Dear Families,

Happy Monday!  We hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!

Today your child will be bringing home information regarding TenMarks.  It is an online supplemental math program that will provide your child with additional math practice.  We are asking that your child logs on at least two times per week.  Your mathematician will have their own login and password.  

This week your child will be bringing home a permission slip for our first field trip to the farm in a few weeks.  Please return your child's signed slip and money if you have not prepaid.  If you would like to join us please indicate that on the bottom of your child's permission slip.
Oct. 15th- p.m- Boschert/Dlugoss
Oct. 16th-p.m.- Stocker/Herr

Wow!  We are so pleased to see so many of our readers enjoying Raz-Kids.  Please remember that we are asking your child to log on at least two times per week!  

On Raz-Kids your child has access to hundreds of eBooks.  They can read, listen to, and even self-record reading these books.  There are even reading comprehension quizzes along the way to show the progress of your child.  Your child's log-in information is taped to the inside cover of their BEE book.  Enjoy!  

Book orders came home last week.  You can easily shop online at and enter your teacher's one time class activation code.  All book orders will be shipped to our classrooms.  

Please remember to be reading your child's "just right" book with them at night.  They need to return their book the next day for another book!  Happy Reading!

Online Subscription: BrainPop Jr.- we use this website a lot in our classrooms.  
login: bloomfieldhills
password: bhsd

Vocabulary  This week we will be investigating the rimes; ack,and ap.  We will also begin the rimes; in and ill.  The children are doing a wonderful job of making connections to our weekly word family and their environment.  They are noticing these chunks in their daily reading and writing.  
Spelling City
Practice making blends

Reader's Workshop 

Please remember to read with your child daily for at least 15-20 minutes!   

This week your reader will will continue exploring how to partner read.  We have been working on using talking voices while we read.  Our readers have also been practicing how to talk about their books with their partners.  

We have worked hard on building a safe and enjoyable reading community in our classrooms!

Reading Apps for home:
Little Stars ~ Word Wizard
Hooked on Phonics
Word Bingo

This week during Writer's Workshop our writers will be working on planning and rehearsing their small moment stories.  They will be gathering their story ideas and learning how to think about what small moment they want to share.  

We will be reviewing the writing process steps to help get them started.   They will have the opportunity to use various writing plans to assist them in getting their ideas organized before they begin their masterpiece.  This week we will begin our small moment stories!

We are getting ready to finish up our September writing journal.  The children have been doing a wonderful job stretching out their writing and adding support to their thinking.  We have enjoyed reading about what they like, things they did over the weekend, and what mom and dad are doing! :)  We have some amazing writers already!

Various Writing Activities   


Understanding Goal: How does finding number patterns help with counting and computation?

   In math this week we will continue to focus on number stories.  Our mathematicians have their own Math Thinking Journals.   They have all been writing their own number model stories in their journals.  This week they will have the opportunity to share their thinking and see if their math partner can solve their story.  

Everyday Mathematics Link for Parents
Math Fact Practice
Everyday Math Games for 1st Grade


 Important Dates:

October 10th- Fun Run 10:00
October 15th- Farm Field Trip- Boschert/Dlugoss p.m. 12:50-3:10
October 16th- Farm Field Trip- Stocker/Herr p.m. 12:50-3:10
October 31st- Halloween- 1/2 Dismissal 12:20

Enjoy the nice weather,
First Grade Teachers