Hello First Grade Parents,
We are off and rolling. I have made some big changes to our classroom in the past week. We have new seats during carpet time. We also have new spots to sit in at our desks. I have moved our desks into a row pattern in order to cut down on the chit chat. Students are to be sitting in their seats on their bottom and facing forward. We are a very talkative group and I am hoping that this will help take away the temptation of talking to a friend. I have also given the students a permanent spot in line. We are in this line when we line-up for prayer, after both recesses and any other time we walk somewhere unless we are going to lunch. For lunch I have to have the students line-up in cold and hot lunch lines. I am hoping that by putting these procedures in place all of the students will be successful in class and that we learn how to act when we are walking in line around school. If students still cannot handle following directions/rules expect a note from me in the planner or a call home. I appreciate all of your help in this matter.
Reading- This week we are starting Unit 2 of the Adventures of the Superkids. New stories and books are available on the website. This week we will begin the story, "What Can You Get with a Nickel?". The phonics sound that will be introduced is the "th" sound. We will also be working on the endings, "ip" and "ink". Please practice reading over your phonics words in your homework folder and read the fluency page, "Ben's Shop".
Spelling Words- bath, path, math, cloth, moth, trip, flip, whip, sink, think....all of these words this week are working on phonics.
Math- Adding to ten....we are using our blocks and our number line to add numbers up to ten.
Science-Finishing up parts of a plant-We are finishing worksheets to review for our test.
P.E.-Balance-Relays incorporating our beanbags for balance....Beanbags on our head, our elbow, shoulder
Art-Fall Watercolor painting
Upcoming Events-Octoberfest-October 1st at Hunter Farms
Field Trip-Hunter Farms Pumpkin Patch--Permission Slip will go home on Friday...There are two permission slips.
Cross Country---We will change at about 2:20 on practice days and on days of meets. Please make sure your child has their clothes and shoes with them. Also a water bottle would be great!!!
Please see me, call or write a note in the planner if you have any questions.
Have a great week,