Dear 1B parents,
This week in 1B we began to compare and contrast through narrative and informational writing. We compared our school to one in a basal reader article, and learned to record information on a Venn diagram. We listened to three different versions of the Johnny Appleseed story and compared information we learned from them. We also compared facts and legends through Johnny Appleseed. Next week, we will begin to explore “cause and effect” through the story “Pigs in a Rig.” Our phonics focus will be short “o” as it is seen in word families.
We completed our five-senses writing by describing either apples or the season of fall through our senses. We also learned how to begin our writing by thinking of a topic, and introduced “work on writing” as part of our Daily Five. Ask your child about Ralph and how he overcame writer’s block!
In math, we will continue to learn addition strategies by making ten, doing “number bond dashes”, learning to use a number line, and word problems. Next week, we will explore the life of Christopher Columbus, and learn about the Rosary as a devotion to Mary.
We hope you all received the information about our “Museum of Saints” and will have a chance to talk with your child about a chosen saint. The names are due Tuesday. We emphasize that it is an activity for parents and children to do together, but ultimately it is your child’s project.
A note about uniforms: With chillier weather coming up, please send your child to school with a WELL-MARKED sweatshirt and sweatpants. They must have the All Saints logo on them. Did I mentioned “well-marked”?
The words for next week are as follows:
Red –“ish” “ash” “ush” word families with beginning blends
swish wish dish smash crash flash rash dash flush crush blush mush
Blue -“ick” “ack” “uck” “ock” word families with beginning blends
black quack snack rack sick quick tick clock block lock truck stuck
Purple — “ag” “eg” “ig” “og” “ug” word families with beginning blends
snag flag wag peg twig fig wig frog jog drug plug slug
Green — “at” “ot” “it” word families
mat pat rat sat that lot pot rot hit kit lit pit
Orange — “ip” “ig” “ill” word families
pig dig wig lip zip rip pill mill hill
Many thanks to the Hess and Munsell families for our very healthy farmer’s market offerings this week! We tasted warm, fresh beets from Amira, and a delicious fruit salad from Michael. Our emperor this week is Ahtziri.
Tuesday, October 13 — field trip forms due!
Thursday, October 22 — Activity Day
Reading Celebrations: Thursday, October 15
Thursday, November 19
Thursday, December 17
Tuesday, October 27 — field trip to the zoo
Thursday, October 29 — Penny Bazaar, first quarter ends
Friday, October 30 — No school, professional development day
Enjoy the long weekend,