Important Dates/ Reminders

Interims come home today on a yellow sheet

-please sign and return

Fun Run on Wednesday

Field trip Permission slips are coming home today

-please fill out and send back ASAP

-I will pick chaperones by Friday

-you do not need to send any money

10/24 Fall Picture Day


Spirit Days This Week

Wacky Wednesday- dress wacky

Black Out Thursday-  Wear Black

Spirit Wear Friday-  wear red or Shady Grove Spirit Wear


Star Student

10/ 15  Jasmine

10/22 Keagan

10/29 Evan

11/5 Asher


Language Arts

-new homework/ sight words coming home today

Phonics- short u/ ch/ th

Grammar- Asking sentences

Theme-Main Characters



Addition and Subtraction

-identify symbols +,-,=

-part/ whole fluency for numbers 3, 4, 5


– 3 and _ make 5

-_ and 1 make 3

-3 and 1 make _



Finish National Symbols

Start Changing seasons

-Summer to Fall


Important Dates/ Reminders

Thursday- Barefoot Puppet Theater Assembly

10/17 PTA Fun Run

10/24 Fall Picture Day


Star Students

10/9 Rishab

10/15 Jasmine

10/22 Keagan

10/ 29 Evan

-see my blog for schedule and information


Language Arts

-new sight words/ homework is coming home tonight

-you only have to do two boxes this week since it is a shorter week

Phonics- short i

Skill- Main Characters

Grammar- Telling sentences and ending mark (.)

Start Reading Groups this Week



-counting numbers from 1-110 starting at any number

-writing numbers 1-30



Columbus Day


National Symbols

-Bald Eagle


-Statue of Liberty

-Washington Monument

-Liberty Bell


Important Dates/ Reminders

Spirit Dress up Days

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday- PJ Day

Friday- Team Spirit Day


Frog Prince Performance/ assembly- This Wednesday

Fun Run- October 17th


Star Students

10/1 Jordan

10/8 Rishab

10/15 Jasmine

10/22 Keagan


Language Arts

-New Sight/ Spelling words are coming home tonight in a Ziploc bag

-New Homework Sheet is coming home tonight


Phonics- short o

Writing/ Grammar- complete sentence and ABC order

Whole Group- fiction vs. nonfiction

Reading Groups- Finish  assessments and continue to build stamina in reading groups



-collecting and recording data

-interpreting graphs



National Symbols

-Washington Monument

-American Flag

-Bald Eagle

-Liberty Bell


Important Reminders/ Announcements

-Homework starts today

-the sheet should be in your child’s folder

-please send only the sheet back on Friday

-Today is the LAST day to register for the Short Pump Mile

-A practice spelling test and a practice reading comprehension sheet are coming home in your child’s folder tonight.  We will have a spelling test every Friday and a reading comprehension test every Thursday/ Friday.


Language Arts

Reading Groups

-continue to practice building stamina in our reading stations


-Read to Self

-Word Work

-introduce and practice Read to Someone this week

Writing/ Grammar

-Leaf Story

-continue to practice using capitals to begin a sentence and .?! to end a sentence

Parts of a Book






-short a

-rhyming words



-finish repeating and growing patterns


Sort and Classify

-by shape, size, color, and thickness



Scientific Investigation

-what is  science

-what is a scientist

-how do they use their senses

-what tools do they use

-what do they do



Important Dates and Reminders

Half Day this Wednesday

Back to School Night is this Thursday at 6:00

-adults only

*Homework will start next week


Language Arts

Parts of a book

-cover, title, author, illustrator, captions, glossary, table of contents

Sight words last week and this week

-at, like, am, see, me, can, go, the, is, to

-creating rhyming words

Reading Groups

-continue practice and building stamina

-“Read to Self”


-Introduce and practice “Word Work”


-using capital letters and end marks when writing sentences



-finish shapes

-describe, identify, and create growing and repeating patterns



Constitution Day today



-focus on volunteering




Important Dates/ Reminders

Student Half Day- September 19

Back to School Night- September 20


Language Arts

-Sight words-Sight words are coming home in a Ziploc bag today.  Each week new words will come home.  Your child is responsible to read and spell these each week.  I will talk more about these at “Back to School Night”.

-Please hold on to these words.


-handwriting- letter formation/ spacing words













-school rules

-“All About Me”

Welcome to first grade!


It was so nice meeting everyone yesterday!   I know we are going to have a great year!


This will be my main way to communicate throughout the year.  I will send home an email/ newsletter every Monday afternoon about what is coming up each week and general information.  I try to keep them short and simple using mostly bullet points.  I also post my newsletter to my blog each Monday.


If you noticed your email address was wrong please let me know and I will fix it.


“Back to School Night” is where I will go over classroom procedures, grading, homework, reading groups, word study/ spelling, Star Student, etc…




-please send a healthy snack each  day for your child

-“Take Home” folders will come home each night (These are the folders you labeled with their name and placed in their desk at Open House.)

-please empty out the folder and return it to school each day

-use this folder to send in any notes, lunch money, etc..


Important Dates

9/19- Early Release

9/20-  “Back to School Night”


Next Week


Language Arts


-consonants and vowels



-ordinal positions to 10



-“All About Me”

-school expectations

-getting to know one another