Mrs. Black, Mrs. Fanuel,
February First Grade Update
During the month of February, our
fantastic first graders are engaged in
learning about many different holidays
and topics. We will incorporate the
following fun-filled and interesting
subjects: Groundhog Day, Chinese New
Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day,
100th day of school, and Dental Health.
We will also study weather and natural
Through implementation of our Reading
Wonders program, students meet the
common core curriculum standards. Our
reading instruction includes many
elements: Guided reading, literacy
centers, shared reading, independent
reading, shared writing, grammar,
independent writing, and a read aloud
component. We continue to lay the
groundwork for literacy success in the
years to come.
First Grade Units 4 and 5 include key
foundational skills and practice of
high-frequency words and phonics.
Spelling tests are given most Fridays.
Students will learn to reread, retell
key details, and make connections while
reading as comprehension strategies.
Look for the weekly communication sheets
that are sent home for extra practice
and reinforcement in spelling and
vocabulary. We are also review basic
words, complete our school-wide sight
words assessments, and grow individual
Please record nightly reading on the
Heart Reading Log. Return the sheet at
the end of the month to earn a prize.
Be sure to write any titles of books
that your child loved. Children engage
in various methods of the writing
process including sequencing stories,
and responding to literature. They also
complete journal assignments and
creative writing activities as prompted.
In math we will complete Unit 6 and
start Unit 7. Unit 6 is devoted to
extending children’s understanding of,
and proficiency with, place value.
Students will use place value to model,
read, and write numbers to 120. In
Chapter 7, students apply their
understanding of place value to compare
two two-digit numbers based on meanings
of the tens and ones digits, recording
the results of comparisons with the
symbols >, =, and <.
need to be returned each day with
completed homework assignments.
Help your child to return his/her
library book on the day it is due.
Read each night with your child. We
would LOVE more support of our Reading
Happy Valentine’s Day- class party
information will be sent home soon.
CANDY- Thank you!