If you have not yet, please send in your First Grader's permission/money for our Field Trip to the Zoo. The cost is $7 per person ($5 for zoo, $2 for bus). If you are a Zoo Member, please note this on the permission slip but please remember to pay $2 per person for the bus cost. We are going to the Zoo on Wednesday, October 15 from 9:15 til 2pm. All chaperones are welcome! Let me know if you need another form send home.
Party Parent Needed
A note was sent home with your First Grader on Friday with the following information:
At this time, no one has signed up to plan or help plan the 3 holiday parties in our classroom. If you are able to take this on or help take this on, please email Jessica Jose at: JLJOSE83@gmail.com. Thank you!
Scholastic Book Clubs: October
October Book Orders went home with your First Grader on Friday. These are due by Friday, October 3. You may send orders into school (only cash or money order, No Cash please) OR you may order online:
Spelling Words and Thinking Words
For your First Grader's Home Thinking this week, they will begin getting Spelling Words as part of it. We have Spelling Tests EVERY Friday. They will have the opportunity to choose how they want to practice these words through a monthly spelling menu that will come home. We hope that you and your First Grader enjoy these fun, non-traditional ways to practice spelling patterns. A few notes about the Spelling List:
You will see "Spelling Words" and "Thinking Words." Here is the explanation of both:
- Spelling Words: These are 5 words from our First Grade High Frequency List. First Graders should know how to read AND write all of these words by the end of First Grade. These will be the words we practice throughout the week that will be "graded" for Friday Spelling Tests.
- Thinking Words: These are words that follow a spelling pattern we practice throughout the week. There will not be a "list" of these words to practice, as we want to students to use the spelling pattern to "THINK" about how the word should be spelled versus memorization. This week for example, we will be practice words that have -at in them. Some of these words could be cat, hat, etc. Have you or your First Grader brainstorm words that fit this pattern to practice with. For the test, these will be treated as "challenge words" or in other words for extra points.
Let me know if you have any questions about Spelling.
We have begun using the cart of Chromebooks in the classroom for Reading, Writing, and Math instruction! It would be helpful to send in a pair of headphones for your student to keep in their Rainbow Drawer for when we use them. We unfortunately do not have a classroom set for everyone to have a pair. Please send them in a labeled baggie for safe storage.