First Grade News - Ms. Costello
September 11th - 15th, 2017
There are a lot of announcements at the beginning of the school year, next week’s newsletter will not be this long :)
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.
We will practice handwriting capital letters, numerals, and lowercase letters.
Spelling/Phonics short /a/
Please practice the spelling words all week at home.
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 how many words are assigned).*
enVision Topic 1: Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems to 10
Lessons 1-1 to 1-5
Monday - Lesson 1-1: Solve Problems: Add To
Tuesday - Lesson 1-2: Solve Problems: Put Together
Wednesday - Lesson 1-3: Solve Problems: Both Addends Unknown
Thursday - Lesson 1-4: Solve Problems: Take From
Friday - Lesson 1-5: Solve Problems: Compare Situations
Science - What is a scientist? Who is a scientist? What do scientists do?
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 - Art
Tuesday - Literacy Lab (please send headphones if you have not done so already)
Wednesday - Gym
Thursday - Gym
Friday - Dance
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!