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​ First Grade News    

ISSUE 17 JANUARY 18, 2019 

Reading  Math 
In Reader’s Workshop this  This week in math, 
week, first graders continued  first graders worked 
investigating nonfiction  on solving cross 
books. They reread books to  number puzzles with 
make sure they understood  missing addends. 
and worked on fluency,  We discovered that in order to solve for a missing 
adding stress and intonation to important words. First  addend, you need two pieces of information (one 
graders will begin learning how to tackle super hard  addend and the sum). First graders had fun using their 
words in order to keep learning.  math skills to solve for missing “mystery” numbers. We 
  played a game called “Counters in a Cup” to review 
Fundations  missing addend skills. 
 
This week in Fundations, first graders continued 
learning about the -nk glued sounds (-ank, -ink, -onk,  Social Studies 
and -unk). We also learned that suffix -s can be added  First grade teachers are beginning to assess students 
to basewords with glued sounds. Some of these words  on their knowledge of the ​days of the week​, ​months of 
are plurals (i.e. banks) and some are action words (i.e.  the year​, ​seasons​, and ​home addresses​. These would 
sinks). We also learned two new trick words: ​too​, ​very  be great things to practice at home with your child. 
and ​also​. Next week, students will take the Unit 7  Thank you! 
Fundations test.   
Winter Performance 
First graders have been practicing 
special songs and poems for our 
Winter Performance! We will share our 
  songs and poems with Mitchell School 
  on January 25th and with parents on 
January 28th at 8:45am in the cafeteria. We hope 
Writer’s Workshop  many of you can attend!  
First graders are 
 
teaching so many 
interesting facts in 
their information  Save the Date  
books! We learned to  January 21st​: NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) 
imagine questions our  January 25th​: Winter Wonderland Performance for 
readers might have to  Mitchell School 
help us add more  January 28th​: Winter Wonderland Performance for 1st 
details and pages to our stories. We also learned that  Grade Families 
writers can teach with their pictures. First graders had  January 29th - February 1st​: Winter Book Fair 
fun adding details such as arrows, labels, text boxes,  January 30th​: Early Release (12:15pm) 
words, and much more to their pictures.     
 

​ First Grade News