October 2018

We are finishing up the first nine weeks. We are getting into a good routine and learning a lot! We are growing in our reading and math skills.

Reading: In reading group, we are working to build decoding skills, vocabulary, and comprehension of stories we are reading. Keep reading the books sent home each night. This is great practice for fluency.
1.9 e,f,g: Ask and answer questions about fiction; Identify characters, setting, and important events; Retell story in order
1.10f: Answering Questions about non-fiction
1.10 a,b,c: Preview a selection; Use background knowledge; Set a Purpose for reading (Non-Fiction)
1.10 d: Text Features (pictures)

Writing: Please continue to practice writing sentences at home. We have discussed using capital letters, spaces, and punctuation. This is a skill that students understand but often forget when writing. Please practice!

Vocabulary Words:
Week of 10/1: jealous, reached, wrong, addition, explorer
Week of 10/8: miniature, rarely, frightened, subtraction, contribution
Week of 10/15: covered, tiny, collect, number sentence, deciduous
Week of 10/22: scatter, freeze, change, join, force
Week of 10/29: direction, gust, travel, separate, vibrate

Word Wall Words Remember the words with an asterisk* can be used to spell other words.
Week of 10/1: get*, is, said, my*, you
Week of 10/8: find, help, into, black*, then*
Week of 10/15: brown*, funny, yes, now*, so
Week of 10/22: thank, of, look*, see*, will*
Week of 10/29: eat*, why, she, all*, first


10/1 Part-Whole Relationships to 10 Composing 1.7
10/8 Part-Whole Relationships to 10 Decomposing 1.7
10/15 Addition and Subtraction Fluency to 10; Making 10 1.7
10/22 Story Problems to 10 1.6
10/29 Story Problems to 10 1.6

Science/Social Studies:
1.3 Christopher Newport, Pocahontas and Powhatan. The influential Virginian project is due October 10th.
1.7 Fall
1.2 Force and Motion

Homework: Please continue to do your tic tac toe math homework. Also, please mark the 3 word work activities you complete on the sheet glued at the bottom of math tic tac toe and sign. Homework is turned in each Friday.

Classroom Announcements:
*Conferences are Oct. 25th, 3:45-7:45 and Nov. 6th, 8:30-11:30. It is important that I meet or talk with each parent. If you haven’t scheduled a conference, please do so.
*At the end of the month, we will be doing an orange tasting. More information will be coming. Be thinking of some orange food your child can share with the class.
*If you’re able to help, here are some things needed for the classroom: black flair pens, page protectors, pipe cleaners

September 2018

We are off to a great start to the school year!!!

Here are our learning focuses for this month:



1.9 d, e
-Make and confirm predictions
-Answer Questions

1.9e, f, g
-Answer questions
-Identify characters, setting, important events
-Retell stories

Word Wall Words:
9/4: big*, it*, who, to, have
9/10: good, ran*, let*, fly*, if
9/17: in*, what, did, like*, red*
9/25: run*, but*, are, they, where

Vocabulary Words:
9/4: thought, normal, embarrassed, skip counting, light
9/10: afraid, stomped, tremble, vertices, rises and sets
9/17: never, finally, wonderful, sort, present
9/24: ease, swallow, mope, settlement

1.1d Skip Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s
1.11 Shapes
1.13 Sorting
1.3 Ordinal Numbers

1.6 Sun & Earth
1.1g Past and Present
1.2a Jamestown