First Grade Newsletter
Week of March 16, 2020
Students will share their knowledge of goods and services in writing. We had amazing conversations about the things we need and the things we want. Students have a better understanding of why money is useful and how different people earn money.
Please remember the reading homework is 15 minutes of reading five days a week. It is very important to remember to log your child’s reading minutes and turn in the monthly reading log at the end of each month.
This week our phonics sounds will be: e_e (for example in the word Pete) and ee (for example feet) We will review suffix -ed and -ing) We will review all of the mother/ magic e words (for example cape, ripe, cube), wh, ch, tch and ph. We will also continue with contraction words. (for example it’s for it is).
Phonics/ Grammar Words to Practice
Attached is a list of words for the week that apply to the skill we are working on. Keep this list at home in the same place and make a collection of these lists to continue practicing reading and spelling these words with your child to improve reading fluency.
Tricky Words of the Month
her, together, food, puts, work, working, under, are, our, now, old, once, want, wanted
(Please continue to practice all of the tricky words we have worked on this year.)
We will finish and test Topic 10: We will use models to add with tens and ones. This topic includes strategies for double digit addition. Thank you for remembering that math homework attached to the newsletter is due the Friday of that week. Please make sure your child’s name is on it when you turn it in. Please continue to practice basic math facts at home with your student. Math fact fluency helps students to be more confident as we progress in our skills.
3/19-Helmet day(all first grade students will bring home a safety helmet)
3/20- Beach day(more info to follow)
3/23-3/27 Spring break