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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Dear Room 115 Families,                                                                           October 3, 2016

 

Notes for the week:

  • Please pay the $85 school fee. A huge thank you to the families that have paid in Room 115.
  • Children are permitted to have “pop top” water bottles in the classroom.
  • Consider supporting our classroom Donors Choose project. I am raising money for a new classroom rug.

WORD STUDY

Vocabulary=      mammoth, dawn, chat, borrow, lapel

Sight Words=       this, have, from, or, one

 

READER’S WORKSHOP

This week we will read Scarecrow. We will discuss the author’s purpose for writing the story, the story lesson and character emotions. We will continue to add counting poems to our poetry notebook. We have been doing a great job with Daily 5 and will introduce and practice Word Work and Listen to Reading this week.

 

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

The students will continue to write 3-page narrative pieces focusing on stretching out unknown words, work spacing and punctuation. We will also form partnerships to edit our work. Please remind your child to practice spacing, proper letter formation and punctuation at home.

MATH

In math we will continue to learn about addition and subtraction strategies. We will play Roll and Total, also learning about Turn Around Facts. Students will continue to compare various ways to show a number and work with Ten Frames.

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL SCIENCE

In Science we will look at the data we collected last week about the sun’s position in the sky and shadow length at various times in the day. We will read the book What Makes Day and Night. In Social Science we will discuss the various roles family members have.

Have a great week!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
P.E.

 

Home Link 2.1

Music

 

Homelink 2.2

P.E.

Ray Spirit Day

 

Homelink 2.3

Music

 

 

Homelink 2.4

Music

 

Friday Letter

 

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Dear Parents and Families,

I hope every family had a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for attending Open House last week. It was a great event. Thanks to our room parents this year: Gavin’s mom and Derrick’s dad.

  • Please remember to have your child wear gym shoes on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • The Charlston Wrap Fundraiser concludes on Friday. Thanks for supporting Ray School.
  • The volunteer schedule will be available at this week. If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis, please sign up.  Please also consider volunteering in the lunchroom and during lunch recess. If you intend on volunteering, you need to fill out a volunteer packet prior to volunteering. I also need volunteers to take home pencils to sharpen and a volunteer to wash classroom tables weekly.
  • Children are permitted to have “pop top” water bottles in the classroom.
  • Please pay the $85 student fee
  • We need parent volunteers to help organize math homelinks. If you are interested in taking home 6 math journals to help with the process please let me know.
  • Please visit https://www.donorschoose.org/project/a-place-to-learn-our-classroom-rug/2242377/?rf=page-siteshare-2016 to donate to our Donors Choose project. I would love to replace the 10+ year old rug in our classroom.
  • Please remind your child to return the Friday Letter Journal each Monday. It has been wonderful to see the children communicating with you around what happens weekly in the classroom.

This week in reading we will read Rainbow Fish and will study vocabulary and themes from the text. The students will review the sounds for short o, l and x. We will also review the sound of s at the end of words. The students will continue to write narrative pieces focusing on stretching out unknown words, work spacing and punctuation in writing workshop. We will learn the poem One, Two, Buckle Your Shoe. In math we will take the unit 1 assessment. The assessment will deal with thermometers, weather, number stories and tally marks. In science we will look closely at patterns in the sky, specifically the movement of the sun. In social studies we will discuss different types of families and the people who make them up. We will share the roles of the different members on the family. I will continue to assess the students’ reading levels using leveled word lists and the citywide Dibels assessment.

Have a great week!

 

Sight Words: was, for, on, are, as

Vocabulary: glide, admire, wise, shimmer, shocked

 

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 1.11 Unit 1 Review Family Letter Home Link 2.1
OTHER Friday Letters
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I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am so pleased with the how the students are progressing and beginning to function as a community of learners that support one another! It was awesome to have our first full week of school. I am looking forward to many others. A few notes for the week:

  • Please remember to have your child wear gym shoes on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Open House is scheduled for September 22nd from 5-6 pm. An PTO meeting will follow.
  • School begins promptly at 8:45 am and ends at 3:45 pm. If you anticipate being late, please call the school. Also, please note that I will begin escorting the children in at 8:40 am.
  • Please return all forms that have been sent home: emergency contact, student information and lunch form.
  • The volunteer schedule will be available at Open House. If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis, please sign up. I will provide a finalized schedule on the classroom blog. Please also consider volunteering in the lunchroom and during lunch recess. If you intend on volunteering, you need to fill out a volunteer packet prior to volunteering. I also need volunteers to take home pencils to sharpen and a volunteer to wash classroom tables weekly.
  • Please send donations of baby wipes, Clorox wipes and snacks.
  • Children are permitted to have “pop top” water bottles in the classroom.
  • Please pay the $85 student fee

This week in reading we will read Enemy Pie and will study vocabulary and themes from the text. The students will review the sounds for short i, b and g. We will also review the sound of s at the end of words. The students will work on stretching words, drawing hard to make ideas and using both pictures and words in writing workshop. We will learn the poem Six Little Ducks. In math we will learn about thermometers, weather, number stories and use several math tools as part of an exploration day. In science we will look closely at the sun, the moon and Earth. In social studies we will discuss different types of families and the people who make them up.

