Friday, September 18, 2015

Reading, Math and Writing-- Oh My!

We are in full swing here in first grade!  We are now writers, readers, and mathematicians. This week we began our first grade reading and math classes.

In reading, we began establishing our first grade reading routines and learning our centers. We also began phonics instruction.  The first unit of our phonics program, Fundations, reviews letter sounds and formations learned in Kindergarten.  Ask your first grade about the letters and sounds they practiced this week.  

During math time we took the Symphony math assessment and got started using ST Math. We also began Topic 1 of our math program, EnVision.  Be on the lookout for “mathazines” that will be coming home with your first grader. You can use these to get the scoop on math time from your first grader!

In writing, we took some time to write friendly letters to our families who visited Pine Glen on Back to School Night.  On Thursday, we read a story and a poem to learn about and celebrate Constitution Day! Next week will will continue to work more on narrative writing with our first writing project.  

It was great to  meet all of our families at Back to School Night. First graders loved coming into school on Thursday to find letters written by their families. As always-- please be sure to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child and first grade.

Talking Tidbits

  • Our new reading and math rooms!
  • Writing time
  • Friendly letters
  • Constitution Day!
  • Back to School Night
  • Running during gym time!
  • Earning our stars with Mrs. Agati in music!

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