Adams, Dawn--1st Grade - Baltimore City Public Schools

Miss Adams’s First Grade Class
Dear Families,
Now that we are a few weeks into 2nd quarter, your
child’s school supplies may be dwindling. Please check with
your child to see if they need new school supplies. Many
students need new dry-erase markers and crayons.
Also, please encourage your child to read at home. I send
home a few “decodeable” books a week for fluency practice
but, they should also be trying to read other books as well.
After they read, ask them questions such as: Who were the
characters? What was the setting? What was the problem in
the story? How was it solved? Tell me the beginning, middle,
and end of the story. What kind of character was ______?
At this point of first grade, we are focusing more on
comprehension, and not just reading the words.
I want to thank all of you for being so supportive of me
and the class!
Miss Adams
Important Dates:
*Winter Holiday Break December 23 – January 4
*Schools will re-open on January 5, 2015
Upcoming Units and Focus Skills
Reading: Fairytales Around the World
Families Around the World
Reading Skills: Asking and answering questions
Retelling stories/Summarizing
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Writing: Writing opinions with support
Narrative Writing
Math: Unit 2: (continued) Subtraction within 10
Unit 3-4: Intro to Place Value and Place
Value through Addition and Subtraction Within 20
Social Studies: Maps of 7 continents, North
America, our country, our state, The First Thanksgiving
(Pilgrims, Indians)
Science: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
*If you need to contact me, my school email
address is: [email protected]