I will begin to assess the students’ reading levels using leveled word lists and the citywide Dibels assessment.

Have a great week!

 

Sight Words: is, you, that, it, he

Vocabulary: enemy, recipe, squint, mumble

 

  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 1.7 Home Link 1.8 Home Link 1.9 Home Link 1.10  
OTHER         Friday Letters
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I am so glad to be back at school. Thank you for your help in making the first week of school a smooth transition for the students and myself. I am very impressed with the progress I saw in just four days.
A few reminders for this week:

  • Please return the B.E.E. folder EVERY day with your 1st grader. Please initial the calendar inside the folder and assist your 1st grader in completing the nightly homework. The folders are very durable and should last the school year.
  • We have E. on Mondays and Wednesdays for the next month and music on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please have your child wear/bring gym shoes on PE days.
  • If you have not returned the school forms, such as lunch, emergency, etc., please do so as soon as possible. Please complete the lunch form even if your child does not eat school lunch. School lunch is free for all students this year.
  • We will make time for a daily snack in the afternoon. I provides a snack schedule in the BEE folder sleeve last week. Please send enough snack for 26 students. Please send healthy, nut-free snacks.
  • Free breakfast is served in the lunchroom from 8:20-8:40 am. Please enter through the southern most glass doors off Kimbark.
  • Please remember to meet your child on our class number at dismissal time to avoid congestion around the school doors. Please remind your child to say good-bye before leaving ☺. I will walk the students out beginning at 3:40 pm. Any students who remain at 3:45 pm will be escorted to room 306
  • We are not using supply boxes this year in the classroom. All of our supplies will be communal. This is helpful in reinforcing sharing and caring of the materials and also insures that everyone has what they need each day.
  • Children are permitted to have “pop top” water bottles at school. Feel free to send water with your child.
  • If you are interested in volunteering in the school and/or on field trips, you must fill out a volunteer packet from the main office.
  • If you are interested in tearing out home links and collating, please send me a note or email and I will send the project home with your child.

This week we will continue to reinforce routines and procedures with daily practice. I will be using several word lists to begin to determine each student’s current reading level. The levels will assist in grouping the students for guided reading. This week I will also start to introduce the Reading Workshop by allowing students to practice read to self and read to someone.

This week we will read a collection of books about friendship and being unique. We will read the books “How to Lose All Your Friends”, “A Bargain for Frances”, and “A Bad Case of the Stripes”. We will learn the following poem and add it to our poetry journal: “Five Green Speckled Frogs”. In Phonics we will work on recognizing rhymes, building words using the alphabet chart, hearing sounds in sequence and saying words slowly to predict letter sequence. We will focus on the short sound of /a/ .

We will start Writing Workshop. We will work on telling the stories of our lives using illustrations. I will assess students’ spelling using a spelling inventory.
In math we will learn several new games that focus on number order and comparing numbers. We will learn about tally marks and use dice to investigate equally likely outcomes. We will continue to use the math tools, including slates, pattern templates, pennies and dice.

Have a great week!

 

Sight Wordsthe, and, in, to, of

Vocabulary Words: fret, ointment, sob, contagious

Reading Math Other
Monday  Parent: Write each sight word on two index cards.  Use one set to introduce each sight word.  Play the memory matching game with the sight word cards

Use vocabulary words throughout the week in conversation.

Read a minimum of 10 minutes a day.  

Home Link 1.1

Parent Letter

Tuesday Play the memory matching game with the sight word cards Read a minimum of 10 minutes a day. Home Link 1.4
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.  Number Writing 1-4  
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. Practice counting by 5s  
Friday Keep a look out for sight words in the books you read together all weekend. Read a minimum of 10 minutes a day.  Friday Journal
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I am so excited tomorrow is the first day of first grade! I am looking forward to meeting all of the new families and seeing lots of familiar faces. Check back soon for important updates, reminders and posts about all the fun we have in first grade.

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