This week has been awesome! As you know, we started "Walk to Read" on Monday. The whole first grade team has been SO impressed by how quickly the students adapted to this change. I truly believe that "Walk to Read" is going to be the most beneficial way to teach first grade reading. These kids have a wide range of skills, and with this approach we will be able to give each student exactly what they need in order for them to be successful.
This weekend is a three day weekend in celebration of Labor Day. Thanks to all you hard working parents out there, you deserve a day of rest! With hard work in mind, today was college day. The students were asked to wear a shirt representing the college they wanted to attend. It is never to early to start this conversation with your children. Get them pumped up and motivated about their education and future. I have to give a shout out to Davis Semple for being my only student to rock ASU gear! Here is a picture of us in our maroon and gold showing our SunDevil support with a "pitchfork" hand signal!
Reading: Even though we are doing "Walk to Read" our phonics sound and focus skill will be the same. This week our phonics sound is short vowel u. Our focus skill is questioning. **Remember the reading teacher will be handing out and collecting homework packets from now on!
Writing: This week we will be writing Personal Narratives about the community we live in. The students may write about their family, school, neighborhood or whatever feels like a community to them. We will be using thinking maps to brainstorm and plan our writing.
Math: We will continue to focus on addition strategies next week. The strategies we practice include:
-Using doubles to add
We will also be using a number line to practice counting forward and backward.
Grammar: Next week we will learn all about adjectives! I love teaching about adjectives because they make the student's writing assignments so much fun to read! We will be doing various activities to brainstorm descriptive words, and practice using them in a sentence.
*Progress Reports will be handed out on WEDNESDAY. Please sign and return them by the following day.
*There is no school on Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and have a great three day weekend!
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