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First Grade



It has been a wonderful start to the school year! Our students are adjusting to being at school and are becoming more comfortable with the rules and procedures of our classroom. With cooler weather approaching, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. All classes have recess in the morning and in the afternoon. It is also helpful if all of your student's belongings are labeled with their first and last name (coats, sweatshirts, backpacks, water bottles). This limits the number of items that end up at the lost and found school. Also, check your child's “take home folder” each day and pick up any paperwork completed at school. If you need to return something to school, please send those items to school in the “take home folder” for your child to give to their teacher.

—-This is what we are learning in first grade:

-Phonics: talk and think about letters and learn sight words/The mystery of silence e.

-Readers Workshop–Developing good reading habits/Becoming word detectives.

-Writers' workshop–Little moments–Personal narratives.

-Mathematics: counting, comparison and addition/addition and subtraction relationships.

—-Ways to help with academics at home:

-Practice identifying letters and sounds.

-Practice writing uppercase and lowercase letters.

-Read to your child and/or have them read to you for 20 minutes each night.

-Review math papers with your child.