Welcome to First Grade


                         Mrs. Whitney Bellomo                                      Miss Megan Gibbs 


           What is Happening in First Grade for:


During November students will reading Kevin Henkes books. We will be reading his books and practicing retelling the stories using transition words and details. Don't forget to have your child practice this in the books they bring home each night. We will also continue to make connections to the books we read (text to text, text to self, and text to world)

Word Work 

Starting in November we will continue adding the second marking period sight words to our word wall along with a new word family chunk each week. Don't forget to review these words each night! We will also be taking these words and looking at how we can add various endings to change the word (ed, s, and ing). Find fun ways home to help your child learn these new words!

During November we will be writing reviews during our writing time. We are going to write about topics and give an option on that topic. We will be writing persuasive reviews, and judging various collections around the room.  They will become an expert at convincing others on their opinion!

We will be spending a lot of time focusing on addition strategies. We will be using a number line, touch spots, doubles facts and more. All of these strategies will help us to become faster with our facts. We will also continue our xtra math program on the computer to review our facts.  Students will also learn all about subtraction and subtraction strategies to use when solving problems. 

Social Studies

During this month we will be learning about our community and the people who work in and help out around our community. We will also be spending some time talking about our country and important people who have helped our country in a positive way. We will discuss ways that we can be helpful, productive members of Dallastown!


Don't forget to sign up for conferences, we have so much to share with you!

Conferences are November 20 and 21! 


Dates to Remember:

November 2 -- Wear buttons day

November 6 -- Positive T-shirt Day

November 10 -- Veteran's Day- wear camo or patriotic color

November 13-- PTO Meeting 7:00pm

November 17 -- No Place for Hate

November 30 -- PJ Day


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