First Grade Is Fun!!!

Welcome to 1st Grade! We're going to have an exciting year!

Our Mission: To be respectful and treat everyone fairly, so that we all have fun learning, succeeding, and leading!

You can contact me at cmartin@massac.org
Feel free to email me at anytime.

A class newsletter will be sent home every Friday (for the following week) or the Monday of that week. It will contain important information for the week as well as the spelling and sight words. Please study these with your child at home.


The week of May14-18

-Talent Show- Thursday, May 17th @ 1:00pm

-I will be gone Friday, May 18th. The Reading Test, Spelling Test, and Behavior Report will be sent home on the following Monday.


Reading Story
"Shrinking Mouse" on page 49 in Reading book

SpellingWords
1. reached
2. fields
3. read
4. sea
5. piece
6. leaf
7. before
8. off
9. our
10. come


Math
We will begin chapter 12 on Two-dimensional Geometry

Homework on Lesson 12.5: Make New Shapes on Tuesday, May 15th.


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Language/Handwriting
We are reviewing verbs, present-tense verbs, and past-tense verbs. We are also doing handwriting sheets.

 
Writing
Our topic for writing this week is: "What is something that makes you proud of yourself?"
 We have been working towards the five sentence paragraph. First sentence: introduction (state topic). Second, Third, and Fourth sentences: give details about/ that support the first sentence. Fifth sentence: restate the first sentence, stating the topic. At this point in the year, I am grading their writing with the First Grade Writing Rubric. There are things they have to include in their writing to get a perfect score: at least one adjective, sentences that begin in different ways, they have to have the 5 sentence model at listed above, and they have to have capital letters and punctuation at the end of their sentences.




WITH
AR is really emphasized in 1st grade. Your child will have a set AR goal to meet every nine weeks. Please read with your child at home.


Special Class Schedule
(Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes on PE days)
Monday: PE
Tuesday: Computers
Wednesday: PE
Thursday: Music
Friday: Art and PE


I know we'll have a great year. Check back weekly for updates!