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Welcome to Mrs. Grant's first grade news.

I have been teaching in Stanly County for 30 years.  This is my 7th year at Locust.  Previously I taught at Running Creek, Oakboro, and Millingport.  I have two children.  My husband is also a teacher.  He teaches at South Stanly Middle School.
 


   FIRST GRADE

NEWS

In class… This week we continued reading several nonfiction selections. Students have continued learning about nonfiction and text features. Students are also creating books with their vacation photographs.  Each week, we read and learn a new poem for our poetry notebooks as well. Our poems this week were about pumpkins. We practiced words with the sh and th sound during spelling and word work stations. During math, we learned about subtraction.  We also learned about plants and pumpkins in our Scholastic News this week. Our first graders have been busy!

 Important Dates:

Oct. 25 - Picture make-up day

Oct. 30 & 31 - Professional Days (No School)

Oct. 31- Fall Festival 6-8 at Locust Ballpark

PLEASE SEND A SNACK EACH DAY!


*Don’t forget to send in treats/candies for

our Halloween jack-o-lantern buckets.   

Please send in enough for your class.

                                                                  Oct. 23rd- 27th

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday nights:

-read and have reading log signed

-study spelling words each day

-complete the math sheet anytime by Friday.

  Spelling words: (long vowel a words)

 face   made   age safe     take

   make   cage   cake  late   name     *could   *old (challenge words)





   This week we continued reading “Taking A Trip” and “Fly With A Butterfly”  Students enjoyed learning about nonfiction and text features.  We practiced the short “u” sound during spelling and word work stations. During math, we continued working on subtraction.  We also learned about Christopher Columbus this week.  

HOMEWORK:  

 Spelling words:

 ship         fish          then with

      rush        shell         shop      

trash     thin   

      *want   *good        (challenge words)


Oct. 16- 20

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday nights:

-read and have reading log signed

-study spelling words

-complete the math sheet anytime by Friday.   

                                                               Important Dates:

Oct. 13-23- Mixed Bag and Flag Fundraiser

Oct. 20- Charlotte Hornets Presentation

Oct. 25 - Picture make-up day

Oct. 27- End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 30 - Professional Day (No School)

Oct. 31- Professional Day (No School)



 

  In class…    This week we read “Taking A Trip” and “Fly With A Butterfly”  Students enjoyed learning about nonfiction and text features.  Each week we read and learn a new poem for our poetry notebooks as well. This helps build

vocabulary and fluency. We practiced the short “e” sound during spelling and word work stations. During math, we continued working on simple addition, counting on, doubles, and completing an addition chart.  We are beginning to learn about subtraction and will continue subtraction next week. We also learned about fire safety this week.  This was a fun unit for us.

HOMEWORK:  

 Spelling words:

 run         cut      must     up

     bump     jump    bus       nut      rug    sun

*many   *into (challenge words)

Oct. 9- 13

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday nights:

-read and have reading log signed

-study spelling words

-complete the math sheet anytime by Friday.   

                      Important Dates:

Oct. 23- Turn in Box Tops

Oct. 25 - Picture make-up day

Oct. 27- End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 30 - Professional Day (No School)

Oct. 31- Professional Day (No School)



                       In class…    This week we continued working on making connections with our stories. We read “A Chair for My Mother” by Vera B. Williams.  Students enjoyed telling how this story makes them think about their own lives.  Each week we read and learn a new poem for our poetry notebooks as well. This helps build vocabulary and fluency. We practiced the short “o” sound during spelling and word work stations. During math, we worked on simple addition, counting on, doubles, and completing an addition chart. We also continued to learn about force and motion.  Coming up next week… Fire Safety! Help us get ready by talking to your child at home about your fire safety plans, where smoke alarms are located, and what to do in case of a fire.

