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. We will learn two new songs and will read, The Big Circle? 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! Also, ask comprehension questions. What was the story mostly about? How are the two characters similar and different? Why do you think the author wrote this book? 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 are writing letters! Children are learning about how to open and end a letter. They will each send a letter or two this week. If you see a yellow slip in their folder please help fill out the address. If you want to send in a sheet of paper with a few address that would work too! Thanks.
In Spelling, we will continue to do work with Words Their Way! This week children will get into the weekly WTW schedule! Monday- cut, sort, check and bag. Tuesday-No peeking sort, Wednesday- speed sort, Thursday- Word hunt, and Friday- sort, check and glue! This weeks words will start with th or wh.
Question of the week:
How do animals work together to survive?
Bluff, boisterous, crater, enemy, extinct, holler, protect, swamp
Word Wall words:
Down, inside, now, there, together.
Long O (CVCe) and Contractions
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.
Sequence: Events in a story happen in a certain order. Words such as first, next and last can help readers figure out the order of events.
long i (CVCe), long a (CVCe)
In Math, we will learn how to:
· Start Chapter 4
· Measure length in nonstandard units
· Choose and label measurement units
· Measure length to the nearest foot.
· Read temperature to the nearest 10 degree and 2 degree on a thermometer.
*Things to practice at home:
· Counting by 2s from 0-40
· Counting by 5s from 0-50
· Counting by 10s from 0-100
· Time to the nearest hour and half hour.
· Tying shoelaces.
· Count up by 2s from 26-60
· Count up by 5s from 25-100
· Count back by 2s from 20-0
· Count back by 5s from 100-50
Homework: December Reading Logs were sent home on Monday. Directions are at the top.
· Holiday party: December 22, 2008 at 2:15
· Winter Break begins Dec. 23
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