|Communication||Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at #0978385550 if you ever have questions.|
|Bible||This week the First Graders will learn more about Joshua and the Battle of Jericho.
Our verse for the quarter is Psalm 119:9,11.
How can a young man keep his way pure.
By living according to your word.
I have hidden your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
|Reading Workshop||We are reading Stellaluna and making a story map of the different parts of the story.
· I can describe characters, settings, and major events in a story.
· I can use my prior knowledge with a text.
· I can use phonics and word skills to figure out words.
|Writing Workshop||This week students will write about their Family STEAM projects. After that we will begin writing about things we are thankful for. Students will also learn how to use CHOPS to edit and check their writing. CHOPS: C- Capitals, H- Handwriting, O- Out loud, P- Punctuation, and S- Spelling words they know.
· I can write a complete sentence.
|Word Work/Phonics||We are practicing using Bossy R words or words with ar, or, er, ir, and ur.|
|Vocabulary||This week students we will continue learning words from the book Stellaluna: clutched, clambered, swooped, curious, and escape.
* I can learn new vocabulary words from stories I hear.
|Math||This week we continue our unit on subtracting. Students will learn strategies for helping them subtract.
* I can use a variety of strategies to add and subtract within 20, and fluently within 10.
|Social Studies||Students will continue learning about famous people and the character traits they show.
* I can name positive character traits that describe a responsible citizen (fairness, respect for others and the environment, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment, compassion)
|Science||We will begin learning about plants and animals.
* I can use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts
|Reading Buddies||Our reading buddy time is Thursday afternoon from 2:15-2:45pm.|
|Classroom Supplies||· toilet and paper towel rolls
· Makerspace supplies
|Dates to remember/ Important Announcements||October 26 – No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 31 – Book Character Day – Parade first thing in the morning
November 2 – Junior Carnival
November 12 – Ying Chang Compestine author visit
November 19 – K-2 Thanksgiving Feast
November 20 – 3-5 Thanksgiving Feast
November 21 – Half Day – 12:00pm Dismissal – Teacher Professional Learning
November 22-25 – Thanksgiving Break
*Chapels– You are always welcome at all EMS chapels…please refer to our newsletter or the EMS Express for the times and locations of EMS chapels. EMS Chapels are always at 8:10am. Our K-12 theme this year is All In. Many of our chapel and Bible times will explore this theme.
*All volunteers: If you wish to volunteer at any point in this school year, whether it be as a classroom assistant, lunch room assistant, or as a chaperone on field trips, you will need to begin the process in the front office with Mrs. Sawatzky or Mrs. Edwards by completing the CSPN training. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4:00pm. You will be able to begin volunteering as soon as you complete this process.
*After school– Please make sure your child has adult supervision after school. If you are not able to pick up your child immediately after school please make appropriate arrangements. Any student not under direct adult supervision will be asked to wait in the Atrium up until 4pm. Students are dismissed at 3:15pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays and at 2:50pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
*Water Bottles– Please make sure your child has a water bottle with fresh water every day. This is especially important during these afternoons with hot weather. The water bottle needs to be one that is easy to open and close. Water bottles that do not close well can make a huge mess if they tip over or in backpacks. Your child may only bring water to school. No other kind of drink is allowed.
*Snacks– Your child needs to bring a healthy snack each day. We will eat our snacks at 9:30am every morning. This snack will help your child refuel and have energy throughout the entire morning. Please do not send candy or sweets.