Dear Parents,                          September 18, 2017

This week in First Grade we are learning….

Language Arts: In Readers Workshop we will be looking at all parts of a word when we read, use meaning to help us figure out words, double check our reading and continue to build our stamina by not giving up when we find tricky words. In Writers Workshop we are continuing to read our writing as we read books, will begin working with a writing partner, and attempt to bring our stories to life through our characters. In addition, we will also be focusing on specific phonetic skills. This week, we will be highlighting the sounds associated with the letters b (bear), r (rooster), h (horse), g (goose) and i (igloo). Our spelling words will be practicing these sounds and will come from Unit 5 in our books.

Math: We will learn about analog clocks, begin practice on telling time to the nearest hour, explore some of our math tools, and examine pennies.

Science: We will be examining our experiment from last week (Can seeds grow without soil?).

Social Studies: We continue work from Unit 1: “School Days”. This week we are learning about schools from long ago and how we can help one another.

Religion: This week we are working from our textbook. We will be focusing on Chapter 3: God is Our Father. We will also be practicing a creation poem. We will be presenting our poem at our assembly this Friday around 1:30pm. We hope to see you there.

Homework for the Week: (Don’t forget to read every night!)

  • Monday: Math Worksheet and Rainbow Write
  • Tuesday: Math Worksheet and Spelling Book p. 57 & 59
  • Wednesday: Skill T.3 and Spelling Book p. 60-61
  • Thursday: Math Worksheet and Spelling Book p. 62
  • Friday: Read 2 times! 

Reminders for the Week:

  • PE Uniforms on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Wednesday is a noon dismissal!
  • Wednesday is our library day. However, because Wednesday is a noon dismissal we will be unable to go to the library.
  • Friday is a full day!

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Basamanowicz