September 15, 2008
Dear First Grade Family,
Students enjoyed sharing their “All About Me Bags” last week. Thank you for your help in putting these together.
On Thursday, we began a novel-based storyline on The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. We will be learning about owls and other nocturnal animals as we read this book together.
Homework Homework Folders will be sent home each Monday and should be returned with the completed work by the following Monday.
Please complete and return the Everyday Mathematics worksheets.
Practice reading, writing, and spelling the “at” family words. There will be a spelling test on five of these words on Friday.
Students should complete and return the writing worksheet. Please practice reading and writing the “high frequency” words. Memorizing words that occur most frequently in reading is important to gaining early fluency. We will be continually reviewing these words in class and they will be on spelling tests later in the year.
First graders should be spending at least 15 to 20 minutes, each day, reading or being read to.
Open House John Tuck School will be celebrating a “Back to School Night” open house next Tuesday, September 23rd from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please mark it on your calendar!