Next week we will begin our weekly spelling routine. You will get a list on Tuesday, and students will take tests the following Monday. This gives families plenty of time to work on words at home, and your child will have the weekend to study words as well.
Baggie Books will begin coming home next week, too. I will send more information with your child's first set of books. The most important item to remember is that young readers need to read lots of books, and they need to have lots of books read to them! So, whether it is a library book, or a baggie book, keep on reading! Look for Baggie Books on Monday.
Reminders: Picture Day Tomorrow!
Parents as Partners 6:30 at CES for First Grade Parents
Topic: Reading strategies to help your child read at home.
Popcorn Friday is this week!
Class Schedule: 11:05-11:40 Special
11:45-12:25 Lunch, then Recess
Weekly Activities: Tuesday - Art with Mrs. Backus
Wednesday - Library
Thursday - Computer Lab
Headphones for Computer Lab:
We would like to have students bring a set of headphones from home to use in the computer lab. Headphones can be purchased for as little as a dollar at many discount stores. If you are able, please send in a pair of headphones for your child to use at school.
Please remember to send a note or phone the office if you have a change to your regular dismissal schedule. If your child is in the art program, Girl Scouts, or Good News Club after school, you do not need to send a note each week. I will need notes if you make a change to the after school plan.
What have we been learning?
Reading: We have been learning about Characters (the people, animals, or creatures in a story). We read Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes and did many activities surrounding this delightful character who was teased at school because of her long name. We learned about being kind through this book's character.
Math: We have started math journals, these are journals for story problems. We have completed two so far. We are also learning number bonds (the ways to "make" a number, or the facts). We have reviewed all number bonds (facts) up to 5! We will continue to review this week.
Number bonds for 1: 0 and 1 (0 +1)
Number bonds for 2: 0 and 2, 1 and 1 (0+2, 2+0, 1+1)
Number bonds for 3: 0 and 3, 1 and 2 (0+3, 3+0,1+2, 2 +1)
Number bonds for 4: 0 and 4, 1 and 3, 2 and 2 (0+4, 4+0, 1+3, 3+1, 2+2)
Number bonds for 5: 0 and 5, 1 and 4, 2 and 3 (0+5, 5+0, 1+4, 4+1, 2+3, 3+2)
The Constitution: Today was constitution day. We enjoyed a wonderful assembly, we colored USA pictures, made a book, and wrote a class constitution! We also read the book "Swimmy" by Leo Leoni, which reinforced the need to work together as a team.
Next Week: Fire Prevention Week and Homecoming Week
Please contact me if you have questions or concerns. I will do my best to return your call in a timely manner, although it may be later in the evening.
Before I close, I want to thank you all so much for the supplies you provided this year. You have been so very generous, and I am full of gratitude for every last crayon or spec of glitter. We will use these supplies each day, and without you many crafts or extra activities wouldn't be possible. I truly appreciate all of your support. I am looking forward to a great year!