Mrs. Perrone
630-834-4541         Attendance Times:  8:07--3:00       Late Start:  9:37-3:00
                                  Lunch 11:25-12:25

Please send a note or email if going home for lunch or dismissal routine changes.

First Grade Learning

In our fiction unit this week...

  • we focused on answering questions--characters, setting, problem and solution about fiction stories.
  • we worked on using pictures and punctuation to help us read with appropriate expression.
  • we read stories about kindness and described the characters.
  • we read Three Snow Bears, One, I Walk with Vanessa.

Sight words introduced this week--but, here, our, going, three
Previous words--because, who, when, them, from, away, came, been, big, you, than, back, I'm, after, about, have, into, there, any, just, where, very, could, were, mother, over, ride, don't, said, that, one, with, five, their, what

Module 2 is about making 10 to add. 

  • making 10 with 3 addend problems ex 6 + 4 + 3
  • making 10 with pictures and number bonds when one addend is 9 ( 9 + 5 = 9 + 1 + 4)
  • making 10 with pictures and number bonds when one addend is 8 (8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4)

We will be taking our mid-module on Thursday.

This week we worked on long i--like, lime, tire, etc.

This week we picked which story we would want to publish.  The kids used a checklist with all the things we've learned about narrative writing to check through their work.  Then they are conferencing with me about their writing and then making an final edits before it is ready to publish.  The kids are excited about this process.

During our weekend writing time we explicitly work on using appropriate punctuation and capitalization.  We worked on identifying when to put a period.  As the kids write more sentences and details it can be difficult to determine when to put a period.

Social Studies:
We continued learning about communities.  We talked about leaders and citizens in our community.


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Tuesdays 12:35-12:55

In our class...
1.  We listen when our teacher and classmates are talking.

2.  We follow directions quickly.

3.  We respect others, respect ourselves, respect our school.

4.  We raise our hand to share and ask for help.

5.  We are safe, kind and honest.

6.  We try our best and don't give up on challenges.

Specials Schedule
Monday:  Bonus (Library & PE)
Tuesday:  Library
Wednesday:  Music & PE
Thursday:  Art   
Friday:     Music & PE

Important Reminders

  • All library books due on Tuesdays
  • Late start 11/20
  • Parent teacher conferences 11/25 & 11/26
  • Class size--24 kids

First graders can bring a daily snack of fresh fruits or vegetables.  Only fresh fruit and vegetables are allowed, per district policy.  Water bottles are also welcomed.  Please make sure the snack is ready to eat--oranges, cuties peeled.  Please pack the snack separate from their lunch.  Thank you!

Birthday TreatsHawthorne has a non-edible treat policy for birthdays.  Please do not send any treats containing food or candy.  It is not necessary to send anything, but if you would like to send something some ideas are:  a book for the class, pencils, stationary, erasers, mini notebooks, puzzles, etc.  
Class size--24 students


Going To  be absent?Please remember to call the absent line if your child will be absent--630-782-5794 

Work cannot be sent home ahead of time, but will be available when they return to school.  Not everything is able to be sent home, much of our learning happens through our discussions, stories and hands on activities.  Please send the completed assignments back within a week.