Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 16-20

Dear Parents,

We hope you enjoyed your weekend!

This coming Friday, October 20th, we are having our Student -Led Conferences. On Monday, inside your child’s folder, you will find your conference time. If you have any questions or inconveniences, please contact me, so we can meet at another time. Please remember these are student-led conferences, your child must accompany you on Friday.

All parents are invited to stay and partake in the annual U.N. Day celebration here at school on Friday, Oct. 27th. This is a very fun and exciting day for all, where parents and children get together to learn about new cultures. This is also a half day. All students will be going home at 11:45 a.m on this day.




Dress Up / Costume  Day  is  around  the corner. We are going to be having a celebration on Tuesday, October 31st. On this day students will come to school dressed up as their favorite book, or movie character. 






We will also be trick or treating around school. Please send in one bag of candies, lollipops, chocolates or any small treats or toys by Tuesday October 24th. Children should bring their own basket for this activity. 


This week your child will continue working on learning addition strategies such as adding in any order, counting on, adding doubles, and adding doubles plus one /doubles minus one.

Vocabulary: Count on, doubles, doubles +1, doubles -1


This week your child will be reviewing all the Word Wall words with various chants and activities. The spelling challenge will be on Thursday this week due to conferences. 

This week we will be introducing the following sight words:
two
more
write
go
see

Please make sure your child can recognize ALL of the following sight words.


the
of
and
a
to
in
is
you
that
it
he
was
for
on
are
as
with
his
they
I
at
be
this
have
from
or
one
had
by
words
but
not
what
all
were
we
when
your
can
said
there
use
an
each
which
she
do
how
their
if
will
up
other
about
out
many
then
them
these
so
some
her
would
make
like
him
into
time
has
look



First grade Language Arts
Nouns
N.1  Is the noun a person, animal, place, or thing?
N.2  Complete the sentence with a noun to match the picture




We will continue reading The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat by Nurit Karlin. We will be discussing story elements such as characters, setting, and plot. We are also going to be identifying the nouns in the story.



This week we will begin writing Personal Narratives. The children will be writing about a special place they have been to.




In Science, our class is going to start learning about Light and Sound. During this whole unit we will be exploring and experimenting with a lot of fun stuff. Here is a fun activity you may want to try at home this week:

·       Put out different sized cooking pans and use spoons to tap on them to hear different sounds.