Mrs. Ursitti's First Grade Class


Weekly Newsletter


Have you had a chance to check out all of the information on our class website?  Here you can find links to educational games that we use in class as well as other information.  There are also links to our science, math, and reading books.  These will be a great resource for you at home in case of an absence or a need for extra practice at home.  Also, please make sure and check out the back of our weekly newsletter each Friday for a detailed plan of what we are covering in reading for the following week. Reading tests, as well as spelling tests, will be given each Friday and will assess all the skills covered throughout the week. Our first spelling word list is coming home today.  Please practice at home in addition to the practice we will do in class. We begin our first lesson in reading next week as well. Our featured story is “What is a Pal?”  Be sure to attend our Curriculum Night on September  8 to find out how instruction will be modified in reading this year to accommodate our advanced curriculum. 



My first grade students are doing a great job taking AR tests.  They are reminded to read a book thoroughly—two times is recommended—in order to receive a passing score.  They all have a goal of 8 points for this quarter, which equates to approximately 16 quizzes over the nine weeks. 


In math, we are discovering many ways to add numbers and shortcuts we can take to make math easier.  Knowing math facts, with sums up to 20, is crucial to a child’s success!  We will have our first math test on Monday. 


Just a reminder, if your child has not brought in their “old” sock yet, please do so.  They are being used as erasers for our dry erase boards. 

 Have a great weekend!