn about greater and less than symbols and play penny dice exchange.

SCIENCE
Sound and Light, Oh My!  This week we are continuing KLEWS (science version of CLUES) to find out what we Know, want to L, what Evidence we want to gather, and Science terms learned from our Sound and Light unit. We will discuss volume of sounds and pitch. We will talk about how sounds provide information.

SOCIAL STUDIES
This week we will read Some Birthday and What D\does Peace Feel Like

Sight Words: time, two, has, look, more, write, see

Vocabulary: shallow, artificial, quilt, crowded, coin

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Home Link 5.2 Home Link 5.3 Home Link 5.4
OTHER Friday Letters

 

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Happy New Year and welcome back. I hope that your break was restful and filled with lots of memory making. I am glad to be back and loved seeing all the children today.

It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of our dear friend Little Kurly. He was a wonderful little pet and had a short life filled with lots of love from little hearts. I shared the news with the class, took some questions and they seemed to have taken the news okay.

THIS WEEK IN: 
WORD STUDY
Students are reviewing words from before break and are completing sorting activities throughout the week during Daily 5 to prepare for their spelling test on Friday. Monday – Write In Sort, Tuesday – Speed Sort, Wednesday – Word Hunt, Thursday – Blind Sort, Friday – Glue Sort & Test.

READER’S WORKSHOP
This week we will read The Snowy Day.  Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. Most importantly, we will discuss character actions and how they affect the story’s outcome.

VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK:  firm, pretend, sank, path, pile, smidge, persevere, determination

SIGHT WORDS OF THE WEEK:  would, make, like, him, into

WRITER’S WORKSHOP
We will continue Unit 3:  Writing How-To books with a focus on listing materials, adding more details, putting it in a book and using transition words.

MATH
In Math, we are finishing up unit 4 with a unit assessment and cumulative assessment. We practiced adding 3 addends and also discussed “10 friends” (10 more and 10 less using the number grid). We will start unit 5, which focuses on place value. Students will learn the digit game and practice identifying numbers in the ones and tens place. We will also work with base 10 blocks to model numbers.

SCIENCE
Sound and Light, Oh My!  This week we are continuing KLEWS (science version of CLUES) to find out what we Know, want to L, what Evidence we want to gather, and Science terms learned from our Sound and Light unit. We will discuss volume of sounds and listen for sounds outdoors.

SOCIAL STUDIES
This week we will read two more Patricia Polacco books: In My Mothers’ House and Some Birthday. We will also read Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle. We will discuss the importance of perseverance, setting goals and having determination.

Have a great week!

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Happy Holidays! I can’t believe this is the last week of school before winter break. I am so, so pleased with all the progress the 1st graders have made.

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read all of these words. Students are also encouraged to correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly. I will assess the students on all of the words they have learned so far. This week will be a review of the words we have learned so far.
  • Words their Way spelling assessment is this Friday. The words are the same as last week.
  • This Thursday we will do the Gingerbread House Project! Please plan on meeting us in the classroom promptly at 1:45p for directions for set-up.
  • Please send the required materials for gingerbread houses no later than Wednesday, December 21st. We will purchase any needed supplies on Wednesday night. Thanks for your help!
  • There will be a Winter Assembly on Friday afternoon. A Ray staff member decided to put together a fun winter assembly, more of a sing along.    This was volunteer based so not all classes will perform.  The First grade team has decided to do the Snowey Pokey. Random children from each class will be chosen the morning of to go on stage while the rest will be lining the walkways of the auditorium.  Parents are welcome to attend but I wanted to stress that this is not a formal winter performance.  The entire school will be attending so there will be very limited seating and most families will have to stand in the back.  I don’t mean to discourage people from attending I just want to be up front about the performance so that families didn’t take time off work to come.    Please have your child dress in black and white and wear/bring boots, mittens or gloves and a hat.

This week we will read several versions of the Gingerbread Man, including Gingerbread Cowboy, Gingerbread Man Loose in the School and The Stinky Cheese Man. We will continue to work on How-To writing, culminating with a How-To Make Gingerbread Houses writing activity on Friday. We will play Fishing for 10 to practice adding sums of 10 and learn about adding 3 addends. In science we will dicuss more properties of sounds, including loud, soft, high and low. In social studies we will learn more about winter holiday traditions.

