In support of our district wide "Make A Difference Day" on October 25th, Way is going to participate in "Wear a hat day" on Wednesday, October 22nd. All students are allowed to wear a hat on that day after paying $1. Please have your child bring in a $1 and they will be allowed to wear a hat to school. All proceeds will benefit the Make A Difference Day "Greening of Detroit." To learn more about this district wide initiative please check out our Way PTO website. There is information about the "Greening of Detroit" and spots are still available to help volunteer on 10/25! Thanks for all your support!The weather is changing! Please be sure to send your child to school with appropriate recess attire; jackets, hats, mittens, boots (when applicable). All items of clothing must be labeled with your child's name!Home Learning We have noticed that not all students are completing their home learning assignments! We are continuing to assign TenMarks math practice at home. This week's assignment is due next Monday, October 27, 2014. Please have your child sign in two times per week. This way, the assignment will not be overwhelming and can be finished even though your families are so busy! Also, if your child finishes all of the assignments and is looking for additional practice, the Jam Sessions on TenMarks are engaging and beneficial. Some students have not been using RazKids at home! Others are using it too frequently! We still want the children to be reading the book that comes home in his/her BEE Book. Please remember that students should log on to RazKids only two times per week. Your child's log-in information is taped to the inside cover of their BEE book. This is excellent practice that will enhance your child's reading experiences. Enjoy!
WritingWe will begin writing our own Halloween stories this week. We are exploring the use of adjectives and details to engage our readers by making our stories more interesting. We are reviewing the writing process and making sure that capital letters are used only for the first word of a sentence and for proper nouns. Upper case letters should not be used within a sentence unless a proper noun is used. We are also working on punctuation at the end of our sentences. Students continue to write in their daily journals to practice these writing conventions.Websites:Various Writing Activities
MathUnderstanding Goal: What do we know about numbers and number sentences that can help us solve problems? In math this week we will explore the similarities and differences of number lines and number grids, find patterns of numbers on these devices, explore even and odd number patterns, and provide practice making up and solving equations. We will also explore dot patterns on dominoes and dice, and find values of groups of coins. Please remember to complete the Home Learning on TenMarks.Everyday Mathematics Link for ParentsMath Fact PracticeEveryday Math Games for 1st Grade
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Wear a Hat Day at Way! Students bring in $1 to wear a hat to benefit the greening of Detroit for Make a Difference Day.Friday, October 24, 2014 is Apple Crunch Day to celebrate Michigan apples and educate students about the benefits of eating fresh,whole and local foods. Michigan farms will be providing apples to all students.October 31st- Halloween- 1/2 Day Dismissal 12:20 Parade begins at 10:45 AM; class parties will follow.Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Election Day. NO SCHOOLEnjoy the fall weather!First Grade Teachers