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    Welcome to the 2018-2019


    School Year! 




     first grade

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     Erin Rahmberg 

    Jamie Phelps   

     Elyse Graves   

      Kasey Collette




    Orientation Powerpoint


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    First Grade Schedule




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    Dates to Remember:


    Tuesday, September 17, 2019: Picture Day 

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8:30- 1st grade runs thier fun run! 

    Monday, September 23, 2019 - Elementary School Full Day Release/Staff Work Day

    Friday, September 27, 2019 - GT Referral Window Ends 

    Wednesday, October 2 through Friday, October 4 - No lunch visitors due to Project Based Learning Expo


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    1st grade specials schedule


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    Our library time is no longer part of specials.  We go every week at our assigned time. Please see below for your teacher's time for library:


    Collette: Thursday from 1:30-1:55

    Graves: Friday from 2:00-2:25

    Phelps: Thursday from 2:00-2:25

    Rahmberg: Friday from 1:30-1:55




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    Reading: In reading we are beginning an author and illustrator study.  We will be learning about how Kevin Henkes writes and illustrates. Kevin Henkes writes and illustrates stories featuring themes, problems, and emotions, familiar to most young children, including difficult friendships, sibling rivalry, loneliness, fear, and selfdoubt. His books often feature animal characters who face difficult challenges and discover something new about themselves as a result. Loving parents, teachers, and other adults often offer quiet support along the way. 


    In shared reading we focus on concepts about print as well as fluency while reading. 

    Books we are reading:

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    Writing: In writing we are continuing personal narratives.We will use the list of topics that we brainstormed to write about and we are  'zooming in' and write about a small moment. We will be focusing on writing a beginning, middle, and end with our personal narrative. We will be learning about revising and editing our personal narratives so that we will be ready to puclish them.  

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    Phonics and handwriting:We are continuing with snap words. (words that we should know in a snap) 




    Grammar: We will continue reviewing capitalizing our names.  We will also continue review capitalizing the beginning of our sentences and using a period at the end.  


    Math:We are beginning our unit on Addition. These lesson focus on addition concepts to 20.  The lessonf will be taught using concrete and pictorial methods so students have a chance to conceptualize what is happening with the numbers when we add.  This builds mathematical comprehension and supports fluency and accuracy of recall facts. 

    Vocab: add, join, addend, sum  


    Science: We will be reviewing our tools and what are tools that we will use in science.


    Social Studies: We are beginning with our unit on Families long ago and today.  We will discover How families have grown and changed over time. 



    What can you do at home??

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    Reading every day helps.  This could be you reading to your child, them reading to you, or both.  Below are some websites that have some books online for your child.  

    Story Line Online  - Here are some of your favorite stories read by famous movie stars. 

    Starfall - Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories


    1. Count up and back to a target number.  (not necessarily starting at 1 or ending at 100) Example: Let's count back from 55 to 30. 

    2. Mystery number is a fun game to support number sense,  Using a 120 chart (linked below), think of one of the numbers on the chart.  Have your child try to guess the mystery number.  Each time your child takes a guess use math talk. (less that or greater than) until your child has discovered your mystery number.  Then switch roles. 

    Below is the 120 chart and some websited you can visit to work on math. 

    3. Math Stories: Make up math stories with your child using objects such as small toys.  Chose a range of numbers that allow your child to be stretched but yet still successful.  "I have 3 toy cars. I find 7 more toy cars. How many toy cars do I have now?" 

    4. Play Make a Ten game. Take out ten items. (beans, spoons, etc.) Count them out together as ten.  Have the child hide some behind their back and you must guess how many are hiding by counting the items you can see.  Nect, switch roles so parent hides the items and student must count and guess the number.  Be sure to emphasize combinations that make ten.  (5 and 5, 1 and 9, 3 and 7, etc.) 

    120 Number Chart  

    IXL Math 

    Splash Math

    Math Playground

    Flash Cards (Fact Monster)