Have a great holiday. See you in the new year.

Sight Words: review

Vocabulary: review

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Home link 4.8 Home Link 4.9 Home Link 4.10    
OTHER         Friday Letters

 

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I hope you had a great weekend with your family. Winter is definitely here! Please continue to dress your children for the weather. We will brave the cold, if just for a few minutes for temperatures above 20 degrees. Please make sure that your child returned the tradition interview sheet. We are looking forward to having the children share their family traditions on Wednesday.

Notes and Reminders:

-Please try and label any of your child’s winter clothing. If your child is missing an item please take time before or after school to look for the item. The lost and found can accumulate a lot of missing items and I do not like to send students down unsupervised. Each month, the lost and found will be emptied, so please try to keep up with missing items.

-Your child will be bringing home many papers from their mailboxes this week. Please assist them in cleaning out their folders AND bookbags.

-Interested in having out bearded dragon stay with your family over the winter break? Please email me. Care involves turning off heat lamps, feeding fresh veggies and live crickets daily and providing clean water.

-Next week we will make a gingerbread house to go along with our How-To writing unit. Information will be sent home later this week. We need many volunteers for this project and ask that each student donate one item to the project. If you are interested in helping, please sign up on the weekly volunteer sign-up.

This week we will read The Gingerbread Pirates. We will recall key details in the story and come up with an alternative solution to the characters problem. In addition to our individual word study we will be learning about –ch and –tch word endings. We will also learn about possessive nouns. In writing we will continue to work on How-To books, adding a things needed page and using key words that help us know the sequence of directions. In math we will continue our unit on measurement focusing on non-standard units of measure. We will also learn how to create a bar graph. We will continue our unit on sounds this week, by using a tuning fork to observe sound vibrations.

Best,

Heather

Sight Words: theme, these, so, some, her

Vocabulary: captain, swish, nibble, astonish, enormous

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Reading a Tally Chart Home Link 4.6 Home Link

4.7

Home Link 4.8  
OTHER         Friday Letters

 

 

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THIS WEEK IN: 
WORD STUDY
Students started sorting activities throughout the week to prepare for their spelling test on Friday including Write In Sort,  Speed Sort,  Word Hunt,  Blind Sort and Glue Sort.

READER’S WORKSHOP
This week we will read Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  Also, students will be exposed to procedural how-to writing with this first mentor text.  Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. Most importantly, we will discuss character actions and how they affect the story’s outcome.

VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK:  scold, mistake, invisible, plain, enormous

SIGHT WORDS OF THE WEEK:  because, said, was, use, our

WRITER’S WORKSHOP
We will kick off Unit 3:  Writing How-To books with the class making trail mix!

MATH
In Math, we are focusing on length, addition facts using “doubles” and “helper doubles.”  Personally, I enjoy this unit very much.  There are many “Aha!” moments in this unit and it is a great foundation skill the kids will always use.

SCIENCE
Sound and Light, Oh My!  This week we are gathering KLEWS (science version of CLUES) to find out what we Know, want to L, what Evidence we want to gather, and Science terms learned from our Sound and Light unit.

SOCIAL STUDIES
This time of year it is all about Traditions! Traditions! Traditions! We will discuss the ways that different people celebrate different holidays. We do not stress the religious meaning of any holiday, but highlight some of the non-religious ideas and some of the fun ways in which these holidays are celebrated. We will emphasize the happiness and traditions of the December holidays. If you wish, as a parent, to come to school and share your special day, celebration, ritual or food with the class, WE WOULD LOVE IT!

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We hope everyone had a wonderful break!  After so many days off in November it will be nice to get into a normal routine.  There are 4 full weeks of school until our next break. Please send snacks for December: Owen, Derrick, Fox, Alaysia, Milan, Esme, Cyan, Sean, Freddie, Nour, Gavin, and Hannah

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read One Dog Canoe.  We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story and the lesson the main character learns. We will continue to discuss character traits.  This week we will also discuss cause and effect.

WORD STUDY

Sight Words: other, about, out, many, then

STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO READ THESE WORDS

Vocabulary: glide, peer, bound, crew, dew    

STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO USE THESE WORDS CORRECTLY IN CONTEXT

Words their Way Words: students received individual lists this week and will be assessed on Friday on the correct spelling pattern and sorting of those 10 words.           

