First Grade News - Ms. Costello
September 10th - 14th, 2018
Picture Day is Wednesday, September 12th.
We will start to assign spelling words this week. There will not be a spelling test this week; in October, we will start giving spelling tests every Friday.
We will start assigning homework this week. For math, there will be a worksheet that accompanies the math lesson taught that day in class (for two day lessons, there will not be homework the first day of that lesson). For reading, we expect you to have your child read to you for 20 minutes and color in the reading log. I also strongly encourage you to have your child practice the spelling pattern and spelling words each week.
Please sign up for ClassDojo if you have not already done so. Thank you!
We will start assigning sight words this week. Please practice these at home with your child if you notice they are in need of practice - the words will get progressively more difficult as the year goes on.
Please return school forms (emergency contact, media consent, etc.) Thanks!
We will be practicing Daily 5 - Read to Self and partner reading. We will also be reviewing how to select just-right books for read to self, as well as finding a good spot to read, how to discuss a book with a partner, and how to choose another book to keep independent reading going after finishing a book. This is to prepare students for literacy centers, which is small-group work time with peers.
Spelling/Phonics short /a/
Please practice the spelling words at home. They will also be copied into your child’s agenda.
Sight Words Words 1-10
*Please review sight words every night if your child needs a lot of practice to remember them. There will be a sight word test weekly or biweekly (depending on class needs).*
GO Math! Chapter 1: Addition Concepts
Lessons 1 - 3 (*we may move on to Lessons 4 and 5 if two days aren’t required for Lessons 2 and 3)
Monday - Lesson 1.1: Use Pictures to Add To
Tuesday - Lesson 1-2: Model Adding To
Wednesday - Lesson 1-2: Model Adding To (two-day lesson)
Thursday - Lesson 1-3: Model Putting Together
Friday - Lesson 1-3: Model Putting Together (two-day lesson)
Social Studies - We will be practicing and reviewing rules, routines, and procedures in school. We will do our second Second Step lesson, which teaches social-emotional learning.
Room 101 Specials Schedule This Week:
Monday - Gym (please send child to school in Dever P.E. shirt and gym shoes)
Tuesday - Literacy Lab (please send headphones if you have not done so already)
Wednesday - Art
Thursday - Music
Friday - Gym (please send child to school in Dever P.E. shirt and gym shoes)
If you would like some additional resources to reinforce some of the topics we are covering this week, check out some of the links below (100% optional) :)
Short /a/ Roll and Read Worksheets (printer required)
Various cut and paste short /a/ activities (printer required)
Short /a/ word practice - Starfall
Adding to 10 - ABCYa!
Add/Subtract within 10 - ABCYa!