 Homework:                      Oct. 2-6

Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thurs. nights

-read and have reading log signed

-study spelling words

-complete the math sheet anytime by Friday


          Spelling words:

  bed      men      red     step    ten  net       leg        jet       sled      wet   

 *saw   *your (challenge words)

Important Dates:

Sept. 29 - Progress reports, please sign and return envelopes

Oct. 4- Emricci’s  Night- Our school will get a portion of the proceeds.

Oct. 25 - Picture make-up day

Oct. 30- Professional Day  (No School)

Oct. 31 - Professional Day  (No School)



 PLEASE SEND A SNACK EACH DAY!


                                                                  

                      

In class…     First grade is always a blast!! We began working on reading comprehension by studying the story “The Art Lesson” by Tomie dePaola. We practiced making connections to the text by sharing what the pictures and words make us think about. We practiced the short “i” sound during spelling and word work stations. During math, we worked on simple addition and using strategies to help solve problems. Some strategies are drawing pictures, using our fingers, using our heads, and counting on to the bigger number. We also enjoyed talking about force and motion, including pushes, pulls, and magnets. We are well into our routines and procedures. As always, let us know if you have questions or concerns. Thank you to those who were able to attend our curriculum night. It is always nice to touch base with each other!  HAPPY FALL!


***Please note that we have new rules/policies regarding birthdays and cupcakes.  Cupcakes must be purchased from our cafeteria. We also ask that if you plan to eat with your child, you only eat with your child only.  Other children or friends cannot join you at the tables in the lobby.  ***

 Important Dates:

Sept. 27- “Meet Me at The Flag Pole” 7:40 a.m.

Spet. 28- Vision Screening (Vision Van)

Sept. 29 - Progress Reports


PLEASE SEND A SNACK EACH DAY!

                                                                  Sept. 25-29

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday nights:

-read and have reading log signed

-study spelling words

-complete the math homework anytime by Friday

  Spelling words:

  mom      hot      hop      pot  pop    

 lock      mop      got      rock    ox

     *help   *use (*challenge words)


 

FIRST GRADE NEWS - Sept. 8, 2017

In class… We have had another great week in first grade! Students are settling down into school routines and are working hard! We have begun an author study on Kevin Henkes. Some of the books we’ve enjoyed are Chrysanthemum, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, and Chester’s Way. We are using these stories to work on comprehension and making connections to the text. During math, we continued reviewing numbers and are learning about number bonds and beginning addition. Students should be familiar with numbers to at least 30 and be ready to keep going! We continued talking about rules.  Our Writer’s Workshop is off to a great start as well.  We just began our reading assessments, so please bear with us as we determine individual reading levels. We will be testing for 2 more weeks. Hopefully our homework books will soon be a more accurate “fit” in the weeks ahead. Happy Grandparent’s Day on Sunday to all the amazing grandparents out there!  

Every Friday is Hat Day for $1. This Illustration of a pencil ...

    money goes to Relay For Life.

Important Dates:

Sept. 10 – Grandparents Day

Sept. 12-16- Send “Coins For Relief” (Hurricane Victims)

Sept. 22 – Krispy Kreme & Spirit Wear sales due

Sept. 19-22 – Book Fair 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-4:00 daily

Sept. 21 – Curriculum Night (6:00) & Book Fair Night                  

Sept. 22 – Fall pictures

HOMEWORK    Sept. 11-15

  This week we will add spelling to our weekly homework. Help students study the list of words below for a spelling “test” on Friday. This is just practice, helping us learn about spelling patterns and sounds and how to take a test. We will practice daily in class. A great way to practice at home is to use flash cards. Do not stress, we do not keep “grades” in first grade. We do not want the kids to worry about this. We just encourage them to try their best.

Also, please continue to read with your child each night and make sure to sign the reading log as well.

Spelling Words are:

cat dad ran can at

back    sack   bat    mad   am

*way  *on (challenge words)School 40


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights-read take home

book each night, study words on your own each night.

No homework on Fridays or weekends.

  



            

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