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First Grade Newsletter-January 4, 2018

READING : Please see the Week at a Glance page for Unit 3.3 for the skills, high frequency words  and spelling words 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.)


MATH:  We began  Module 4 on place value.  The following will be our objectives:

·         Extend the Counting Sequence:  Read, write, represent and count to 120 , starting at any number.

·         Understand Place Value:

o   Understand the 2 digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of 10’s and 1’s.

o   Understand the following: 10 can be thought of as a bundle of 10 ones called a “ten”; the numbers from 11-19 are composed of a 10 and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,  or nine ones; 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens and 0 ones.

o   Compare 2 two digit numbers based on the meanings of the tens and ones digits, and using the <,>,= signs appropriately.

·         Use Place Value Understanding and Properties of Operations to Add and Subtract

o   Add numbers within 100  (We will expand on this later.)

o   Given a 2 digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than a number, without counting and explain the process used.

o   Subtract Multiples of 10 (Will expand on this later.)


MATH Review:  Continue to work on those addition and subtraction facts! Quick  recognition of the facts is very important. Some children still struggle finding the missing number in any position.

___- I = 7,           ___+5 =9, 3+ ___ =7            2+3= ___ 6= 8 - ___

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BAD WEATHER 1 or 2 HOUR DELAYED STARTS: Just in case we would get more winter weather that would require a delay, we encourage you to send a small snack with your child.  Please keep it small and only send water if you send drink. We do have a drinking fountain in the room.  We have a later lunch than usual on those days, so it is helpful to tide over the growling tummies!  Please do not send peanut butter, peanut products or snacks with tree nuts due to allergies in the classrooms.  BE SURE TO LISTEN to WQKT or check the T.V. for delays or cancellations. If there is a delay, send a snack. ☺

What’s Ahead

Jan. 10: Progress Reports

Jan. 15:  1st/2nd Grade Music Program-  10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the DHS Auditorium-  Seating is limited and the evening performance can be quite crowded.  The a.m. performance is a great alternative.

Jan. 18: No School- Professional Development Day

Jan. 21: No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed

Jan. 30:  Tentative 101 Day of School

Feb. 6 and 11: Parent/ Teacher Conferences

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Parties/Activities

Feb. 15: No School- Compensation Day

Feb. 18: No School- Presidents’ Day

March 22: Tentative McKinley Field Trip: Limited chaperones will be needed


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

Spelling Practice Ideas









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