First grade is off to a great start!!! We look forward to working with you and your child this year. During the first weeks of school, we reviewed Knight’s RULE and our classroom routines. We also learned a lot about each other. During the month of September, we will work with numbers 1-120. We will solve addition word problems, write addition number sentences and solve for a missing addend during math. We will begin a unit on earth materials in science.
The students are excited about beginning guided reading. They have been practicing reading independently. During guided reading, the students will read familiar books, practice writing strategies and complete word work activities. Mrs. Smith (our reading interventionist) will also assist with our guided reading groups.
Please make sure to check your child’s homework folder each night. Don’t forget to read with your child each night for at least 20 minutes and ask your child questions about what is read. Make sure your child is familiar with the reading story and is able to read the vocabulary words. Please review the weekly word pattern used to spell words too!