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Children First 
Ms. Harris
Instructor: Ms. Harris   
All children can and will learn, they just learn differently. 


Announcements
Reading is Fun!
Ask your child to read to you and or have them read to a stuffed animal, another family member, or a doll. Ask your child questions about what he/she read i.e., what is the gist of the story, who are the characters, what is the main idea, what is the problem in the story and how was it solved and ect.

I sent home a yellow sheet with some fun questions for you to ask your child before, during, and after you and your child read together.

Happy reading!
Letter and Number Cards
Dear Families,

Please cut and use the letter cards that were sent home with your child to have them identify letters, letter sounds, blend letter sounds together to form words i.e., wet, run, hit, tan, ship, kid, quack, shell, that, and ect.
You can use index cards, “regular” paper, and or make additional copies to create numerous words.

You can use number cards to identify numbers; have your child write words in both numeric (5) and in word form (five). Have fun with the number cards by creating addition, subtraction sentences, doubles, doubles plus one, and more.
5+3= 8 3+5=8 (addition sentences) 5-3=2 5-2=3 (subtraction sentences)
11+11= 22 3+3=6 (doubles) 8+9 (doubles plus one)

Ask your child what strategy they used to solve various problems when doing their math homework and when having fun with the number cards.
Below is a list of strategies your child use in class:
  • Mental Math
  • Counting On
  • Counting Back
  • Doubles
  • Doubles Plus One
Homework and Spelling notebook
Ms. Harris’ 1st Grade Homework Packet

Please return your homework packet and spelling book to school together on Friday. You will do all spelling assignments in your spelling book.
Please have your child write the date on the first line of each spelling assignment i.e.
********** September 12, 2016*******
Homework packets will be sent home on Monday or the first day of the school week.
Please return packet and spelling books on Friday or either the last day of the school week.
Please encourage your child to read daily to you, a friend, a sibling, a doll, and ect…
You will receive an outline of weekly spelling and math assignments. In addition, I will add additional work as it pertains to lessons taught and on occasion science and social studies homework will be added; your child may receive additional homework in various content areas if needed for additional support.

I am excited to have an opportunity to work with you and your child.
Thank you,
Ms. Harris
Reading is Fun!
I will begin to send small white books home with your child. Please have your read their books to you, a family member,stuffed animals, friends and ect.
We are off to a great start!
Families,

Please look through your child's folder on a daily basis and return it back to school with your child the next day. In addition, please have your child return their spelling book on Friday or the last day of the school week.
We are discussing families, rules, the five senses, weather, addition/ plus, subtraction/minus, ending marks in writing i.e., .,!, and ?.




Words to Know
Below is a list of words your child should know:

I
like
me
my
am
and
awesome
because
the
we
is
a
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
have
they
with
come
loves
of
no
with
are
egg
that
mess
quack
Reading is Fun!
Please read with your child 10-30 minutes daily or have them read to you, a stuffed animal, or a sibling.
Please have your child read their small white books daily.

Happy Reading!
Read to your child
5 Reasons to Read Aloud to Your Child

-Hear new words
-Develop sentence sense and an ear for rhythm
-Gain new knowledge and understanding
-Feel things they never felt before (emotionally)
-Share a wonderful time with you and your favorite read-aloud books
First Grade Websites
Please take a few minutes to visit the following First Grade websites:

www.starfall.com
www.pbskids.org
www.roythezebra.com
www.abcya.com
www.splashmath.com (there might be a fee, but a great resource)
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