Happy Halloween Everyone! We have a fun week ahead!
Monday – Day D- Art
Tuesday – Day A Music On Tuesday we will have a special presentation on bats. Let’s wear black today while we learn about this nocturnal creature! We will be taking a Math Test on Subtraction using numbers 1-10.
Wednesday Day B- Library ( no book exchange)
Thursday Day C- Phys Ed, wear sneakers
Friday- No school, teacher in-service
Important Concepts in Reading and Writing for the week: This week we will practice the sound of “th”, we are also learning simple contractions such as : don’t, didn’t, aren’t, and weren’t . Another new concept we are starting to work with are blends using l such as: clam, slide, plug, flag, blanket.
Below is a list of our high frequency words, spelling words and vocabulary words. We will have our spelling test on Thursday, November 9 due to the short week, Halloween, and the half day schedules of next week.
It’s hard to believe that the end of October is upon us! We have had so much fun in first grade! Below is our list of spelling, sight, and vocab words for the week. We have a few special events this week at Central Manor…
Tuesday 10/24 Day D ( art) – Special Event! We will have a guest speaker come to CM to add to our science unit of rocks and soil. The presenter will be doing a hands-on lesson for first grade. It is orange day as well for Our Stand Up Against Drugs week. We will be working in soil, so you may want to send in an extra tee shirt if your child is wearing clothing that cannot get dirt on it.
Wednesday 10/25 Day A ( music) Wear Red!
Thursday 10/26 Day B ( library- book exchange) crazy sock day!
Friday 10/27 Day C- ( Phys. Ed) Wear sneakers! Spelling Test, Central Manor Miles! We will be running/walking for CM miles from 9:15-10:15.
Please remember library books tomorrow!
Tonight your child will be bringing home a book on fire safety. We read and discussed this book in class. Please do so at home also. On the last page we drew our family’s safe meeting place in case of an emergency, such as a fire in our homes. If your child did not know his or hers, take a minute to see and hear about what they drew, and their ideas for a meeting spot. They are anxious to share with you, and asked me to write about it in the blog.
Also, tonight’s homework consists of problem solving questions. Your child is to underline the facts needed to solve the problem, and circle the question in the problem before solving it. He or she may need help with the reading portion of the math homework tonight.
The week is off to a great start!
I hope everyone had a great 3 day weekend! This week in first grade we will be having a lot of fun reading and writing about scarecrows! We also will continue to subtract using numbers 10 and under. At home, practicing basic addition and subtraction with flashcards would be great practice. If you are in need of flashcards, please let me know. I also am impressed with the great reading at home students have been doing. As we continue to read new books, books will be sent home 2 days a week with the expectation they will be read 3 times and returned the following day. The other days of the week, it is up to you and your child to decide what to read. Thanks for your cooperation!
Below is a list of Specials for this week
Tuesday- Phys. Ed- wear your sneakers!
Friday- Library ( book exchange)
Because of the upcoming weeks being 4 days each, our spelling test will be on Wednesday Oct. 18th.
Karate belt lists for all colors can be found on our karate belt page. The kiddos wanted all to be listed to practice at home. Our first graders are at a variety of belt levels, so be sure to ask them where they are on their belt journey!!
We had a great apple week in first grade! Thanks to all those who could bring in a donation to our feast. It was delicious! Below are some important points for the week, and the upcoming month.
- We will have book exchange on Monday.
- Your child will be bringing home a reading calendar for October. Reading for 10 minutes will be part of your child’s nightly homework in addition to math homework which will be up to 3 x per week. Remember if math homework is taking more than 10-15 minutes, please let me know. Homework is intended to give our kiddos some extra practice and allow you to see what they are working on in class. It is not intended to be a major source of stress.
- If you did not turn in your Central Manor Miles paperwork, please do so asap!
- Here are our specials for the week:
- Monday- Library, book exchange
- Tuesday- Phys. Ed- wear sneakers!
- Wednesday- Art
- Thursday- Music
- Friday – Library-no book exchange
Here is our Reading info for the week… Spelling Test on Friday!