Friday, October 26, 2018

November Newsletter
It is very hard to believe that we are entering the month
of November already.  Our first grade friends have been
super busy learning.

Just a reminder (if you have not signed up already)
have parent teacher conferences coming up.  
The link to sign up is

As we enter the new month we will also be starting
our theme 3 reading unit.  In this unit our reading
strategies are phonics and decoding words, evaluating
as we read, predicting/inferring, and questioning.
 For comprehension we focus on main idea and details.
This leads into summarizing what we have read.
We work on reading fluency daily, and have seen
much improvement. For grammar we are focusing
on what is a sentence, and the naming part of the
sentence or the who, and the action part of the sentence.  
We begin Spelling words and tests in this unit.
Be on the lookout for a spelling list to come home.
The first graders will also bring home a Spelling
Contract each week. They will be responsible for
choosing 5 different activities to help them practice
the words on their spelling list. The children are very
excited to start having spelling tests…….just like the big kids!

We are beginning Topic 4 in Math…..Subtraction facts to 20.
 In this topic the students are introduced to several key
strategies for solving subtraction facts.  These strategies
include counting to subtract, making 10 to subtract, and
using addition to subtract. Please continue to practice
those basic addition and subtraction facts:)
 
Ask your child what a small moment story means to them.
The finishing touches (editing and revisions) are being made
to their favorite small moment story as these blossoming writers
are becoming published authors.  Information writing is coming
up next. The students will be writing to teach about topics
that they are “experts” about.

In Science we will explore sound.  The key learning
that sound is caused by vibrations.   For Social Studies
we will discuss and read about the pilgrims and how life was then.  We will also compare it to life now.

**As the weather begins to cool down please dress
appropriately for recess.**

IMPORTANT DATES

Book Fair October 29th - November 9th
Parent Teacher Conferences  November 8th Noon Dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences November 9th  No School
Veteran’s Day November 12th No School

Thanksgiving Break November 21st to 23rd

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