Hello First Graders & Families,
We are Miss Ford-Henry, Mr. Small & Miss Bovelle. We would like to welcome you to the First Grade. This school year is going to be exciting and filled with lots of learning. We can look forward to trips, projects, sign language, music, art expression, and more.
Two major goals this school year are to have first graders reading at level “H” or higher by June 2018, and to have students adding and subtracting within 20 in Math. Parents, please consider a trip to the library to get a library card for your child, if he or she does not already have one.
Please see the school supply list below. A letter will be sent home to let families know if there are any other supply needs.
We can’t wait to meet our new students and to help them learn more.
First graders are the best!!!
First Grade Supply List:
-6 – composition (marble, hard cover) notebooks [NO spirals or binders] labeled with your first and last name and one subject – Math, Word Work, Science, Social Studies, and Copy Homework
-6 – two pocket folders labeled with your first and last name and one subject – Math, Science, Social Studies, Homework, Word Work
-Sharpened pencils (about 5 for your daily use)
-Covered pencil sharpener and pencil case
-Bookbag with sturdy straps and zippers to last the entire school year (if last year’s bag is in good condition – please, use it again)
-Eyeglasses if student needs to wear them for reading)
-1 ream of copy paper
Please be sure to have extra paper, pencils, scissors, crayons, markers, glue sticks, books, old magazines and newspapers at home for assignments and projects.
A letter will be sent home to let families know if there are any other supply needs.
Thank-you in advance,
The First Grade Teachers
The first unit in ReadyGen is Connecting to Our World. In this unit students will be reading Stellaluna by Janell Cannon and also Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel. The theme of the unit is relationships. Students will focus on retelling stories, and story elements such as characters, setting, events, and vocabulary. Some important vocabulary words in this unit are: escaped, survived, trembling, perched, and embarrassing. Both stories can be found on Youtube.com.
Students should be reading every day and making an entry on their reading logs. This should include Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
When listening to your child read, ask them questions about what they have read. For example: Who are the characters? Where does the story place? What happened first, next, then, after that, last or finally in the story?
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.