Grade 1 ELA 2018-2019

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Welcome First Graders to 


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We will begin Unit 2 Week 4 this week. The essential question is "How do people help out in our community?"  We will read two stories Thump, Thump, Helps Out and Nell's Books.
In phonics and spelling we will review the blends, th, ng, and sh.  In grammar we are studying common and proper nouns.

We have begun our author study on Jan Brett.  The first grade listened to the story The Mitten and Gingerbread Baby.  I will be reading several Jan Brett books over the next month. So far we have listened to Gingerbread Baby, Gingerbread Friends, The Mitten, and The Hat.  We are reviewing the story elements, character, setting, and plot.  Each student will be assigned a book report that will be due February 5, 2019.  I will be sending home the instruction sheet.

Homework will be assigned. I will send home a homework sheet for the week. Your child should do all of their homework in the marble notebook that is sent home everyday except Fridays.  

Please make flash cards with your child, using the spelling and high frequency word list we work on every week.           

As soon as the Wonders login and updates are assigned to me, I will send the information home with you.  If you would prefer that your child read the assigned literature from your home computer please let me know.  If you prefer, I can send home the softcover textbook.  The Grammar workbook and the Spelling/Phonics workbook will be sent home when there is an assignment in it.  Also, your child will take home a short booklet from their practice workbook, please save  the booklets and have your child read the books to you. Thank you for your understanding.

Every week I will update the First Grade class page to keep you informed regarding our weekly lessons and other relevant information regarding your child's assignments.

Homework will be assigned daily except Fridays and holidays.  I will post the homework assignments online in the First Grade ELA calendar. The WONDERS literature textbooks are available online.  Please check your child's "To Do" file for the assignments. Your child's login and password are the same. 

I strongly recommend that you encourage your child to review the online reading activities. The phonics, comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary activities are an essential tool for your child to utilize.  Please contact me if you are having difficulty with the online WONDERS Program. If you do not have access to a computer please let me know and your child can take home the textbook to complete their homework.

I am looking forward to working with you to ensure that your child has a rewarding and wonderful year in my ELA class!  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. DiCaprio