Welcome to First Grade!



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Mrs. McMaster

Mrs. Lieu

Mrs. Croyle

Mrs. Lattuca

Mrs. Adams

October 2017

This month your child will be learning:


Reading Strategies

  • Back up and reread

  • Look for chunks

  • Attend to Punctuation

  • Self-Correct

  • Does it sound right?

  • Read on-level text with purpose and understanding

Comprehension Strategies

  • Retell with beginning, middle, and end

  • Identify problem and solution

  • Use story elements

  • Make text-to-text and text-to-world connections


Word Wall Words Be able to locate, read, write, and correctly spell the following words:

  • of, it, had, was, good (week 1)

  • him, do, come (week 2)

  • up, did, have (week 3)

  • has, on, got (week 4)

Word Families -ick, -ip, -un, -op

Word Work

  • Identify and generate rhyming words
  • Identify vowels and their sounds as well as review consonants
  • Short vowel patterns vs. long vowel patterns
  • Complete sentences


  • Write Small Moment Stories with Independence

  • Bring Small Moment Stories to Life

  • Study Other Writers’ Craft

  • Fix and Fancy Up Our Best Work

  • Use transition words in stories


  • Addition Strategies to 20

  • üUsing our fingers
    üCounting on from the greater number
    üUsing a number line
    üUsing doubles facts
    üUsing near doubles facts
    üMaking 10 to add
    üAdding in any order
    üAdding three numbers
    üUsing fact families
    üUsing touch dots

  • Social Studies

    Community and Economics



Important Dates

 üOctober 9th- No School
üOctober 10th-Pink Out Day! Wear pink to support breast cancer awareness.

üOctober 13th- Jog-a-Thon fundraising money is due
üOctober 20th- Half Day for students
üOctober 24th- World Series Spirit Day Wear clothing to represent your favorite baseball team.
üOctober 27th- Fall Festival at school  Wear your favorite fall colors.
üOctober 30th- Picture Retake Day/ Half Day for students
üOctober 31st- Book Character Day  Dress as your favorite character from a book, movie, or television show.

Parent Resources

Reading at Home Level A & B

Reading at Home Level C

Reading at Home Level D

Reading at Home Level E

First Grade Bookmark


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