WELCOME TO THE FIRST GRADE
Friday, October 18th
You can join us in the classroom from 9:15-10:15
Halloween Carnival: Information for the Halloween Carnival came home a few weeks ago. The teachers are purchasing all the goodies for the morning. If you have sent in your donation, Thank you! Your child may wear their costume to school. If you have volunteered to help we appreciate you! If you have any questions feel free to call the office or send me an email.
Monday-Jeff, Anthon, Avalon, Nathan
Tuesday- Carson, Jace, Zeyna
Wednesday- Nyla, Elijah, Gabby
Thursday- Solomon, Londyn
Friday- Riley, Jade
Class Reading: If your child has a book at home that they would like to read to the class we would love for them to share it with us.
Writing: We are continuing to work on the skills of "stretching" words that we are trying to spell and remembering to use the word wall. Our writing should have a good beginning and ending. We are writing across 5 pages. The students are working hard and trying to use the time order words: first, next, then, and finally.
The pretest will be given each Wednesday and the final test will be given on Friday.
If the students master the ASSIGNED spelling words AND the EXTRA CHALLENGE words they are NOT required to take the test on Friday.
Next Weeks words are: hot, not, hop, top, lock, rock, saw, very want, two
EXTRA CHALLENGE WORDS:
picked, kicked, licked
The above words are for the students who need an EXTRA CHALLENGE. These words are not required, but should be attempted by the students who need the challenge.
Math:We will subtract from 6 - 10. Please practice subtraction with your child. We will also learn about related facts: 5+2=7; 7-5=2; 7-2=5.
If you have not already please purchase (or have your child make) flash cards with addition facts 1-9. We play a math game called Around the World. The students need to be able to recite their addition facts with speed. Thank you!
Science: We will read Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. We will then learn how real bats and birds live. We will talk about the difference nocturnal and diurnal animals.
The students will be learning about how plants and animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
Social Studies: In honor of Fire Safety week we went on a fire safety scavenger hunt. We found all of the EXIT signs, fire and smoke alarm systems, fire extinguishers, and even fire hydrants.
We will learn and think about how our school, community, and family work together.
Religion: We will talk about how we give praise to God. Praise is a kind of prayer. It celebrates God's goodness. We will learn that prayer is listening and talking to God. We will learn about Moses and how God saved the Hebrews.