Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 2-6, 2009

Welcome November!! It’s hard to believe it’s almost Thanksgiving. The weekend weather seemed more like fall. Hope you enjoyed yours.

Our whole group sound for this week is /r/ as in rabbit. We will also have a Thanksgiving related activity once a week in November. This may be in the form of a writing job or something to display in the class.

Thanks for helping prepare your child for AR tests. I think that at this point children can take 2-4 tests a week. Also, continue to indicate when your child is ready to test by putting a sticky note on the book they are ready to test on. I sent an AR report in signed papers, if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

We will finish Chapter 9 on Monday and test on Tuesday.We will begin Chapter 10 on Wednesday, homework for math starting on Wednesday will be lessons 10 in the Practice Math Workbook. The children love going to the computer and there are some really fun games that help reinforce skills while being fun at the same time. I have added two links to provide math skills practice and math facts practice. At both sites children can choose “First Grade Skills” to practice math facts through interactive games and timed drills. These sites also provide practice for Pre-K to Sixth Grade for siblings that may need extra fun practice.

We have covered rules 1-10. These rules can be found in your child's take home notebook. Monday I will introduce Rule 11: Nouns are words that name a person, place, thing. We will continue to practice Rules 1-10 in the sentences each week. Sentences for Friday come directly from the sentences practiced Monday-Thursday. (There may be some Thursday’s that I will give a worksheet that is related to the rule that was introduced and practiced for the week, therefore there won’t be any sentences for that day.)

Information & Reminders

*November 3 - PTA Meeting - 6:30

*November 4th-make sure your child brings their library book to school if they are ready to return it and check out another one.

*November 6 - Mistletoe at ASF - Wear your green first grade t-shirt and jeans.


*November 11 - NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day

*November 19 - Teacher Treat Day - need a volunteer to watch the class

*November 23-27 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday

Have a wonderful week!

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak! Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen!

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