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Welcome To First Grade

 

October 2020

Dear Parents,

Well, we have made it through the first month of school!! Thank you for all the support you have given your child. It makes all the difference in the world. The following are important dates to remember and some curriculum concepts your child will be working on during the month of October:

10/9     Progress Reports....Please Sign and Return by 10/13

10/12   No School today….Happy Columbus Day! 

10/31    Happy Halloween!

Here are some things we will be learning this month:

Religion:

-continue to understand God is Good

-understand what is Holy

-identifying symbols in Church

-how we can listen to God when He speaks – prayers/psalms

-importance of daily prayer

-Baptism

-water is a gift

 

Language Arts:

-Reading books…each Friday your child will bring home his/her reading book. Please have your child read the story of the week multiple times.

While reading with your child take time to point out capitalization, punctuation, and voice expression when an exclamation point or questions mark is used. Always return book on Monday.

-Spelling…words will be given to the students on Monday; however, spelling words are posted over the weekend to go over the spelling words.

-short a and i words

-writing simple sentences

-importance of word order in a sentence

-sequence of events

-question and exclamatory sentences

 

 

Math

-Addition: Spatial Patterns for Numbers to 10

-Turnaround facts (1+2=3...2+1=3)

-Counting on, taking the higher number and adding it to the other addend

-Introducing Addition Expressions and Number Sentences

-Subtraction: Understanding and finding missing parts up to 10

-Connecting Addition with Subtraction

Science

-Chapter 2… Exploring Habitats

-how animals and plants meet their needs for survival

-parts of a plant

-Chapter 3....How Plants and Animals Live

-what helps animals in their habitats

-how do animals get food

-what are some parts of plants

Social Studies:

-conclusion of Unit 1…The Community

-introduction of Unit 2...In My Community

-welcome to my neighborhood

-different kinds of communities

-community laws and leaders

-introduction of Unit 5…Our Country

-Native Americans

-Pilgrims

-holiday traditions

-maps

All of this and much more will keep us very busy learning. Thank you for staying involved, encouraging and present in your child’s education.

Sincerely,

The First Grade Teachers