Thursday, August 11, 2016

Week of August 15 - 19, 2016

What a great first FULL week! 
We are working hard and learning so much in first grade! 

Here’s a peek at next week:

Phonics- short e
Phonics Based Spelling Pattern:
 let, get, pet, met, ten, then, went, bed, red, yes
Challenge: sentence, extra, measure, ready, never, guess, weather, heavy, second, excellent
We will not be taking spelling tests this year. Research has found that weekly spelling tests have not proven to help students be better spellers.  We will focus on phonetic patterns in words and individual student's misspelled sight word vocabulary.  The expectation is for students to be able to spell AND apply the spelling/phonics pattern for the week in their own writing. 
Need ideas for practicing spelling words at home? 
Check out Spelling City!

Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines- Work on Writing
L.Arts: Common Nouns
Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives - "Small Moments"
Math: Numeration- Counting and Comparing Numbers, Data, unitizing tens 
**Please practice counting and writing numbers to 120 at home.**
Science: Weather

1. Study focus family words! (Short a from last week and short e for next week)
2. Complete Math About Me activity sheet (Due Friday)
3. Practice this week's Lightning Words (Due Friday)

Math: Monday, August 15th 

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.

Shoe Tying Practice

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If your child hasn't learned how to tie their shoes yet, 
please practice this skill with him/her at home. 
Upcoming Events

Volunteer Training – Aug. 15 & 16 @ 9 a.m.
***K/1st Curriculum Night- Aug. 23 @ 6:30 pm**
K/1st Picture Day- Aug. 30
Boy Scouts Info Meeting- Aug. 25 @ 6:30 pm
PTO- Aug. 30 @ 6:30 pm
Book Fair- Sept. 9-16
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 13

Have a great weekend!!

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