Friday, October 2, 2015

A Fantastic Fall Week!

Happy Friday everyone! We had yet another great week here in first grade. We have reviewed all of our letters and their sounds. We have also been very busy learning many strategies on how to solve addition sentences and problems. Next week we will start Envision Math Topic 2 and Fundations Unit 2. Be sure to visit the “What We’re Learning” page on this blog to find out more about these topics!

Helping your child at home!
A math resource handout was sent home today in your child’s green folder. There are a lot of great apps, websites, card games, and more that you can play with your child at home to help them with their math. These resources are not required but are strongly encouraged and will benefit your child in the classroom!

iReady & Symphony Reports!
On Monday you will be receiving reports from iReady and Symphony assessments that were taken by students in September. Please be aware are simply a snapshot of your child's learning.  If you have any questions about your child's academic progress please feel free to contact me.

Brrrr.... Cooler Weather!
Please note that we will continue to go out for recess even as the weather gets cooler. Please be sure your first grader is prepared for outdoor weather.

Scholastic Book Orders: If you would like to order, October Scholastic book orders are due by next Friday 10/9. Information on ordering online can be found on the notice sent home or on the right side of the blog.

Upcoming 1st Grade Events:

Elaine Babajtis’ (Mrs. B) Retirement Party!
All of Elaine’s colleagues, parents, and students are welcome to stop by the Pine Glen Cafeteria on Wednesday, October 21 at 3:30 to say hello catch up with Elaine. Treats and drinks will be served! Please RSVP to by October 14th if you plan on attending.

On Wednesday, October 14th, first grade will spend their morning exploring the stars and planets in Burlington Science Center’s “Star Lab”! More information about this exciting event will be sent home next week!

Fall Festival
On Friday, October 30th, first grade will be having our first seasonal event: Fall Festival! If you would like to volunteer for this event from 9:00-10:45am, please email me to let me know. Again, more information will be sent home next week!

Talking Tidbits
-All About Me Book publishing (We’re ALMOST done! See pictures of our authors below!)
-Letter formations
-Our new Author of the Month: David Shannon
-Starting Reading Groups!

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