Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Mrs. Johnson's First Grade

Welcome to our first grade website! Here you will find information about what is going on in our classroom and school.

Daily Reminders... Have your child read at least 10 minutes each day. Check your child's planner & sign it daily. Check your child's folder for homework or returned papers.

February Events-
 
7th-JA begins
 
14th-Cultural Arts Day
  Valentine's Day Party at 2:00 p.m.
 
15th-NO SCHOOL-TI Day
 
18th-NO SCHOOL-President's Day
 

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Reading

We are introducing a new story in Superkids every other week. With each story, we will be learning 5-6 memory words. These lists of words will come home as we begin a new story, usually on Monday. Please take time to study these words at home. Practice the Dolsch Words at home. If you need a new list, please let me know. Read at least 10 minutes every night. I have sent home "bag books" with your child each week. This a book that should be at their reading level. Be sure to use the reading strategies as you read with your child: Predict/Infer Self-Question Think About Words Summarize Evaluate *Don't forget to ask your child comprehension questions about the story to check for understanding. Bag Books will be coming home this month. Please keep this book for the week and use the reading strategies that have been taught. The books are due on Friday and given out on Monday.

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Science

We are learning about the solar system, planets, stars, moon, and the sun. Please review these concepts at home with your child.


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Math

We will continue to work on money. Please review the basic coins at home and count small change for practice. We have also begun working time with clocks. We are reviewing minutes, hour, and half-hour. We have also discussed  analog and digital clocks.




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We began Spelling in October. Each week the students will have a spelling test. The pre-test is on Monday of that week, and the final test will be on Friday. The list of words will come home on Monday evenings. Please take time to practice these words at home. We will do many activities in class to review the words as well. Your child can also go to: www.spellingcity.com and plug in our spelling words of the week to play fun review games!


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Writing

 

We will continue practicing/reviewing how to make our alphabet letters, memory words, and short sentences correctly. We have also begun story writing. You will see practice sheets coming home. If you would like additional handwriting paper to use at home, please let me know. A copy of how to make our letters correctly went home in your registration packet. If you need another copy of this sheet, please let me know.

 


 

Homework

In first grade,your child will have Homework 3 times a week on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. evenings. Please watch for this to come home in your child's blue folder. The homework is always due to school on the following day. I will look for it in your child's blue folder. The homework will always be a follow-up sheet of something that we've already worked on in class. Thank you for your help with this. I appreciate all that you do!