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Monte Vista Elementary

1 st grade – Ms. Pryor

LITERACY focus standard MATH focus standard

CCSS: RL1.5 Students will explain the CCSS: NBT.2 Understand that the two digits of a
difference between books that tell stories two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.
and books that give information. This week we will REVIEW counting strategies that
Vocabulary: fiction, non-fiction, text features include making groups of ten. The tens place is the
Strategy: students will identify the features of number of groups and the ones place is the leftovers (not
fiction and non-fiction texts. in a group of 10). We will use place value blocks to
reinforce this strategy, and to represent a ten.
This week’s focus texts are:
From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer
Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson

Phonics Focus:
long a (using magic e)
made, take, cape, age, race

“soft” c and “soft” g

Habit 2:
cent, circle giraffe, gym
Begin With the
Thank you for coming to your child’s conference End in Mind
and letting them share their learning with you. Have a Plan

Important Information:
 Remember yellow folders every day. October Dates:
 Practice reading for 15 minutes each night, and  Walk to School Day is Tuesday, 10/9.
fill-in star chart in back of yellow folder.  Lions Club vision screening is 10/9.
 Practice phonics and high frequency words.  Kona Ice fundraiser is Wednesday, 10/10.
 Phonics and comprehension passage homework is  Pink Week is next week. Monte Vista will
optional and due on Friday. be collecting quarters for cancer research.
 Fall Family Festival is Friday, 10/26
Words to Practice:

be could of
paper old horse