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1st Grade Newsletter - Week of 3/29/21
1st Grade Newsletter - Week of 3/29/21
Stefanie Hill
Monday, March 29, 2021

First Grade Newsletter

Week of March 29, 2021

 Literacy

Please make sure your student is enjoying books at home. This could mean they are listening to someone read or they are the one reading. Reading books and practicing reading skills will help students to be a more fluent and confident reader.  

Phonics

This week is a review week we will practice reading and spelling with these sounds:

Long a spelled -ai, ay

pail, sail, snail

hay, stay, today

Tricky Words of the Week

Please practice the top 100 fry words list. When your student feels confident in knowing these words automatically move on to the second list of 100 words. This will help your student to be a more confident and fluent reader. 

Math

This week we will finish topic 8 ( place value) and start topic 9 (comparing numbers).  Please continue to practice math addition and subtraction facts at home. Math fact fluency is an important skill for confidence in math. Fluency means the student knows their math facts quickly and automatically. This takes practice.  

Important Information

  • Students are given homework on the first day we attend school each week they are expected to turn in homework by the first day of class the following week.

  •  We do not have school Friday April 2nd or Monday April 5th.

  • We will be sending your student’s chromebook home each day so please make sure your child has their chromebook charged and ready for school each day.

  • If your student is getting breakfast they must pick it up on the way to class from the cafeteria. If they are getting lunch they should let their teacher know during morning lunch count. 

  • Please make sure your student has clothing appropriate for outdoor play on the days they are attending school in person. Sometimes it helps to have your student dress in layers because we can have temperature changes throughout the day.

  • Remember we are here to help with your student’s progress. You can contact your student’s teacher at any time using See Saw, email, or phone call. In addition your student’s teacher is available to students and parents using a scheduled google meet from 2-2:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Parents may ask to have their student meet with their teacher at this time or the teacher may request to meet with a student at this time if the student is available. An example for the use of this time might be a scheduled meet to connect with a quarantined student.  

  • Continue to check SeeSaw for  teacher updates.