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Procedure Letter 2014-15

January 15, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,

2018 has bought new and exciting learning for first graders. Here are a few highlights of our recent work.

In the recent month of December, students shared many different holidays, traditions and talked about ways we each celebrate.  We continued our theme of Peace with a culminating assembly where we watched our first graders share Peace in many languages.  Thank you parents for sending in videos.  Within the beginning of the year, students set new goals for something they want to get better at in 2018.  We brainstormed goals such as reading, writing, ice-skating and playing basketball.  Reading Workshop students are making strong progress in their own reading with instruction that matches their individual skills. We are learning about nonfiction text how to recognize the unique elements of this genre which includes headings, photographs, and captions.

In Writing Workshop, students have been working hard on revising and editing their how to books in preparation for our author’s celebration.  We will share our books with 5th grade buddy class this week.  This week is our Jenkinson’s  Aquarium field trip which is a great Segway into our next unit of study which is All About Books.

First graders continue to practice math stories of addition, subtraction and comparing.  They have learned many strategies in solving equations such as number lines, 120 charts, friendly numbers, and many more.  Strong number sense and operations skills are critical as we begin the next math unit, place value. Please continue to talk to your child about numbers--asking them how do you know? Can you teach me that? Prove it! You will gain insight into their understanding and build their confidence as problem solvers too. 

Thank you for helping your child to be successful with their homework. Library books, Scholastic News and other age appropriate text are great resources. These online resources are great: www.Storylineonline.net and www.getepic.com

Home –School Connection:

  • We shared our resolutions for the New Year--tell what is a resolution and share it with your family.

  • Write your own math story and ask a family member to solve it.

  • What how to book are your publishing?


Ms. Carolyn Hayward

First Grade Teacher

Greenbrook Elementary School


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