Happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend!!
Another week has started and we are hard at it in first grade!!
First, I want to say thank you to all the parents who attended the Parent Orientation last Tuesday. I hope you all were well informed and remember to always feel free to email or call if you ever need to talk or if any questions come to mind.
This week: Reading: Last week I finished testing with a test called Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI). This is a mandated reading evaluation for all first graders. We will continue using short and long vowels in our reading and writing for our word work. I hope to begin guided reading this week which is where they read with a reading group and me to become more fluent and accurate readers. They will continue to bring books home. Please note on the reading log if the books were too hard, too easy, and any specific difficulties while reading.
Writing: The students are working on writing a “first grade sentence or a “Smiley Sentence” that include spaces, no misspelled sight words, capital, punctuation, and their best penmanship. We will build on this to develop stories with illustrations.
Spelling: This week’s words are: he, for, was, on, are. The students’ spelling is also graded in their writing. Please work with your kiddo by writing them in fun ways, in the dirt, or creating them with play doh.
Math: More comparing numbers, listing numbers from least to greatest, adding with an equation and counters and tools, and as always problem solving.
Science: We will be going over the 5 senses and start to experiment very soon!
Have a great week full of smiles! 🙂