First graders took their first Iowa tests and their first spelling tests. In math, we are beginning to learn how to add. Students have learned many strategies to solve both vertical and horizontal addition problems. They use pictures, manipulatives, ten frames, counting up, and doubles facts. We are continuing to practice our sight words and letters. We are also beginning to decode short a, i, and o words in reading and phonics. They are on their way to becoming fantastic first grade readers! We are looking forward to our field trip to Trabbic Farm and our Halloween celebration.