First Grade Room 348 Newsletter Reading: This month we will be working on reaching our monthly reading goals. Please make sure your child reads each night. The only way to become a better reader is to read! Our phonics focus for the month will be short o, e, and u. The comprehension skills we will work on are sequencing, questioning, and story structure. We will continue to work on learning the parts of a sentence (subject and predicate or naming and telling part) as well as introduce plural nouns, synonyms, and antonyms. We are beginning to learn to write topic sentences and supporting detail sentences. Make sure to check out our fall writing in the hall at conference time. Math: We have just begun unit 3 in math. In this unit we will learn time to the half hour, odd/even number, and patterns. In addition, we will work hard on counting combinations of pennies, nickels, and dimes. Please practice counting coins whenever you can with your child. It is good practice and a life skill we all need. I will send home a new counting homework sheet when 2nd quarter begins (Nov. 12). Needed *I am in need of a volunteer to come in and help with small group work on every Tuesday. The time would be from 11:55-12:55. If you could do every Tuesday or maybe just one a month please let me know. *I could also use someone to help make copies and possibly do some small group help on Thursdays from 10-11. *I also have a bit of laminated activites that require cutting out- If you are interested in helping me cut things out, I could send them home for you to do. Thank you for all your help and time!! Important Dates Week of Nov. 5: reading theme 2, week 8 Week of Nov. 12: reading theme 2, week 9 Week of Nov. 19: Thanksgiving theme activities-no new words this week Week of Nov. 26: reading theme 2, week 10 Nov. 19-21: Conferences-Please return conference confirmation slips ASAP. Wednesdays: Library Day I will post this newsletter and our spelling/HFW words for the month on our classroom website…the Schoolnotes page I have used in the past is still have issues so I can’t use that. Happy Thanksgiving!! Please have your child count daily. Our 2nd quarter goal increases to counting up to 300+ for 1s, 5s, 10s and to 100 by 2s.
Words for November: Week of Nov. 5 Spelling Words: on, got, fox, hop, pop, not, block, clock HFW: her, now, our, she, today would Week of Nov. 12 Spelling Words: yes, let, red, ten, bed, get, sled, step HFW: after, draw, pictures, read, was, write Week of Nov. 19 No words…Happy Thanksgiving!! Week of Nov. 26 Spelling Words: us, sun, but, fun, bus, run, jump, must HFW: eat, give, one, put, small, take