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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: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
difference between books that tell stories 1.OA.3 Apply properties of operations as
and books that give information. strategies to add and subtract.
Vocabulary: fiction, non-fiction, text features Example: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known,
Strategy: students will identify the features of then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known.
fiction and non-fiction texts.
(Commutative property of addition.)
This week’s focus texts are: The order of addends does not change the sum.
Spiders by Gail Gibbons
Spinning Spiders by Melvin Berger

Phonics Focus:
long o (using magic e)
note, spoke, home

will (‘ll) not (n’t) am (‘m) Important Information:
she’ll can’t I’m
 Report cards went home last week. Please sign
and return the envelope. Keep report card. 
 Fall Family Festival is Friday, 10/26 (5-8 pm).
Practice Makes Progress: PTO is accepting donations for glow sticks,
 Remember yellow folders every day. candy, and spider webs. They have a Facebook
 Read for 15 minutes each night and fill-in page: Monte Vista PTO.
star chart in yellow folder (with date written  Next week is Red Ribbon Week.
in a star).  October Scholastic Book orders are due 10/30.
 Practice reading and writing phonics focus
words and high frequency words (listed on
green paper).
Habit 2:
 There are two optional homework pages. One
is more independent, and the reading passage Begin With the
may need your support to complete. End in Mind
Have a Plan
Words to Practice:

down inside now

there together