Week 2 is in the books! We are loving the name papers that are coming in! We are continuing to get to know each other, and I’m constantly amazed at how well these students have adjusted to their new room, group of friends, teacher, and first grade expectations!
I wanted to give you a heads-up about Mystery Reader. Due to the likely changes within the school in other grade levels, this could directly impact our schedule as well. It is going to be necessary to change the Mystery Reader Day from Friday to Wednesday (same time 1:30-1:50). Thank you to all who have signed up already, and I am SO sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. I will be deleting the initial sign up and sending a new link for sign ups. If none of the days/times works for you for Mystery Reader, please reach out and let me know. The kids LOVE to have their parents come in and read, so we can work out a time that suits both our schedules.
In addition to the Mystery Reader changes, please note that Curriculum Night for K-1 has been moved to Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30. I look forward to seeing you all then!
Next week, we will work on:
Reading/Phonics: We will continue our first literary (fiction) unit of the year using the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Our main focus will continue to be on story elements (character, setting, problem, and solution) and also using context clues to help figure out unknown words while we are reading. Our phonics pattern will cover the short i sound.
Writing/Grammar: We will set up our Writer’s Workshop time and go over procedures and expectations. Our grammar focus will be on nouns. As a reminder, there was a plastic baggie with two pieces of cardstock that came home on Monday. Please decorate the pieces with pictures from magazines or pictures you’ve taken that are special to your child. This will be used throughout the year in their writing folders as a way to spark ideas for stories. Please send them back by Monday, August 26. Thank you for your help with this project!
Social Studies: The students will work on identifying the seven continents and continue practicing map skills to name their city, county, state, country, and continent.
Happy Birthday to You, Marlene! (8/30)
Monday, August 26: writing folder picture collage due
Wednesday, August 28: School Store!
Thursday, August 29: Fall Picture Day-You must prepay for photos; online ordering is encouraged.
Friday, August 30: OPTIONAL Scholastic Book order due by check made payable to Scholastic or online using our class code FMLLP. The OPTIONAL Highlights forms are also due back today. Even if you don’t wish to order, please send the form back with the “NO” checked. We can earn free items for our classroom even with declined responses. 😊
Monday, September 2: Labor Day-NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 3: K-1 Curriculum Night 6:30 in our classroom/OPTIONAL homework begins
Thursday, September 5: Book Fair Preview for our Class (8:55)/Sign and Returns
Friday, September 6: K-2 Ice Cream Social/Dolvin Spirit Day
Have a fabulous weekend!