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)
we 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
is 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.**
Book Fair October October 28th to November 8th
Parent Teacher Conferences November 7th Noon Dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences November 8th No School
Veteran’s Day November 11th No School
Thanksgiving Break November 27th to 29th