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will finish revising and editing. We will celebrate their hard work on narrative writing on Thursday. We will start a new unit next week on How-To writing.

MATH

We will take the unit 3 assessment and begin Unit 4, all about measurement. We will use several types of non-standard measurements tools such as toothpicks and paper clips.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will begin a unit on Light and Sound. Please bring in empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls for this unit.   In Social Science we will continue with our family traditions unit. Later this week, we will send home an interview project for students to complete with their families.

Have a great week!

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Home Link 3.11 Unit 3 Review Home Link 3.12 Home Link 4.1  
OTHER   Science Letter     Interview Project

Friday Letters

 

 

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I hope you had a great weekend. I will not send an overview/homework sheet for next week. We will use Monday and Tuesday to catch up on some lessons and enjoy time reading and creating. I am looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday. Wishing you all a wonderful time with family and friends. I am thankful for Ray School and the opportunity to teach your children. Thank you for entrusting me with their care. A few reminders for the week:

  • Your child will receive a new Words Their Way list today. I will assess students on the following Tuesday. This is the break down for word study in room 115:

WORDS THEIR WAY (list of 10 words following a spelling pattern like short e or ch) Students should be able to spell these words and will be tested on the spelling pattern using 5 additional words.

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS/SIGHT WORDS– students will receive 5 new words weekly. Students should be able to read them without sounding them out, assessed every five weeks. If your child knows these words, they will be able to use them in writing as well.

VOCABULARY WORDS– students should be able to define these words and use them in contact. These words come from our book of the week.

  • Please send in an extra set of clothes for your child to keep at school for accidents. Students can hang the bag with extra clothes on their hook at school or carry them in their book bag.
  • We are starting Spanish this week and will meet with Mr. Walter on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please send any library books back for return.
  • There is no school next Wednesday-Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • There is no homework for the week of Thanksgiving, other than continuing to work on sight words and to READ READ READ!

READING/WRITING:

This week we will catch up on concepts that we missed and practice the reading strategies we have learned so far, like sequence of events and author’s purpose. We will read “All About Turkeys” and “Duck for Turkey Day.” In writing we will work on adding how a character feels and practice editing and revising our classmates’ writing.

MATH/SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES

In math we will explore patterns on the number grid and learn about how skip counting can relate to adding and subtracting. We will learn a new math routine called frames and arrows. This routine also focuses on patterns in counting and adding and subtracting. In science we will finish up our unit on space by discussing stars. We will write about how our families celebrate holidays in social studies.

Have a wonderful holiday.

 

Sight Words: up, do, an, how, if, she, will, each, which

Vocabulary: counter, market, wallet, sauce,

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Home Link 3.7 Home Link 3.8 Home Link 3.9 Home Link 3.10  
OTHER       Friday Letters  

 

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Welcome November… and daylight savings time. There are quite a few reminders for this week:

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read all of these words. Students are also encouraged to correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly. I will assess the students this week on the 2nd set from the last month (didn’t get to this last week…)
  • Report Card Pick-Up is Wednesday, November 9th from 11:00a-5:20p. I had to modify the hours slightly. I believe I have connected with all families, but one! Please make sure you are on time and honor the 10-minute time slot. We can always set up an additional day to meet if needed.
  • Thank you to all of the families that have donated snack. The following children should donate a snack for November: Owen, Derrick, Fox, Alaysia, Milan, Esme, Cyan, Sean, Freddie, Nour, Gavin, Hannah
  • Words their Way spelling assessment is this Thursday. The words are the same as last week. We will not have a new set of sight words, due to the shortened week. This is the third week on this set, due to shortened weeks. You should have received a corrected test from last week in your child’s folder.
  • There is no school for students on Friday, in observance of Veteran’s Day.
  • Return library books tomorrow!
  • Pajama Party this Thursday. Encourage your child to wear their PJS and bring a furry friend.

This week we will read several books with an election theme including: Duck for President, Grace for President and Election Day. The students will vote on a name for our bearded dragon. We will continue to practice number stories and using pictures and number models for a deeper understanding. We will watch a movie on the moon and discuss phases of the moon using Oreo cookies. We will work in partnerships to revise and edit our writing. Students have been focusing on adding more details and using writing conventions such as finger spaces, punctuation and proper capitalization. We also will write about why we are thankful for Ray School.

