1st grade

First Grade Newsletter

Week of August 22, 2022

Our learning focus this week


This week we will be reading books about school, being kind, and following the rules. 


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

Review: m, s, t, and short a

Focus: c/k, p, n, short a

Tricky Words of the Week

Each quarter we will focus on 25 fry words. Students will practice reading and writing these words. Mastering these words helps students become more fluent in their reading. 

This week we will focus on: 

Review: the, of, and, a, to

Focus: in, is, you, that, it


We will finish our 1st  grade math readiness topic and begin topic 1 (addition and subtraction problems). Our focus math facts this week are + 0 and - 0 with numbers to 10.

Important Information

-Our school hours are 8:00-2:50 each day.

several mandatory mask breaks and hand washing opportunities throughout the day.

-Please send your child to school with a spill proof water bottle each day. Drinking

fountains will remain closed so it is important that your child bring his or her own water every day.

-A zip-up or light weight jacket is also a great thing to have your child keep in their

locker, this will help ensure your child is ready for the changing weather as we will utilize our outside space as much as possible.

-Please send two healthy snacks with your child each day. 

-We will use Google Classroom as a learning platform when needed and Seesaw as

our sole parent communication. Please continue to check Seesaw throughout the week for messages.

-If your child is sick or there is a change of transportation, you must call the office

to notify them. Please follow this important protocol.

-If you have not done so please return the orange information sheet that was included in your mailed

welcome letter. 

-Your student has homework attached to this  newsletter. This is their homework for the week and it is due by next Monday. This is so families can complete the work when it is convenient for their schedule. First grade homework is always practice of previously taught skills. We have found it is best for students to complete this over a series of days and not all at the same time.