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Dalton Local Schools Vision -  To collectively strive for excellence by inspiring and challenging each student to be their best.

First Grade Newsletter-March 15, 2019

YET- is an incredible word.  I may not be able to do it yet, but I will.

SPRING CARNIVAL- March 22: A fun night for families and a great way to support school field trips, classroom Chromebooks and more through the PTO!  Volunteers are a MUST to make this happen and the added bonus is lots of smiles from the children. Please volunteer and also plan to spend some time with your family.

McKinley Field Trip is on March 22nd.  Please turn in your permission slips with the $2.00 fee and lunch form a.s.a.p.  or by March 18 at the latest. Lots of parents sent back permission slips, but missed the $2 student fee. :)

READING : Please check Week at a Glance 5.1 to review the High Frequency Words, spelling words, vocabulary, structural analysis, skills and stories for the week.

PLEASE have your child work with the WONDERS Reading Program.  This is the CONNECTED site and log in that your child may have received earlier this year.  RAZ Kids is great, but CONNECTED will give the children practice with the weekly phonics skills, sight words, decodable readers and stories read in class.  The web address is: https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/school/6u8x. (The children use this site in the classroom and are able to log in once the initial web address has been typed in.)


Words Per Minute Fluency:  Some parents have inquired about working on this at home.  Reading familiar text to practice phrasing of words and smoothness along with knowing sight words and quickly decoding words by phonics pattern or chunking is necessary.  Have the child read for one minute and then count the number of words correct. Practice the same passage multiple times to allow your child to see the progress as they are more familiar with text.  You may see some variance in the results depending on text difficulty.


Math: Reason with shapes and their attributes.

  • Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.

  • Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

  • Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.

  • Tell time to the hour and ½ hour using digital and analog clocks.

What’s Ahead?

Mar. 20-21: Kindergarten Registration by Appt.

March 22: McKinley Field Trip

 We hope to go bowling in the spring and will need lots of chaperones to make it possible.

Mar. 22: PTO Carnival - Please volunteer to help and bring your family for a fun family time while supporting our school.

Mar. 27:  1st Grade Bicycle Helmet/Safety



Mrs. Wenger's Book Order Link

Mrs. Williams' Book Order Link

Mrs. Wyckoff's Book Order Link



Tricky Word Tips

 Comprehension Questions

Whisper Read Fluency Help

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