Our new rug came! It is beautiful- thank you for all of your donations.

Have a great week.

Sight Words: review

Vocabulary: review

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Open Response Home Link 3.5 Play Rolling to 50 Home Link 3.6  
OTHER       Friday Letters  

 

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We had an awesome trip to the farm today! Thanks to Kylie’s mom and Miles’ grandma for spending the day with us. Sounds like the students had a great time at the fall celebration on Friday. Thanks to all the families who made it possible. There are quite a few reminders for this week:

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read all of these words. Students are also encouraged to correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly. I will assess the students this week on the 2nd set from the last month.
  • Mark your calendars for Report Card Pick-Up. It is Wednesday, November 9th from 11:45a-6p. I will send home a sign up sheet on Wednesday. Please return the sign up sheet with your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice time slots.
  • We are taking a trip to The Logan Center on Wednesday. We will be walking about 5-6 blocks. Please make sure your child wear comfortable shoes and dresses appropriately for the weather. We will eat lunch whenwe return,
  • Thank you to all of the families that have donated snack. The following children should donate a snack for November: Owen, Derrick, Fox, Alaysia, Milan, Esme, Cyan, Sean, Freddie, Nour, Gavin, Hannah
  • Words their Way spelling assessment is this Thursday. The words are the same as last week. We will not have a new set of sight words, due to the shortened week.
  • There is no school for students on Friday. It is a professional development day for teachers.
  • Return library books tomorrow!

This week we will finish reading Charlotte’s Web and watch the movie. We will compare and contrast the two versions. We will write about our trip to the Children’s Farm and reflect on how the far was similar to the farm in the book. We will take the Words their Way assessment and play sight word BINGO. In math we will have an exploration day. We will review counting strategies, count large numbers, match pairs and order objects by length. We will play High Roller and Domino Top-It and work on an extended response prompt called Birds in a Tree. In science we will learn about phases of the moon. We will finish our warm and cool collages.

Have a great week.

Sight Words: review

Vocabulary: review

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH   Home Link 3.3 Play Rolling to 50 Home Link 3.4  
OTHER   Moon Record   Friday Letters  

 

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I hope you had a great weekend. This week we are learning more about Charlie from his All about Me poster. Next week we will feature Owen Bakkum! Your child will be notified when it is their turn.

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read all of these words. Students are also encouraged to correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly.
  • We are taking a trip to The Children’s Farm on October 31st. You are welcome to meet us at the farm and pay admission fees, but we do not have additional space on the bus. Your child must return their slip and payment by tomorrow in order to attend. Please send a sack lunch with your child on the day of the trip.
  • Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather each day! Children should come prepared to go outside every day.
  • Thank you to all of the families that have donated snack. The following children should donate a snack for October if they haven’t already: Charlie, Miles, Cris, Ava, Langston, Heaven, Kylie, Alex, J’Ayanna, Garren, Cori, and Nashayla
  • We have a new set of Words their Way words this week. Please help your child identify the spelling pattern and study the words. We will have a pre-test on Friday.
  • For the next 5 weeks we will have library Tuesday and Thursday and Friday and P.E. Monday and Wednesday. Please return library books EVERY Tuesday.
  • I will not be here on Friday. Ms. Salome will assist the substitute. Several parents are helping to plan a fall celebration for Friday! It sounds like a lot of fun.

This week we will read Pumpkin Town. Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words and make predictions using evidence from the text.  In writing we will begin drafting personal narratives, and work with partners to expand our stories. We will practice zooming in on one topic and identify clear aspects of GOOD writing. In science we will learn The Earth’s Rotation Hokey Pokey and begin learning about the moon. In math we will finish up unit 2 and take the cumulative assessment for unit 1 and 2. We will use dominoes for counting and learn about parts and totals diagrams. In social studies we will share and write about family traditions and responsibilities.

Have a great week.

Sight Words: when, we, were, all, what

Vocabulary: dull, delicate, sag, distant, marvel

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Unit 2 Math Review Home Link 2.12 Home Link 3.1 Home Link 3.2  
OTHER         Friday Letters
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Dear Parents and Families,

I hope you had a great weekend. We are looking forwards to another great week! This week we are learning more about Miles from his All about Me poster. Next week we will feature Charlie Allen! Your child will be notified when it is their turn.

