We will have Early Dismissal on Monday, May 20 at 1:15.
Please note we have No School on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
I have started sending home 'Weekend Reader' forms. The children are really
enjoying this new reading initiative in our classroom. I look forward to
receiving your child's completed form every Monday! Impress upon your child
the importance of reading over the weekend. Keep reading at home!
Our Harcourt Reading series is underway and the children are working very
hard. Please check your child's folder for the Home-Connection letter I send
at the beginning of each new lesson. This week, we will be working on
In Math, we will begin our new chapter this week. This chapter is all about
2-digit addition and subtraction! Please continue to work on addition facts at
home with your child. Any additional reinforcement will only help your child's
We are using "Writer's Workshop" in the classroom. Children are
learning how to become more creative and independent writers with each new
writing piece we work on week to week. I encourage you to keep a 'writing
journal' at home so your child can show you what a wonderful writer he/she is
We are working in literacy centers every week. Our classroom centers include a
Math center, Word Work, Letters and Sounds, Writing, Art and independent
reading center at our classroom library. Students are learning how to complete
tasks in a fun and independent way! We will continue with center work this week!
It is very important to read with your child everyday. You should be reading
at least 15 minutes everyday. Please review the high frequency word cards
that are sent home with your child every week. Any extra exposure to these
words at home will only help to improve your child's reading ability.
Please make sure to read the decodable readers I send home every week with
your child. Encourage your child to read the short stories to you. These
decodable readers are filled with high frequency words and spelling words we
learn in class. This extra reinforcement will only help to improve your
child's reading ability and help to make your child a more confident reader!
Thank you for all your help at home.
We read new poems and stories in Reading everyday. Ask your child to
recall the titles of the stories and what the story was about. Ask
questions about the story. Who were the characters? What was the story
about? What are your feelings about the story? This will aid in your child's
comprehension of the reading material.
*The single most important thing you can do as the parent of a first grader is
to read with your child for at least 15 minutes everyday. Impress upon your
child how enjoyable and important the reading process is.*