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September 29, 2013

Welcome Back!

A warm welcome to my new first grade families! It has been a pleasure getting to know your children this month and we're looking forward to a fun-filled year of learning in first grade. First grade is always a magical year as the children learn and grow so much.

To make it easy for you to keep updated with our classroom learning, I've added some 'Quick Links' on the right side of this blog. You'll be able to access our weekly words, chants, math information, and copies of our classroom newsletter from those links.

We have been working hard on learning the short vowel sounds with our Old MacDonald's Vowel Farm chant.

In our room, the vowels are now known as the 'sticky letters' because they are the 'glue' that holds words together. The children are learning that when they are sounding out words in their writing, they should be listening for the vowels. We know that "you can't have a word without a sticky letter." Here is a link to a fun video about the sticky letters.

I hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful autumn weather! We'll be back soon with some photos of classroom activities.

Ms. Coleman