Ms. Maddox’s 1st Grade News Fall 2017

Important Dates for October!

10/17: Field Trip to Carolyn’s Country Cousins (arriving there by 9:30a.m.)
10/18: Parent/Teacher Conferences from 4:30-7:00pm
10/19: Parent/Teacher Conferences from 12:30-4:30pm
10/20: No School!
10/31: Fall Festival (check out our weekly newsletter for more info!)

Learning Updates!

This quarter, we will be continuing to work  on our reading strategies and phonemic awareness  in English Language Arts. Here are some things  that you can ask your scholar  at home to help them:

  • Segmenting words (i.e. c-a-t: there are three sounds, then have student spell the sound they hear)
  • Have them show and explain the different reading strategies we have practiced, while they read to you!

In math, we are working on addition. Scholars are working extremely hard to master addition facts quickly using different strategies and our number sense (even/odd).  Listed below are a few ways you can help at home:

  • Give scholar a number to equal the whole (1-10), then give one part and have scholar think of the other
  • State numbers and have scholar stand up on the even numbers and sit for the odd numbers.


All scholars in our class are using the Reading A-Z app to practice their reading skills and Zearn to increase their understanding in math.  Scholars are doing great at using our iPads in the classroom!


Please don’t forget to check your scholar’s backpack every night for important papers and/or homework! Also, would love to see all parents and guardians connected on our Class Dojo- it’s a great way to stay in touch and see what is going on in our classroom! Thank you for your support and as always, feel free to contact me anytime!