Conferences: Thanks to all of you who already made the time to meet for your child’s conference! I look forward to meeting the rest of you this week.
Birthday Treat Update: Food birthday treats are now permitted as long as they come in individually wrapped packages. Please remember that we are a peanut free school and tree nut free classroom!
Our Learning this Week
Bible – We’ll continue reading about Moses and the Israelites as God leads them through the wilderness. 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. Over the next two weeks we will focus on telling the difference between addition and subtraction especially in word problems.
Phonics – As we’ve added blends into our work, the spelling of new words gets more challenging – especially words that begin with blends like spl, spr, squ, str, etc.. We continue practicing with partners to hear the blends in different words. Please continue working on the Most Common Words lists if your child has one at home. Word lists 1-3 are words your child was introduced to in kindergarten. In first grade we are working on lists 1-6.
Reading Workshop– This week we’ll begin working on the concepts of schema, prior knowledge and how to monitor your comprehension – ex. Stop when you read something that doesn’t make sense. We’re also going to be working in non-fiction books so we’ll look over some of the text features in those books.
Writing – We continue focusing on writing SMALL moments.This week our focus is on how to show when someone is talking, telling the story bit by bit and how to elaborate and give more details by telling what people were thinking and feeling.
Social Studies/Science – This week we continue in Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles. Our focus this week will be on shapes of the moon and it’s cycle around the earth.
Dates to Note
Tuesday, October 20: Kids Have Rights presentation
Tuesday, October 20: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, October 21-Friday, October 23: No School, teacher professional development
Monday, October 26: Picture Retakes