1st grade

First Grade Newsletter

Week of August 29, 2022

Our learning focus this week


This week we will be reading books about school, being a kind friend, and what it means to follow the rules. We will also be reading about the ocean and ocean creatures.  


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

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

Focus: f, b, g, short i

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,in, is, you, that, it

Focus: he, was, for on, are


We will continue with topic 1: addition word problems.  Our focus math fact this week is +1. 

Important Information

-Our school hours are 8:00-2:50 each day and 8:00-1:45 on Wednesday.

- Please send 2 snacks with your student each day. We will have a morning and afternoon snack opportunity.

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

-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.

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

our 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 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 Monday or the first day of school for the week if we are not here on 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.