Class News

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First Grade Update

 Our first graders continue to be Number One!  They’ve adjusted very nicely to first grade are very excited about the first grade curriculum.  These newsletters each month will provide you with insight into our first grade program.  We know that ongoing communication between school and home is so important.  

Here are some things we are learning this month…

  • High-frequency words
  • Initial and final consonants
  • To start a sentence with a capital letter and end with different punctuation
  • To use proper letter strokes for good handwriting
  • To use proper finger spacing when writing sentences
  • To write our name using only a capital letter in the beginning
  • Stretching out our words when writing
  • Writing small moment stories 
  • Rhyming words
  • Many new poems
  • To listen and follow directions
  • About many different stories
  • About making connections to stories we read…Text-to-Self (T-S), Text-to-Text (T-T) and Text-to-World (T-W)
  • About story elements
  • About pattern blocks
  • About geoboards
  • About base-10 blocks
  • About Christopher Columbus
  • About fire safety
  • About feelings, family and friends

Things to remember
If you send money into school for any reason, make sure that you put it in an envelope or Ziploc bag and label it with your child’s first and last     name and indicate what the money is for.  Thank you. 
Scholastic Book Orders are sent home each month.  Please check the due date.
Week of Respect- Follow theme days that were sent home in yellow folders last            week.
Please sign and return all math assessments sent home.
Remember to sign your child’s reading calendar each night and make sure the                  book bag stays in your child’s backpack for the next day.  They will be collected              every Friday.  Reading calendars will go home on Friday for those children that              would like to log their weekend reading.  Please make sure reading calendars are            returned on Monday.

To find out about our next math unit, please read the Unit 2 Family Letter coming home soon.  Unit 2 will be filled with the everyday uses of numbers.  

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding these or any other issues, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.