Welcome to Room 109! (Week of 9/24/18)

This week we will continue to focus on short a and final –ck sounds (cat, bat, back, sack).  As we have learned, when there is only one vowel at the beginning or in the middle of a word, the vowel usually stands for its short sound. We will also continue our work with characters and
writing sentences.


In math, we will begin chapter one in the Math In Focus program.  This chapter will have us working with counting, using number words, ten frames, making number patterns, and comparing groups of things (greater than and less than).


Spelling Words:

sat      sad

tap      man

tack    pack

rat      fan

map   jam

the      of


A few notes about homework:

  • Please help your child check his/her assignment sheet. Your child should complete the work listed for the evening as well as nightly reading.  Reading can include a child reading to someone or someone reading to a child.  You can determine an amount of time that seems to be appropriate for your child at this time of the year and increase as the year progresses.


  • Homework should be done in pencil (unless otherwise noted J). 


  • At this time of the year, your child will probably need you to read all of the directions. 


  • Please help your child to return blue folders on Friday (continue to put notes/money in your child’s regular take-home folder, as homework folders are not opened each morning).



Important Dates:

  • Thursday, September 27 = First Grade Parent Information Night (6:00 - 6:45)
  • Wednesday, September 26 = PTA Ice Cream Social
  • Monday, October 8 = Columbus Day - No School


Classroom Supply Wish List: 

  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Wet Ones wipes
  • Ziplock bags (any size)
  • Books and board games no longer used at home
  • Toys no longer used at home (especially Matchbox cars and small plastic animals/people)
  • Child appropriate magazines and catalogs (for cutting and collage)