Mon, Sep 09, 2019

Here's what we are up to this week...

Reading:  Small groups and Book Clubs continue! Each book club has a specific book that group is focusing on. The boys are working on their reading fluency and practicing comprehension skills. Small groups are focusing on this weeks phonics skill, reading with expression, and continuing the Mo Willems author study.

Math:  Place Value

Social Studies/Science:  What makes a city?  We will finish building our city in the hallway.  

Writing: Writer's Workshop began last week!  Students are focusing on writing about true events that have happened in their lives. We call these small moment stories. The boys are focusing on narrowing down big events to small moments.

Spelling:  th digraph 

Things to Remember:

Important Dates:

9.26.19- School Pictures

10.4.19-Conference Day (no school)

Last modified on September 9, 2019
Tue, Sep 03, 2019

Spelling: consonant digraphs: ch and sh

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study; Book Clubs continue

Math:  Place Value

English:  Nouns: What is a noun? How do nouns help me write sentences?; ABC Order

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city?

Important Dates:

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

Last modified on September 3, 2019
Tue, Aug 27, 2019

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns with a focus on short i and e

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study; Book Clubs begin!

Math:  number sense, tallies, </>, more/less, 100 grid work, 

English:  Types of sentences (looking closely at differing punctuation)

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city?

Things to Remember:

*Remember to bring in an extra set of clothes, math money, and forms!

Important Dates:

8.29.19  Elementary Parent Night @ 6pm- I am looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday night! 

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

Last modified on August 27, 2019
Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Parents, 

I have enjoyed getting to know your boys this past week and I am looking forward to meeting with you on Parent Night (Aug 29). Each week I will update the website, and the update will be sent to you each Monday by email. I will include what we are covering in class, spelling notes, important dates, and reminders. Please be sure to read the update each week for important information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me. I am looking forward to a great year in first grade! 

Have a wonderful week!

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns with a focus on short a, o, and u

              *Spelling tests are on Fridays. Please see the spelling notes section for more details on the skill each week. 

Reading: Danny and the Dinosaur and Mo Willems Author Study

Math:  number sense, tallies, </>, more/less

English:  What is a sentence?/Word Order

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? 

Things to Remember:

*Remember to bring in an extra set of clothes and math money

*Please return all forms from the First Grade Packet and the Parent Survey

*Please check your son's homework folder nightly. He will have his first spelling homework on Monday night and his first reading log this week. I will explain more at Parent Night. Please let me know if you have any questions before then! 

Important Dates:

8.29.19  Elementary Parent Night @ 6pm

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

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