Third Week Check-In

Posted by Clarke McGibben on 9/17/2021 3:45:00 PM

Hello First Grade Families,

Another successful week! A few reminders and announcements...

  • On Wednesday, September 29th, we will be taking a field trip to the PEAS farm. We will be walking and leaving around 9:30am. We will return in time for lunch. Your child should wear comfortable shoes and be dressed appropriately for the weather. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please email me at
  • Library books...please be sure your child is bringing back their book(s) each week. We have a new check out period every week and they will not be able to get new books without returning old ones. 
  • Water bottles. Please be sure your child has a water bottle each day. I encourage them to leave the bottle here and take it home on Friday to be washed. If you would prefer they take it home everyday, I totally understand, and your child can just let me know. We are not using water fountains at the moment due to COVID precautions. Thanks!
  • Picture Day! Picture day is October 4th. Mark your calendars! 


This week we focused on our Daily 5. We practiced how to select books that fit us and our reading levels, reading to ourselves, word work, listening to reading, and work on writing. We made a collage about the elements of a story, using events, characters, and settings from “Stellaluna” and a “Toad and Frog” book from our current unit for inspiration. For word work, we familiarized ourselves with some of our worksheets and practiced building our words with magnet tiles, word tiles, playdoh, and more! In math we practiced “counting on.” For example, for 5 + 3, we wouldn’t need to put up 5 fingers then 3 fingers and count them all. We could just put up 3, say 5, and count on from there. Please ask your child about this and practice at home! 


Wanting something more to do at home? If your child is still working on letter recognition, number recognition, or writing letters and numbers, these are great to practice. In addition, baking or cooking, counting dishes you are putting away, matching up socks, sorting shirts and pants and counting them up, and other household chores are great ways to work in math into everyday life! 

I hope you have a great weekend! 


Ms. McGibben 


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