WOW!!! What an awesome month in first grade! Your child has been growing more and more each week with their listening and learning stamina! They have been earning more and more compliments in their marble jar and improving their listening in the hallway, as well as during specials! Way to go first graders! Keep it up!
In science, they have been learning all about the sun’s daily “path” across the sky, including how the sun rises on the eastern side of the sky, and sets on the western side. You can encourage your child’s curiosity by helping them make the personal connection to these directions, as seen from their own home. Give them a clear sense of where east and west are, in relation to: the driveway or sidewalk, any front-facing windows, bedroom walls, etc. For example, you might say, “If you can imagine your walls were invisible, where would you see the sun in the morning?" If you yourself are unsure, here are two simple ways to find out: 1) If you have a smartphone, many of them come with a built-in “compass” app. 2) You can do it the old-fashioned way, and just notice the sun’s position at sunset and/or at sunrise. Have fun!
During reading time we have been studying words like a professor does! Your child has been learning to study a name, or really, any word. They have been learning how a word can teach them SO much about how letters and sounds work! Rather than just glancing at the name, they have learned to really STUDY it. Noting the syllables, name the letters, patterns about the word, and using the sounds to make other words! Dates to Note: ➔ Wednesday Oct. 23rd- Friday Oct. 25th-Parent/Teacher CONFERENCES (Early Dismissals these Three Days as well as GCS Book FAIR)
Please call Sherri in the office @ 860-491-6020 to register for conferences