Mrs. Abby Fisher
November News:
**Cold Weather Alert** Please send your child to school with a heavy jacket, gloves, scarf, and a hat. :)

The first graders have begun Unit 2 of the Wonders reading curriculum. This unit will focus on making and confirming predictions and finding the story elements (setting, characters, problem and solution). Students will also be finding the main idea and details of nonfiction stories.  They are also reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

The students will begin Unit 4 this month in math. This unit will focus on nonstandard units of measurement.  In class, they will be using paperclips, straws, toothpicks and pencils to measure.  We teach them to lay their units end to end with no gaps. They will learn this cute poem to help them remember it. 

We are continuing our Social Studies unit during our content block of the day. We will continue practicing map skills. We will end the month by studying the Pilgrims, Native Americans and how they came together at the First Thanksgiving. 

We wish you all a wonderful beginning to the holiday season!  Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!!!! 

Dates to remember:
Nov. 21st- Early Dismissal
Nov. 22- 27th- No School
(27th- possible snow make-up day)
Dec. 11th- Early Dismissal
Dec. 24- Jan.1- No School
Jan. 8th- Early Dismissal
Jan 18th & 21st- No School

If you should have any questions, please feel free to email me at abby_fisher@wasdpa.org or call the school at 762-1191.  I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October

Happy Fall!!!  We are working so hard in our new reading curriculum called Wonders.  The students have been reading fiction and non-fiction stories, searching for key details, and writing responses to prompts.  They are reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

 

In math, the students have been manipulating their number grids to solve word problems and number models.  We will be working through Unit 3 this month.  Unit 3 will focus more on addition and subtraction strategies.  The students will be playing the following games: Domino Top-It, Roll and Total, High Roller, Penny-Dice, Bunny Hop, Rolling for 50 and Penny Plate. 

 

We will be focusing on Social Studies during the content block of the day.  We will begin the month by discussing Fire Safety with the students.  This will include a fire drill with a sweet treat for the students.  We will begin our Map Skills unit in the middle of the month.  The students will be working through a Map Skills workbook focusing on map symbols and main directions.  We will end the month by preparing for an election of our first grade mascot.  We will take a look at three literary characters and discuss the characteristics of each character.  We will hold a mock election on November 8th to elect our mascot. 

 

We will be having our fall field trip this month.  Please make sure you signed and returned the permission slip for the Renfrew Trip!

October

Happy Fall!!!  We are working so hard in our new reading curriculum called Wonders.  The students have been reading fiction and non-fiction stories, searching for key details, and writing responses to prompts.  They are reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

 

In math, the students have been manipulating their number grids to solve word problems and number models.  We will be working through Unit 3 this month.  Unit 3 will focus more on addition and subtraction strategies.  The students will be playing the following games: Domino Top-It, Roll and Total, High Roller, Penny-Dice, Bunny Hop, Rolling for 50 and Penny Plate. 

 

We will be focusing on Social Studies during the content block of the day.  We will begin the month by discussing Fire Safety with the students.  This will include a fire drill with a sweet treat for the students.  We will begin our Map Skills unit in the middle of the month.  The students will be working through a Map Skills workbook focusing on map symbols and main directions.  We will end the month by preparing for an election of our first grade mascot.  We will take a look at three literary characters and discuss the characteristics of each character.  We will hold a mock election on November 8th to elect our mascot. 

 

We will be having our fall field trip this month.  Please make sure you signed and returned the permission slip for the Renfrew Trip!

October

Happy Fall!!!  We are working so hard in our new reading curriculum called Wonders.  The students have been reading fiction and non-fiction stories, searching for key details, and writing responses to prompts.  They are reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

 

In math, the students have been manipulating their number grids to solve word problems and number models.  We will be working through Unit 3 this month.  Unit 3 will focus more on addition and subtraction strategies.  The students will be playing the following games: Domino Top-It, Roll and Total, High Roller, Penny-Dice, Bunny Hop, Rolling for 50 and Penny Plate. 

 

We will be focusing on Social Studies during the content block of the day.  We will begin the month by discussing Fire Safety with the students.  This will include a fire drill with a sweet treat for the students.  We will begin our Map Skills unit in the middle of the month.  The students will be working through a Map Skills workbook focusing on map symbols and main directions.  We will end the month by preparing for an election of our first grade mascot.  We will take a look at three literary characters and discuss the characteristics of each character.  We will hold a mock election on November 8th to elect our mascot. 

 

We will be having our fall field trip this month.  Please make sure you signed and returned the permission slip for the Renfrew Trip!

October

Happy Fall!!!  We are working so hard in our new reading curriculum called Wonders.  The students have been reading fiction and non-fiction stories, searching for key details, and writing responses to prompts.  They are reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

 

In math, the students have been manipulating their number grids to solve word problems and number models.  We will be working through Unit 3 this month.  Unit 3 will focus more on addition and subtraction strategies.  The students will be playing the following games: Domino Top-It, Roll and Total, High Roller, Penny-Dice, Bunny Hop, Rolling for 50 and Penny Plate. 

 

We will be focusing on Social Studies during the content block of the day.  We will begin the month by discussing Fire Safety with the students.  This will include a fire drill with a sweet treat for the students.  We will begin our Map Skills unit in the middle of the month.  The students will be working through a Map Skills workbook focusing on map symbols and main directions.  We will end the month by preparing for an election of our first grade mascot.  We will take a look at three literary characters and discuss the characteristics of each character.  We will hold a mock election on November 8th to elect our mascot. 

 

We will be having our fall field trip this month.  Please make sure you signed and returned the permission slip for the Renfrew Trip!

October

Happy Fall!!!  We are working so hard in our new reading curriculum called Wonders.  The students have been reading fiction and non-fiction stories, searching for key details, and writing responses to prompts.  They are reading and writing their high frequency words and practicing patterned words for their spelling lists. 

 

In math, the students have been manipulating their number grids to solve word problems and number models.  We will be working through Unit 3 this month.  Unit 3 will focus more on addition and subtraction strategies.  The students will be playing the following games: Domino Top-It, Roll and Total, High Roller, Penny-Dice, Bunny Hop, Rolling for 50 and Penny Plate. 

 

We will be focusing on Social Studies during the content block of the day.  We will begin the month by discussing Fire Safety with the students.  This will include a fire drill with a sweet treat for the students.  We will begin our Map Skills unit in the middle of the month.  The students will be working through a Map Skills workbook focusing on map symbols and main directions.  We will end the month by preparing for an election of our first grade mascot.  We will take a look at three literary characters and discuss the characteristics of each character.  We will hold a mock election on November 8th to elect our mascot. 

 

We will be having our fall field trip this month.  Please make sure you signed and returned the permission slip for the Renfrew Trip!