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Grade 1

Mrs. Balzano (mbalzano@gscregional.org)

Dear Parents,

Until now your child has often used “invented” spelling in much of his or her writing. Invented spelling is the formation of the written word according to the way it sounds to the child. It is a typical and natural way for emerging writers to begin shaping words. However, your child is now ready to begin looking carefully at the correct spelling of the words he or she uses.

With that in mind, we are beginning to study a set of spelling words each week. We will use the words during our lessons throughout the week, and homework will often involve them. The words can be found in front of the homework copybook. You review these words each night and the reading words in the back of the homework copybook.

The following are suggested ways in which you can support your child’s learning of the correct spelling for each word.

  • Together find the words in newspapers and magazines.

  • Play word games.

  • Use magnetic letters on the refrigerator to spell the words.

  • Use cereal or macaroni letters to form words.

  • Write words using different media (thick pens, markers, sand, crayons, paint, etc.)

  • Do rainbow writing. The child forms the words using one color crayon. He or she then writes on top of the word in another color. Do this repeatedly for up to four or five colors.

All these methods are effective alternatives to traditional drills. The end result is the same without the corresponding drudgery.

As always, thank you for your support.

 

Dates to Remember:

  • Sept. 18th – Back to School Night

 

Have a great week!

Mrs. Balzano

 

LEARNING IS FUN!

 

 

Homework Week of September 29,2014

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29,2014

Religion

read pages 18-19

Read paper about All Saints Day

 

Math p 1 in HW Folder

 Spelling

 unit 3

 

Tuesday September30,2014

 Religion     Pages 17,18,19

 

Math    page H.W.F.

Spelling     Test Friday Unit 3

 

Congratulations to Patrick for being 1st in Math in lower grades

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 1st GRADERS FOR WINNING THE TROPHY THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Please have your child go on 1st in math so we can keep the trophy until Mrs. Balzano comes back.    WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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