This Week in First Grade
In Reading Workshop, we will continue focus on our classroom community as well as the community that we live in. On Thursday/Friday we will create community helpers. Children will select a community helper to work on and will do a visual as well as written piece. I will hang them up on our bulttetinWe will learn two new songs and will read, Who Works Here? The best way to increase fluency is to do repeated reading. Have your child read a story 2-3 times at home. Not only will it help with fluency but it’s also a great confidence booster! Book bags will be sent home three times this week. (Tuesday-Thursday). Please make sure the book bags are returned daily.
In Writing Workshop, we will wrap up our Small Moment unit. Children will complete a writing prompt on Tuesday and we will spend the rest of the week introducing our letter unit. I spent home an introduction letter home today.
In Spelling, we will continue to do work with Words Their Way. Children are working at their own levels. Monday- cut, sort, check and bag. Tuesday-No peeking sort, Wednesday- speed sort, Thursday- Word hunt, and Friday- sort, check and glue! I’ll post these directions online this week.
Question of the week:
Who makes our neighborhood a nice place to live?
Citizen, community, law, leader, headquarters, patrol, branch, earn.
Word Wall words:
Live, out, people, who work.
Long I (CVCe) and digraphs wh, ch, tch
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.
Author’s Purpose. The author’s purpose can be to entertain, to explain something, or to give information.
Ask Questions: When you read, ask questions such as “what is this about?” or “What do I want to know?” Look for answers to help you understand what you are reading.
long a (CVCe), the soft sound for c and g. Example: circle and ginger
In Math, we will learn how to:
Complete daily math messages
Learn domino top it
Work on two fisted penny addition
Explore the foot and inch when measuring
*Things to practice at home:
· Time to the nearest hour and half hour.
· Tying shoelaces.
· Time to the quarter hour.
· Addition facts to 10
· See Calendar Link
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