Mrs. Isola

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November 13, 2018

Dear Parents and Students,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend! It was great seeing so many of you at our first Literacy Night! I hope you all had a great time! 
We will be having NUT Day on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14! Please send in $1 (or more) to support the Blue Ribbon Mom Program!
1st grade is collecting STUFFING! Please send it in ASAP!
Thank you :) 

**Some Information for You!**

-Your child will need one (1) HEALTHY morning snack every day! Some examples are yogurt, fruit, granola bar, pretzels, Goldfish, Cheerios, etc! They will also need to bring their own water bottle each day.  The only thing they can drink at snack time is water! This should be in a bottle with a sports top or pop up straw (tops that screw off often make spills that we try to avoid!) 
-Please refrain from sending your child to school with peanut butter as we have a few children with severe allergies.
- Remind your child about the importance of staying safe in our classroom.  This means we keep our hands on our own bodies and we raise our hand to leave our seats.
- Remind them to ALWAYS ask for help.  
-Remember to have fun while learning!

This week in 1-2:


We will finish up Chapter 3- Addition Strategies.  This week we will learn about adding 3 digits. We will learn that we need to look for friends of 10 or doubles to add first!  
Over the last couple of weeks we learned about the following strategies:
1. Commutative Property - Helps us to add because if we know 2+3=5, then we can solve 3+2.
2. Counting On - We begin with the higher addend and count up. (This strategy is usually used when one of our addends is 1, 2, or 3)
3. Doubles - 1+1, 2+2, 3+3, 4+4, etc
4. Doubles +1 - We can use a doubles fact to help us solve a related fact. (4+5 -- break the 5 into 4 and 1 ---> 4+4+1 = 9) The fact 4+5 is close to the double fact of 4+4 and then I just need to add 1 more.
5. Doubles -1 - Similar to doubles +1, we can think of a doubles fact close to the fact we are trying to solve and then subtract 1. (4+5 is close to the doubles fact 5+5 and then I just subtract 1.)
6. Friends of Ten - 0+10, 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5
7.  Make a 10- 9+6 (take 1 from the 6 and add it to the 9 so the new problem is 10+5)

*Please be sure Doubles Facts and Friends of Ten Facts are being practiced EVERY NIGHT until they are memorized.  Having these facts memorized will make future math concepts a lot easier!  


Story of the Week: A Musical Day (realistic fiction)
Spelling Words: from, have, do, does, now, our, am, ham, can, ran

Skill: Sequencing Events in a Story/Characters/Setting
Writing: informative writing 
Grammar: complete sentences
FUNdations: Glued Sounds (-am, -an)
Remind your child to put a * on top of the bonus letter and to put a box around the glued sound when we "mark up" our words!
Trick Words:
from, have, do, does
Words of the day: ham

We will be learning about the first Thanksgiving!

We will begin our chapter about Baptism.  We will watch a video about Jesus' baptism and how the sacrament of Baptism welcomes us into the church.  We will also learn about all the symbols of Baptism (holy water, oil of chrism, candle, white garment).  We will also make a Baptism booklet about our own baptism! 

If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me!  E-mail is a great way to get in touch with me, but you can always call the main office and leave me a message.  I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Here's to a great year!


Mrs. Isola

Monday- Library (remember your books!)
Tuesday- Music
Wednesday- Spanish
Thursday- Gym/Art (make sure you wear your gym uniform!)