A Peek at Week 8

I’m grateful for 8 weeks of school with your dear children! So thankful for health and the gift of being TOGETHER in person! God is good! 

This week you will see many continuations from things I mentioned last week!

Homework notes – Your child will be working on reading for homework this year. You should have received a letter last week attached to your child’s book-in-a-bag explaining the work. If your child returned his/her bag of books last week, they will get a new set of books home this week. We strongly encourage you to complete this with your child each week and return by Friday. Because reading is so important, this is the only homework your child will receive in first grade. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Bible, Devotions, Prayer – We will begin a new verse for the month of October.  Watch for a new paper coming home this week with the new verse. In Bible this week we’ll continue reading about Moses.  Highlights from this unit include: God preserved the Israelites, delivered them from Egypt, taught them how to worship him, and brought them to the Promised Land. God took loving care of the Israelites. God had a plan to use Moses to deliver the people from slavery. God gave the Ten Commandments to direct people in their relationship with him and others.

Math – We continue working on addition and subtraction facts to solve story problems. This week we continue focus on some new adding strategies – like counting on. Fun fact: math experts tell us that it’s OK for kids to use their fingers to solve equations. At the same time, we will continue learning new strategies to make us more efficient.

Phonics – This week we continue working on practice with Most Common Words. We’ll also begin working on blends – consonants that work in partnership with L and R.

Reading Workshop– This week our focus during reading workshop is on our inner reading voice. This is the voice that stops us when something doesn’t make sense, that asks questions and that makes connections between what we are reading and our real lives. 

Writing Workshop– We continue focusing on writing SMALL moments.This week our focus is on how to bring our stories to life – to make them more interesting to read.

Social Studies/Science – This week we continue in Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles. We be looking at the cycle of the sun this week and how it seems to move through the sky. 

DATES

October 21-23 – No school, Teacher professional development and planning days

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