Weekly Announcements for September 10-14

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Monday (9/10):  Life skills Award Ceremony (Two students will be honored in the Cafeteria at 7:35 a.m.  Notices were sent out last week. Don’t worry if your child was not chosen this week. This will be a weekly ceremony.)

Tuesday (9/11): Tuesday folders will come home. Guidance lesson with our Counselor, Mrs. Amiri.

Wednesday (9/12):

Thursday (9/13):

Friday (9/14):  Evacuation Drill at 8:00 a.m.  Please make sure you are at school on time.


This week in Writing Workshop…

We will write personal narrative stories by telling our stories across our hand.  This strategy will help us organize our stories so that they make sense to the reader by using a beginning, middle, and end.  Students will begin using capitalization at the beginning of a sentence and when using the pronoun ‘I’. Students will also begin to recognize when they should use end punctuation.


This week in Math…

We will begin learning how to solve addition problems using the count-on strategy.  The count-on strategy involves counting on 1, 2, or 3 from a given number. We will use different tools to help us count-on, such as number tracks and various counters.  We will apply the count-on strategy in problem-solving situations. In this unit, we will also use the commutative property. For example, if 3+4=7, then 4+3=7 as well.

You can help your child at home by having them practice counting on and counting backward from a given number.  Practice skip counting by 2’s. Let your child use household objects to build numbers up to 20. A very important part of math in 1st Grade is learning to justify how a problem is solved.  Ask them to explain how they got to their answer and how they know it is correct.

Our school at home math program, IXL, also has some great practice lesson for this skill under section A.10 Counting by twos, fives, and tens.  Section B “Understanding Adding” is another excellent resource to review addition skills. (B.1, B.2, B.3, and B.4)


This week in Reading Workshop…

We will continue to learn and practice our 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.


This week in Social Studies…

We will be learning about our countries leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and George Washington.  We will discuss the positive impact these leaders had on our communities.


This week in Science…

We will continue to look at objects like scientists! We will observe objects, describe and compare their properties, including size, shape, texture, mass, color, hardness and buoyancy.


The Life Skill of the Week is…

Effort – to do your best!


Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Sept 17th – Lifeskills Recognition Ceremony (Integrity)

Sept 19th – Library Checkout.  Try to have all library books turned in by Sept. 18th

Sept 21st – Academies Launch

Sept 29th – Caraway 40th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 8th -No school for students

Oct 9th – No school for students

Oct 11th – International Walk and Bike to School Day


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