This wek in First Grade Winter Sports Don’t forget to send the appropriate equipment and warm clothing with your child Tuesdays. You should drop off skis and poles in front of the school in the morning. Be sure that everything is labeled with your child’s name. There will be no hot lunch on Mondays. We will be eating in our classrooms at 11:00 so please pack your child a lunch. We will try to leave school by 11:35 and return by 3:00. Times may vary by sport.
In Reading Workshop, we will start up our second week of Unit 3. The children were so excited to open out their new Reading Street books last week. This unit will focus on changes. Children will start to answer our unit questions: What is changing in our world? Book bags will be sent home four times this week. (Monday-Thursday). Please make sure the book bags are returned daily.
In Writing Workshop, we will work on nonfiction. We will study nonfiction books and how the can compare/contrast to fiction. The children will dive into piles books and will place sticky notes on the pages. We will then construct a poster titled, Nonfiction is… This week we will work on writing How to books. How to books are mini books that explain how to do a simple task.
Thank you to all who have donated envelops and stamps. We have decided to leave our post office open year round. The kids were a little upset to hear that our letter-writing unit was coming to the end. We made a class plan to leave the post office up. This way, when we have time we can write more letters and send them into the real world.
In Spelling, we will continue to do work with Words Their Way! The class is broken up into three different word work groups. The words that they worked on during the week will go home on Friday afternoons. Have your child explain the sort to you.
In Reading Workshop:
Question of the week:
What do we learn as we grow and change?
Attempt, awkward, correct, event, famous, flatter, lovely, time line
Word Wall words:
Any, enough, ever, every, own, sure, were
Blend and segment onset/rime
Ex. Blending the onset th and the rime ing together to make thing.
Fluency: Attend to Punctuation. When you read, you should watch for periods at the end of sentences. Stop and pause when you come to a period. Please practice this at home. :)
Plot: Stories have a beginning, middle, and an end. What happens in the beginning, middle, and end makes up the plot of a story. Good readers listen to what happens and the order in which it happens.
In Math, we will learn how to:
· Create and use a tally chart to represent data.
· Draw conclusions about the probability of dice rolls.
· Count up from the larger number to solve addition problems.
*Things to practice at home:
· Counting coin combinations including pennies, nickels, and dimes.
· Time to the nearest hour, half hour and quarter hour.
· Tying shoelaces.
· Simple addition problems.
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