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Mrs. Anita Riccardelli



Dear Parents:

The year has been going very well so far. The students are learning the routines and procedures for 1st grade.

In Reading, we are finishing Unit 1 with the -sh, -ch, -tch sounds at the beginning and end of words. We also have been working on nouns and pronouns (Memory Words). I refer to Memory Words as sight words or "red" words. I incorporate the Orton Gillingham method in my class and use the term "red" words. Basically, these are words that cannot be sounded out, the students just have to learn to read and write them. Spelling homework is going smoothly. I hope the rules I gave you for their sentences helped. Also, when doing homework, it MUST be colored. I do this so that the students follow directions and take pride in their work.

We have been working on numbers in math, to read and write the number and number word, order, comparing, and ordinals. When you see the chapter booklet we use in class go home, that means we are going to be having a test soon.


Wednesday 10/2                                       Math Test Chap. 1

Friday 10/4                                               Religion Test Chap. 1

                                                               12:30 Dismissal

Thank you for your cooperation. As always, any concerns or questions please let me know.


Mrs. Riccardelli




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