October 29-November 2, 2018

It was a busy and exciting week in first grade! We had a Young Scientist lesson about Animal Needs, a PTA sponsored Robotics assembly, field trip to Meadow Farm museum, and our PTA Fall movie night! Whew!

A HUGE thank you to Lyric’s Mom, Divyataa’s Mom, and Advaith’s Mom for volunteering as chaperones to Meadow Farm. The weather held off just enough for us to see the large animals, sit by a fire, and walk through the main house. The picnic lunch was moved indoors to our classroom:)

What we will be learning this week:

Language Arts- consonant blends, instructional reading groups

Math- Numbers to 110 and counting backwards from 30.

Social Studies- Traditions (a custom or a belief that happens over a period of time.) On Monday, your child will bring home a Homework sheet to be completed and turned in by Friday regarding a Tradition in your family. We will be sharing these in class.

Science- Animal unit (body coverings, appendages, wild, tame) Information was sent home on Friday regarding our In-class Animal project. Please send in a sturdy shoebox by Wednesday, October 31st!

Dates to Remember:

Scholastic Book Fair all Week!!!!!!

Monday, October 29— 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 30— 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 31— (All school day) 7:50 am- 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 1— 3:00- 6:30 pm

Friday, November 2— (All school day) 7:50 am- 4:00 pm

November 2 – Doughnuts with Dad 7:30 – 8:30

November 5 – Parent Teacher Conferences PM

November 6 – Parent teacher Conferences AM


October 22-26, 2018

Tomorrow is Picture Day!!!!!!

We have a busy week ahead! On Tuesday we will have our first Young Scientist ( in school field trip)  with a lesson on animal needs! Please remember to sign and return the permission slip that was sent home Friday in your child’s folder!

On Friday we will have our first away from school field trip to Meadow Farm museum!  Please remember to dress your child for the weather.  We will be outside most of the day and the weather is predicted to be chilly.  They will also need to bring a bag lunch on Friday.  If the weather permits, we will enjoy a picnic lunch at Meadow Farm.

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: short /e/, adding endings -s and -ing to nouns.  How to get information from the picture and text in non-fiction books.  Writing complete sentences.  Sight words for the week are:  are, come, for, here, play

Math: Graphing, combinations to 10

Science: Animal needs and body coverings

Dates to Remember:

Friday, October 26th –  Field Trip to Meadow Farm

Friday, October 26th – PTA Fall Family Movie Night

Friday, November 2 – Doughnuts for Dad

Monday, November 5  – PM Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, November 6 – AM Parent teacher Conferences/Student Holiday

October 15-19, 2018

Due to our quicker than normal departure on Thursday and no school on Friday, there will most likely be updates this week regarding our re-scheduled Donuts for Dad and Fall picture day. I will e-mail you once I have those details.

Interim grades will come home in your child’s blue folder tomorrow. Please sign and return this paper. *Keep in mind that this is the average of the grades so far. Some subjects may only have 2 or 3 grades to average together. Each subject will have a minimum of 10 grades by the end of the marking period. As always if you have any questions about your child’s grades, please contact me.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on November 5th in the afternoon and November 6th in the morning.  You will receive a link to sign up on Signup Genius on Monday!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language Arts:  Making predictions when we read, digraphs /th/ and /ch/,  the short /u/ sound as in bug and rug.

new sight wordsthis, up, into, look, back

Math:  Graphing

Science:  Animals Needs

Social Studies: finish our unit on Virginia symbols and traditions

Dates to Remember:

Friday, October 26th –  Field Trip to Meadow Farm

Friday, October 26th – PTA Fall Family Movie Night

October 9-12, 2018

Hello families,

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend due to Columbus Day! We also want to wish a Happy October birthday to: Imrhan and Rithwik!!

This week I will be sending home our permission slip for our 1st field trip of the year to Meadow Farm museum on Friday, October 26th. Please send these back as soon as possible. If you are interested in being a chaperone, there is a spot to indicate on the permission slip. All chaperones MUST have a completed volunteer form in order to attend.

What we will be learning this week:

Language Arts:  Counting phonemes (sounds) in one-syllable words and blending sounds to make one-syllable words. We will focus on the  digraph- sh, wh along with the short i sound (sick, pig, win, shin.)

Math: a unit on sorting or classifying objects

Social Studies: Virginia symbols (flag, dogwood-state flower, cardinal-state bird, capital building.)

Important Dates:

Monday, October 8th- Student Holiday

Week of October 8th- After School Enrichment Classes begin

Tuesday, October 9th- PTA Spirit Night at Chipotle 5-9pm

Before October 12th- Yearbooks $25

Friday, October 12th- Donuts with Dad 7:30-8am (a flyer came home last week)

Friday, October 26th- Field trip to Meadow Farm museum