Welcome to the 2nd week of first grade!!
Today our homework folders went home!! Woohoo! Homework will always be given on Monday and due on Friday. I hope that this works well for all of you. I want students to get into the habit of having homework and some sort of routine, but I think it is beneficial to the student and the parents to have a little bit of wiggle room as far as when the assignments are completed.
This week in first grade:
Reading: We are reviewing many letter sounds that the students learned in Kindergarten. Specifically: l, s, f, t, i, e, h, u, b, r, x, k, q, j, y and z. We are also reviewing words with the endings: -an, -ot, -et, -ug, -at and -it. If time permits and the students are doing well we will add on words with the -ed and -est endings. As we are reviewing our letters and CVC words we will be refreshing our memories of the Superkids and what activities they enjoy. We will also be reading the story: "The Flat Cat".
Math: We are still counting to ten and practicing how to spell and read the numbers to ten. This week we are matching numbers and starting to work on adding numbers with a zero...for example, 3+0.
Religion-Parts of the Mass, items inside the a church
Social Studies- Rules, laws, responsibilities and the Golden Rule
Science-Rock, soil, air and water...review living and non-living things
Art-Finishing our rainbow fish
P.E.-Spatial Relationships-this is your spot, this is my spot....being able to leave your "home" and come back after different activities without running into another person.
This week I am entering all of your emails or phone numbers into the Remind101 system. As soon as I have everyone entered I will send out a reminder. I'm hoping the reminder is going to go out on Thursday reminding you that the homework packet is due on Friday.
Please look over your child's homework before they turn it in. Help your child correct any errors and encourage him/her to work neatly. This first packet is a great time to establish good habits.
Have a great week!!!
P.S. I am helping coach volleyball...I will be in the gym if you need to talk to me between 2:45 and 4:00.