First Grade News Flash
At Home Connections
Strategies for helping your child at home:
*Help your child pick a room in your house and create a map. Don’t forget to include a map key and a compass rose.
Strategies for helping your child with math at home:
*Help your child find, copy and extend patterns in your home.
*Have your child use items in your house to create and extend patterns.
Strategies for helping your child with math homework:
one section each night (teaches routine)
use manipulatives to help your child (cereal or other small items they can manipulate to find the answer)
use chalk boards / white boards to make it fun
Current study of Focus:
Reading / Language
visualizing - creating a mental picture
making connections - to themselves, a book or an experience
Word Study - Fundations Unit 2, week 2
Writing - Using capitals, punctuation and appropriate spacing when writing
Math - Patterns - repeating patterns and growing patterns
Social Studies - Maps - reading maps, recognizing symbols, compass rose and map legend. Learning how to draw a map.
Resource for Oct 12-16
Monday - Computer
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - PE
Thursday - Art
Friday - Computer
Dates to Remember
Oct. 16 - Homecoming
Oct. 23 - 1st grade pastries for parents 8:00 am
- Oct. 26-30 Book Fair week