August 25 - 29

Dear Parents,

     This week our theme is “We Are Special”. We will continue to discuss how wonderful it is that we are each good at different things, and unique in our own ways.

     We will begin our new reading series this week. The students are so excited to get their textbooks! We will also begin having spelling words, but they will not be counted as a grade until next 9 weeks. Spelling tests will be on Fridays, along with our Vocabulary test.

     My regular homework will begin this week. Each night (Mon-Thurs) your child will have one sheet to complete which consists of spelling, math and writing. This sheet is due the next day. In addition to that, your child will be given a reading story on Monday to read throughout the week. This is the main story we read throughout the week in our reading textbooks in class, and is great practice for those vocabulary words. In a few weeks, this story will have questions to answer, and it will be due on Thursday (giving him/her 3 nights to complete).

     Please assist your child with his/her homework, and read together for at least 10 minutes each night. Thanks!

Target Skills:

Reading: “Pam and Sam”; Character & Setting
Phonics: Short A; Phonograms: -at, -an, -am; Plural words ending with -s
Language: Writing complete sentences: Starting with capital letter, space between  words, ending mark.
Math: Identifying, understanding, and representing tens and ones; Problem solving.

Upcoming Events

August 26th: Open House (6:00-6:30 for 1st grade)
September 1st: No School- Labor Day
September 9th: PTA Meeting 6:30 in Cafeteria  

 Mrs. Savarese’s Wish List
Expo Markers
Pencil Top Erasers
Cleaning Wipes
Any Size Ziplock Bags
Band Aides

Vocabulary Words
jump  not  up  down  play
ran  Pam  with  fly  and
Spelling Words
cat  mat  hat  up
man  can  ran  down