Welcome to week 4 of first grade. You will have noticed the students have another subject added for their homework this week-- spelling! There should be a total of three assignments for this week: reading log (due Monday, 9/30), math (due tomorrow), and spelling.
Weekly Spelling Homework
Students will receive a list of 10 words that follow the same spelling pattern. There will be daily homework assigned. Students will be tested on the 10 given words and an additional 4 words that follow the same weekly spelling pattern. The spelling test will be on Fridays. The spelling words for this week are:
Peek into our week!
In reading we are continue to learn how we as readers can grow like beanstalks. We are continue to practice taking a sneak peek in the books that we read to figure out how the author intends for us to read the book. This week we are beginning to use our readers notebook as a place for us to jot down our writing. I will be teaching the students how to respond to their reading with this week focusing on "readers do something at the end of their book"-- by looking back and thinking it over, going back to their favorite part, and telling someone about their book. This week we will also dive deeper in how to solve tricky words by "scooping up word parts." In math, we will be continuing to fluently add and subtract within 20. This will set a foundation for the multi-digit math work that we will be doing. Please practice math facts with your child!!
We hope that you can join us for Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 26th at 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Parents will have opportunity to gain information regarding content, standards, expectations, procedures and communication avenues. This evening will be a great time to ask questions and clarify procedures. We encourage parents to find childcare to provide for adult communication. This evening will allow us to partner together in complete understanding of goals and strategies to accomplish them. This is also an evening to turn in consent forms and other outstanding paperwork such as medical compliance forms.
All students were allowed to take a "sneak peek" at the book fair today and make a wishlist of what they would like to purchase. The book fair will be open all week during school hours. For the remainder of the week, only students who bring money will be able to visit the book fair. The book fair will also be open on Thursday evening, during Curriculum Night.
We are still in need of volunteers to assist with set-up and sales. You can sign up to volunteer here! All volunteers have to complete the CPS volunteer process for at least a Level II.
Important Upcoming Dates
September 26th - Curriculum Night (5:30p-7p)
September 24th - Kayleen L's birthday
September 26th - Thomas F's birthday
Thanks and have a great rest of your week! :)