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Language Arts


Students will finish up the writing prompt about How to Catch a Turkey this week and complete a turkey writing activity about what we are thankful for.


Students are continuing to work on informational how to writing. In Daily 5 students will ask and answer questions about key details in an informational article. 


This week we will begin Informational How To writing. The students are finishing up their last Opinion writing piece about The Best Superhero Ever.  Our first informational topic will be How To Brush Your Teeth.

In Daily 5 we will dig deeper into informational texts. Students will identify and use text features in non fiction books. Students will begin to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

IN grammar we will review and practice writing complete sentences with a focus on the correct end punctuation marks.

Daily 5


In grammar students will use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).

In Daily 5 students will identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. Students will also compare and contrast fiction and non fiction texts.


October 7, 2019

Students will continue to work on describing the  characters, settings, and major events in fiction stories, using key details. This week we will also review what a noun is and learn about verbs. In Daily 5 students are continuing to work on their reading stamina with a focus on their individual goal and strategy. Please refer to their learning plan (in Geer Park folder sleeve). At home please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read at home for 20 minutes.


First Grade Read at Home Requirements

  • Read for 20 minutes every night from their reading bag, library books, or home book collections.

September 2, 2019

September 8, 2019

All students have reading bags that are to go home and come back to class daily. Please encourage your child to read these books to increase their reading stamina. I will begin testing the student this week to see what level they are currently at. Although some of the books in the bag may be easy for them- it’s okay. I want them practicing their fluency and accuracy. Once they are tested, they will have new books that reflect their reading level and strategy they are working on. Thanks for your support!

Students took the reading NWEA computer test last week. We will be taking the math NWEA test this week and I am continuing to do individualized reading tests this week. In Daily 5 students are focusing on their individualized reading strategies. We will be learning about fiction stories this week and focus on: characters, setting, problem and the solution.

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