I can't believe we just finished our first week of SEPTEMBER! Fall is my favorite time of year, now if the weather would just cool off a bit I would be one happy camper. This week I handed out progress reports. Thank you to the parents who signed and returned them promptly. Your children are already making great progress this year, I can't wait to see all that they accomplish.
It was so nice to have a three day weekend, but this week we had a lot of work to do! We had a class discussion and talked about how important it is to have good behavior when our days are so busy! Some things we are working on are: respecting whoever is sharing or speaking, respecting each other, and not making strange noises during work time. Please reinforce the importance of having good behavior at home! I like to consider our first grade class a family, we all have to work together and help each other out to be successful!
Reading: "Walk to Read:" The phonics sound this week is short vowel u and our focus skill is story elements such as, characters, setting, and plot.
Math: We are starting a unit on graphing. We will start with collecting data using tally marks. We will be creating picture graphs or "pictographs" in class. We will also interpret data using graphs that are already created.
Writing: We will be writing a personal narrative describing our favorite activity we have done this year so far. We will sequence our narrative using the transitional words: first, next, and last.
Science: We will be reviewing the four seasons. This time we will be focusing more on the weather that comes with each season.
Grammar: We will continue our wonderful work on adjectives this week!
*PTA fundraiser orders are due by Monday.
*There is no school next Friday, September 12th, it is a professional development day for teachers.
Have a great weekend!
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