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Dalton Local Schools Vision -  To collectively strive for excellence by inspiring and challenging each student to be their best.

First Grade Newsletter-October 18, 2018

BAT CAVE DAY: We have been researching bats by reading lots of books about bats and collecting interesting facts.  The children have labeled bats, studied bat vocabulary and have written Bat Fact books. ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, we will have Bat Cave Day! The children may bring a flashlight to school on this day.  Please make sure the flashlight is small, inexpensive and easy to handle by a first grader.  

PARENT CONFERENCES: Thanks to all of you who attended conferences.  It is so nice to get a chance to sit and talk about your child’s progress.  Hopefully we all received some insights through the conferences.

READING : Please check the Week at a Glance for Unit 2.1 for High Frequency (Word Wall Words), Spelling Words and Skills for the week.



Math:  We are working on solving problems using number paths, number lines.  We use the number path to write and solve number sentences for missing numbers.  They children need to continue practicing where the biggest number, whole, goes in the number bond and number sentences, and where to put the parts.  They should be able to take a subtract sentence and make the related addition sentence and vice-versa.

6-4= ____ is related to  4 + ___ = 6

How can you practice?  Give your child a short number story with one missing number and have them represent and solve with a number bond, number sentences and a picture.  For example: Amanda had 9 crayons. Some of them were red and 6 were blue. How many were red?

Critical Vocabulary: Dalton Local Schools are working on vocabulary that is critical to understanding and interpreting information and directions on assessments.  Each week the first grade will introduce a new vocabulary word. This week’s word was details. Details are specifics. We are really pushing to use text and photo evidence when providing details of a story.

REMINDER: Just a reminder!  Please do NOT send extra toys and games to school.  The school cannot be responsible for any valuable items that your child brings to the school.  Please also remind your child that the school and buses is not the place to trade with or give items to students.  Trades/gifts need to happen at home.


  1. Read 10 minutes per night.

  2. Practice spelling words, word wall words and math facts.

  3. Go over worksheets that come home.

SUBWAY READING-  Keep working on the nightly reading..


Oct. 19:  No School- Professional Development Day

Nov. 12: Veterans Day Assembly

Nov. 15: Report Cards

Nov. 21: No School- Compensation Day

Nov. 22-23: No School

Dec. 4:  Grades 3/4 Music Program

Dec. 21: Last day before break

Dec. 24-Jan. 2- Break

Jan. 3: School resumes

Jan. 15: Grades 1/2 Music Program at 10 and 7

March 22: Tentative McKinley Museum Field Trip




Mrs. Wenger's Book Order Link

Mrs. Williams' Book Order Link

Mrs. Wyckoff's Book Order Link

 HOMEWORK -  Holiday Project


Tricky Word Tips

 Comprehension Questions

Whisper Read Fluency Help

Spelling Practice Ideas









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