Role of Parent:
In first grade, I feel that it is very important that the parents be involved with their child's school
work and homework habits. A quiet place and consistent time should be provided. Parents should
supervise the activity so that children can receive the support that they may need to complete an
activity. Showing interest in your child's efforts will increase their chance for success. Keep in mind
that children learn at different rates. Your child may finish an activity at a different pace that you
expect. They are working at their developmental level – support the efforts they are making.
Remember Reading and Math are essential and need to be practiced everyday!
Monthly Math: Due:
Word List Folders: Students have the 100's lists...please practice these sight
Please use the website: www.spellingcity.com and practice your spelling words!
Please continue to memorize the sight words/vocabulary words-this is VERY important in reading.
You can not sound out high frequency words. This requires practice and more practice-especially in
reading them in context. To be a fluent reader..you HAVE to practice and memorize the high
Please, please make sure your child is responsible for their F.R.O.G. folder/binder. Your homework,
Decodable reading books/log, lunch money, daily papers, spelling and any notes will be sent home
and returned in this folder daily.
Please ask your child if they have anything in their F.R.O.G. folder every night for any
Please continue to read, review sight words and practice writing sentences that begin with capital
letters and end with punctuation. Please continue to work on good penmanship.
Look at math papers and help your child if you see they have struggled on a certain skill.
WORD LIST FOLDERS: Enclosed in the folder are the directions for these folders...
The words are high frequency words and word families/chunks--phonics.
Some of the words your child can not sound out..others your child will be able to apply their phonics
skills. Sometimes, we will go over the words as a class, other times your child may read to an adult. If
the words are circled when your child reads them to an adult..then your child did not recognize the
word...IF we go over as a class, the words will not be circled. You need to allow your child to read
these words to you and practice the words your child may struggle with.
I will include strategies for doing this.
PLEASE do not lose this folder and practice the words...they are IMPORTANT in your child's reading.
Outside Play: 60 minutes :) More if wanted!! :)
Reading 10 minutes/Math 10 minutes/Spelling 10 minutes
Reading will be every night.
Math will be every night.
If you see "practice" on your child's handwriting-PLEASE practice this at home.
Spelling: Tests will be given on Thursday- You will be given the spelling words the Friday before so
you can study over the weekend ...students will be given 5 words using phonics rules and 5 high
frequency words--no excuse words...to study--on test day they will have to use the 5 "phonics"
words to spell new dictated words--example--if they have the word cat--they should be able to spell
mat--applying the phonics skills learned and we will be practicing them in class also all week.
Students may have homework writing the spelling words in sentences.
Work on sentence writing-complete thoughts and grammatically correct.
Weekly Newsletter will inform you of all skills/concepts/standards that are being worked on in the
class for the next week, so you will be ready. The newsletter will come home on Thursday in the
The Hardback reader will usually come home on Friday for your child to /preview and read the story
we are working on for the upcoming week. We will read aloud and preview the upcoming story also
on Friday. Please allow your child to read the story and return the book the next day or on Monday.
I can not say it enough... READ, READ and READ every night with your child!! Make it an enjoyable
time- do not stress your child or yourself out.
If you have time check out the daily trivia :http://www.mathfactcafe.com/games/dailytrivia.aspx