Welcome back First Grade Parents!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break!! Thank you all for the cards and gifts. I appreciate all of you and your children. I missed them all and I found it hard to sleep last night because my brain just started racing.
Today---First Semester Word Work Book of the Superkids went home. This will let you know what we did for our workbook pages in class. Every student put this workbook in their backpack.
This week in First Grade:
Reading: We have started contractions using n't. The way that I taught the students this was...For example: is not.....I said we take the word is and scoot the word not over next to it...isnot....then we get rid of the letter o and in the o's place we add an apostrophe....is not...to isnot...to isn't. We are reading, "Icky's Play" and "The Spingle Spangle Talent Show". Now that we are really into reading, I'm pushing the students that are ready to read with expression. Other students are practicing reading fluently-trying to not stop and sound out words that they have seen a bunch.
Writing-Planning a Personal Narrative
Grammar- Forming Compound Words- bedtime, seashell, playground---turning two words into one word.
Spelling Words: isn't, didn't, hasn't, hadn't, aren't, wasn't, weren't, haven't, couldn't, wouldn't
Math-Working with numbers to 20---when we see 15- we know that that is 10 + 5...we will test on this this week and move on to Chapter 8-Practicing adding and subtracting--looking at the signs and recognizing when we see clue words what we should do....sum, more---we add....less, fewer, difference---we subtract. In our homework we have some extra practice and I put a number line at the top, try to have your child not look at the problems they did the day before.....If they are stressed with the two pages only have them do one page front and back.
Religion- Jesus is God's Son
Science-Finishing up Animals
***We are in need of glue sticks...if you are able to please send glue sticks in with your child. Thank you so much.***
Friday- January 12th- Report Cards go home-Please don't worry---The kids are all moving along well!!...Minimum Day
Monday- January 15th- No School
Have a wonderful week,