Sunday, September 18, 2016

Homecoming is this week.  Please read through the dress up days and let me know if you have any questions.  
Monday:  Favorite Team
Tuesday:  Beach
Wednesday:  America
Thursday:  Color Wars, first graders will wear blue
Friday:  Spirit Day

Our focus text in Journeys was Curious George Goes to School.  We worked on sequence of events.  The first graders learned about what comes first, next and last in the story.  You can ask your child about the sequence of events in any story they are reading at home.  

The students played Top-It in math this week.  They flip over the card and the winner is the one that has the greater number.  This game can be played with a regular deck of cards.  You can remove the face cards and have some fun!  

Geoboard Station

Geoboard Station

Pattern Block Station

Base Ten Block Station

The students had a lot of fun exploring some of the math manipulatives.  

The first graders played Rock, Paper, Scissors in Math to practice making tally marks.  This is another activity they can do at home.  

  • Lesson 4 spelling test will be on Friday
  • Please have your child check their folder every night.  I'm trying to get them into a routine at school to check their folder, put their homework in the black basket and then put the folder in their mailbox.  It is important that they let you know if there is homework or if there are any notes for you to see.
  • I did not have all of my students finish the iReady diagnostic test on Friday, so the reports could not be printed out.  I will email you this week when the reports are sent home. 
  • The students will review for the Unit 1 math test on Tuesday and the test will be on Wednesday. 
  • The first graders learned about action verbs last week in grammar.   
  • I will be submitting Scholastic book orders on Monday.  
  • Enrichment groups will be changing this week.  The teachers that are responsible for enrichment groups are:  Mrs. Bertman, Miss Hingtgen, Miss Saylor, Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. Hinde, Mrs. Schmidt and me.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the groups.
  • The sight words will be tested this week.  The sight words are different from last year and also how the first graders are being tested, so we are trying to figure out the best way to do it.  I'm sorry if there has been any confusion.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  You can always have your child practice more than one level and they can be tested on more than one level.  

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