April 19, 2015


1B Mrs. Nichols


Dear Parents,

Much was accomplished during our first week back!  We concluded our unit on map skills, the continents and oceans, and will learn ways to take care of our planet next week by discussing ways to recycle, reduce and reuse.  We will continue with our unit on counting change in math before we go into time.  Empty those wallets and let your children count your change!  

In language arts, we will write reading responses to the book, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” which we finished this week.  We will conclude ways to make long “o” — “o_e”, “ow” and “oa”  before we learn ways to make long “e”.  Our basal reading selection will be “EEK! There’s a Mouse in the House”, which will highlight cause-effect , drawing conclusions, and noting details in a story.  Take a look at the website, eduplace.com to play the vocabulary game.  (click on first grade reading.)

Flat first graders will be on the move as we create our flat children next week and begin the book.  PLEASE READ THE LETTER SENT HOME TODAY FOR DIRECTIONS ON THIS PROJECT!!  It’s important that we receive your envelopes and stamps back on time so that we can send them off to their destinations.

Here are the words for next week.


Purple:  short “a”    and “ar”  (r-controlled words)   Oddball

brag     trap     park     arm     part     dark     shark     yard     art     card     are     war

Green:  short vowels with ending digraphs

such     wash     brush     push     fresh     rush     bath     cloth     guess     grass     pass     miss     

Blue:  short “u”   “u__e”    “ui”    “oo”     oddball

skunk     bump     trust     dude     prune     juice     broom     mood     moon     spoon     tooth     build

Red:     short “e”     “ee”     “ea”     short “ea”    (the “devil’s sort”     oddball

sled     seat     dream     steam     beach     street     sweet     bread     breath     death     great     lead

A note about homework:  In first grade,your children should be spending an average  of 10 – 15 minutes on homework each night.


Dates to remember:

Wednesday, April 22 — Flat Stanley stamped envelopes due

Friday, April 24 — No school; Parish festival

Thursday, April 30 — READING CELEBRATION!

Our Emperor for next week is Trent.  There are many opportunities for Farmer’s Market if you would like to sign up!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs. Nichols 

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