Weekly Announcements for September 4-7

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This will be our 4th week of First grade! I can hardly believe it! We’ve been working so hard on following our 4 agreements and learning to be a cooperative group of students! I’ve loved getting to know each child and see their little personalities come out as we get to know each other better!


Monday (9/3): No School- Labor Day

Tuesday (9/4): School begins at 7:40 am! Tuesday folders will come home! Please unload and return on Wednesday.

Friday (9/7): Fall Picture Day! (Individual Student Pictures)

Sunday (9/9): Sunday Fun Day


This week in Reading Workshop…

We will continue to learn all about Partner Reading (Read to Someone)! We will practice the right way to partner read. We will talk about how partners plan when they read together. We will discuss how partners learn to talk to each other about the books they are reading. We will think about how partners have to cooperate and find ways to solve their problems when they read together. We learned this little chant last week- feel free to practice this at home with your child. “Elbow to Elbow, knee to knee! I read to you, you read to me! Elbow to Elbow, knee to knee, book in the middle so we can both see!”

We will integrate our social studies skills during our Language arts time.  This week we will focus on Citizens in our Community. We will read and learn about our leaders such as our Principal, Mayor, Governor, and President. We will discuss their jobs and how they are important to our community.

This week in Writing Workshop…

We are building our stamina as writers! This week we will focus on writing in complete sentences so our stories make sense. We will also discuss strategies to help us spell words we may not know how to spell. We will think about how writers stretch out sounds and do their best to spell words that are hard! We will even discuss what to do when writers have “hard to draw ideas”. Your writers have been working so hard the past few weeks.

This week in Science…

We will continue to look at objects like scientists do! We will observe objects and describe their properties with our 5 senses. We will discuss with our groups the properties that are the same and different.

This week in Math…

We’ve been building our number sense and exploring teen numbers. Now we are going to order numbers from greatest to least and least to greatest. We are also going to compare numbers using words like “less than” and “greater than”. We will add symbols in a later unit. We will learn how to solve problems like mathematicians in First grade!

The Life Skill of the week is…

Sense of Humor: To laugh and be playful without hurting others

Hope you are having a great week!!!

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