File 1st grade newsletter oct 27

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Miss McCollum’s
1st Grade News
October 27 – October 31, 2014
What we are learning:
Story of the week: We will continue reading about
weather this week.
Reading/Language Arts *predicting outcomes
* long “o” /silent e (sneaky e)
*nouns (singular and plural)
*subject/verb agreement
*prepositions
*identifying sentences
*commas in the date
*adjectives
* possessive nouns
Math
*shapes and fractions
*measurement
Writing
*using tree maps and circle
maps
*informational writing
Social Studies/Science *Famous Americans
* weather
Homework
Spelling Words:
cute
flute
rude
what
use
my
tube
were
rule
said
M-Spelling: Students (not parents) make flash cards for
your words. Practice reading and spelling each word.
Return cards in baggie for homework completion credit.
Keep them home the rest of the week for your child’s
use.
Fluency: Read passage, time for 1 minute, record number
of words, answer questions on back.
Reminders and events:
* STORYBOOK CHARACTER DAY Friday, Oct. 31- Pay
$1 to dress up as your favorite storybook character—all
proceeds go to Mr. Dawson’s spring production of The
Wizard of Oz!
* Fall Festival: Friday November 7!
*Box Tops: Please send in your Box Tops. I am able to
use the money earned right in the classroom. Recruit
your family members, too! 
*Class Picture Day – Monday, November 3
*Make-up Picture Day – Monday, November 3
*PE Rotation: We have a five day rotation. Day 1 is
Music, Day 2 is PE, Day 3 is Computer, Day 4 is Art, Day
5 is PE. Please wear appropriate shoes on PE days.
*Website: We have a class website!! Access through
Satilla Marsh website or
http://flashmedia.glynn.k12.ga.us/webpages/lmccollum/
* Fluency practice - Reading passages are in the
homework packet. Have your child read the passage and
record the number of words read in one minute. Repeat
this procedure on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights
answering the questions on the back. Please give the
feedback on how your child was able to read the passage.
This is not meant to frustrate.
*I am updating my parent email addresses so I can use
this as another form of communication from school to
home. Please send me an email indicating that you
have seen this note and let me know if emailing is
a good way to contact you throughout the school
year. [email protected]
Science- Weather
T-Spelling: : Write 1 sentence using at least one of your
* types of weather
words. Write the noun, adjective, and action verb for
each sentence.
Example: The cute kittens walked to our house.
Noun: kittens, house
Adjective: cute
Action Verb: walked
.
Math-Choose activity from Math Menu-Parents sign
Fluency
W-Spelling: Practice reading and spelling each word.
Math-Choose activity from Math Menu-Parents sign
Fluency
Th-Spelling: Take a practice spelling test. The test must
be turned in on Friday.
Math-AIMS Practice – timed practice for 5 minutes
Fluency
M, T, Th - We will continue our repeated reading
for fluency.
Monday
Day 1
Music
Tuesday
Day 2
PE
Wednesday
Day 3
Comp. Lab
Thursday
Day 4 Art
Friday
Day 5
PE
29
Day 2
30
Day 3
1
Day 4
2
Day 5
3
Day 1
6
7
8
ELA
Benchmark
9
Math
Benchmark
10
13
14
15
16
PTA 6pm
1st Grade
Program!!
17
20
21
22
23
24
28
29
Wear PJs and
Tennis Shoes
30
31
Happy
Halloween!
27
RED
RIBBON
Week!
Wear Boots
Dress like a
hippie/wear
tie-dye
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