Welcome to 1st Grade
Teacher: Mrs. Karen Carrigan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Week of March 19-23, 2018
Spring pictures are Wednesday, March 21st. Children may dress up for their spring pictures. No money is needed on this day. You will get the pictures first then decide if you would like all or any part of the selection. Payment will be due upon receipt of pictures or pictures may be returned.
We are still collecting box tops for our boxtop competition They are on many cereals, bars and vegetable products. I bet you have some in your cabinet.
The penny war is on! Please be sure no other kinds of coins are mixed in with the pennies on Monday through Thursday. Friday is sabotage day to other classes. Send in those other coins on Friday. No Canadian coins or foreign coin, please.
This week we are spelling words with the long o sound oa and ow.
High Frequency Words
Reading: We are reading the story "Mister Bones: Dinosaur Hunter." The vocabulary words are : once, wild, found, took, mouth, gigantic, Montana, bandannas, cowboy, lizard, tyrant, museum, nothing, nickname, imagine,.
The skills are long o spelled oa and ow, three letter blends and aurhor's purpose.
Math: We are continuing the math facts with sums through 14 and differences from 14. Please practice math facts.
HOMEWORK: Subject to change due to inclement weather
During this week, please do two sessions of Lexia.
Monday: Read decodable book #41 "Joan's Boat." Write spelling words three times each.
Tuesday: Read decodable book # 42 "Brave Nell."
Wednesday: Math Fact worksheet
Thursday: Study for spelling test
Week of March 12-16, 2018
Wednesday, March 14th is a free dress down for the kick off of our penny war fundraiser. Pennies can be brought in Monday-Thursday and other coins and bills on Friday to sabotage other classes.
Friday is the first of three dress down days with a container for the Pick-A-Pop booth at the carnival. Please support the carnival.
We are still running the box top collection. The top class that collects each collection period wins a prize. Please look for those box tops. They help our class and our school.
As I write tonight (Monday), another storm is being predicted. Homework and plans may change this week.
This week we are spelling words with the long e sound spelled ea.
Reading; This week we are reading the story "The Dot." The vocabulary words are draw, colors, over, drew, great, sign, show, artist, experimenting, splashed, straight, squiggle, stare, gold, quite, Vashti. The skills are long e spelled ea, theme, and inflected endings.
Math: We are reviewing math facts with sums through 12 and differences from 12, as well as working with 13 and 14. Math facts should be memorized to make math easier for your child.
Please do Lexia for two 25 minute sessions as part of the homework for this week.
Monday: Write spelling words three times each. Read decodable book #39 "Home by the Sea."
Tuesday: If we have school, write sentences for selected spelling words and draw a picture. Each sentence should have at least six words. Read decodable book # 40 "Bill's Yard Sale."
Wednesday: Math worksheet
Thursday: Study for spelling test on Friday
Week of March5-9, 2018
Monday: I hope to see all my new "First Readers" at the ceremony tonight at Enfield High School. The ceremony begins at 6:00pm but check in starts at 5:15. Please be sure to complete the required photo release form prior to arrival. The form can be found at www.firstreaders.org. There is no homework this evening as we celebrate our "First Readers."
Book Fair is on Tuesday, March 6th and Wednesday March 7th. Flyers were sent home on Monday.
There is a dress down day on Wednesday to begin our penny wars. Contest begins on Thursday. Notice was sent home on Monday, March 5th .
This week we are spelling words with long a spelled with ai and ay.
Reading: We are reading the story "Mama's Birthday Present." The vocabulary words are give, surprise, would, enjoy, worry, about, present, bunuelos, tortillas, guitar, pinata,confetti, today, days, birthday, always, wondered.The skills are draw conclusions, long a words spelled with ai and ay, and possessives.
Math; We are reviewing sums and differences to/from 12 as well as starting sums to 14 and differences from 14. Please practice math facts. We are currently doing Moby Max in our media center to provide differentiated instruction in math. Sign in instructions and passwords will be sent home once students have received enough practice to do this on their own.
Please do Lexia for two 25 minute sessions to build reading skills.
Monday: No homework so our First Readers can attend the ceremony.
Tuesday: Read decodable book #38 "Funny Pets." Write sentences for selected spelling words as well as draw a picture. Each sentence should have at least 6 words.
Wednesday: Math fact worksheet
Thursday: Study for spelling test.