Wednesday, October 24, 2018

October 3, 2019

First Grade News

Important Dates:
     October 22nd - School Picture Day
     October 26th - Trunk or Treat at CDS
     Book Fair - October 28- November 8th
     November 7th - early dismissal - 12:00 p.m.
     November 7th (12:00-8:00 p.m.) and 8th (8:00 a.m.-12:00  
              p.m.)  Parent Teacher conferences
     November 11th - Veteran's Day observance
     November 27th-29th- Thanksgiving break

In reading we will finish up week 2 of theme 1. We have been working on several new word wall words - we, not, too, and jump. We have also been working on the comprehension strategy of comparing and contrasting, deciding what is the same and what is different. 

In EnVision math we have been focusing on adding up to 10. We have worked on several different strategies, like using a number line, using 10 frames, using our doubles facts, and using near doubles facts. We will finish this topic next week and begin topic 3, which will focus on adding and subtracting to 20.

In writing workshop we have been working on writing small moments. Small moments are things that have happened to the children or things they have done. Right now we are focusing on bringing the characters in our small moments to life - making them move and talk, think and feel. 

In science we just got started on our communications unit. We have only done one lesson so far, but in the next couple of weeks we will be learning about how people can communicate with each other, whether they are close to another person or far away.

Please remind your child to dress appropriately when coming to school. They need to be wearing their warmer jackets now, as the weather has begun to turn very fallish, sometimes almost wintery. 
If they have hats and even mittens or gloves, they will probably come in very handy at recess time. Thank you!