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read all of these words. Students are also encouraged to correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly.
  • We are taking a trip to The Children’s Farm on October 31st. You are welcome to meet us at the farm and pay admission fees, but we do not have additional space on the bus.
  • Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather each day! Children should come prepared to go outside every day.
  • Thank you to all of the families that have donated snack. The following children should donate a snack for October if they haven’t already: Charlie, Miles, Cris, Ava, Langston, Heaven, Kylie, Alex, J’Ayanna, Garren, Cori, and Nashayla
  • All students took a spelling test last Friday on the Words their Way spelling words. I am sending home the graded assessment. Please help your child study the words this week and identify the spelling pattern.
  • For the next 5 weeks we will have library Tuesday and Thursday and Friday and P.E. Monday and Wednesday.

 

This week we will read Stellaluna. Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words and identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text.  In writing we will work more on planning personal narratives and working with peers to revise and edit our writing. We will have a writing celebration tomorrow to celebrate the stories of our lives! In science we will read What Makes Day and Night? and learn The Earth’s Rotation Hokey Pokey. In math we will practice more with unit boxes and change to more and change to less number stories. In social studies we will share and write about family traditions.

Have a great week.

Sight Words: had, by, word, but, not

Vocabulary: swoop, clutch, clamber, curious, escape  

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
READING Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more Read to your child 20 min. or more
MATH Home Link 2.8 Home Link 2.9 Home Link 2.10 Home Link 2.11  
OTHER         Friday Letters

 

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Happy fall!  I’m so glad to be in school today! We had a great week in 1st grade last week. This week will be our first official week for guided reading groups and reading rotations. Gavin’s mom created a volunteer schedule for October. Please email me if you are not able to come. There are quite a few reminders for this week:

  • Continue to work on high frequency words weekly. Please make sure your child can read all of these words. Students are also encouraged to correctly spell each of these words. Students have their own personal word wall and the class word wall where these words can be found. If students can read these words they will be able to find them on word walls and spell them correctly.
  • I am sending home a copy of our math number grid/Rolling to 50 Game We often use this grid during math lessons. The number grid can be used to help with skip counting, number identification and number sense. When working with your child have them identify numbers in a random order. Ask them to begin at a random number and count forward and backwards. Also discuss greater than and less than.
  • We are taking a trip to The Children’s Farm on October 31st. Please email me if you are interested in volunteering on this trip.
  • Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather each day! Children should come prepared to go outside every day.
  • Thank you to all of the families that have donated snack. The following children should donate a snack for October if they haven’t already: Charlie, Miles, Cris, Ava, Langston, Heaven, Kylie, Alex, J’Ayanna, Garren, Cori, and Nashayla
  • I will start grouping students in the Words their Way groups this week. Please be aware of the additional homework available for these groupings. The tic-tac-toe activities are optional. Your child will be given a spelling test on Friday. Please practice the words at home.

This week we will read Harry the Dirty Dog. Students will dig deeper into the text through each reading. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words and identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text.  In writing we will work more on planning personal narratives and working with peers to revise and edit our writing. In science we will analyze the data we collected on the sun’s height and lengths of shadows. In math we will complete our first extended response with a focus on complements of 10. We will play high roller and penny plate. We will practice with number stories and use unit boxes to label numbers in stories. We will use calculators this week as a new tool. In social studies we will share family traditions.

 

High Frequency Words: with, his, they, at, be
 

Vocabulary Words:

Chute, furious, dash, scrub

Reading Math Other
Monday Parent: Write each H.F. word on two index cards. Use one set to introduce each sight word.Discuss the meaning of each vocabulary word. Read a minimum of 10 minutes a day. Record time on reading contract.
Tuesday Play the memory matching game with the word cards Read a minimum of 10 minutes a day. Home Link 2.5
Wednesday Place the cards around the room facing so they can be read. Have you first grader grab the correct card as you call it out. (This can be played with other kids in the family as a race game. Read a minimum of 10 minutes a day. Play Rolling to 50 Family Traditions
Thursday Test your first grader with each card. Put the words they master in a box and keep the ones that they should continue to practice to add to next week’s list. Read a minimum of 10 minutes a day. Home Link 2.6
Friday Keep a look out for H.F. words in the books you read together all weekend. Read a minimum of 10 minutes a day. Home Link 2.7
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