FIRST GRADE Columba
October 29, 2012
Mrs. Hawkins’ Class Newsletter
Morning: Orange You Glad You Can Read! Spelling Test Mondays!
Wear orange if you have it! If not, I will be Spelling is working out well when we test on
sure you have an orange sticker. Orange Monday! Your child will have the weekend to
juice and orange snacks will be provided! review words, and then take the test on
Monday. Hopefully this helps with busy
We will have a “Read In” and a “Laugh In”, schedules during the week, and allows for
please come with jokes written out. some practice time at home, too.
Afternoon: 12:30-1:45 Classroom Party We will pretest new words by Tuesday. The
words will come home on a “Spelling” form.
Reminder: These are your child’s words. All students
You must be on the volunteer list may try the challenge words. If your child
to attend! gets the pretest words correct on their
pretest, they need to practice the challenge
Spelling words can be found on our website,
as well as on the back of the newsletter.
Reading: Be sure your child is reading each
night and that you are signing the apple
homework sheet that is due by November, 1.
Baggie Books: As soon as your child has
Parade will be at 1:45. Parents will be in the read each book 3 times, sign and send back.
gym for the parade. They will get new ones within a day.
After the parade we will watch a short holiday
movie. Students will change out of their
costumes and bring them home.
Costumes must be in a labeled bag.
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This Week’s Vocabulary This Week’s Highlights
*pattern unit Monday
*join (joining) Today we will measure Marvin to see if he grew!
Today we will write Halloween story problems!
*length Today is Halloween!
Today we are going to learn about “ing” and “sh”
Today we get a chance to play board games if we
Reminders to Students have had great behavior this week!
We do not run in the classroom
We are always respectful and
We always keep our hands to
Picture Retakes have
Spelling Words been changed!
she* fish Retakes will be on
king shop 11/14 @ 9:00 a.m.
*High Frequency Words Student of the Week!
Challenge Words: Congratulations to Grace Davis!
one You are student of the week!
We are so excited to learn all
three about you this week. We will
four honor you every day.
Thank you for being such a great
*Challenge Words are from the 100 student Grace!
most commonly used nouns list.