September 10, 2018

LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK

RELIGION – In Lesson 2, Creation, we learned that God is love and He made us out of love. We discussed that God’s love is bigger, deeper, and greater than any kind of love. We learned that we are created to love God and, through him, to love everyone else.

MATH – In Chapter 1, we  made number patterns and solved less than and greater than number problems.

READING – In Unit 1, Lesson 1 we isolated sounds in words and generated words with initial and final s and t sounds. Our Read Aloud story this week was First Grade Stinks by Mary Ann Rodman. Reading skills that we worked on included: comprehension, compare and contrast, and character. We read decodable books 5-8 and they went home on Friday.  Please encourage your child to read them to you.

HANDWRITING – We practiced writing upper and lower case letters.

SOCIAL STUDIES – We discussed how we depend on people in our community, and learned why people move from one place to another.

OTHER NEWS and NOTES

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT: I look forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday evening

HOMEWORK: Please be sure to check that your child has put their name and number on their homework. Also, please review your child’s homework before it is turned it. Thank you!

SPELLING WORDS:  For this week’s spelling words, please click on the “Helpful Links” section to get to SpellingCity.com. I hope your child is enjoying this site while learning their spelling words at the same time!

Another great find…TumbleBooks, “eBooks for eKids!” Your library card and PIN provide access to your library’s online resources including TumbleBooks. I often use the Douglas County Library system to access my TumbleBooks account. They have a wonderful collection of storybooks for the children to listen to during our afternoon snack time. You can view educational videos, play puzzles and games, and much more!

FIELD TRIP: Our 1st Grade classes will be going on a field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Additional information regarding the field trip will be coming home soon!!

Our 1st Trimester Specials are as follows: Please note the change in our Tech and Library times.

*Monday: Music and Tech

*Tuesday: PE and Art

*Wednesday: Art and Second Step

*Thursday: Music and Tech

*Friday: PE and Library

Please make sure your child has sneakers for PE! They will not be able to participate without them.